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F0464 - Tenure-Track — Assistant/ Associate Professor of Social Work

Published 2024-06-05

Job Duties

Norfolk State University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant/Associate
Professor rank in The Ethetyn R. Strong School of Social Work. Duties include teaching across the BSW/MSW curriculum with a generalist social work framework and a social justice focus. 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. Although we are open to candidates that can teach various courses across programs, we desire candidates that can teach advanced statistics courses in both the master's and PhD 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.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Additional Considerations

1. Five years full-time teaching (associate professor) experience in social work at the undergraduate or graduate level.
2. Experience in grantsmanship and scholarship that is commensurate with employment at the rank of associate professor.
3. Applicants at the rank of associate professor must demonstrate strong research capacity and potential for external funding.
4. Ability to teach advanced statistics course.

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: 757-823-8160


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.

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