Social Work, Associate/Assistant Professor (AA23024)

  • Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • Mankato, MN 56001, USA
  • Mar 10, 2022
Full time Social & Behavioral Sciences Social Work

Job Description


Social Work, Associate/Assistant Professor (AA23024)

Division: Academic Affairs
Department: Allied Health & Nursing, College of
Unit: Social Work209, IFO
Location: Mankato
FLSA: Exempt
Employment Condition: Probationary
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Posting Details:
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Priority consideration will be given to applications received prior to February 24, 2022.
POSITION: Tenure-Track (Probationary*)

Salary Minimum:
Salary Maximum:
Salary Type: Depends on qualifications
Bargaining Unit/Plan: 209, IFO

Job Description:

The Minnesota State University, Mankato Department of Social Work is seeking a faculty colleague who can enhance the diversity and expertise of the Department and make a unique contribution to our programs. The BSSW Program has been CSWE accredited since 1974; the MSW Program has been accredited since 2010. This position is principally assigned to teach in the MSW Program that is offered fall, spring and summer sessions on Thursday evenings, Fridays, Friday evenings, and Saturdays. The successful candidate will promote our Advanced Generalist program specialization while bringing expertise in antiracist and anti-oppressive pedagogies and online instructional technologies.

  • A typical faculty workload responsibility may include up to twenty four (24) credits of instruction per academic year.
  • The successful candidate may need to teach in other areas as assigned and qualified.
  • May be expected to develop and deliver face-to-face, hybrid, and on-line instruction at the Mankato campus, online, and/or at the university's additional locations, as assigned.
  • The successful candidate will collaborate with colleagues in curriculum design, instruction and evaluation, conduct research productively and mentor students in research, help create innovative strategies for student recruitment, retention, and completion, and may be expected to develop external grant funding opportunities.
  • All faculty members are expected to engage in scholarly or creative activity or research, in continuing preparation and study, in contributing to student growth and development, and in providing service to the university and community (See Article 22 and Appendix G of the IFO Master Agreement).
  • Teach courses primarily in the MSW Program, which includes Thursday evenings, Fridays, Friday evenings and Saturdays.
  • The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching in our Advanced Generalist program at both the generalist and specialization level. Expertise is sought in the following areas: Advanced Social Work Practice with Individuals, Advanced Social Work Practice with Couples and Families, Human Behavior in the Social Environment, Culturally Responsive Communication, Research, Field Seminar, Foundations of Generalist Practice, and/or Program Evaluation.
  • The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to the NASW Code of Ethics and communicate specific ways they teach these standards to graduate students.
  • All faculty members are expected to advise Social Work students in graduate programs.


Preferred and Required Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated commitment to anti-racist and anti-oppressive pedagogies, intersectionality of diversity domains, and to enhancing equity and cultural diversity in social work education.
  • Doctorate, ABD, or enrolled in a doctorate program in social work or related field. Successful ABD applicant will be required to complete doctorate one year from date of appointment. Successful applicant enrolled in a doctorate program will be required to complete doctorate three years from date of appointment.
  • MSW degree from an accredited social work program.
  • Two years post-MSW advanced direct practice experience.
  • Documented advanced generalist practice experience within the past five years.
  • Licensed or eligibility for licensure as required by the State of Minnesota at the graduate level
  • Documented experience in effective teaching at the college level.
  • Ability to teach MSW courses at the advanced generalist and specialization (direct practice) levels.
  • Documented experience with online teaching technologies.
  • Ability to travel for job related responsibilities.
  • Commitment to teaching on the MSW course schedule, which includes evenings and weekend classes.
  • Demonstrated ability to serve a diverse population and apply an equity lens to this position including social justice and/or anti-racism.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse working and learning environment.
  • Demonstrated effective written, oral communication and/or presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing diverse, equitable and inclusive learning and practice environments.
  • Experience with or commitment to rural and small community social work practice.
  • Demonstrated ability to initiate and sustain an active scholarship agenda.
  • Evidence of ability to contribute to the growth and development of students.
  • Ability to use online educational technologies, including technologies for teaching and/or assessing simulated practice sessions.

Other Requirements:

Work safely at all times, which includes but is not limited to, participating and completing all required safety trainings, as well as performing all job tasks in accordance with Minnesota State University, Mankato policies and procedures utilizing appropriate tools, equipment and personal protective equipment.

