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Assistant Professor of Social Work (Racial Justice)

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Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: East Bay
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Faculty - Social Sciences, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time




THE UNIVERSITY: California State University, East Bay (CSUEB), one of the 23 California State Universities, is a comprehensive university serving the San Francisco Bay Area/Silicon Valley.   We are proud of our mission to support a richly diverse student body through academically rich and culturally relevant learning experiences. We are designated Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) as well as an Asian American & Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI), and we have the second highest percentage of Black students in the CSU system. Our student population reflects a variety of abilities and identities. Many are the first in their family to attend college. Our students come from a number of regional community colleges and high schools. The successful candidate will bring with them expertise or an openness to creating a welcoming and supportive environment for all of our students.

We are known for our award-winning programs, expert instruction, its diverse student body, and a choice of more than 100 career-focused fields of study.  With an enrollment of approximately 10,000 students and 900 faculty, the University offers bachelor’s degrees in 49 fields, minors in 52 fields, master’s degrees in 34 fields, 16 credentials programs, 18 certificate options, and 1 doctoral degree program.  Cal State East Bay has three locations: the main 342 acre campus in the Hayward hills, the Concord Center, and the downtown Oakland Center.

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THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Social Work enrolls up to 150 students in our full-time CSWE-accredited Master of Social Work program. The Department also recently launched a mostly online, locally focused part-time program, which will increase our enrollment gradually to 225 students over the next three years. The Department is in the process of developing a BSW program, and we are interested in candidates with a strong interest and experience in undergraduate education. The mission of the MSW program is to graduate culturally responsive urban social workers in the areas of Community Mental Health and Children, Youth, and Families. Social work graduates are prepared to address individual, family, group, and community needs caused by inequalities of class and identity including race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, immigration status, religion, and other forms of social injustice. Advocacy and social change around these injustices form the core of the MSW program. Our vision is to create a cadre of diverse leaders to be catalysts for social change and transform oppressive systems in partnership with the communities we serve.

DUTIES OF THE POSITION: Faculty engage in teaching, advising, and research, as well as service at the departmental, college, university, and community levels. As an applied discipline, we emphasize community engagement in our teaching, as well as in other aspects of our work. Faculty must be prepared to teach in-person, hybrid, and/or fully online courses. Please note that teaching assignments at California State University, East Bay include courses at the Hayward campus, Concord Center, and Online. The policy and expectation of the California State University is that tenure-track faculty members will perform their duties within the state of California. In addition to teaching, all faculty have advising responsibilities, assist the department with administrative and/or committee work, and are expected to assume campus-wide committee responsibilities.

RANK AND SALARY: This position is at the Assistant Professor level.  Salary is dependent upon educational preparation and experience.  Subject to budgetary authorization.  The salary range for this position is $75,000 to $83,000. The anticipated hiring range is generally at or near the minimum of the appropriate range, commensurate with education and experience.

DATE OF APPOINTMENT: Fall Semester, 2024

QUALIFICATIONS: Required: Candidates must hold a Master of Social Work from a CSWE accredited institution, at least two years of full-time post-master’s social work experience, and either a PhD in Social Work, a DSW, or a doctorate in a related discipline. The doctorate must be completed by the effective date of the appointment. The candidate’s research specialty and post-master’s social work experience should have significant practice and/or policy emphasis on intersectionality and equity within immigrant, Latinx, African American/Black, Asian/Pacific Islander, and/or Native American/Indigenous communities. Candidates must have served as an instructor of record for at least one social work or social science course at the Bachelor or Master’s level.

Candidates should demonstrate experience in teaching, mentoring, research, or community service that has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. Additionally, applicants must demonstrate a record of scholarly activity. This University is fully committed to the rights of students, staff and faculty with disabilities in accordance with applicable state and federal laws. For more information about the University’s program supporting the rights of our students with disabilities see: For more information about accommodations for employees, contact: Iris Gallardo, Human Resources, at 510-885-2335 or email:, or Sarah Taylor, Department Chair, at:

APPLICATION DEADLINE: This position will be considered open until filled. Review of applications will begin September 15, 2023; applications after this date may not be reviewed. Please submit a letter of application, which addresses the qualifications noted in the position announcement; a complete and current vita via PageUp (see “Apply Now”).

Applicants are required to also submit a 1-2 page diversity and equity statement that addresses how they would successfully engage our diverse student population in their teaching, research, mentoring, and advising. See Diversity and Equity Statement Instructions:

Note: California State University, East Bay hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. All offers of employment are contingent upon presentation of documents demonstrating the appointee’s identity and eligibility to work in accordance with provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.  A background check (including a criminal records check and prior employment verification) must be completed and cleared prior to the start of employment. 

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, CSUEB does not discriminate on the basis of any protected categories: age, ancestry, citizenship, color, disability, gender, immigration status, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran’s status. The University is committed to the principles of diversity in employment and to creating a stimulating learning environment for its diverse student body.       

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