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Seeking applicants for a full-time faculty position in the Department of Social Work’s BSW program with a start date of Fall 2024. This is a renewable, non-tenure track position.

Carthage’s BSW program goals are:

  • To educate students in applying professional values, ethics, and knowledge grounded in anti-oppressive theories and social work practice.
  • To educate students in the values and knowledge of critical social work and social justice in collaboration with other disciplines.
  • To graduate anti-racist BSW generalist practitioners who will become courageous social change agents in their community.
  • The Social Work Department recognizes the insidiousness of institutional racism and is committed to being a leader at the College toward becoming an anti-racist institution.

Job Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will assume a range of responsibilities that will include:

  • Design and teach courses consistent with the Department’s mission & goals in the core areas of the Social Work curriculum including Research and Social Welfare Policy Analysis.
  • Teaching in other areas as well including social work electives. There may be opportunities to develop new elective courses that contribute to the general education curriculum.
  • Teach a full-time course load of 7 courses per year across Fall, January term and Spring semesters.
  • Advise BSW students
  • Support student recruitment and retention
  • Assess student learning outcomes in compliance with all CSWE accreditation and competency standards.
  • Contributing to the development of the social work curriculum.
  • Engaging in professional service within the department, college and the professional community. College service activities include but are not limited to: participating in department, division and faculty meetings; serving on college committees; participating in student recruitment & retention activities.

Required Qualifications:

  • Must be able to teach courses across the core social work curriculum integrating critical social work and interdisciplinary theoretical frameworks. This particular position will be responsible for teaching the research and social work policy analysis courses.
  • Demonstrated experience with, and commitment to, diversity, equity and social justice in social work practice.
  • Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and at least 4 years post-MSW social work employment.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Earned PhD (or ABD) in Social Work or a closely related field.
  • Post MSW social work employment in social services across a range of practice settings.
  • Previous teaching experience in higher education, particularly courses in Research Methods and Social Welfare Policy Analysis.
  • Research interest/experience in an area relevant to the Department’s mission & goals.

Apply Online

Review of applications will begin April 1, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted via the online process to be considered. Questions about this position can be directed to Dr. Becki Hornung, Associate Professor and Social Work Department Chair at

Applications must include a single pdf attachment that contains the following in the order presented:

  • A cover letter with a brief description of your interest and qualifications for this position
  • A statement of teaching philosophy
  • A separate statement on how you will contribute to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion at Carthage College
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • The names and email addresses of three references that can be contacted for letters of support.

About Carthage:

Located on the shore of Lake Michigan in the thriving Chicago-Milwaukee corridor, Carthage College blends the best liberal arts traditions with desirable degree programs, transformative learning opportunities, and personal attention from dedicated faculty and staff. Our beautiful campus, an 80-acre arboretum with stunning lake views, is home to 2,600 undergraduate students and 200 graduate students. Founded in 1847, Carthage is consistently named a Best Midwestern College by The Princeton Review and a Most Innovative School by U.S. News & World Report. All Carthage employees play a vital part in the success of our students, as we work together to create an environment where all can achieve their true potential. Grow with Carthage. Carthage College is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse community. We welcome applications from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability.