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Current Tenure-Track/Tenure Position Postings

Social Work Tenure-Track Faculty (Category I)

For more information and to apply, please visit https://www.msudenverjobs.com/postings/14828

Position Summary: 

The Department of Social Work at Metropolitan State University of Denver is seeking applicants for a full-time open rank, tenured or tenure-track (Category I) faculty position to teach primarily in our undergraduate program. Candidates will be able to teach in one or more of the following areas: teaching, practice and/or research about issues of privilege and oppression, social justice (especially racial justice), social inequalities, and/or diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives and/or social work theory, practice, and/or research-related courses. MSU Denver’s Department of Social Work prides itself on a richly talented faculty comprised of teacher-scholars who are highly dedicated and empowered to support diverse students in growing as social work scholars, practitioners, and leaders in the multitude of settings social workers perform.

The Department of Social Work’s mission is to provide an inclusive, inspiring environment for undergraduate, graduate, and community education in social work that is value driven, research informed, culturally responsive, academically rigorous, and which links theory with practice. We are particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups.

MSU Denver’s student population consists of nearly 50% first generation students and over 45% students of color. We are a designated Hispanic Serving Institution located in downtown Denver. As the third largest institution of higher education in Colorado and the only one with an open access mission, MSU Denver is a model university for today’s college students. The University serves the most diverse undergraduate student population in the state, as well as the most first-generation students and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals students. Nearly 80% of MSU Denver students work while attending school, and the University is focused on making sure they have the well-rounded educational experience and wraparound services they need to excel.

MSU Denver aspires to create an equitable learning and working environment in concert with individuals who consistently demonstrate commitment to equity and inclusion. We greatly value the diverse identities and perspectives of our students, faculty, and staff and recognize that in order to achieve a just and equitable society, diversity must go beyond simple representation. It requires critical inquiry, dialogue, and a commitment to action. We strive to provide a culture of belonging for all community members to achieve personal and professional success. Through affordable, flexible, and holistic education, MSU Denver helps students build essential skills grounded in a multicultural and global perspective that lead to undergraduate and graduate degrees, followed by career and life success.



Current Affiliate Postings

Applications for affiliate positions are collected year-round and retained.  When classes are available and a new affiliate is needed, the department will review the entire pool of candidates and contact the most qualified individuals.  All applicants may not be contacted, but all applications are reviewed when positions are available. For full version of job descriptions, and to apply, visit www.msudenverjobs.com


Posting Number: F00562

Position Title: Social Work Affiliate/Part-time Instructor: All Content Areas

Position Number: PTSWK1

Position Summary: 

The successful applicant will teach at the graduate and/or undergraduate levels in the content areas across the curriculum, which include but not limited to the following: Human Behavior in the Social Environment; Environmental Social Work; Generalist Social Work Practice; Advanced direct clinical social work practice with individuals and families; Behavioral/ Mental Health Client Engagement and Assessment; Behavioral/ Mental Health Interventions; Health related social work practice with individuals and/or families; Policy; Power, Privilege, and Oppression; Research Methods; Program and Practice Evaluation; Group Work; Family Work; Social Work Supervision; Organizational Leadership; Community Organizing; Field Seminar; Philosophy and ethics of social work; and social work with various populations including LGBTQ; Children/Youth, Adults, Older People, Late Life; Criminal Justice; Veterans; people faced with Severe Mental Illness.

Qualified applicants will be placed in the departmental pool and will be considered for affiliate/part-time instructors beginning Spring 2019 through Spring 2022.

Metropolitan State University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer.

Duties/Responsibilities:

Affiliate/Part-time faculty are part-time, at-will employees hired to teach on a per credit hour basis for specific classes, as needed, usually on a semester by semester basis. Affiliate Faculty are not eligible for benefit coverage under the University’s benefit program. All such teaching assignments are dependent on budget and enrollment. An Affiliate faculty member’s duties include: meeting assigned classes (day, evening or weekend as needed) for delivery of on campus, hybrid, and/or on-line content (dependent on delivery methods of assigned class) and comply with all University, College, School, and/or Department policies; providing instruction in assigned classes consistent with the content and learning objectives of the regular course syllabus and, if appropriate, with Department course coordination policies; being available, either face to face or electronically, to students in assigned classes to provide additional academic support as needed and appropriate for the teaching assignment; and complying with University-wide student evaluation of instruction policies and peer observation policies.

Occasional meetings with faculty teaching in the same content area may be required before, during, and after semesters. The instructor is required to provide feedback on student’s assignments and assessments (including writing and critical thinking abilities) on a timely basis.

Required Qualifications:

Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from a Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited institution.

Two years of relevant post MSW Social Work Practice Experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

1. Five years relevant post-MSW practice experience in the related content area
2. PhD or ABD
3. Doctoral level course work in one or more of content areas
4. Two years of teaching experience relevant to one or more of content areas
5. Previous experience in teaching in an online environment
6. Experience with diverse, historically underrepresented and/or first generation college students.

To apply, click here: Social Work Affiliate/Part-time Instructor: All Content

 

Posting Number: F00563

Position Title: Social Work Affiliate Instructor Position / Content Area: Legal

Position Number: PTSWK2

Position Summary:

The successful applicant will teach at the graduate and/or undergraduate levels in the research content area, which includes: legal issues relevant to social work practice.

The University is particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups.

Metropolitan State University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Affiliate/Part-time faculty are part-time, at-will employees hired to teach on a per credit hour basis for specific classes, as needed, usually on a semester by semester basis. Affiliate Faculty are not eligible for benefit coverage under the University’s benefit program. All such teaching assignments are dependent on budget and enrollment. An Affiliate faculty member’s duties include: meeting assigned classes (day, evening or weekend as needed) for delivery of on campus, hybrid, and/or on-line content and comply with all University, College, School, and/or Department policies; providing instruction in assigned classes consistent with the content and learning objectives of the regular course syllabus and, if appropriate, with Department course coordination policies; being available, either face to face or electronically, to students in assigned classes to provide additional academic support as needed and appropriate for the teaching assignment; and complying with University-wide student evaluation of instruction policies and peer observation policies. Occasional meetings with faculty teaching in the same content area may be required before, during, and after semesters. The instructor is required to provide feedback on student’s assignments and assessments (including writing and critical thinking abilities) on a timely basis.

Required Qualifications:

Juris Doctor degree and two years of experience relevant to social work practice

or

MSW from a CSWE Accredited Program and two years relevant post MSW experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

1. Master’s of Social Work (MSW) degree from a Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) – accredited institution.
2. Five years relevant post MSW experience
3. PhD or ABD
4. Doctoral level course work in one or more of content areas
5. Two years of teaching experience relevant to one or more of content areas
6. Previous experience in teaching in an online environment
7. Experience with diverse, historically underrepresented and/or first generation college students.

To apply, click here:  Social Work Affiliate Instructor Position / Content Area: Legal

 

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Contact Information

Main Office Phone:

303-615-0555

Location:

Main Office
Central Classroom Suite 201

Office of Field Education
Central Classroom Suite 202

Office of Social Work Student Services
Central Classroom Suite 206

Maps and Parking

Mailing Address:

Metropolitan State University of Denver
Department of Social Work
PO Box 173362 CB 70
Denver, CO 80217-3362


Accreditation

Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accreditation logo

Our MSW and BSSW Programs are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education - the sole accrediting body for social work education.