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Social Work (Clinical) – Assistant/Associate Professor

Department:  Social Work
Rank: Assistant/Associate Professor
Specialization(s): Clinical
Search # 18-013

Southern Connecticut State University is a comprehensive university located in New Haven, a culturally vibrant environment surrounded by many fine universities with easy access to New York and Boston. SCSU is a flourishing community of approximately 10,000 students located less than three miles from downtown New Haven near the Westville Village section of the city.  SCSU is a student-centered and intentionally diverse institution, and we regard student success as our highest priority. We seek to instill in all of our students the value of the liberal arts and sciences as a foundation for professional development and life-long learning. 

The Department of Social Work has both MSW and BSW programs, with enrollment of approximately 220 graduate and 160 undergraduate students, and a DSW program, with an anticipated start date of July 2018.  The department’s mission is to provide quality social work education to undergraduate and graduate students and to advance knowledge through study, practice, and research. The BSW program prepares students for entry-level professional social work positions and for advancement to graduate social work education.  The MSW program prepares graduates for specialized clinical social work practice and for leadership in the social work profession.  The DSW is a professional doctorate that will prepare social workers for advanced clinical practice, university teaching, and management.  In October 2013, the Social Work Department was reaccredited through the Council of Social Work Education for the next eight years.

Brief Description of Duties/Responsibilities:  The Department of Social Work invites applications for a full time, tenure track position to begin August 2018.  Primary responsibilities will be teaching across the undergraduate and graduate programs; active engagement in scholarly activity; department and university service; professional activity; community engagement; and student advisement. 

Required Qualifications:  Applicants must possess an MSW from a CSWE accredited program and a doctoral degree by August 2018. Candidates must demonstrate potential for excellence in teaching and the capacity to produce peer-reviewed scholarship.  A minimum of two years post-MSW practice experience is required.

Preferred Qualifications:  Preference given to candidates with two or more years teaching social work at the undergraduate and/or graduate level. The successful candidate will demonstrate effectiveness in working with diverse populations; have a demonstrated record of scholarship/creative activity; and have clinical practice experience in one or more of the following areas: children and families, mental health and substance abuse, school social work, older adults, or related fields. LCSW or equivalent social work license preferred. 

Application Process:  Please submit electronically a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to:  Dr. Elizabeth Keenan, Ph.D., Search Committee Chairperson at

In order for your application to be given full consideration, all materials are required by October 16, 2017.  This position will remain open until filled.