Wheelock College - Assistant Professor of Social Work
Wheelock College - Boston, MA

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Summary: The Wheelock College Bachelors in Social Work Program has been educating entry-level, professional social workers for over 25 years and is the only undergraduate social work program in the city of Boston. The MSW program began in 2000, and has been accredited on a continuous basis since 2003. The social work programs are justice-based in all aspects of the curriculum, with an emphasis on the strengths perspective, and partnered practice that is family-centered, empowerment-based and collaboratively-oriented.
Successful candidates will be clearly oriented to human rights and social and economic justice as the mission of social work and will be committed to the college’s mission of educating students to improve the lives of children and families through the use of strengths-based approaches to education and practice in an urban, multicultural environment. We are especially interested in candidates from underrepresented groups who would add diversity to the faculty, meeting the needs of a diverse student body and a broadly multicultural, multilingual city.

Specific Responsibilities:
• Teach primarily in the MSW program
• Teach in two or more areas of social work education (research, policy, dynamics of oppression and privilege, or practice/field)
• Contribute to the ongoing development of cutting edge programming, interdisciplinary partnerships, and an engaged college community
• Build collaborative relationships with a strong and creative faculty with diverse interests, generating and maintaining community partnerships
• Pursue a strong scholarly agenda
• Contribute to the development of new academic programs and community collaborations
• Advance human rights and social and economic justice through social work education and practice
• Perform service to the college and to the profession

Requirements:
Required Qualifications for the Position:
• MSW from a CSWE-accredited program
• At least two years post-MSW practice experience
• Earned doctorate in Social Work or a closely related field
• Demonstrated excellence in teaching at either the MSW level
• Teaching experience in urban, multicultural environments

Preferred Qualifications for the Position:
• A strong record of sustained research and publication activity
• Experience in quantitative and qualitative research methods
• Evidence of successful grant writing or other forms of external funding
• Post-MSW experience in community based, intergenerational, or family-centered practice or scholarship
• Experience/interest in any of the following areas: policy practice; early childhood mental health; school social work; medical social work; international/refugee/immigrant populations; veterans/military; family & community corrections; or, advanced group work practice

Additional Information:
Commitment to Diversity

Wheelock is a diverse community devoted to promoting and acceptance of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, or physical ability. Each employee, regardless of position, is thus expected to support actively the College's commitment to such diversity by displaying a positive attitude toward and acceptance of all employees and students regardless of such differences.

Wheelock College is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer

Application Instructions:
Please submit online a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications for the position, a curriculum vita, a writing sample (preferably a course syllabus and/or journal article), two sets of course evaluations with a brief narrative, and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three (3) references at interviewexchange.com, or the Work at Wheelock website.

Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled.

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