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Stephen F. Austin State University TENURE TRACK FACULTY (Open Rank) - Social Work in Nacogdoches, Texas

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

To be considered applicants must submit a cover letter, CV, unofficial transcripts, and a list of three professional references. Additional documents such as teaching philosophy, research philosophy, and writing sample may be requested. Official transcripts, and three letters of recommendations will be required if invited for a campus interview.

Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2024, and continue until position is filled. Start date is August 1, 2024.

Email John Pruit with questions at pruitjc@sfasu.edu.

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Position Information

Job Title TENURE TRACK FACULTY (Open Rank) - Social Work

Classification Title Asst Professor, Assc Professor, or Professor

Rank

Tenure Information Tenure Track

FLSA Exempt

Full Time/Part Time Full Time

Job Description

Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor:

This is a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track faculty position responsible for contributing significantly to Stephen F. Austin State University’s undergraduate and/or graduate programs through teaching, scholarship/creative accomplishment, and service. Works under minimal supervision, with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Reports to the chair.

Essential Job Functions

Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor:

  • Performs an equivalent of 24 teaching load credits ( TLC ) for the combined fall and spring semesters; reduction of teaching load through reassignment of duties is possible under certain circumstances.

  • Engages in research/scholarly/creative and service activities at levels that are appropriate to faculty rank and departmental tenure/merit criteria.

  • Provides services to the university and the profession.

  • Participates in promotion review of lower-ranked faculty members within the department.

  • When tenured, participates in tenure review of candidates for tenure.

  • May conduct supplemental instructional activities such as independent studies, internships, advising, and thesis/dissertation supervision.

    Non-Essential Job Functions

    Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor:

  • May receive course load reassignment when assigned administrative duties in support of the department/college/university.

  • May receive course load reassignment when assigned to prepare course material during the first semester/year when included as part of initial contract.

  • May receive course load reassignment when approved to conduct research/scholarly/creative accomplishment and service which exceed normal expectations.

  • May supervise the work of students and/or graduate assistants.

  • May serve on departmental, college, and university committees.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

    Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation.

Assistant Professor:

  • Extensive knowledge in the field in which the individual will be teaching.

  • Ability to effectively teach undergraduate and/or graduate students.

  • Ability and commitment to conduct research and/or scholarly/creative accomplishments and service.

  • Ability to work within a collaborative faculty environment.

  • Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form.

  • Ability to work effectively and patiently with students.

Associate Professor:

  • Extensive knowledge in the field in which the individual will be teaching.

  • Skill in effectively teaching undergraduate and/or graduate students.

  • Skill in conducting recognized research and/or scholarly/creative accomplishments and service.

  • Ability and commitment to conduct research and/or scholarly/creative accomplishments and service.

  • Ability to work within a collaborative faculty environment.

  • Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form.

  • Ability to work effectively and patiently with students.

Professor:

  • Extensive knowledge in the field in which the individual will be teaching.

  • Skill in effectively teaching undergraduate and/or graduate students.

  • Skill in conducting distinguished research and/or scholarly/creative accomplishments and service.

  • Ability and commitment to conduct research and/or scholarly/creative accomplishments and service.

  • Ability to work within a collaborative faculty environment.

  • Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form.

  • Ability to work effectively and patiently with students.

    Physical Demands

    Required Education

    Assistant Professor:

Terminal degree in the field in which the individual will be teaching is required. ABD candidates may be considered if PhD is earned prior to start date.

Associate Professor/Professor:

Terminal degree in the field in which the individual will be teaching is required.

Required Experience and Training

The rank of Assistant Professor is held by an individual who demonstrates the capability to produce research/scholarly/creative accomplishments, teach effectively, and provide service to the academic and general communities.

The rank of Associate Professor is held by an individual with a proven record of research/scholarly/creative accomplishments, effective teaching, and service to the academic and general communities. The individual must demonstrate excellence in teaching and excellence in either research/scholarly/creative accomplishments or in service. An individual should have held the rank of Assistant Professor for at least three years.

