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Core Faculty, Master’s in Social Work Program
Date Posted 09/10/2019
Hiring Status No Longer Accepting Applications
Location Twin Cities Campus
Position Responsibilities
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota seeks two experienced and enthusiastic individuals for the positions of Core Faculty Members of the Master’s in Social Work program. Both are full-time, annually renewable, benefits-eligible positions located on our Minneapolis campus.
The position is responsible for teaching assigned courses including planning learning experiences designed to address the course objectives, facilitating learning through engagement, and assessing the learning of students. The annually contracted faculty member will play an essential role in curriculum development and review, advising and assessment of students, and enhancing the scholarship and professional expertise of the program and the Graduate 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, or a willingness to learn, the teaching of adult students. This includes a demonstrated basic proficiency and interest in educational technology such as Blackboard, Engage and Flipgrid. 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 experience in social work. Candidates with evidence of experience in the field and in higher education are sought.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Instructor must be 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, to include the ability to deliver course content, facilitate in person classroom discussions, and assess learning objectives.
  • Experience teaching adult students helpful, but not required.
  • 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 CSWE’s 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
The ideal candidates will have the following credentials and experience: 
  • A doctoral degree in social work is preferred; an individual with a master’s degree in social work from a CSWE accredited program and a doctorate in another field with more than five years of social work practice experience in the field and in 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 social work in the state of Minnesota or be eligible for a licensure is required.

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota believes a broadly diverse professoriate contributes to a robust academic environment and is critical to achieving the University's mission in an increasingly diverse society. Individuals whose work history includes experience with an array of diverse perspectives, as well as a wide variety of different educational, research or other work activities, are especially encouraged to apply, as well as those experienced in overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career or degrees.   

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check.
Additional Required Materials Cover Letter, CV
Application Review Date 10/01/2019
Starting Date 01/01/2020
Contact Suzanne Shatila
Contact Email
Position Full-time
Contract Length 12 Month
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.