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Assistant Professor or Associate Professor

Posting Information

Posting Information

Position Title Assistant Professor or Associate Professor
Job Posting Number 20180067FAC
Job Location San Marcos
Department School of Social Work
Position Description

Texas State School of Social Work invites applications for two full-time (9 month academic year) faculty positions at the rank of assistant professor or associate professor. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate social work students on campus and online; developing new courses; conducting research, with the expectation to obtain external funding and publishing in top tier journals; involving students in research; and participating in appropriate service activities. Collectively, this position includes teaching, scholarship, and professional service.

The school currently offers fully accredited B.S.W. and M.S.W. degrees (on-campus and online) and serves more than 600 students, the majority of whom are graduate students and students of color. Texas State University, a Hispanic-Serving Institution with Emerging Research status, is located in central Texas between two large metropolitan areas, Austin and San Antonio. In the Carnegie Classification, the university is an R2: Doctoral University – Higher Research Activity.

The mission of the school is to educate competent, ethical social workers who are prepared to serve as leaders for change in a dynamic, diverse society. The School has a strong commitment to diversity in all areas and encourages candidates from underrepresented groups to apply.

Required Qualifications

• Earned Ph.D. in social work or related field.
• An active research program (associate professor) or experience conducting research (assistant professor) related to one or more of the following areas: trauma, mental health, substance abuse/addiction, human trafficking, food insecurity, aging, health, or immigration, including translational research.
• Evidence of recent publication in indexed and peer-reviewed journals.
• Evidence of grant writing experience and awards (associate professor).
• Evidence of external funding (associate professor).

• Experience teaching at the university level.
• Graduate and undergraduate student research mentoring (associate professor).

To be eligible for hire at the associate professor rank, the candidate must meet the requirements for that rank as established by the school. The successful applicant will receive the appropriate rank and title based on university and school established standards.

Preferred Qualifications

• Professional and/or post-doctoral experience in social work or related field research.
• Grant writing experience (assistant professor).
• Evidence of external funding (associate professor).

• Graduate and undergraduate student mentoring (assistant professor).
• Teaching and/or research awards.

MSW 2 year Post Graduate.

Application Procedures

Review of applications will begin November 24, 2017, and continue until the positions are filled. Only applications submitted through the Texas State University website will be accepted and considered,

To ensure full consideration, please submit the following by November 24, 2017: a current vita, cover letter describing experience and fit with both the required and preferred aspects of the position and to which rank you are applying, two recent publications, and three letters of reference.

Selected candidates for interview will be required to provided official transcripts from all degree granting universities.

Proposed Start Date Fall 2018
Open Date
Review Date 11/24/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled? Yes
Legal Notices

Texas State University, to the extent not in conflict with federal or state law, prohibits discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, veterans’ status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.

Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.

Texas State University is a member of the Texas State University System. Texas State University is an EOE.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Letter of Recommendation #1
  4. Letter of Recommendation #2
  5. Letter of Recommendation #3
  6. Examples of Recent Publications
  7. Examples of Recent Publications #2
Optional Documents
  1. DD 214/DD1300
  2. Veteran's Preference