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SSW- Faculty Associate/Academic Associate Pool Yuma AY 2024-2025

Arizona State University

Arizona State University

Yuma, AZ, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Arizona State University: Office of the University Provost Downtown: Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions: School of Social Work



Open Date

Apr 15, 2024


The School of Social Work in the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions at Arizona State University (ASU) invites applications for Faculty Associate and Academic Associate positions during the 2024–2025 academic year. Faculty Associates and Academic Associates are part-time, adjunct faculty who are hired on one-semester, renewable contracts to teach one or two courses (not to exceed 0.40 FTE) per semester, either in-person or online.

Faculty Associate and Academic Associate positions are fixed-term appointments that are not eligible for benefits, sabbaticals, or tenure. Salary is based upon qualifications and assigned teaching load. Official transcripts are required prior to employment. Individuals employed as Faculty Associates and Academic Associates may not hold multiple, non-benefits eligible appointments at Arizona State University.

For this position, we seek to attract an active, culturally and intellectually diverse pool of qualified people who are available to teach in-person courses on ASU’s Yuma campus, as well as a pool of faculty who are also able to teach online.

About the School:

The School of Social Work https://socialwork.asu.edu is a school within Watts College of Public Services and Community Solutions. Watts College has a student body of over 6,700 undergraduate and graduate students, with over 57 percent students of color. The School of Social Work actively seeks applicants who have experience teaching, mentoring, and developing research in ways that effectively address individuals from historically underrepresented backgrounds. Our School, and indeed the entirety of our University, seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of our state, to maintain excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. ASU is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility, and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, political affiliation, veteran’s status, or any other basis protected by law.

Job Duties:

● Teach courses, as assigned

● Deliver course content through lectures, readings and resources, class discussions, and other teaching activities

● Support student engagement and learning

● Grade assignments and assessments according to rubrics

● Develop instructor presence

● Communicate in a timely, supportive, and responsive manner to students, staff, and faculty

● Be familiar with and follow ASU, Watts College, and School of Social Work policies and procedures related to teaching

● Collaborate with other faculty


Required Qualifications:

● An earned master’s degree in a social sciences field, or related field, from an accredited institution by time of appointment.

● Consistent with ASU’s Charter and the School of Social Work mission, a demonstrated commitment to inclusion

● Minimum of two years of full-time related post master’s experience

● Prior teaching and/or training experience

● Expertise in one or more of the following content areas: Cultural Competence, Child Welfare, Youth & Adolescent Services, Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Health & Behavioral Health, Hospital Social Work, Immigrant/Refugee Services, Practice Oriented Research, Gerontology, Poverty, Homelessness, Public Housing, Domestic Violence, Military/Veterans, Research/Statistics, Human Biology, Border Issues

● Experience with technology/course management systems, including Canvas

● Excellent English written and verbal communication skills

Desired Qualifications:

● An MSW degree from a CSWE-accredited university

● Six years of related experience

● Prior higher education teaching experience

● Experience facilitating student-led discussions

● Experience working with diverse student populations

● Evidence of collaboration skills

Application Instructions

Application Deadline:

The initial application deadline is May 15, 2024 at 5:00 pm. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool throughout the fiscal year (which closes on June 30, 2025). Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled.

Application Procedure:

To apply, please visit https://publicservice.asu.edu/content/jobs. Applicants must submit all of the following materials through an Interfolio dossier:

● A statement no more than three pages in length, including the following:

● The applicant’s interest in this position and fit relative to the required and desired qualifications

● A paragraph on the applicant’s teaching philosophy

● A curriculum vitae or résumé that details the applicant’s educational and professional history, as well as the applicant’s complete contact information (mailing address, phone number, and email address);

● The names and contact information of three references (name, title, organization, email address, and phone number). At least one reference needs to be a current and/or past supervisor.

All we do at ASU is guided and inspired by the University Charter, which reads:

ASU is a comprehensive public research university, measured not by whom it excludes, but by whom it includes and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities it serves.

Successful candidates will demonstrate throughout their materials how their teaching, research, and service will contribute to the fulfillment of this charter.