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The Carthage College Department of Social Work, a CSWE-accredited social work program, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track, assistant or associate professor position (rank dependent upon experience) beginning August 2015. Preference will be given to candidates who have teaching experience within the generalist social work curriculum, social work practice experience, interest in program administration and assessment, and a developing research agenda.

The position requires a MSW from a CSWE-accredited program and a doctoral degree or ABD status in social work or a related field. The department requires that all faculty are certified/licensed to practice as a social worker, or are able to meet this criterion prior to the start date. Upon appointment, the successful candidate will need to become a member of the professional associations CSWE, BPD and NASW.

The teaching portfolio includes practice classes and HBSE. The position requires student advising; engagement in creative and collaborative curriculum planning; contribution to published scholarship in the candidate’s field; and service to profession, community and college. Demonstration of a strengths-based perspective, collaborative work with community partners, and experience with diverse groups is strongly desired.

The Carthage College Social Work Department is a small, energetic program with a strong history of collaborating across the College through service, scholarship, and governance. Further, faculty are encouraged to develop short-term study abroad courses as part of our J-Term (January or June Terms).

Founded in 1847, Carthage College combines an environment of reflection and self-discovery with a culture of high expectation, so that our students uncover and ignite their true potential. As a four-year private liberal arts college with roots in the Lutheran tradition, we place a strong emphasis on both moral and intellectual values. Our prime location in Kenosha, Wisconsin, midway between Chicago and Milwaukee, allows students the opportunity to learn in a professional context. Our beautiful campus, an 80-acre arboretum on the shore of Lake Michigan is home to 150 scholars, 2,600 full-time students, and 400 part-time students. Our rich academic experience equips students with foundational knowledge and skills, preparing graduates to be lifelong learners, and to lead meaningful, productive lives.

The location provides candidates with a unique mix of both rural and urban settings. With a wide range of affordable housing, Kenosha is experiencing renewed economic growth and enjoys strong links to the regional economy. There is also easy access to an abundance of recreational activities along the lakefront.

Review of the applications will begin as they are received and will continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates should submit a single PDF file including a cover letter outlining primary and secondary teaching areas, a curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy and scholarly interests, and the names and contact information of three professional references to:

For best consideration, applications should be received by February 1, 2015.

Carthage College values the diversity of its campus community and encourages applications from traditionally underrepresented groups.