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Instructional Faculty

[C18-016] - Social Work Department: Assistant/Associate Professor - Clinical

Position Information

Instructional Faculty


Contact Person:
Dr. Joanne Leon
Phone: 860-832-3146

Job Description

Central Connecticut State University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position (clinical) in the social work department. The successful candidate will teach in a CSWE-accredited undergraduate social work program and contribute actively and effectively to student growth, service, and scholarship. Additional responsibilities include academic advising, serving as field liaison, serving on academic committee assignments, community engagement, grant writing, participate in university events and other department and academy service activities. The accredited program has a strong teaching emphasis including a competency-based education with a proactive stance valuing diverse and minority perspectives. Candidates are expected to be committed to multiculturalism and working with a diverse student body.

Required Qualifications:

  • Doctorate in Social Work or related field including a JD; ABD considered if the completion of the doctorate is by June 1, 2018
  • MSW from a CSWE accredited university
  • Three years full-time post MSW clinical social work direct practice experience
  • Commitment to serving culturally, ethnically and linguistically diverse communities
  • College teaching experience in a variety of social work foundation and practice courses such as research methods, human behavior and the social environment, generalist practice & policy.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated research, scholarship and publication
  • Experience in field coordination
  • Communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with a diverse array of students and colleagues
  • Experience in reaccreditation, student academic advising, committee assignments, professional development activities, research and community service.

The University: CCSU is one of four universities in the Connecticut State Colleges & Universities system. Excellent professors and a wide array of academic programs prepare students for success in whatever field they choose. CCSU’s motto is more than a slogan; it articulates the University’s commitment to students: “Start with a dream. Finish with a future.” CCSU serves approximately 12,200 students - 9,500 undergraduates, and 2,700 graduates. CCSU is richly diverse: more than 25 percent of students are of traditional minority heritage. Visit our web site at

The Community: CCSU is located in New Britain, a city of some 70,000, within a 10-minute drive to the state capital in Hartford. New Britain is home to the nationally recognized New Britain Museum of American Art and offers a range of cultural opportunities, including the New Britain Symphony Orchestra, two theatres, and an extensive park system. The University is approximately two hours (by car) from both Boston and New York City.

Application and Appointment: For full consideration, applications must be received by October 31, 2017. Salary and rank are commensurate with education and experience. To begin the application process, click on the Apply Now button and electronically submit the following in a single file:

  • Letter of interest addressing all the qualifications for the position including a statement on demonstrated scholarship & publications
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Names of three current professional references with mail and email addresses and telephone numbers
  • Transcripts (Unofficial copies are acceptable; if selected, official copies will be required).

For ABD candidates, letter from thesis advisor stating anticipated date of completion.

Please redact any personally identifiable information (i.e., SSN, DOB, marital status) from any documents submitted. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Emailed or mailed copies will not be accepted.

For information contact Dr. Joanne Leon at 860 832-3146 or

Central Connecticut State University is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.