Assistant Professor - Criminal Justice, Social Work, and Sociology - Social Work

  • Southeast Missouri State University
  • Cape Girardeau, MO, USA
  • Oct 01, 2023
Full time Law & Criminal Justice

Job Description


Assistant Professor - Criminal Justice, Social Work, and Sociology - Social Work

Southeast Missouri State University

Salary: Depends on Qualifications

Job Type: Full-Time

Job Number: 202300332

Location: Cape Girardeau, MO

Department: Criminal Justice, Social Work and Sociology


Position Summary
Assistant Professor - Tenure Track
Social Work
Department of Criminal Justice, Social Work, and Sociology
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Primary Responsibilities

  • Teach undergraduate courses of 12 hours per semester as assigned
  • Conduct research in area(s) of expertise
  • Support departmental and university service
  • Actively participate in recruitment and retention activities
  • Provide academic advising for students

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D., Doctorate, or ABD (with Ph.D. or Doctorate by January 2024) in Social Work or directly related field with a Master's in Social Work (MSW) from a Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited program (Degree must be from a regionally accredited or internationally accredited/government certified university.)
  • Minimum of two years full-time post-MSW social work direct practice experience
  • Experience and/or knowledge in teaching at the college/university level as a graduate assistant, instructor, or above
  • Ability to teach across the undergraduate social work curriculum
  • Demonstrated ability to engage in research with potential for external funding
  • Demonstrated commitment to work with students, staff, and community (e.g. student advising, involvement in organizations, training, board membership, or other leadership roles on campus or in the community)
  • Commitment to and evidence of collegiality when interacting with others within the university community

Required Information & Deadline
Application Deadline: The position is available January 2024 but will remain open until filled. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by no later than November 3, 2023.

To Apply: Submit the following items by clicking on the APPLY button at the top of the page:

  • Cover letter of interest addressing required position qualifications
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Teaching philosophy
  • Unofficial copies of transcripts (official transcripts are required when an offer of employment is accepted)
  • Names and contact information of three professional references

Additional Information
About Southeast Missouri State University (SEMO): Founded in 1873 and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, Southeast Missouri State University provides student-centered education and experiential learning with a foundation of liberal arts and sciences, embracing a tradition of access, exceptional teaching and commitment to student success that significantly contributes to the development of the region and beyond. SEMO values access to high quality, affordable education with a broadly representative student body, faculty and staff that respects and celebrates a diverse learning community in a global society.

SEMO Fact Book: Institutional Research Factbook
SEMO Strategic Action Plan: Strategic Action Plan

Department Information: The Department of Criminal Justice, Social Work, and Sociology has 14 full-time faculty and approximately 350 undergraduate and 20 graduate students in a growing online program. The department is pleased to serve first-generation and diverse students from urban and rural locations. Students are involved in organizations such as Alpha Phi Sigma, Criminal Justice Association, Phi Alpha Honor Society and Student Social Work Organization. Course modalities range from traditional face-to-face classes to online and Zoom-based courses at our regional campuses. Degree programs range from in-person to online, with fully online criminal justice undergraduate and graduate programs. The social work program is CSWE (Council on Social Work Education) accredited with a robust dedication to serving the rural environment. Information regarding the Department of Criminal Justice, Social Work, and Sociology may be found at:

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Southeast Missouri State University is committed to providing equal employment opportunity and to the principles of affirmative action. In accordance with this commitment, and in compliance with the requirements of applicable laws, it is the policy of the University to provide equal opportunity for all applicants and employees in its employment practices, without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status. The University believes that a diverse University community advances the academic purposes of the University and enhances the working and learning environment.


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