The rank of Professor is held by an individual who has a sustained record of research/scholarly/creative accomplishments, effective teaching, and service to the academic and general communities and whose contributions to the profession or field are substantial and are recognized beyond the campus. The individual must demonstrate excellence in all appropriate categories: teaching, research and/or scholarly/creative accomplishments, and service. An individual should have held the rank of Associate Professor for at least three years.

Preferred Qualifications

Special Conditions for Eligibility

This is a security-sensitive position subject to criminal record check.

This is an IT-sensitive position subject to the Computer and Network Security policy.

Other Specifications

Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor of Social Work

Stephen F. Austin State University, a member of The University of Texas System, invites applicants for a nine-month, tenure-track faculty position in the College of Liberal and Applied Arts, beginning August 2024. This position is one of three new faculty hires across the college that will form part of an interdisciplinary cohort of community-engaged scholars. Students in the college are increasingly from historically underrepresented social, cultural, and economic backgrounds. The search is a collaborative effort between social work, criminal justice, and sociology to bridge academic, student, and local populations. Candidates should demonstrate how their teaching, mentoring, research, and/or service engages underserved communities.

This is an open rank Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor position that will be housed in the School of Social Work. It is expected this position will primarily serve the new Doctorate in social work, but applicants should also be able to contribute to the MSW or BSW programs as assigned. The successful candidate will teach a range of courses, mentor and supervise graduate students, and conduct research in their area of expertise. The candidate must be familiar with CSWE accreditation standards and social work licensure requirements, including competency-based education principles related to implicit and explicit bias. The successful candidate will demonstrate the potential for teaching excellence, the ability to establish a scholarly research agenda, interest in service and shared governance, and a commitment to community outreach and engagement.

An MSW from a CSWE accredited program and DSW or PhD in social work is required at the time of appointment. Three years of post- MSW practical experience is required. Standard teaching load for this position is 3/3, with new hires receiving a reduced 2/2 course assignment during their first year. The college also provides startup, moving, and ongoing professional development funds for travel and research.

Required Background Check Yes

Salary Information Commensurate with Experience

Benefit and Retirement Eligibility

This position is eligible for participation in the Optional Retirement Program ( ORP ), subject to the position being full-time and at least 4 ½ months in length, or the Teacher Retirement System of Texas ( TRS ) retirement plan, subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.

EEO Statement

Stephen F. Austin State University, an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and Educator, is committed to excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, creed, color, age, national origin, religion or physical or mental disability as required by law. If, because of an impairment or disability, you need accommodation during any part of the employment process, please contact Human Resources at 936-468-2304.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F2024-005

Candidates Eligible to Apply Open to all qualified applicants

Number of Vacancies 1

Desired Start Date 08/01/2024

Position End Date (if temporary)

Posting Open Date 02/12/2024

Review Start Date 03/01/2024

Posting Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants

To be considered applicants must submit a cover letter, CV, unofficial transcripts, and a list of three professional references. Additional documents such as teaching philosophy, research philosophy, and writing sample may be requested. Official transcripts, and three letters of recommendations will be required if invited for a campus interview.

Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2024, and continue until position is filled. Start date is August 1, 2024.

Email John Pruit with questions at pruitjc@sfasu.edu.

Posting Quick Link https://careers.sfasu.edu/postings/11169

Contact Information

Department College of Liberal & Applied Arts

Contact Name John Pruit

Contact Phone (936) 468-3496

Contact Email pruitjc@sfasu.edu

Contact Information Applicants will be contacted by the hiring department if selected for an interview If you have specific questions about this job posting, please contact HR at (936) 468-2304

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    • Do you have an MSW degree?
  • Yes

  • No

    • Please list the fields of your terminal and undergraduate degrees.

(Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Cover Letter

  • Transcript(s)

  • List of References

    Optional Documents

  • Writing Sample

  • Teaching Philosophy

  • Research Philosophy

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