King University is accepting applications for a full-time faculty member for an appointment to the new Master of Social Work (MSW) program. The primary appointment will be in the fully online MSW program with the possibility of teaching in the BSW program. King University faculty members work collaboratively to provide high quality academic experiences for students in a supportive, Christ-centered environment, with an alliance in student advising with the academic team to ensure that students have the assistance, tools, and resources needed to be successful as they move toward their educational and professional goals. This is a full-time, twelve-month position to start fall 2022. Telecommuting is an option with this position.
Applicants must hold a minimum of a MSW from a CSWE-accredited college/university and a minimum of 2-years of direct practice experience post–MSW degree. The PhD in Social Work is preferred. Experience with and practice in trauma-informed care is a plus. A commitment to advising and mentoring students and a dedication to continuing professional development are essential. Furthermore, applicants must submit a profession of Christian faith.
Applicants must demonstrate strong interpersonal skills, effective oral and written communication skills, competence in the usage of technology and proficiency in utility of the APA style (latest edition).
Other responsibilities include: Provide leadership, supervision, mentorship, and MSW/BSW course instruction • Be able to collaborate in the writing of the self-study for accreditation through the CSWE • Be engaged in ongoing and new program development efforts • Be familiar with the 2015 CSWE EPAS • Teach in online format • Effectively utilize technology as part of both the teaching and administrative functions of this position • Design courses, as necessary • Serve on academic and program committees • Evaluate student learning and field requirements congruent with Social Work competencies • Demonstrate active scholarly interests in issues pertinent to social work • Have the ability to speak to individuals and groups regarding recruitment efforts and teaching • Engage with student social work organizations (e.g., Social Work Club and Chi Omega honor society) • Engage in the Social Work Advisory Board • Assist with updates and maintenance of the Social Work social media pages, as necessary • Assist with updates and maintenance of the MSW/BSW Student Handbook / Field Education Manual, as necessary • Work closely with the MSW/BSW Program Coordinators, Field Education Directors, and Social Work faculty on matters pertaining to field education, accreditation, and general program maintenance • Report directly to the MSW Program Coordinator and the Dean of the School of Health and Professional Sciences.
Founded in 1867, King University is a Presbyterian-affiliated Christian academic community dedicated to the integration of rigorous academic programming and the exploration of faith. Faculty work collaboratively to provide high quality academic experiences for students in a supportive, Christ-centered environment, with an alliance in student advising with the academic team to ensure that students have the assistance, tools, and resources needed to be successful as they move toward their educational and professional goals. King University is the twin cities of Bristol TN/VA in the Appalachian Highlands of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.