Social work

Hiring Part-Time Faculty for 2021-22 Academic Year

February 9, 2021

The Department of Social Work is hiring part-time instructors for the 2021-22 academic year.

CSUN's Commitment to You:

CSUN is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. As both an AANAPISI & HSI (Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution & Hispanic Serving Institution), CSUN welcomes candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence. Our values include a respect for all people, building partnerships with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity. CSUN strives to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. CSUN is especially interested in candidates who make contributions to equity and inclusion in the pursuit of excellence for all members of the university community.

For more information about the University, visit the CSUN website.

About the College:

For more information about the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, visit the CSBS Website.

About the Social Work Department:

The mission of the Department of Social Work is to prepare professional social workers to be anti-oppressive, socially just agents of change by promoting well-being in urban settings. As an advanced generalist program with a focus on urban communities, we teach and create collaborative learning experiences. For full mission statement and goals please, visit our website.

Anticipated Needs:

Note: All part-time faculty appointments are temporary and do not confer academic rank. Final determination of part-time teaching assignments is contingent upon student enrollment figures and funding.

Please refer to the CSUN MSW Social Work website for course descriptions.

Current Courses or SpecializationQualificationsSalary Range

Human Behavior & the Social Environment (HBSE).   Courses: (1) SWRK 501: HBSE I; (2) SWRK 502: HBSE II; (3) SWRK 630: Family Crises, Trauma & Grief

MSW required.  2 years minimum experience in (1) social work practice and (2) teaching and/or training experience required.  Candidates should demonstrate interest and competence in teaching and mentoring a diverse student population using an anti-oppressive, intersectional, trauma-informed, collaborative perspective that directly addresses our mission. 

Fractional Amount of Base Salary ($4,229 - $6,335).
Paid in Six Monthly Installments.

Research.  Courses:  (1) SWRK 535: Social Work Research Methods I; (2) SWRK 635: Social Work Research Methods II; (3) SWRK 698: Graduate (Final Research) Project

MSW or closely related degree required. PhD in Social Work or related field preferred. 2 years minimum experience teaching and/or training experience required. Candidates should demonstrate interest and competence in teaching and mentoring a diverse student population using an anti-oppressive, intersectional, trauma-informed, collaborative perspective that directly addresses our mission. 

Fractional Amount of Base Salary ($4,229 - $6,335).
Paid in Six Monthly Installments.

Practice (Micro/Mezzo Focus). Courses:  (1)SWRK 503: Psychosocial Assessment & Diagnostic Formulation; (2) SWRK 510: Generalist Social Work Theory & Practice I; (3) SWRK 520: Social Work Practice in Multicultural Contexts; (4) SWRK 601: Advanced Social Work Practice with Urban Families I; (5) SWRK 602: Advanced Social Work Practice II. 

MSW required. LCSW preferred. 4 years minimum experience in (1) social work practice and (2) teaching and/or training experience required. Candidates should demonstrate interest and competence in teaching and mentoring a diverse student population using an anti-oppressive, intersectional, trauma-informed, collaborative perspective that directly addresses our mission. 

Fractional Amount of Base Salary ($4,229 - $6,335).
Paid in Six Monthly Installments.

Practice (Macro/Community Focus).  Courses:  (1)SWRK 521: Generalist Social Work Theory & Practice II; (2) SWRK 621: Advanced Social Work Practice in Urban Communities

MSW required. 2 years minimum experience (1) as a macro practitioner (i.e., community organizer, program manager, policy analyst, political office, etc.) and (2) teaching and/or training experience required. Candidates should demonstrate interest and competence in teaching and mentoring a diverse student population using an anti-oppressive, intersectional, trauma-informed, collaborative perspective that directly addresses our mission. 

Fractional Amount of Base Salary ($4,229 - $6,335).
Paid in Six Monthly Installments.

Policy.  Courses:  (1) SWRK 525:  Social Welfare Policy & Services; (2) SWRK 645:  Urban Social Policy & Advocacy

MSW required. 2 years minimum experience in (1) social work practice and (2) teaching and/or training experience required. Candidates should demonstrate interest and competence in teaching and mentoring a diverse student population using an anti-oppressive, intersectional, trauma-informed, collaborative perspective that directly addresses our mission. 

Fractional Amount of Base Salary ($4,229 - $6,335). Paid in Six Monthly Installments.

Field.  Courses:  (1) SWRK 522/523/P:  Generalist Field Education I & II;  (2) SWRK 622/623/P:  Specialist Field Education with Urban Communities I & II

MSW required. 2 years minimum experience in (1) social work practice and (2) field instruction, teaching, field instruction certification, and other specialized training experience required. Depending on field needs, applicant may be required to drive throughout LA County (including Antelope Valley), Ventura County, Orange County and/or Santa Barbara County. Candidates should demonstrate interest and competence in teaching and mentoring a diverse student population using an anti-oppressive, intersectional, trauma-informed, collaborative perspective that directly addresses our mission. Responsibilities include:
• Consultant to specified agencies and field instructors, including implementation of student field education experiences as required.

Fractional Amount of Base Salary ($4,229 - $6,335).
Paid in Six Monthly Installments.

Application Process

Applicants must submit the following:

  1. Cover Letter, including:
    1. course(s) you are applying to teach, (please refer to the CSUN MSW Social Work website for a list of course descriptions.)
    2. relevant experience with the subject matter of course(s),
    3. brief statement detailing your teaching philosophy and your ability to address the Department's mission.
  2. CV (curriculum vitae), including:
    1. educational background
    2. teaching or training experience
    3. social work practice experience in subject matter
    4. reference list with 3 references including contact information.
    5. scholarship/publication (if applicable)
  3. Part-Time Lecturer Application (.pdf)
  4. Student Evaluations (if available)
  5. Classroom Observation Reports (if available)

Application Deadline for AY 2021 - 2022: March 24, 2021

Inquiries and applications should be addressed to:

Dr. Jodi Brown, Chairperson, Email: jodi.brown@csun.edu and cc Laura Ontiveros, Office Manager, Email: laura.ontiveros@csun.edu

General Information:

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The person holding this position may be considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the status of applicants.

CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Executive Order 1096. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting CSUN Department of Social Work at 818-677-7630.