Job Opportunity: MSW Faculty Member at Gallaudet University

Gallaudet University Department of Social Work


MSW Faculty Member

Tenure Track (Instructor or Assistant Professor) or Pre-Tenure Track



Gallaudet University serves deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing students from many different backgrounds and seeks to develop a workforce that reflects the diversity of its student body. Gallaudet is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and actively encourages deaf, hard of hearing, members of traditionally underrepresented groups, people with disabilities, women, and veterans to apply for open positions.


General Information:  The Department of Social Work has graduate (MSW) and undergraduate (BA) programs, both accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).  Each program has approximately 50 students, and students represent diverse backgrounds, cultures, learning styles, and educational experiences.  The overwhelming majority of the undergraduates are deaf or hard of hearing, and approximately half of the MSW students are deaf and hard of hearing.  Position is contingent upon funding.



Full time, nine-month, faculty position with responsibility for teaching courses in one or more of the major curriculum areas of the MSW program (social work practice, social work research, human behavior and the social environment, and/or social welfare policy). The incumbent will be responsible for fulfilling duties in three areas: teaching, scholarship, and service in accordance with the University’s faculty guidelines.  The incumbent is also responsible for ongoing course development for both on campus and distance education, responsibility/ownership of a specific course sequence for assessment purposes for the Office of Academic quality and CSWE, advising students, and participating in other activities in the program, department, University, and community as opportunities arise.


Minimum qualifications of candidates for the position:

·       An MSW degree from a CSWE-accredited program.

·       Minimum of 5-years post MSW social work experience within 10 years.

·       Ability to teach in American Sign Language.


Preferred qualifications:

·       PhD preferred; if candidate does not have a doctorate, (s)he will be expected to begin doctoral studies prior to converting to tenure track in the fourth year.

·       Experience in higher education teaching.

·       Knowledge of issues relevant for deaf individuals, families, groups, and communities, including Deaf culture.

·       Experience using distance education.

Additional Requirements for Pre-Tenure Track:  Applicants who do not have their doctoral degrees are eligible to apply for the pre-tenure track position. Applicants are required to begin their doctoral studies prior their fourth year, but are encouraged to begin their studies as soon as possible.  The pre-tenure track appointment is to give faculty members a three-year advanced start on their doctoral degree before the tenure track period begins.   Pre-tenure track faculty will be expected to meet the requirements for advancement to full-time regular status tenure track faculty rank by the end of the third year of appointment.  Faculty who are pre-tenure track will convert to a tenure track time schedule in their fourth year.  Tenure and advancement to assistant professor rank will require the completion of a doctoral degree in Social Work.




Rank and salary commensurate with degree, experiences and qualifications. Appointment will be for the regular nine-month academic year.


Application Information:


Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until position is filled. Position begins August 15, 2017. Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, samples of professional writing, and three letters of reference (including names, address, and email address) to:


The Department of Social Work Search Committee Attention: Dr. Elizabeth Moore

Department of Social Work Gallaudet University

800 Florida Avenue, NE Washington, DC 20002

(202) 651-5160 (Voice)


FAX: 202-651-5817

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