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F0154 - Tenure-Track -Assistant Professor of Social Work

Published 2024-06-05

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Norfolk State University invites applications for a tenure-track position for an Assistant Professor of Social Work in The Ethelyn R. Strong School of Social Work. Candidates are required to possess an MSW from a CSWE accredited School of Social Work and to have earned a terminal degree (PhD, DSW) in social work or a related field. ABD candidates will be considered. The candidate selected is expected to demonstrate and engage in scholarship; provide evidence or potential for exemplary teaching; serve as a professional advisor; provide dissertation support to doctoral students, and engage in service at the university, community, regional, and national levels. We are open to candidates that can teach various courses across programs. This is a full-time, on-site, tenure-track position (nine-month) beginning August 2024.

The Ethelyn R. Strong School of Social Work at Norfolk State University offers a BSW, MSW, and PhD in
Social Work. The School of Social Work enrolls more than 300 exemplary students and employs nearly 30 talented faculty and staff. The School of Social Work faculty produce scholarly work in the areas of child welfare, health, mental health, military social work, macro/community practice, LGBTQ spirituality, and self-care. Since 2021, the School of Social Work has received nearly $2 million dollars in grants and contracts.

Norfolk State University is a comprehensive urban public, doctoral granting institution committed to transforming students' lives through exemplary teaching, research, and service. The University is a top ranked Historically Black College and University (HBCU) with nationally recognized STEM programs, completed by a diverse and robust liberal arts program. it enrolls 6,000 students in over thirty undergraduate and nineteen on-line & in-person graduate programs. Norfolk State University garners over $20M in annual grant expenditures, has as an NCAA Division I athletic program with fifteen sports, and eleven MEAC conference championships in last three years, and a coveted marching band invitation for participation in the 2023 Rose Parade.

Minimum Qualifications

1. MSW degree from a CSWE accredited program.
2. DSW or PhD in Social Work or PhD in a related field. ABD candidates will be considered. Terminal degree is required at the time of employment.
3. Teaching experience and/or evidence of research and scholarly activity.

Additional Considerations

1. Experience in teaching Social Work courses at undergraduate or graduate level.
2. Experience in grantsmanship and research that is commensurate with employment at the rank of assistant professor.
3. Commitment to, or evidence of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
4. Experience in online teaching, preferably using Blackboard.
5. Demonstrate multicultural competence including an awareness and understanding of historically disadvantaged populations.

Special Instructions

You will be provided a confirmation of receipt when your application and/or résumé is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your account to check the status of your application for this position.

Review of applications will begin November 30th, 2023, and will continue until finalists are identified.

Application and/or résumé for this position must be submitted electronically by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date through the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Job Board/Recruitment Management System (RMS). Mailed, emailed, faxed, or hand delivered applications and/or résumés will not be accepted. Applicants who possess an Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Form) or a Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Form) as issued under the Department of Human Resources Management (DHRM) Policy 1.30 Layoff (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only), must attach these forms when submitting their state application and/or résumé. The decision to interview an applicant is based solely on the information received for this position from either the electronic application and/or résumé. RMS provides a confirmation of receipt when your application and/or résumé is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your RMS account to check the status of your application for this position.

Norfolk State University conducts background checks on all candidates identified as a finalist for employment consideration. The type of background check(s) performed are dependent upon the type of position for which you have been identified as a finalist and may include: criminal history, including sexual offender registry checks, reference checks, degree validation, DMV (driving) records, license verification, and credit report reviews. The results of background checks are made available to University employing officials. As a finalist, you will be required to sign an Authorization to Release form. Norfolk State University utilizes Form I-9 and E-verify in the verification of eligibility for employment. Applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.

Contact Information

Name: Office of Human Resources

Phone: 7578238160


In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS), or the Department for the Blind & Vision Impaired (DBVI). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS/DBVI to get their Certificate of Disability.