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Assistant/Associate Professor of Social Work

Park University
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Assistant/Associate Professor of Social Work

Park University

The Park University Department of Social Work is seeking to fill a tenure-track position for an Assistant or Associate Professor whose primary responsibilities will be within the MSW program. Candidates with online teaching and learning experience are preferred, as the program faculty intend to develop fully online counterparts of the existing face-to-face courses. This position may assist in overseeing the development process, including collaboration with course designers, and coordination with the MSW Program Director and/or Department Chair. This position is a 12-month tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor rank. This position requires teaching, advising, service, and scholarship.

Review of Applications begins on October 16, 2023 and will continue until position is filled.

Start date: January 1, 2024

The Social Work Department consists of a BSW program established in 2003 and an MSW program established in 2014. Both programs are accredited by CSWE through 2027. The Department of Social Work confers BSW and MSW degrees and is housed in the College of Education and Health Professions (CEHP). The position will be required to report to the Parkville Campus in Parkville, MO.

Position Accountabilities:
  • Teach successfully across all levels of the curriculum including both online and on-campus (in person) courses
  • Maintain a student focused teaching philosophy that is grounded in student success
  • Collaborate across disciplines
  • Collaborate with community partners
  • Produce evidence of service to the Department, University, & Community
  • Assist with marketing or recruitment events
  • Maintain and provide evidence of an active research and scholarship agenda
  • Coordinate and assist with online course development
  • Support online operations in conjunction with MSW Program Director and Chair
Student Support:
  • The candidate collaborates with the Social Work Department, Chair, Dean and other University personnel regarding graduate marketing and recruitment activities.
  • The candidate will have responsibilities for both academic and professional advising
  • The candidate supports University efforts to promote student retention, at the direction of their Dean.
Faculty Responsibilities:
  • Graduate faculty are expected to teach a minimum of three graduate-level courses per semester and may be expected to serve as field liaison when teaching a field education experience (per Collective Bargaining Agreement).
  • Pursuit of scholarship and research activities as described in the published Department Standards.
  • University service involvement, including service to the department, the larger university and the community.
  • Ongoing professional development and other academic requirements as a full-time faculty member.
  • Release time for administrative duties with online development may be possible.
Position Requirements:
  • An MSW degree from a CSWE accredited program and a PhD, EdD or DSW in Social Work
  • Experience with online social work education including Learning Management Systems (e.g. Canvas, Blackboard, and/or Rise).
  • Experience with course and curriculum development.
  • A minimum of two years post-MSW practice experience and preferably two years teaching experience at a CSWE-accredited University.
  • Experience with syllabus construction or pedagogy is preferred
  • Experience with CSWE accreditation processes is preferred.
  • A commitment to excellence, diversity, educational equity, student success and social justice applied to teaching.
  • Superior communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent computer skills with experience using learning management systems (LMS) such as Canvas, Blackboard, Moodle
About Park University:

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, Park University is a private, independent masters-level institution serving more than 15,000 students annually through its flagship campus in Parkville, MO; residential campus in Gilbert, AZ; 39 campus centers in 21 states; and a robust array of undergraduate and graduate degrees available fully online. Park provides innovative, accessible and flexible education through traditional, online and distance delivery modalities.

Honoring its founding mission to provide academic access to all qualified learners, the University continues to serve a highly diverse student population, with 56% coming from racial and ethnic groups underrepresented in higher education, including international students from 62 countries. Students system-wide primarily comprise working adults, and many are active-duty personnel serving all branches of the U.S. military.

Park University has an excellent benefits package including health and life insurance, retirement plan, and tuition paid undergraduate classes for employees and dependents.

About the Kansas City Area:

Park University's historic flagship campus is located approximately 15 minutes north of downtown Kansas City on the bluffs overlooking the Missouri River, in Parkville, Missouri.

With over 2.1 million people, Kansas City is a diverse urban area that is home to a vibrant arts community and includes galleries, museums, literary and music venues. The area includes several universities; research and teaching hospitals; nonprofit, governmental, and community organizations; and a growing technology sector. For more about living and working in Kansas City, see:

Park University is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.

Qualified applicants must upload their curriculum vitae, cover letter, teaching philosophy, evidence of effective teaching, and 3 professional references, of which one is a recent supervisor. The cover letter must identify the candidate's salary expectations.

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