Associate or Professor, Master of Social Work (Department Chair)
California State University at Dominguez Hills

Carson, California

Job no: 504719
Work type: Instructional Faculty - Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: Dominguez Hills
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, Faculty - Health Sciences

Associate or Professor, Tenured

Chair/Director of the Department of Social Work that administers the MSW program (full/part-time)

College of Health, Human Services, & Nursing

Position Description

The Department of Social Work at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) invites applications for a Tenured Associate or Professor position (12-month) to serve as the Chair of the Master of Social Work Program with the appointment starting in Fall 2022. The position includes overseeing one state and one local grant as a PI.

At CSUDH, we celebrate and respect diversity in all forms, including race, religion, gender, ethnicity, civilian status, people with varied abilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. CSUDH is seeking applications from candidates who can demonstrate experience in teaching and working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and contribute to the University's mission, vision, and core values.

For more information: Mission, Vision, and Core Values.

Department of Social Work, College of Health, Human Services and Nursing

The Master of Social Work (MSW) program at California State University, Dominguez Hills is intentionally designed to address the diverse social service needs, issues and problems particular to a large metropolitan area such as Los Angeles County. Building on the diversity of the various ethnic groups and cultures residing in the area, the program prepares social work students for community-centered, contextually competent social work practice, inclusive of culture, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, religion, class, sexual orientation, gender and other aspects of identity. The effects of bias, prejudice and institutionalized racism are examined so that students understand how these issues can affect social work practice, policy development and program implementation. Students learn a variety of perspectives and ways of identifying strategies and interventions for addressing these concerns and other problems in social work practice with individuals, families and communities.

The Department of Social Work promotes a psychosocial, ecological and cross-cultural approach to social work practice with Critical Race Theory and Intersectionality serving as the theoretical framework for contextually competent practice. The curriculum is developed and organized in a coherent and integrated manner, consistent with program goals and objectives. CSUDH, The Department of Social work offers one concentration: Social Work Practice in Communities (SWPC) and three specializations: Children, Youth and Families, Community Mental Health and Community Capacity Building.

For more information:

The Position

The College of Health, Human Services and Nursing at California State Dominguez Hills seeks an individual to serve as the Chair/Director of the Master of Social Work Program. The successful candidate will be an accomplished scholar in social work or related field (e.g. track record of publications and/or grant funding) with demonstrated academic leadership skills (e.g. Director of BSW, MSW Program, department chair or related leadership positions) and vision to lead a department that emphasizes research excellence, quality graduate instruction, and community engagement. The department is seeking someone that will participate in transparent academic governance at the department, college and university levels, and foster faculty development through mentorship, collaboration and training opportunities.


Manage and supervise faculty and staff, and administer and evaluate academic programs, budget, and student advisement. Engage in social work professional achievement. Create and maintain an academic and collegial environment that fosters excellence in teaching, research, and community service. Provide guidance in both curriculum and faculty development. Secure and manage external funding. Other duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications

  • Applicants must have experience in teaching and working with colleagues from diverse backgrounds, including age, socioeconomic, cultural, and academic experience.
  • Earned doctorate in Social Work/Social Welfare or closely related field from an accredited institution of higher education (e.g. Ph.D, DSW)
  • Earned a master's degree in social work from a CSWE-accredited program. Minimum of two (2) years of post-MSW continuous practice experience in professional social work
  • At least six (6) recent years of satisfactory progressive teaching experience, which includes a minimum of three (3) years in an accredited (CSWE) MSW or BSW program
  • A record of scholarly accomplishments, including publications in peer-reviewed academic journals, invited contributions to publications, invitations to present at national conferences, and successful external funding awards
  • Accomplishments that warrant appointment as a Tenured Associate or Full Professor
  • Demonstrated experience in curriculum development
  • A minimum of three (3) years of demonstrated experience in an administrative position with demonstrated organization and resource management skills in a university setting
  • Demonstrated academic leadership
  • Active participation in professional organizations
  • Demonstrated experience with CSWE accreditation standards as they apply to graduate programs
  • Strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills
  • Effective conflict resolution skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience securing and managing grants
  • Leadership in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion through teaching, scholarship, curriculum development, administrative experience, or professional activities in social work.
  • Demonstrated experience and commitment to anti-racist or anti-oppression social work education.

Employment Requirement - Background Check

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

Mandated Reporter Per CANRA

The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083, revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment.

How to Apply- To apply for this position, please click the "Apply Now" button on this page.

The position is open until filled. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2021. For full consideration, please submit your completed application with the required materials no later than December 15, 2021.

  • Current Curriculum Vitae with contact information
  • Cover letter
  • A Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • A Statement on Teaching
  • A Statement on Research
  • A Statement on Leadership
  • List of 3 references with contact information*
  • Unofficial transcripts (an official transcript will be required for finalists)**
  • Sample Publications
  • Teaching Evaluations (most recent: 2 yrs)

*This position requires three letters of recommendation (LORs). Please do not upload your LORs with your application. Your list of references will be notified at the appropriate time during the search process. They will receive a request via email along with information on uploading the LOR. You will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUDH by logging back into your applicant portal.

**For finalists with International transcripts, a United States Equivalency certification will be required.

A United States (US) Equivalency certification is required for earned/awarded/conferred foreign terminal degrees, which is from a foreign Academic Institution for foreign studies. The US Equivalency certification is used to validate foreign studies from an academic credential evaluation agency and is evaluated on foreign studies and deemed to be equivalent to degrees from the United States. The certification must translate the information in English, and confirm that your highest terminal degree is US Equivalent to a US terminal degree (i.e., Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate's, Doctor's of Philosophy). The certification can be emailed to or mailed directly to the office of Faculty Affairs and Development, 1000 East Victoria Street, WH-368, Carson, CA 90747.

If you have questions regarding the position, please contact:

Enrique Ortega

Search Committee Chair

CSU, Dominguez Hills

1000 East Victoria Street,

Carson, CA 90747

Closing Statement

CSUDH is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

For more information: U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call the Human Resources' Office (310) 243-3771.

Clery Act crime statistics for CSUDH are available at Campus Security Report (Clery), or by calling University Police at (310) 243-3639.

Upon appointment, all candidates must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.

The California State University is Smoke and Tobacco Free. Smoking, Vaping and other Tobacco use are Not Permitted anywhere on University property. Education Code 42356, CCR Title 5, Article 9.

For more information see: Smoke & Tobacco-Free

Advertised: 09 Sep 2021 Pacific Daylight Time
Applications close: Open until filled

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