Taylor University is seeking applications and nominations of distinguished candidates for Program Director in the Department of Social Work within the School of Social Sciences, Education & Business. This tenure-track position begins August 2019. Appointment of rank and salary is dependent upon qualifications and experience. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
The successful candidate will possess an MSW with at least two years of subsequent practice experience. The PhD or DSW in social work or closely related field is preferred. Candidates with MSW degree only must be willing to earn a doctoral degree in social work education. Previous teaching in higher education, effective course delivery (including online), and familiarity with CSWE requirements is desired. Candidates must also have a personal, vibrant faith and Christian walk, and be strongly committed to the educational mission and evangelical Christian orientation of the University.
The successful candidate will have Program Director responsibilities as well as teach social work courses such as diversity courses, macro level practice courses, and social work electives. He/she will represent the program in university, local, and professional community contexts. Student advising, practicum supervision, scholarly activity, student service learning application, student cross-cultural experiences, and committee assignments are also expected.
The social work department serves approximately 75 majors. The department has had a baccalaureate level program (either BA or BS) accredited by CSWE since 1980 and promotes the development of lifelong learning by empowering students to minister the redemptive love of Jesus Christ through social justice within the individual, group and global environments. This mission is accomplished through 1) preparing baccalaureate level social workers to become competent and effective beginning generalist practitioners that includes formal or informal lifelong learning; 2) integrating Christian values with professional social work values to challenge worldviews, personal beliefs, societal constructs; and 3) globalizing students’ perspectives and experiences and sensitizing circles of influence to the issues and experiences of diverse, vulnerable, and often marginalized population groups in an effort to advance social justice. The department is comprised of three full-time faculty members.
Taylor University is a Christ-centered educational institution, and an evangelical, interdenominational covenant community committed to advancing life-long learning and ministering the redemptive love and truth of Jesus Christ to a world in need. Candidates are expected to affirm the Taylor University Life Together Covenant, Statement of Faith, and essential documents.
Taylor is distinctive in its commitment to both spiritual and intellectual development. Academic pursuits at Taylor are rigorous, demanding imagination, dedication and integrity from both students and faculty. As a Christian institution, Taylor University has highly capable, supportive faculty who recognize that all truth has its source in God. Taylor University carries out its mission and purposes primarily by offering undergraduate programs in its residential campus setting. The University also offers focused graduate programs that expand and complement curricular and institutional strengths.
The University is located 60 miles northeast of Indianapolis and 50 miles south of Fort Wayne. The proximity to metropolitan areas provides numerous benefits, including access to specialized healthcare and cultural and entertainment opportunities including music, theater, art, professional athletics and commerce.
Interested candidates should send an application letter, curriculum vita, three reference letters, and complete the application found at https://public.taylor.edu/about/services/human-resources/hiring/FacultyApplication.doc. Materials should be addressed to: Dr. Rhoda C. Sommers, Dean, School of Social Sciences, Education & Business and sent to email@example.com. All materials will remain confidential. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply. Review of applications will begin February 15, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Taylor University complies with federal and state guidelines for nondiscrimination in employment.
About Taylor University
Taylor University, a Christian liberal arts college with a student body of 1,870 on its Upland, Indiana, campus, is known for its distinctive community of scholarship and faith. In addition to a concerned, competent faculty and modern facilities, the University cherishes an atmosphere of uncommon quality, which inspires personal participation and spiritual growth as well as intellectual development. Graduate program in higher education is offered. In addition, Taylor Online serves over 1,200 adult students through degree and non-degree offerings in credit and non-credit formats in distance/distributed learning environments.