The Minnesota State University, Mankato Department of Social Work is seeking a faculty colleague who can enhance the diversity and expertise of the Department and make a unique contribution to our programs through their direct social work practice experience with individuals, couples or families, or groups.
This position will advise undergraduate majors.
The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to the NASW Code of Ethics and communicate specific ways they teach these standards to undergraduate students.
A typical faculty workload responsibility may include up to twelve (12) credits per semester of instruction.
The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching undergraduate courses in interviewing and counseling skills and in field education, as well as other required and elective social work courses. The successful candidate may need to teach in other areas as assigned and qualified.
May be expected to develop and deliver face-to-face, hybrid, and on-line instruction at the Mankato campus, online, and/or at the university's additional locations, as assigned.
The successful candidate will collaborate with colleagues in curriculum design, instruction and evaluation, actively participate in CSWE accreditation duties, conduct research productively and mentor students in research, help create innovative strategies for student recruitment, retention, and completion, and may be expected to develop external grant funding opportunities.
All faculty members are expected to engage in scholarly or creative activity or research, in continuing preparation and study, in contributing to student growth and development, and in providing service to the university and community (See Article 22 and Appendix G of the IFO Master Agreement)
Earned doctorate or ABD in doctoral program in social work or related area. If ABD, doctorate degree must be conferred by August 2021.
MSW degree from an accredited social work program. (Conferred on an official transcript at the time of application.)
Two (2) years of Post-MSW direct practice experience.
Licensure-eligible for social work practice in Minnesota.
Willing and able to travel for field-education related responsibilities.
Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse working and learning environment.
Demonstrated effective written, oral communication and/or presentation skills.
Direct practice experience with individuals, couples or families, or groups.
Evidence of commitment to diversity and to enhancing cultural diversity in social work education.
Evidence of research or scholarly activities and demonstrated ability to initiate and sustain an active research agenda.
Skill in using educational technologies for skills lab, classroom instruction, online education, and field education.
Demonstrated excellence in teaching college or university-level classes or teaching professional education.
Demonstrated ability to work with faculty and/or staff in a collegial and cooperative manner.
Demonstrated commitment to department activities and university services and of service to the discipline at local, state, national or global levels.
Work safely at all times, which includes but is not limited to, participating and completing all required safety trainings, as well as performing all job tasks in accordance with Minnesota State University, Mankato policies and procedures utilizing appropriate tools, equipment and personal protective equipment.
The BSSW Program has been CSWE accredited since 1974; the MSW Program has been accredited since 2010. This position is principally assigned to the BSSW Program. Each year, the BSSW Program graduates 65-70 majors and the MSW Program graduates 25-30 students. The Department of Social Work consists of 14 full-time faculty that are actively engaged in scholarship, practice, student development, service, and teaching. More information about the Department of Social Work can be found here: https://ahn.mnsu.edu/academic-programs/social-work
Founded as a Normal School in 1868, Minnesota State University, Mankato is a regional comprehensive university with a tradition of combining big-ideas with real-working thinking to find solutions for pressing problems in the state, region, and global society. Mankato, Minnesota, is a community of nearly 53,000 people, about 85 miles southwest of the twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul.
Serving ~18,000 students annually, the University is an applied research institution, with >200 academic programs, from bachelor's through doctoral degrees. The University is a diverse and global campus with 18+% students of color and 1,300+ international students from 95 countries, cutting-edge information technology solutions, 3 additional locations, and extensive partnerships. With ~1,700 faculty and staff, the University has an annual budget of $216 million, and generates $781.5 million in economic impact per year. Minnesota State University, Mankato is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities. Noteworthy facts include: specialized accreditation, certification, or recognition, by more than 24 accrediting bodies; designation as a Non-Land Grant College of Agriculture, by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) in 2015; selection among the top 10% of American Association of State Colleges & Universities (AASCU) institutions for the Re-imagining the First Year of College (RFY) position project; and an Intercollegiate Athletics program that has ranked in the top 5 nationally within the Learfeld Sports Directors' Cup standings for 7 of the last 10 years.
We seek to attract teaching and research-active, culturally and academically diverse faculty members, with a demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. Minnesota State University, Mankato, is student-centered and focuses on applied research that expands knowledge; improves learning; and serves the region, state, and nation. Additional information on Minnesota State University, Mankato can be found at: www.mnsu.edu
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Minnesota State University, Mankato is where tireless thought and innovative research bring real solutions to real needs. The University's environment of big ideas coupled with real-world thinking equip Minnesota State Mankato students to go well beyond expectations and into exciting, rewarding futures.A growing international reputation for breakthrough research distinguishes the University, as does the unique quality of life that marks the proud community of greater Mankato.