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The School of Social Work at Portland State University invites applications for one non-tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Practice. Our program seeks applicants to coordinate our new BSW Statewide Flexible Degree/Online Program, which will begin accepting students in Fall 2018. The Flexible Degree/Online Option Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the program, supporting students and faculty associated with the program, leading ongoing program development, and teaching online and campus-based courses. Interested candidates who demonstrate an interest in and ability to realize the mission, values, and vision of the School are strongly encouraged to apply, particularly those with knowledge of and demonstrated commitment to racial equity and critical/anti-oppression/social justice frameworks.
Our program seeks applicants who are enthusiastic and knowledgeable about online education and who demonstrate an interest in and ability to: develop and manage online curricula; meet the needs of a diverse student population (including non-traditional students, students of color, and first generation college students); provide online and distance program student advising; work closely with the Field Team to supervise and coordinate field placements; plan and coordinate marketing and recruitment; and develop and maintain collaborative relationships with community partners, including Oregon community colleges. This is a 12-month .875 FTE appointment with .50 FTE allocated to coordination of the online program and .50 allocated to instruction.
Candidates should apply online at https://jobs.hrc.pdx.edu/ with the following documents: 1) a cover letter indicating teaching and service experience and capability, including experience with online education; 2) a curriculum vita or resume; 3) evidence of teaching effectiveness; 4) link to website or design portfolio; and 5) names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three professional references
- MSW from an accredited CSWE program with a minimum of two years post-MSW practice experience
-Minimum of two years teaching experience
-Program development and coordination experience, including working with diverse community stakeholders
-Experience planning, developing, and delivering online courses
Additional Salary Information: The salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Portland State University offers an excellent benefits package that includes 95% healthcare premiums paid, a generous retirement and vacation package, and reduced tuition rates for employees and their families.
About Portland State University School of Social Work
The School of Social Work at Portland State University is committed to the enhancement of the individual and society. We are dedicated to social change and to the attainment of social justice for all people, the eradication of poverty, the empowerment of those who are oppressed, the rights of all individuals and groups to determine their destiny, and the opportunity to live in cooperation. The Sch...ool offers degree programs in Child and Family Studies, Bachelor in Social Work, Master of Social Work (campus, distance, and online options), and Doctor of Philosophy in Social Work and Social Research. The BSW and MSW degree programs are fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. There are approximately 35 full-time and 50 part-time faculty who provide instruction for our campus, distance, and online options. Our undergraduate enrollment is approximately 350 and graduate enrollment is over 500 students.
PSU is also home to significant research, training, and public service programming. Faculty, students, and researchers in the School of Social Work conduct over $12 million annually of applied social science research and training, representing over 20 percent of PSU’s externally funded research. The School of Social Work hosts a broad range of research activities, from large-scale grant-supported projects to smaller faculty-directed and student-directed studies. The faculty’s research initiatives have attracted support from some of the nation’s most respected funders, including the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education, the W. T. Grant Foundation, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Most grant-supported projects are managed within one of the affiliated research units:
• Regional Research Institute for Human Services
• Center for Improvement of Child and Family Services
• Research & Training Center on Pathways to Positive Futures
• Reclaiming Futures
• The Center for Interdisciplinary Mentoring Research
In addition, faculty and students conduct their own studies or collaborate with other professionals and organizations within and beyond Portland State University. The university and the school share a goal to raise the research profile of the faculty, continuing to contribute basic and applied research for understanding issues in the city, state, region and nationally.