Assistant Professor - Social Work

College of Staten Island - Staten Island, NY4.3


The Department of Social Work at the College of Staten Island (CSI) invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2019. We seek applicants who specialize in the area of disability studies and social work. Disability is broadly defined to include brain injury, chronic health, cognitive, developmental, intellectual, neurological, psychiatric, physical, sensory, substance use disorder (SUD), and other impairments. The specific area of disability studies is open, yet should have clear links to direct social work practice.

The Social Work Department embodies the College's commitment to educational excellence through scholarship, service, and teaching. Responsibilities include assistance in coordination of the undergraduate and graduate direct practice/clinical sequence, curriculum development, and advisement. The College and Department are committed to a diverse work environment that reflects the multicultural makeup of our student body. The successful candidate will be committed to inclusion and excellence. The search committee is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching and service, to the diversity of the academic community. Women and applicants from traditionally underrepresented populations, including people with disabilities, and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

The College of Staten Island (CSI) is a City University of New York (CUNY) senior College organized around two academic divisions and three schools, with approximately 14,000 students. CSI offers a broad range of academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences, and in several professional areas. The College awards associate's, bachelor's, master's and clinical doctoral degrees, and in collaboration with The CUNY Graduate Center, numerous PhD degrees. CSI's internationally recognized faculty passionately engage in scholarly and artistic activities, and together with a strong professional staff, lead students through transformational learning experiences both inside and outside of the classroom. The College is situated on a 204-acre site, has recently incorporated a residential component, and is currently engaging in capital expansion. It is a hub of intellectual and artistic activity and a community partner and source of economic impact and job creation for the greater Staten Island area. We serve a diverse student population from all five NYC boroughs and beyond. The College has a shuttle service to and from the Staten Island Ferry to Manhattan, and is also accessible from Manhattan and Brooklyn via MTA express and limited-stop buses. The Social Work Department, housed within the School of Health Sciences, has a diverse faculty who publish in the areas of disability studies both in the U.S. and internationally, including alcohol and drug problems, healthcare for children and adults with disabilities, and the social inclusion of children with developmental disabilities. We also study feminist theory, critical multiculturalism, restorative justice, and gerontology.


Minimum Qualifications
- Research doctorate in Social Work or a closely related field by start date.
- MSW from a CSWE accredited program.
- Three years of post MSW social work practice experience.
- Clinical Social Work license in NY or immediate eligibility for NY LCSW.

Preferred qualifications
- Current research in some area of Disability Studies and Social Work.
- History of, or strong potential for publications in peer reviewed journals.
- Potential for external support for scholarship.


CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development. Salary range commensurate with experience.


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Applicants must submit a single PDF attachment that includes a letter of application, a CV, a one page research and teaching statement, and contact information for three professional references. If you have difficulty uploading the documents please send them to the following email address:


Posting closes on November 30, 2018; Review of applications will begin September 14, 2018.


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CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.