Social Work

Job Posting Title

Assistant Professor-Social Work

Job Description


Possible appointment as the BSW Program Director

Fort Hays State University and the Department of Social Work is accepting applications for a nine-month tenure track Assistant Professor of Social Work.  If the selected candidate is appointed as the BSW Program Director, the compensation package will also include one additional month of salary to cover limited summer duties.


Nine-month tenure track position with responsibilities in both the online Masters of Social Work Program (clinical specialization) and in the Bachelors of Social Work Program (face to face and online).  Annual required teaching load equivalent to 24 baccalaureate credit hours; providing service to the community, the profession, the department, the college, and the university; and engaging in scholarly activities.

Required Qualifications:

An MSW and at least two years post-MSW social work practice is required.  Applicants must possess a Kansas Social Work license (LMSW or LSCSW) at date of employment.  Commitments to diversity and culturally competent education are required. 

Preferred Qualifications:

A doctorate in social work or closely related field is strongly preferred.  Teaching experience at a four-year institution of higher education and online teaching experience preferred.  Preference will be given to candidates who have five or more years of post-MSW experience.  Interest in rural practice is desirable.  Candidates who can bring a diversity of backgrounds and experiences to our community are especially encouraged to apply.

Appointment Date:

Position begins August 2021.  Priority deadline of applications will be January 15, 2021 and review of applications will continue until the position is filled. 

Benefits: FHSU offers a competitive salary and benefit package

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Applications should include a curriculum vita, a cover letter specifying how the applicant’s credentials match with the job description, a statement of teaching philosophy, a vision of scholarship and service, and contact information for three professional references.  Applicant documents should be submitted in one PDF.

If you have questions regarding the position, please contact:
Tim Davis, PhD, LSCSW

About the Department of Social Work:

The Department of Social Work at Fort Hays State University offers a CSWE accredited Bachelors of Social Work degree on the main campus, in face to face outreach locations, and online. The Department also began offering an online clinically focused MSW Program in Fall of 2020, which is currently going through the process of accreditation with CSWE.  Our focus on training outstanding social work practitioners creates a rewarding environment that attracts professors who aspire to be outstanding mentors and teachers.  Our expert faculty bring diverse practice experiences and active research agendas into the classroom, demonstrating to students how social work knowledge and skills apply to real world challenges.  Students benefit from a robust practice-oriented curriculum, with hands-on experiential learning, preparing them for a long and rewarding career in Social Work. 

About the College of Health and Behavioral Sciences:

The College of Health and Behavioral Sciences is home to many challenging and exciting degree programs in the fields of allied health, communication sciences and disorders, health and human performance, nursing, psychology and social work.  With 80 full-time faculty serving nearly 2700 undergraduate and graduate students, the departments offer programs that prepare students for careers in some of the fastest-growing occupations in the United States. Outstanding facilities, comprehensive and demanding curricula, and a reputation for innovation and excellence in teaching provide a framework for graduates to excel in their chosen field. In addition to discipline specific coursework, students have numerous opportunities to gain experience and knowledge through research projects, field trips, service-learning activities, teaching apprenticeships, internships, and student exchange.  Students develop skills and competencies that prepare them to be practitioners, scientists, health care providers, educators, managers, and policy makers destined for key roles in the health and behavioral sciences.  


Candidates will discover a locale where professional satisfaction and career achievement are paired with an optimal quality of life. Fort Hays State University is located in Hays, Kansas, a vibrant, growing community of over 20,000 that takes great pride in the University’s presence. Hays is a celebration of historic and contemporary contrasts, evidenced in its frontier roots highlighted throughout the city and local museums and in its redeveloped downtown area where residents enjoy one-of-a-kind restaurants, unique shopping, and a vibrant arts scene. This community’s commitment to the future inspires Hays businesses to reinvest locally.

A welcoming and family-centered community, Hays offers premier healthcare services, a growing high-tech and retail business community, and excellent Pre-K and K–12 schools in both the private and public sectors. The City of Hays has long been known as a safe community, and the FHSU campus is recognized by the National Council for Home Safety and Security in 2018 as one of the Top 100 Safest College Campuses in America. For entertainment, recreation, education, employment, or simply for a comfortable place to live, residents of all ages will find in Hays the elements that contribute to a safe, enjoyable, and fulfilling lifestyle.

Notice of Non-discrimination – Fort Hays State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, national origin, color, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability or veteran status.

Background Check: Final candidate will have consented to and successfully completed a criminal background check.

Notice to KPERS retirees applying for a position: Recent legislation changes working-after-retirement rules for both you and your employer if you go back to work for a KPERS employer. Please contact your KPERS representative or for further information on how this might affect you.

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