Application Details

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:The MSW Program at Minnesota State, Mankato has been accredited since 2010, and the BSSW program since 1974. Each year, the MSW Program graduates 26-32 students and the BSSW Program graduates 65-70 majors. The Department of Social Work consists of 15 full-time faculty that are actively engaged in teaching, practice, scholarship, student development, and service. The MSW Program, which has an Advanced Generalist specialization with a rural and small community emphasis, supports a Title IV-E Child Welfare training program and supports a HRSA-funded behavioral workforce training grant.

Additional information about the Department of Social Work can be found at:
University Demographics Minnesota State University, Mankato is a member of the Minnesota State system. Minnesota State has established a strategic vision, Equity 2030, which aims to close the educational equity gaps across race and ethnicity, socioeconomic status, ability, and geographic location by the end of the decade at every Minnesota State college and university and to provide an opportunity for all Minnesotans to create a better future for themselves, for their families, and for their communities. The focus of the work includes:· Enhancing access and student success.· Providing Minnesota with the talent it needs.· Anchoring the communities and regions we serve.Equity 2030 seeks to bridge efforts occurring within divisions and institutions, creating an intentional statewide culture of equity-minded collaboration and resulting in equitable practice embedded throughout our institutions. The full Equity 2030 plan is linked here. Minnesota State University, Mankato has identified five broad themes as our basis for discussion in developing our next comprehensive strategic plan. The themes are Serving Students and Managing Enrollment, Focusing our Resources, Offering an Exceptional Student Experience, Caring for Health and Well-Being, and Ensuring a Welcoming, Equitable, and Inclusive University. We seek to attract teacher-scholars who will be culturally and academically diverse faculty members, and staff with a demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. Minnesota State University, Mankato, is student-centered and focuses on applied research that expands knowledge; improves learning; and serves the region, state, and nation. Founded as a Normal School in 1868, Minnesota State University, Mankato is now the second largest university in Minnesota with a tradition of combining big-ideas with real-world thinking to find solutions for pressing problems in the state, region, and global society. Mankato, Minnesota, is a community of nearly 44,500 people, about 85 miles southwest of the twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. The University acknowledges the land and the tribal nations upon this land whose work is being accomplished. We acknowledge that we are on Dakota land. We also take the opportunity to recognize that we live, work, and learn in the homeland of the Dakota people, whose language frames our name—Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Serving approximately 14,000 students annually, the University is an applied research institution, with more than 200 academic programs, from bachelor’s through doctoral degrees. The University is a diverse and global campus with 18% students of color and 1,175 + international students from 95 countries, cutting-edge information technology solutions and extensive partnerships. With 1,600 faculty and staff, including 700 teaching faculty. The University has additional locations and a growing number of on-line programs to accelerate educational access and opportunity. These locations include partnerships in northern Minnesota’s the iron range region. Fast facts about the university can be found here: APPLICATION PROCEDURES:To apply for this position, please continue the process via this website: A complete online application will include the following attachments. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed by the search committee.

  • Cover Letter
  • Non-Photo Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact Information for three (3) references
  • Unofficial Transcript(s) of your highest completed degree
  • A brief (no more than one-page) diversity statement defining diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and describing your views and actions toward advancing DEI including dimensions of social justice and racial equity related to race, gender, ability and culture. How would your views and prior actions regarding diversity, equity and inclusion align with Minnesota State University, Mankato’s goals?
  • A one (1) page statement of your teaching philosophy
  • A one (1) page statement of your research/scholarly interests

Ross A. Aalgaard, Associate Professor
Department of Social Work
Phone: 507-389-6504
TTY: 800-627-3529 or 711
*Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement for the Inter Faculty Organization which can be found at:
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The Minnesota State University, Mankato Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available for your review. This report is required by federal law and contains policy statements and crime statistics for the University. The policy statements address the school’s policies, procedures and programs concerning safety and security. Three years’ worth of statistics are included for certain types of crimes that were reported to have occurred on-campus, or in other University affiliated locations. This report is available online at: You may also request a paper copy from University Security at 507-389-2111, or by emailing

Benefits Info:
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Benefits Overview

Posting Number: M194M
Number of Vacancies: 1
Desired Start Date:
Position End Date (if temporary):
Open Date: 02/03/2022
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
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Minnesota State University, Mankato has a long-standing commitment to diversity and is actively seeking to nurture and enrich its underrepresented communities. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to accept work in the United States. Requests for reasonable accommodation of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Office of Human Resources, 507-389-2015 (V), 800-627-3529 or 711 (MRS/TTY). This Vacancy Notice is available in alternative format upon request. Minnesota State University, Mankato is an affirmative action/equal opportunity University and is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System.


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