MSW Assistant Professor of Social Work

Grand View University

Education-Teaching/Admin | Full Time | Onsite | Des Moines

Posted: 3/5/24

Job Description

Grand View University aspires to serve a diverse community of learners- students, faculty, and staff- in an inclusive and equitable environment with the goal of empowering all to achieve their fullest potential. Our objective is to sustain a campus environment that is free from the power imbalances and institutional biases that contribute to systems of oppression, while preparing our students to stand against those inequities when they leave Grand View.

Grand View University is dedicated to the goal of an inclusive campus where people of diverse identities feel welcomed and empowered to shape our culture and processes. At Grand View University we view diversity through the collective or group and we welcome and affirm the thoughts and experiences each distinct member brings to our community of learners.

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MSW Assistant Professor of Social Work Job Description (Full-time, 8 Month Position, Tenure Track):


Candidates must have a master’s degree in social work (MSW) from a CSWE-accredited program.

Candidates must have at least two years post-master’s social work degree practice experience.

Candidates must be able to teach courses across the social work curriculum at both the MSW and BSW level, although principal assignment will be to the master’s program. Must be willing to teach in face-to-face and online/blended platforms, during the day and evening, and if necessary, interdisciplinary courses.

Candidates must demonstrate ongoing professional development as teachers, scholars, and practitioners through activities that support the program’s missions and goals. Candidates must also demonstrate a commitment to advising and student engagement to support academic success.

Candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The candidate must have proven ability to work with colleagues and students from diverse backgrounds and identities in an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community. Applicant’s letter of interest must include a statement regarding specific efforts to cultivate a more diverse and inclusive educational environment, including specific strategies for embedding diversity, equity, and inclusion into curriculum.


Preference will be given to candidates who will have an earned doctorate in social work or related field by fall 2024.

Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching at the graduate level, and familiarity with face-to-face and blended/online platforms.

Special consideration given to qualified candidates who reflect minoritized populations.

Interest in teaching courses associated with administration and leadership in social work practice and research a plus; or courses associated with clinical practice.

Priority given to candidates with interest in teaching courses associated with clinical practice.


The selected candidate will serve as an instructor in the MSW program, teaching courses across the curriculum at the micro, mezzo, and macro level. The teaching load is 12 credits each fall and spring semester, in a combination of face-to-face and blended/online formats carried out in day and evening schedules. Summer teaching may be expected. The candidate will participate in activities serving the department, such as student advising, and contributing to departmental decisions and program development. The candidate will also be expected to engage in scholarship endeavors and participate in activities serving the university and community.


To be considered for the position, candidates must submit the following:

Letter of introduction

Curriculum vitae

Statement of teaching philosophy and research interests

Copies of all transcripts (unofficial transcripts are satisfactory at this time)

Complete contact information for three references

All applicants must apply through our online application system. Review of applications will begin April 1, 2024.

Grand View University is an equal opportunity employer. The University has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and, in that spirit, seeks a broad spectrum of candidates, including women, members of minority groups, and people with disabilities.

A pre-employment background check is required.

Deadline to Apply 6/4/24


1200 Grandview Ave

Travel Required

Resume Required


Contact Person

Amy Pictor

Deadline to Apply 6/4/24

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