QUALIFICATIONS: MSW degree and a minimum of two years practice experience is required. Preferred candidates will possess a Ph.D. degree in Social Work or related discipline, or be ABD, OR possess an MSW degree with advanced practice experience, licensure in social work, and/or previous college teaching experience in the discipline.
Intercultural (international) experience is desirable; a strong affinity for the values espoused by EMU that draw from its Anabaptist/Mennonite heritage; desire and ability to engage diverse students.
RESPONSIBILITIES: This is an opportunity to join a progressive learning community and make collaborative contributions teaching from your base of scholarship and/or practice background. The position will carry both teaching and field responsibilities (typically with three courses per semester with additional field or administrative assignment). Applicants must have a strong commitment to high-quality teaching and be enthusiastic about mentoring and advising students. Engagement in ongoing scholarly activity and departmental service is expected.
Eastern Mennonite University’s BSW program, located at Harrisonburg, has been continuously accredited by the Council on Social Work Education [CSWE] since 1976. We are a distinctive social work program in a historically faith-based institution where values of community, service, and peacebuilding are practiced.
The CSWE Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards provide a foundation for the program’s curriculum and assessment of student learning outcomes. The program is additionally grounded in an implicit curriculum provided by a vibrant University, renown for its peace and justice emphases, which draw diverse people from all over the world for study. The University’s CORE education requirements emphasize diversity, inter-faith dialogue, and inter-cultural understanding. Every undergraduate student must fulfill inter-cultural requirements through structured group experiences; most travel for a semester in other countries. The campus community encourages caring relationships, deep spiritual exploration, and a global perspective.
POSITION DETAILS: Nine-month contract, 24 semester hours per year. Salary determined by education and experience. EMU uses a tenure with post-tenure review contract system.
APPOINTMENT DATE: Positions begin mid-August 2022. EMU reserves the right to fill the position at any time or keep the position open.
INQUIRIES: Application review begins November 1, 2021 and is ongoing. Select applicants will be asked to respond to questions relevant to EMU’s faith-based mission. The cover letter should include information on how the candidate’s experience will contribute to the university’s mission, especially its strategic goals related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Application materials, including cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcripts (unofficial acceptable) and contact information for three professional references should be submitted here. Informal inquiries may be directed to the Dean of the School of Social Sciences and Professions David Brubaker at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow the apply now instructions at the top of this page.
Eastern Mennonite University (http://www.emu.edu) is an equal opportunity employer, committed to enhancing diversity across the institution. EMU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity. EMU conducts criminal background investigations as part of the hiring process.
EMU seeks faculty who show promise of or have demonstrated
teaching excellence in a Christian liberal arts environment,
a commitment to ongoing scholarship, and
familiarity with and respect for Anabaptist/Mennonite Christian faith practices.
EMU pursues creativity, innovation, and excellence in all educational programs and invites students to follow Christ’s call to witness faithfully, serve compassionately, and walk boldly in the way of nonviolence and peace.