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Tenure Track Faculty - Behavior Health (Social Work)

California State University, Sacramento
Sacramento County, CA
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Sep 23, 2022

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Tenure Track Faculty - Behavior Health (Social Work)

Job No: 517183
Work Type: Instructional Faculty - Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: Sacramento
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, Faculty - Human Development

COLLEGE: Health and Human Services

DEPARTMENT: Division of Social Work

POSITION TITLE: Tenure-Track Faculty - Behavioral Health (2 Positions Available)

DEPARTMENT SUMMARY: The Division of Social Work strives to prepare ethical and competent social workers who can both lead and serve our richly diverse populations in the development and delivery of services that contribute to human well-being and social justice. The Division offers professional undergraduate and graduate degree programs, with over 1,100 students, that prepare competent and reflective social workers who apply critical thinking in social work practice and research. Rooted in long standing and evolving partnerships with community-based agencies, educational institutions, local and state government, we prepare students to effectively serve culturally diverse and vulnerable individuals, families and communities in various areas and capacities include as practitioners, and as leaders and social justice advocates. To ensure advanced depth of skill in a concentrated area of study in the second year MSW coursework, the Division has established three specialized practice areas: Behavioral Health, Children & Families, and Health & Aging. The Division of Social Work is housed within the College of Health and Human Services.

POSITION DETAILS: This opening is for two (2) full-time tenure-track positions at the Assistant Professor rank beginning fall semester 2023 (August) . They are in direct response to the behavioral health workforce shortage in California. These faculty members will have practice experience and expertise in behavioral health. Salary is dependent upon CSU system-wide ranges, qualifications, and professional experience.

  • Teach clinical behavioral health practice and other assigned courses, including practicum supervision, primarily within the graduate (MSW) program (with the possibility of teaching across both BSW and MSW programs in the future).
  • Undertake appropriate scholarly and creative activities, work in a collaborative and inclusive environment.
  • Mentor and advise students
  • Attend meetings, engage in shared governance, and participate in service/contributions to the Division, College, and University levels, and within the community.
  • Promote the mission of the Division of Social Work;
  • Develop and sustain an ongoing record of research, scholarly, and/or creative activities and other professional engagement;
  • Participate in the activities and preparation needed to maintain accreditation;
  • The candidate must continue to demonstrate awareness and experience understanding the needs of a student population of great diversity - in age, abilities, cultural background, ethnicity, religion, economic background, primary language, sexuality, gender identity & expression, and academic preparation - through inclusive course materials/curriculum development, teaching strategies and advisement.

  • Hold a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Social Work/Welfare, DSW, or closely related field. ABD will be considered. If ABD, applicants must successfully defend dissertation by August 2023.
  • An MSW from a CSWE-accredited program and have a minimum of 2 years post-MSW practice experience in behavioral health, which can be multi-level (i.e., micro, mezzo, macro);
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and/or commitment to effective pedagogy in higher education;
  • Describe capacity and/or willingness to utilize instructional technology in teaching;
  • Demonstrate an awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural and intersectionally diverse population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching, and other comparable experience. Multicultural populations include, but are not limited to, those experiencing marginalization, discrimination, or systemic oppression based on race, ethnicity, sexuality, gender identity & expression, dis-/abilities, religion/spirituality, nationality/documentation status, primary language, or socioeconomic status or caste;
  • Exhibit a cohesive research and scholarship agenda including publications or potential for publications


Priority will be given to candidates who possess one or more of the following:
  • At least one-year teaching experience at a CSWE-accredited program;
  • Teaching experience appropriate to academic specialty, and ability to teach in in-person and/or online environments;
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (e.g., LCSW, LICSW), or eligible to be licensed in California.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of the trends in the social work profession in the context of diversity, inclusion, (social and health) equity, and the behavioral health workforce;
  • Experience working with children and adolescents or integrated healthcare
  • Evidence of undergraduate and/or graduate teaching and student mentoring;
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to be collaborative and inclusive.


Review of applications will begin September 15, 2022, and the position will remain open until filled. Candidates are strongly encouraged to submit their application package as early as possible.

Applicants must include the following attachments with the application:
  1. Academic cover letter, which should include (embedded within or as addendum):
    • Statement of teaching philosophy/interests (500 words maximum)
    • Statement of research or scholarly agenda (500 words maximum)
  2. Current Curriculum Vitae
  3. Names and contact information of three references (note: include at least one phone number and e-mail address for each)
  4. Unofficial transcripts of highest degree or degree required for position
  5. Statement on diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, which may include reflections on your lived experiences and professional practice, scholarship, service, and teaching approach (500 words maximum)

Applicants may include an example of a syllabus for course wherein performing as lead instructor.

Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Jennifer L. Kenney, Committee Chair of Search & Screen,

About Sacramento State

Sacramento State is located in the heart of California's capital city, five miles from State Capitol. The lush, 300-acre campus is situated along the American River, close to numerous bike trails and other recreational areas. Sacramento, also known as the "Farm-to-Fork Capital," is one of the most ethnically diverse and livable cities in the country, with a population of half of a million. Sacramento State's 31,000 students come not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1,800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission: "As California's capital university, we transform lives by preparing students for leadership, service, and success. Sacramento State will be a recognized leader in education, innovation, and engagement." As the regional hub of higher education, Sacramento State is dedicated to student success, diversity, equity and inclusion, community engagement, philanthropy, and campus safety.

As evidenced by the values embedded in our Hornet Honor Code, Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all faculty, staff, students, and guests are welcome and valued. Our commitment is more than simply ensuring that our campus is free from bias and discrimination, but is one devoted to celebrating many diverse identities, life experiences, and perspectives that enrich our community, teaching and learning.

To learn more about why you should join the Hornet Family, please visit the Why Sac State? page.

Equal Employment Opportunity
California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit

The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit .

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the current Annual Security Report (ASR) is available for viewing at .
The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Sacramento State for the last three (3) calendar years. Paper copies are available upon request at the Police Service Center located in the University Union.

Background Check Disclaimer
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position.

COVID-19 Vaccine Certification Information:

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at

Out of State Employment

Per CSU-wide policy (HR2021-04), all faculty who will begin initial employment (or return from a 12-month break in service) on or after January 1, 2022 are required to perform their work from within the State of California. Faculty hired prior to January 1, 2022 must be available to perform work in the State of California if their assignment is in-person.

Eligibility Verification
Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their highest degree earned and must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.. California State University, Sacramento is a sponsoring agency ( ie. H-1-B Visa).

Advertised: August 10, 2022 (9:00 AM)
Applications Closes: Open Until Filled

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