From Bridgewater State University's inception in 1840 by Horace Mann as one of the first normal schools in America to the current day, BSU has worked to ensure that our students receive an accessible, affordable, and exceptional education. BSU aspires to be the leader in our mission class for closing equity gaps for Black/Cape Verdean, Latinx, Native American, Asian, and other students of color. BSU's institutional values, the work of the President's Special Task Force on Racial Justice, and leadership of the Leading for Change Higher Education Diversity Consortium underscore the campus' commitment to racial equity and other forms of social justice.
The School of Social Work (SSW) has thriving BSW and MSW programs. Current total enrollment is approximately 550. Our programs are staffed by 16 full time faculty, more than 25 part time faculty, three field education specialists and two administrators. Our programs are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The SSW is dedicated to supporting diversity and inclusion in its faculty and students, to promoting social justice and equity, and reflects this emphasis in its curricular and co-curricular activities. The SSW faculty is involved in research, scholarship, and service in key campus initiatives that focus on social justice, institutional diversity, service learning, teaching and learning, mentoring and more. The SSW program is known for its faculty's unique enthusiasm, collaborative approach to teaching and learning, and capacity to provide support and mentoring to its students. The social work students we serve bring many strengths, and are capable, purposeful and fully committed to their studies. Successful candidates will be staff members who can work with their colleagues to help meet the mission of the department in serving and supporting our racially and ethnically diverse campus community.
The School of Social Work seeks candidates for a one-year full-time, benefited, temporary Instructor or Assistant Professor. Essential duties are: 1. Teaching 12 credits per semester as assigned by the School of Social Work chairperson. 2. Advising undergraduate and/or graduate students as assigned. 3. Committee work as assigned. Classes may be conducted on any of BSU's three campuses; the main campus in Bridgewater and at BSU's satellite campuses in Attleboro and on Cape Cod.
Required qualifications are: 1. MSW degree and LICSW 2. Teaching experience in social work 3. Experience in field supervision in social work 4. A demonstrated commitment, through research, practice or teaching, to diversity, equity, inclusion, social justice, and community engagement
1. PhD in Social Work or Social Welfare. ABD candidates will be considered. 2. Experience teaching policy, human behavior and/or research.
Please be aware that employment at Bridgewater State University is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.
Bridgewater State University (BSU) is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer which actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people.
Please note the following information is required to complete your application for this position:
*a minimum of three (3) professional reference entries.
Internal Number: 20107
About Bridgewater State University
Since its founding in 1840, Bridgewater has remained steadfast in its commitment to empower individuals and instill in its community an abiding desire to advance the public good. Our rigorous and dynamic academic environment encourages students and faculty to develop their strengths and become leaders in their fields. At the same time, we strive to lead by example. As the university continues to build momentum, we continuously reinvest in the success of our students and our region.