Job TitleFaculty in Social Work
Position TypeFull Time
Job Category Faculty
Salary Range $ 66,150 - 83,650
Location Fresno, CA US
Application Deadline -
Contact Name Priscilla Piñon
Department Provost Office
Phone US +1 (559) 453-2031
Position SummaryAnticipated Hiring Salary Range: $66,150.00-$83,650.00
Department: School of Humanities, Religion, and Social Science (HRSS)
Reports To: Dean of the School of HRSS
Status/Time Commitment: 11-month/ Full Time
Rank: Assistant Professor
Start Date: 07/01/2023
Fresno Pacific University is a faith based Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) located in the San Joaquin Valley of California. The Social Work program makes a significant contribution to the field in the Central Valley, helping students develop generalist social work practice skills. The department is looking for an Assistant Professor of Social Work who can teach across the curriculum spectrum included in a generalist education. Candidates must be able to teach in the evenings in the Degree Completion format, which includes hybrid blended six-week courses. The candidate may also be asked to teach in the Traditional Undergraduate (TUG) format, which includes day courses. The faculty member will be expected to engage in scholarly activity, curriculum development, and contribute to ongoing program assessment and evaluation.
Be in agreement with the university’s Confession of Faith, found here, have a personal commitment to Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, be active in the life of the church, and live a life consistent with a commitment to the Lordship of Christ.
Embrace the mission, vision, and values of Fresno Pacific University.
Be Christ-centered in all areas while working with staff, faculty, students, and or any person or organization in the course of representing the University.
All FPU employees are called to exercise the gifts and calling of God through their daily life and role here at FPU. As ministers to students and other employees in daily life, FPU employees seek to embody the ideals laid out in the FPU Idea.
A steadfast commitment to the “The Fresno Pacific University Idea” and agreement to support its ideals and practices while employed by the University.
Pursue an active scholarly agenda;
Teach in the evenings in the Degree Completion (DC) format, which includes hybrid blended six-week courses.
Teach as assigned in the Traditional Undergraduate (TUG) format, which includes day courses.
Contribute to ongoing program assessment and evaluation.
Doctorate in social work or related field; An MSW from a CSWE accredited university is required for this position. An MSW without a doctorate may be considered; however, faculty are required to have, or be in the process of acquiring, a terminal degree;
Record or promise of scholarly achievement;
Knowledge of technology/learning management systems;
Experience or aptitude for outstanding college-level teaching;
Minimum of five years post-Master’s experience in the Social Work/human-services profession;
Interest and experience in online development for hybrid courses;
Demonstrate cultural humility and capacity to understand and advance equity and diversity in the educational environment;
Commitment to the Christian faith and the university’s mission of Christ-centered teaching and learning, as well as involvement in a local church;
A terminal degree;
Evidence of scholarly contributions to the field of Social Work;
Teaching experience in a college setting, preferably with adult learners;
Familiarity with the Latino community, as well as the ethnic and socio-economic diversity of the Central Valley;
Experience with CSWE accreditation;
Ability to ethically integrate Christian faith in the field of social work education;
Membership in a Mennonite Brethren congregation.
Personal Statements: brief statement (1 page or less) on each of the following topics:
Philosophy of Education
Relationship & Commitment to Jesus Christ and the Church
Relating Christian faith to discipline and teaching
Transcripts (showing highest degree earned)
2 Letters of Recommendation
This person should have extensive knowledge of your Christian life and relationship with Jesus Christ. This knowledge should be expressed in the letter.
Fresno Pacific University is the only accredited Christian university founded in the Central Valley. FPU connects every student’s untapped potential with unlimited opportunity for professional, personal and ethical growth. FPU offers undergraduate, graduate and seminary programs that stress solid academic preparation and a strong ethical foundation to more than 3,500 traditional and adult students on the main campus in southeast Fresno and regional campuses in North Fresno, Visalia, Bakersfield and Merced as well as online. The university also reaches about 8,000 students through professional development studies. FPU has the highest four-year graduation rate of any Central Valley college or university, and is a Hispanic Serving Institution, with a Hispanic student population of 47 percent. FPU is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and ranked in the top tier among western universities—master’s category by U.S. News & World Report. Both U.S. News and Washington Monthly include FPU on their “Best Value” and “Best Bang for the Buck” lists, U.S. News places it at number 13 in its category for student social mobility and Money has ranked it at number 11 among 50 Best Colleges for Transfer Students. FPU is affiliated with the Mennonite Brethren Church, and all employees express a personal Christian commitment and support the Christian mission of the university. A description of the unique quality of FPU as an academic community can be found in the Fresno Pacific Idea at fresno.edu/about/fpu_idea.
Indoors in a normal office environment with little exposure to excessive noise, dust, fumes, vibrations, and temperature changes at least eighty percent (80%) of the time.
Frequent computer use at a workstation, up to eight hours per day.
Frequently work at a fast pace with unscheduled interruptions.
Drive personal or University vehicles to appointments.
Public contact position requiring professional apparel, personal hygiene, and grooming.
This position typically functions indoors in an office environment with light to moderate noise associated with business office equipment. The position may involve travel for meetings and events.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to: remain in a stationary position 80 % of the time, be able to move about inside the office to access file cabinets/office machinery etc., operate a computer and keyboard and other office productivity machinery such as calculators/copy machines/printers. The employee is occasionally required to position self to reach items on the floor and in high cabinetry.
The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Employee must be able to communicate with others to exchange information including both over the telephone and in-person communication with callers and community members and be able to read a computer screen and paper documents.
Reasonable accommodations for those with disabilities will be provided in accordance with law.
Reserving its rights as a religious institution, Fresno Pacific University is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, sex, age or disability, or other classes protected by applicable law. Committed to excellence and actively supportive of cultural diversity, FPU invites individuals who contribute to such diversity to apply. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you should contact FPU’s Human Resources Department at firstname.lastname@example.org. As a religious institution, the University will administer the equal opportunity employment policy consistent with the Fresno Pacific University statement of faith, the FPU Idea and the University’s governance by the Pacific District Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches.
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