Assistant/Associate Professor of Social Work

  • Governors State University
  • 1 University Pkwy, University Park, IL 60484
  • Nov 02, 2021
Full time Social Work

Job Description

Governors State University (GSU) invites nominations and applications for three tenure track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant / Associate Professor in the Department of Social Work in the College of Health and Human Services. We seek candidates with interest and experience in teaching advanced social work practice courses. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching social work practice grounded in a social justice ethic.

We seek an individual who has:
  1. A demonstrated record of excellent teaching
  2. Substantial experience in social work practice with expertise in either mental health practice or social work practice with children and families
  3. A commitment to social justice and anti-racist social work practice
  4. A commitment to excellence in mentoring students, particularly students of color and first-generation college students 
  5. An established research agenda and record of scholarship
  6. An established record of university and community service or service to the profession

Who We Are:
Governors State University is the only regional, public, comprehensive university in Chicago's south suburban area, serving approximately 5,000 students annually. GSU provides accessible, high-value undergraduate and graduate education to culturally and economically diverse students. The beautiful campus is conveniently located within easy reach by road and rail to Chicago and surrounding communities with a wealth of cultural and natural attractions. The highly diverse region GSU serves has a number of high performing schools and engaged communities and struggling urban, suburban, and rural communities. GSU seeks to serve as a public square, working to foster educational opportunities for all.

The College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) is a dynamic learning community serving those who seek to make a substantive difference in the public sector. Degrees offered in the College of Health and Human Services include the Bachelor of Social Work, Master of Social Work, Nursing, Physical and Occupational Therapy, Communication Disorders, Health Administration, and Addictions and Behavior Health and Community Health. 

Our Social Work Programs emphasize critical thinking and analytical skills necessary for leading and managing effectively in a diverse society. Our graduates are prepared for anti-racist practice grounded in a social justice ethic, to develop, innovate and navigate successfully in the complex world in which we live.

A complete application will include: a cover letter, a resume/vita, transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, a research statement, and a list of three references. Additionally, an applicant invited to an on-campus/virtual interview may be asked to provide evaluative materials that will assist us in assessing your teaching experiences and a description of your teaching philosophy. Salary is competitive and will be commensurate with experience.  

Application Details

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