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Social Work

Assistant Professor - 1920-011

Effective Date: Fall 2020

Located in beautiful northern San Diego County, the Department of Social Work at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) is seeking a dynamic educator and scholar committed to preparing students for advanced generalist social work practice. The Department is hiring a full-time tenure track faculty position at the level of assistant professor to begin in fall 2020.

We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate through their teaching, research and/or service that they can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our community. The Department offers a Master’s degree in Social Work (MSW), with a specialization in Advanced Generalist Practice. The Department has three program options: advanced standing, two-year, and three-year. All courses are offered in person on the main campus. For a description of the program and courses, see

Minimum Qualification Requirements:

  • A Ph.D. or equivalent in Social Work, or a related discipline (Advanced ABD candidates will be considered, with a Ph.D. required in hand by August 1, 2020)
  • A Master of Social Work (MSW) from a CSWE-accredited program (if from an international university, must send letter of equivalency from CSWE)
  • Possess two years of full-time post MSW practice experience
  • Provide evidence of ability to teach in one or more of the following curricular areas: mental health, substance use, human behavior in the social environment, social work practice with individuals and groups, and/or clinical social work practice
  • Demonstrate potential for success in working cooperatively with colleagues and students on an ethnically and culturally diverse campus
  • Demonstrate ability to develop and sustain a research program that will lead to publications in peer-reviewed journals

Desired/Preferred Qualifications:

  • Five or more years of full-time post-MSW experience in a community social work setting
  • Currently possess Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) (or equivalent) licensure
  • Social work practice and/or research experience with Latinx populations
  • Proficiency in the Spanish language
  • Previous experience in effective teaching at the graduate level (as indicated by course evaluations)
  • Demonstrated history of interprofessional collaboration and/or agency or community-based research
  • Demonstrated intercultural competence with diverse groups in teaching, research, and/or service


The successful candidate will design and effectively teach graduate level courses in the social work program. Candidates are expected to engage in the following scholarly activities commensurate with rank: conduct original research, publish, seek and secure extramural funding, and engage in mentorship. All faculty members provide service to the University, community, and profession.


All applications must include:

  • A letter of application detailing their interest and qualifications that address the above minimum and desired/preferred criteria
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of teaching philosophy and research interests
  • A list of three professional references with relevant contact information
  • A completed Faculty Application
  • Applicant Survey 1920

Submit application materials and direct any inquiries to:

            Dr. Jimmy Young, Search Committee Chair;


A review of applications will begin on December 10, 2019 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 (HSI) 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 that is strongly committed to promoting diversity in all areas of the campus community. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, physical or mental disability, gender or sex, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, and veteran or military status.

The person holding this position is considered a limited mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 (revised July 21, 2017) as a condition of employment.

This position is subject to employment verification, education verification, reference checks and criminal record checks. An offer of appointment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, including a criminal records check, and may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.