Department of Social Work - 12 Month Faculty

George Mason University - Fairfax, VA

The Department of Social Work invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, term faculty position.

Mason, a Carnegie Research I institution, is the largest, most diverse, and innovative public university in Virginia with more than 38,000 students from all 50 states and over 135 countries. Located in Fairfax, Virginia, Mason is part of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, offering easy access to the cultural, scientific, and political resources of the nation’s capital. Mason has two other satellite campuses in Arlington and Manassas, Virginia. Mason has a strong institutional commitment to access to excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive access to excellence.

About the College:
The College of Health and Human Services at George Mason University comprises five academic units in addition to Social Work: Global and Community Health; Health Administration, Policy and Informatics; Nursing; Nutrition and Food Studies; and Rehabilitation Science, fielding a variety of graduate and undergraduate programs (BS through PhD). The College has seven academic programs that are externally accredited, and is home to more than 1,900 undergraduate and 950 graduate students and approximately 140 faculty and staff. The College is currently transitioning to become a college of public health. Further information about the College may be found at:

The College has just opened its Population Health Center (PHC), which is a state-of-the art clinical and research facility located in the Peterson Family Health Sciences Hall on the Fairfax campus. It will offer integrated primary and behavioral health care to the community and house population-based research while providing experiential learning and professional development opportunities for students within a transdisciplinary setting. The PHC is a space on the Mason campus where the Department of Social Work’s faculty and students, alongside their transdisciplinary collaborators and community partners, can deliver behavioral health and work together to address some of the profession’s most pressing social challenges.

About the Department:
The Department of Social Work has internationally recognized faculty for their expertise in areas of behavioral health, older adults, children and youth, and immigration, with a proud history of faculty-student-community research collaborations. The Department of Social Work offers BSW and MSW degree programs with an educational and research mission focusing on practice and policy interventions that improve health and well-being and promote economic and social justice, particularly for underserved individuals, families, and communities. It has just launched a highly-enrolled online MSW degree program, and is building a PhD degree. The Department comprises 17 faculty and serves approximately 200 BSW and 250 MSW students. The Department enjoys its location 15 miles from Washington, DC, which allows students internship opportunities at some of the country’s most sought-after national, government, and community field sites. Further information about the Department may be found at

Primary Responsibilities:
Responsibilities include teaching 10 courses, or 30 credit hours over the fall, spring, and summer terms (typically 4 courses in the fall, 4 courses in the spring, and 2 courses in the summer). The faculty member will primarily teach MSW courses online, but may teach in classroom courses. Other responsibilities include participation in faculty meetings, university/faculty governance, professional and public service; serving on departmental committees; and performing related assignments such as supervising student projects, experiential learning, and student advising.

Required Qualifications:
Candidates must have an MSW degree from a CSWE-accredited program; two or more years of post-MSW practice experience; teaching experience in Social Work education (both online and traditional formats); proficiency in office software products (WORD, EXCEL, PowerPoint) and database capabilities; and ability to work efficiently and effectively with a diverse student population.

Preferred Qualifications:
Earned doctorate in social work or a closely related field; experience with Blackboard; and online teaching experience.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants must apply for position number F449AZ at using the online submission system: Applications must include: (1) a cover letter of interests summarizing teaching interests and experience (2), a two-page teaching philosophy that includes the candidate’s vision of diversity and inclusion; (3) a complete curriculum vitae;(4) a statement of diversity (please see below) and (5) three professional letters of reference. Review of applications will begin on November 15th and continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications submitted using will be reviewed.

Statement of Diversity: Please respond to the following: Reflect on your work with any individuals in a teaching, mentorship, research, or advisory capacity who are from marginalized groups. How did you help them capitalize the strengths and overcome barriers to success? Think about your experience with research mentorship, teaching or tutoring, academic advising, and community mentorship (No more than 2 paragraphs).

Please direct inquiries to Dr. Mike Wolf-Branigin, Search Committee Chair, Department of Social Work at

For Full Consideration, Apply by: November 14, 2019