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Assistant or Associate Professor Position School of Social Work

Apply now Job no: 532896
Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: Chico
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Faculty - Social Sciences, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time

Our Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion:

California State University (CSU), Chico is a comprehensive and residential public university, holding Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) designation. Chico State operates as part of the 23-campus CSU system, which educates the most ethnically, economically, and academically diverse student body in the nation. The University enrolls over 13,000 students, with over half identifying as first-generation college students.

Chico State is committed to recruiting outstanding candidates who reflect the intersectional identities of our student body. The ideal candidate will embrace our values predicated on the primacy of student success and the elimination of equity gaps, have demonstrated experience working with diverse populations, and will contribute to policies, programs, and practices that support an inclusive, accessible, and equitable learning and working environment. Black, Indigenous, People of Color, veterans, and those with bilingual and/or diverse abilities are encouraged to apply.

The Position: Assistant or Associate Tenure-Track Professor

Position Starts: Fall 2024

College: College of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Department/School: School of Social Work

Salary: Salary commensurate with education and experience. (Anticipated Assistant hiring range: $83,000 - $ 87,000 per year; Anticipated Associate hiring range: $90,000-$105,000 per year).

Initial Review Date: 11/17/2023; complete applications received after that date may be considered.

Minimum Qualifications:

The minimum education requirement for appointment to this position is a MSW and a terminal degree (i.e.: DSW, PhD, EdD, etc.) in Social Work or related area. Candidates nearing completion of the terminal degree may be considered; however, all requirements for conferral of the degree must be met no later than the start date of the position.

In addition to a terminal degree, eligible candidates must have a master’s degree in Social Work, with two years of post MSW practice experience.


This tenure-track position carries responsibilities in the areas of teaching both undergraduates and graduates, research and scholarship, and service which entails committee work at various levels of the University. Teaching assignments are based upon qualifications of the individual and the needs of the department.

How to Apply:

Applicants must provide a current cover letter (including how you have addressed, or plan to address teaching to diverse student groups), a CV, and contact information of three professional references. Additional information may be requested at a later time. All applicants must apply online, applications submitted via email or in-person to the department will not be considered.

The Department:

The California State University, Chico School of Social Work acknowledges the Mechoopda lands on which it resides, our commitment as a Hispanic Serving Institution, and our surrounding rural and extended communities. Our priorities align with the University’s mission by providing a rich experiential learning environment through our signature pedagogy, field education. We are committed to providing accessible and high-quality education to diverse students within rapidly changing social, political, and physical environments. We strive to center the student experience through anti-oppressive approaches as students develop into ethical social work practitioners in pursuit of social, economic, racial, and environmental healing and justice in service to others. 

The School of Social Work at Chico State serves approximately 170 BSW and 130 MSW students annually through both an on-campus program and a distributed learning (online, hybrid) program that largely serves our 18-county region of Northern California. With many of our faculty moving into retirement, our new faculty colleague will have the opportunity to help us shape the future of social work in this largely rural region. This will mean supporting the development of creative and innovative pedagogy; research, which may include work around trauma, poverty, substance abuse and post-disaster recovery efforts; and a multitude of community service and community-engaged teaching projects.

The School of Social Work places a high priority on recruiting new students, faculty and staff who represent historically under-served communities and socio-demographic diversity including Latinx/ae, Hmong, Indigenous, Native American, LGBTQIA+, and rural North State learners and residents.

Job-related questions should be directed to:

Dr. Molly Calhoun, Search Committee Chair
400 W. 1st Street, (530) 898-6204

Benefits Information:

This position qualifies for benefits including tuition fee waiver (if eligible). California State University, Chico offers a number of benefits to its employees (e.g., sick leave, vacation, health insurance). For more information, please visit

Additional Information:

All work must be performed within the State of California.

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

The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 (revised July 21, 2017) as a condition of employment.

For disability-related accommodations, please call the ADA Coordinator at (530) 898-5959.

All positions are contingent on funding.

About Chico State:

Graduate and undergraduate programs boast high-quality research experiences, exceptional faculty mentoring, and civic and global engagement opportunities. The campus motto, “Today Decides Tomorrow,” is brought to life by inclusive pedagogy, experiential learning, and co-curricular programming. The Chico Experience prepares students to be critical thinkers, engaged citizens, and inspired stewards of environmental, social, and economic resources. Together, they will become leaders solving the challenges of the 21st century.

The campus is located in Northern California, 90 minutes from the state capital, Sacramento, and a three-hour drive from the San Francisco Bay Area. Chico offers year-round natural beauty, outdoor leisure activities, and a thriving arts, music, and events scene. We acknowledge and are mindful that Chico State stands on lands that were originally occupied by the first people of this area, the Mechoopda, and we recognize their distinctive spiritual relationship with this land, the flora, the fauna, and the waters that run through campus. We are humbled that our campus resides upon sacred lands that since time immemorial have sustained the Mechoopda people and continue to do so today.

Chico State is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status and only employ individuals authorized to work in the U.S.

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