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Master of Social Work
(Rank to be determined)

California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) seeks a tenure-track faculty member (rank commensurate with qualifications) for a new MSW program in the early stages of CSWE accreditation.  CSUSM has become one of the fastest growing campuses in the CSU system.  When completed (projected for 2030) the CSUSM campus will accommodate 25,000 full-time students on a 304-acre campus.  Providing access to a high quality education and preparing the leaders of tomorrow remain at the core of what we do.  CSUSM embraces and symbolizes twenty-first century learning.  We offer hands-on and collaborative learning experiences, cutting edge technology and academic programs relevant to the rapidly changing global environment. 

Minimum Qualifications:  A Master's Degree in Social Work from an accredited social work program and a DSW or a Ph.D. in Social Work or a doctoral degree in a related field.  A minimum of two years post-MSW direct practice experience.  Strong potential for excellence in teaching, research, and service and an ability to lead, communicate and work effectively with a diverse campus community.  Ability to teach effectively in a wide array of courses, including HBSE, research, policy, and practice.  Must articulate a clear, focused research agenda with plans for external funding.

Desired / Preferred Qualifications: Active LCSW or other clinical licensure in CA or another state.  University teaching experience and a record of publication and presentations at national meetings.  A demonstrated commitment to working with diverse individuals on a campus which values faculty governance and community partnership.


  • Teach a wide array of courses in area(s) of expertise
  • Student mentoring and advisement
  • Supervise Master's level capstone projects and theses
  • Participate in ongoing program assessment and curriculum development
  • Program leadership and advocacy
  • Participate in activities serving the department, college, university, and community.

Application Procedure:  Review of applications will begin January 25, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.  Applications should be submitted by email to All applications must include a faculty application, a letter of intent addressing the minimum and desired preferred qualifications, statement of teaching philosophy and research focus, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation.

Direct any inquiries to:
Kara Witzke, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair, Associate Professor
California State University San Marcos
333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd.
San Marcos,  CA  92096-0001

Review of applications will begin on January 25, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.

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. 

CSUSM has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HIS) and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and was recently named one of the top 32 Colleges most friendly to junior faculty by the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education.  Visit for more information.

California State University San Marcos is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer strongly committed to equity and diversity and seeks a broad spectrum of candidates in terms of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability and veteran’s status.

Successful hires must have degree information verified through official transcripts or degree-verification services.

An offer of employment may be contingent upon successful completion of a background check.  Should the results of a background check not be successful, any offer will be withdrawn and/or employment terminated.  Falsification of information may also be cause for termination of employment, corrective action, or withdraw of offer of employment.