Assistant Professor (998988)

at Wichita State University* in Wichita, Kansas, United States

Job Description

Posting Number: 21-00075-UP/FA Post
Position Title: Assistant Professor
Position Number: 998988
Full Time

Summary of Responsibilities

  • Teach 3 courses per semester in the undergraduate and graduate social work programs.
  • Provide advising and consultation to students.
  • Conduct and publish scholarly work.
  • Perform relevant departmental, college, university, professional, community outreach and service.

Minimum Education

  • MSW degree from a CSWE – accredited social work program.
  • Ph.D or DSW in social work from an institution of higher learning recognized by the Group for the Advancement of Doctoral Education in Social Work, ABD candidates in social work will be considered but the applicant must provide documentation of degree conferral prior to the start date of employment.

Minimum Experience

  • A record of successful teaching at the graduate and/or undergraduate level.
  • Two years of social work professional practice experience. A part-time equivalent of 2 years of full-time practice experience will be considered.

Knowledge, skills and abilities

  • Demonstrated effective teaching (required).
  • Demonstrated ability to teach in the core curricula areas of Practice and Policy (required).
  • Demonstrated scholarly contributions (required).
  • Demonstrated willingness and ability to work with culturally diverse and underrepresented populations as well as a commitment to social justice (required).
  • Demonstrated willingness and ability to contribute in the areas of outreach and service to the department, college, university, profession, and community (required).
  • Demonstrated ability to teach in the core curricular areas of Research, Human Behavior in the Social Environment, and Field Practicum (preferred).
  • Demonstrated willingness and ability to seek and secure grant funding (preferred).
  • The research expertise of the School has historically evolved around Children and Families,
    Peer Victimization and Delinquent Adolescents, Older Adults and Mental Health, Social
    Work Education and Pedagogy, Intimate Partner Violence, Spirituality/Mindfulness, and
    HIV/AIDS in an International Context.
  • The School will consider candidates who can complement current research agendas as well
    as expand into new areas of inquiry.
  • Demonstrated willingness and ability to use relevant technologies in teaching, research, curriculum development, and instructional design (preferred).
  • Demonstrated experience with applied education and the integration of community-based teaching (preferred).

Required Licenses, Certificates & Registrations
State licensure at the MSW level or demonstrated willingness to secure Kansas MSW licensure within two years of appointment.

Additional Information
Applicants should attach cover letter, vitae, writing sample, diversity inclusion statement, and contact information for three references to the online application at WSU is an AA/EOE employer. Women and others from historically underrepresented and oppressed populations are encouraged to apply. Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a satisfactory criminal background check as required by Kansas Board of Regents Policy.

All employees of Wichita State University are expected to support the WSU Vision, Mission and Values and foster an environment of diversity in culture, thought and experience.

Candidates for faculty positions should be able to demonstrate the ability to effectively educate and empower a diverse student population.

Questions should be directed to: Dr. Eveline Kalomo, School of Social Work, Wichita, KS 67260-0154; Phone: (316) 978-7250; Fax: (316) 978-3328; Email:

Location: Wichita, KS – WSU Main Campus
Proposed Salary or Hourly Rate: 55000.00
Eligible for Shift Differential: No
Benefits Eligible: Yes

Regular Hours of Work: Monday – Friday; 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Environmental Factors

  • Typical classroom and office environment
  • Classroom and office noise, temperature and lighting all fluctuate.

Responsibility / Duty

  • Teaching

Importance (E) Essential
Percentage 50%

  • Conduct and Publish Scholarly Work

Importance (E) Essential
Percentage 40%

  • Outreach and Service

Importance (E) Essential
Percentage 10%

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Job Details


Wichita State University*


1845 N Fairmount Ave
Wichita, Kansas 67260
United States

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Posted On: Feb 16, 2021

Updated On: Feb 16, 2021