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Core Faculty, Master of Social Work
Date Posted 11/15/2021
Hiring Status Accepting Applications
Location Twin Cities Campus
Position Responsibilities

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is seeking an experienced and enthusiastic individual for the position of Core Faculty member in the Masters of Social Work program. This is a full-time, three-year term, benefits-eligible position (with the possibility for renewal) based on the Minneapolis campus.

This position is responsible for teaching assigned courses; this includes planning learning experiences designed to address course objectives, facilitating learning through engagement, and assessing student learning. The faculty member plays an essential role in developing and reviewing curriculum, student advising, assessing student achievement of competencies and outcomes, and enhancing the scholarship and professional expertise of the program and the School of Health and Human Services through activities, such as participating in faculty meetings and committees.

Essential Skills and Abilities

Candidates should have expertise in the teaching of adult students in online or hybrid settings. This includes a demonstrated basic proficiency and interest in educational technology such as Canvas, Engage and Panopto. Candidates must be comfortable using technology and in using technology to engage adult learners. An essential quality for the faculty member is the ability to work effectively within a team structure to carry out the mission of the University. Ideal candidates should possess the following:

  • Have at least five years of direct clinical social work practice experience in social work. Candidates with evidence of practice experience in the field and teaching in higher education are sought.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be learning-centered, student-focused and have the ability to foster a positive and inclusive learning environment.
  • Must have the willingness to adapt curricula and teaching to current trends in the field.
  • Demonstrated excellence in online teaching, including the ability to deliver course content, facilitate in person classroom discussions, and assess learning objectives.
  • Experience teaching adult students is preferred.
  • Candidate must exemplify the core values of the profession as specified in the Social Work Code of Ethics as well as the core competencies specified in Council on Social Work Education Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards. 
  The successful candidate must support, respect, and advance the mission of Saint Mary's University as a Lasallian Catholic institution.
Education and Experience

Ideal candidates will have the following credentials and experience: 

  • Master of Social Work degree is required to be considered for this position.
  • MSW degree plus a doctoral degree in social work is preferred; candidates with both an MSW degree and a doctorate in related field may also apply.  
  • More than five years of social work practice experience in the field and an academic setting will be considered.
  • Experience in higher education is preferred which includes teaching, program development, and/or administration, including experience with the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accreditation standards.
  • Currently licensed to practice clinical social work in the state of Minnesota or be eligible for licensure is required.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check.

Additional Required Materials A letter of interest, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, and the names of three references
Application Review Date
Starting Date
Contact Mallory Knipe, Interim Program Director
Contact Email mknipe@smumn.edu
Position Full-time
Contract Length
Other Details / Information
Benefits Full
Work Sponsorship This position is not eligible for work sponsorship
  We encourage members of the protected classes as defined by the federal, state, and municipal law and those persons attracted to a university with a Lasallian Catholic identity to apply.
EEO M/W/D/V
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