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Social Work - Policy

California State University San Marcos seeks Tenure Track faculty for an academic year appointment at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor who has expertise in teaching social work policy and in addition, can teach in at least three (3) of the following areas: human behavior and the social environment, research/statistics, behavioral health, child welfare, and/or social work clinical practice (micro/macro).

Minimum requirements for the position include: Have an MSW from an accredited program and doctorate in social work/social welfare or related field from an accredited institution of higher education; have teaching experience at the graduate level. At the time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States. Successful candidates will have demonstrated effective teaching at the graduate level using a variety of methodologies; previous experience in curriculum development; experience working in multi-cultural and multi-ethnic communities; and have demonstrated the ability to communicate effectively and work cooperatively with colleagues/students on an ethnically and culturally diverse campus. The successful candidate will have developed and sustained scholarly research activities that have involved students and have publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Preferred requirements for the position include: Be available to teach evenings and on Saturdays (if programmatically indicated); active participation in professional organizations; and experience with the 2008 EPAS accreditation process. CSUSM places great value upon the development of educational and research partnerships within the community and candidates with a history of inter professional collaboration and/or multi-cultural, community-based research initiatives are desirable. Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated intercultural competence with diverse groups in teaching, research and/or service.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will teach advanced year courses at the graduate level of this newly developed MSW program. This individual will also be expected to mentor graduate students, maintain a research program, and serve on school, college and university-level committees. As part of a new department in a growing School within the College of Education, Health and Human Services, the successful candidate will serve an important role in the development and delivery of curricula as part of the accreditation process, lead in governance and will enhance the education of students through experiential learning and research.


Applications must include:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statements of teaching philosophy and research interest that address the above minimum and desired/preferred qualifications
  • Reprint of representative publications
  • Copies of all transcripts that include relevant course work
  • 3 letters of recommendation
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A review of applications will begin on December 1, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.

The university is particularly interested in candidates 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, an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, is 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, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability and veteran status.