Social/Behavioral Sciences (3656)

  • Dominguez Hills
  • Carson, California
  • Mar 17, 2020
Full Time Education and Training

Job Description

Rank Commensurate with Qualifications
Department of Master of Social Work
College of Health, Human Services, & Nursing

Position Announcement

The Department of Master of Social Work at California State University, Dominguez Hills invites applications for a Tenure-track, Academic Year Open Rank position commensurate with qualifications to begin in Fall 2020.

At CSUDH we celebrate and respect diversity in all forms that includes every race, religion, gender, ethnicity, veterans, people with varied abilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. CSUDH is seeking applications from candidates who can demonstrate experience in teaching and working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and contribute to the University's mission, vision, and core values.

Master of Social Work Program
The Department of Social Work at California State University, Dominguez Hills is strategically located to focus on the diverse social service needs particular to South Los Angeles and the South Bay areas of Los Angeles County, a large metropolitan area, populated by a wide range of socially and culturally diverse people. Because of the diversity of the various ethnic groups and cultures, the program prepares social work students for contextually competent social work practice, inclusive of issues of culture, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, class and gender differences, religion and the effects of bias, prejudice and institutionalized racism. These issues and concerns often obscure helping efforts if they are not appropriately recognized and dealt with in practice and in social policy development and implementation. Thus, through the framework of Critical Race Theory, the program aims at increasing students' understanding of the underlying causes resulting from intersecting effects of prejudice, discrimination, and oppression and teaches ways of identifying strategies and interventions for addressing these issues in social work practice.

The CSUDH MSW Program is dedicated to the pursuit of a more just, global society through a critical, theoretical approach to education, scholarship, research, and community practice addressing societal dynamics stemming from the intersection of race/ethnicity, culture, gender, immigration, and socio-economic status, and membership in other categories historically subjected to oppression, discrimination and indifference. Located in a diverse, complex urban setting, the program prepares Master level social workers to professionally and ethically deliver social work practice grounded in analysis, intervention, evaluation and advocacy which address oppression and structural inequality to enhance the well-being of individuals, families and communities.

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The Position
This is an academic year Tenure-track position with open rank commensurate with qualifications.

In addition to teaching, duties for this academic year position include student advisement, scholarly achievement and committee service for the Master of Social Work Program, the College of Health, Human Services, and Nursing, the University, and, as appropriate, external communities.

Minimum Qualifications
• Master of Social Work degree (MSW) from a Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited program
• A minimum of two years post-master's professional social work practice experience
• Classroom teaching experience
• A demonstrated commitment to social justice
• Social work practice experience working with diverse populations
• Experience in teaching and working with colleagues from diverse age, socioeconomic, cultural, and academic backgrounds.

Preferred /Desired Qualifications
• Doctorate in social work or an allied profession by the date of appointment
• A clearly defined and active research agenda that includes vulnerable populations with evidence of success in academic publications, including plans to apply for and receive competitive grant funding
• Social work experience in community level practice
• Record of effective classroom teaching at the university level
• Demonstrates an understanding of and commitment to Critical Race Theory in teaching and scholarly activities
• Potential for excellence in teaching through the use of creative/innovative pedagogies, including knowledge of and experience with teaching technologies
• Proven experience supervising student research and contributing to curricular development and accreditation requirements

Employment Requirement - Background Check
Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

How to Apply
The position is open until filled. Review of applications will begin on March 13, 2020. For full consideration please submit your completed application no later than March 13, 2020 by visiting California State University, Dominguez Hills employment website for full details at New & Returning Applicants at

Closing Statement
California State University, Dominguez Hills, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call the CSU Dominguez Hills Human Resources Office (310) 243-3771 or the Academic Affairs Personnel Services Office at (310) 243-3766.

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Upon appointment all candidates must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.

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Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

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