The Eastern Kentucky University's Department of Anthropology, Sociology, and Social Work is seeking applications for full-time, tenure-track faculty member for its Social Work Program. An ideal candidate would bring the skills to teach in both our Online Masters of Social Work Program (MSW) as well as our traditional face-to-face Bachelors of Social Work Program. This is a 9-month position beginning August 2021. The online MSW program is a new degree program being developed at Eastern Kentucky University. The application for Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) candidacy is in process with full accreditation anticipated by 2023.
The online MSW program builds on the success of our Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) program, first accredited in 1977, and the online BSW program. We seek a candidate who is interested in developing an innovative, student-centered program in an academic environment that values a collaborative approach that integrates social work practice, theory, and research. Such a candidate will join a faculty that teaches and engages in ongoing social work scholarship and service to the profession and community consistent with University expectations for tenure-track faculty. In addition, an ideal candidate would bring skills that contribute to the building of the new Masters program as their majority contribution to service requirements.
Required Qualifications: · Master's degree in social work · Two years of post-MSW practice experience · Excellent networking and professional communication skills
Preferred Qualifications: · Doctoral degree in social work · Curriculum development experience · Experience with conducting and publishing research
Eastern Kentucky University, named among America’s best colleges by Forbes and among “Great Colleges to Work For” by the Chronicle of Higher Education, is a four-year public comprehensive university offering 149 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to over 16,000 students. Eastern Kentucky University is located in Richmond, Kentucky. Whether you prefer the relative peace and quiet of a small town or all the buzz of a large city, living in Richmond offers the best of both worlds. Richmond is a fast-growing but still quiet community of about 32,000 where the Bluegrass region and all its scenic horse farms meet the foothills of the rugged Appalachian mountains. Just 25 miles north, an easy drive on I-75, is Kentucky's second-largest city, Lexington, population 305,000. Other large cities within an easy two-hour, all-interstate drive are Louisville, KY, Cincinnati, OH, and Knoxville, TN.
Review of applications will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled.
· Master's degree in social work · Two years of post-MSW practice experience · Excellent networking and professional communication skills
Eastern Kentucky University is a regional, coeducational, public institution of higher education offering general and liberal arts programs, pre-professional and professional training in education and various other fields at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Located in Richmond, Madison County, Kentucky, Eastern has a distinguished record of more than a century of educational service to the Commonwealth. Situated near the heart of the Bluegrass, Richmond is served by a network of major highways that make Eastern easily accessible from all parts of Kentucky and surrounding states. Richmond is 26 miles southeast of Lexington, Kentucky. Interstate Highways I-75 (north-south) and I-64 (east-west) make the metropolitan areas of Cincinnati, 112 miles to the north, and Louisville, 110 miles to the west, within convenient distance by automobile. Richmond is also served by U.S. Route 25 from Southeastern Kentucky and Kentucky Route 52 from the east and west. The Bluegrass, Mountain, Daniel Boone, and Cumberland Parkways provide even greater accessibility by automobile since the city is located near the convergence of these arterial highways into the interstate system. Richmond, ...the county seat of Madison County, is one of the Commonwealth's fastest-growing cities, with about 33,000 residents. The community provides an excellent environment for the university student and boasts a regional shopping mall, theaters, live entertainment, fine dining, cultural events and activities, as well as many areas of historic and scenic interest. Fort Boonesborough State Park, birthplace of Kentucky, is located 12 miles to the north. Many other historical sites are within easy driving distance. Scenic and recreational areas surround this section of the state .