Assistant Professor of Social Work

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

Position: Assistant Professor of Social Work 
Effective Date: August 17, 2023 (Fall Semester) 
Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience 
Application Deadline: Review of applications to begin August 30, 2022. Position opened until filled (or recruitment canceled).

College of Health and Human Services 
School of Social Work

Required Qualifications:             

  • Ph.D. or D.S.W. in Social Work or closely related field. Degree at time of application or official notification of completion of the doctoral degree by August 1, 2023.
  • Master of Social Work (MSW) degree with at least two years post-master’s experience in social work practice
  • Demonstrated potential for teaching at the college level
  • Demonstrated potential for research, scholarly and creative activities
  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population       

Preferred Qualifications:                            

  • Demonstrated teaching/training experience across the curriculum at undergraduate and graduate levels
  • Experience in working with diverse populations
  • Demonstrated commitment for equity and inclusion in curricula and activities for all students
  • Experience in one or more of these specialty areas: foundation and advanced social work practice
  • Experience in graduate level thesis advising 


  • Teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses related to foundation and advanced social work practice
  • Establish and sustain a record of research, scholarly and creative activities 
  • Participate in service to the school, college, university, and profession/community

CSULB seeks to recruit faculty who enthusiastically support the University’s strong commitment to the academic success of all of our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions and identities. CSULB seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the People of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students a rich variety of expertise, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. 

The School of Social Work is proud to be an integral part of a university that is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution and an Asian American and Native Pacific Islander Serving Institution located in a city with a large Cambodian/Cambodian American population in an aspirational context for increasing Black, Indigenous and People of Color enrollment. The mission of the School of Social Work is to educate and graduate diverse, ethical, competent social work students able to think critically and use evidence-based practice approaches to effectively serve culturally diverse, vulnerable individuals, families and communities in a wide variety of practice areas as practitioners, leaders and social justice advocates.

Over the past 20 years, our Social Work faculty has assumed leadership in attracting over $94 million dollars in extramural funds and secured almost $21 million on behalf of local Long Beach human services, community organizations and education settings. Our curriculum prepares graduate students in three specialization areas: child and family well-being, integrated health, and adulthood and aging.

The School engages in collaborative, community-based research that enhances the well-being of vulnerable populations and disadvantaged communities. The School also engages students at both the bachelor and graduate levels in curricula that recognizes the importance of identifying that power and privilege can be a resource.  Identifying and recognizing how power and privilege can be leveraged as a resource is important to advocate for and/or empower those who may not have similar power and/or privilege.  Our School hopes to improve service delivery systems and contribute to social work knowledge. Our School also provides service to the community and the profession through the development of ongoing relationships with various groups. Those include grassroots community leaders, community-based non-profit organizations, governmental organizations, and foundations.

Information on excellent benefits package available to CSULB faculty is located here:

How to Apply - Required Documentation:                                         

  • An Equity and Diversity Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (maximum two pages, single-spaced). For further information and guidelines, please visit:
  • Letter of application addressing the required and preferred qualifications
  • CV
  • Names and contact information for three references (to be contacted for confidential letters of recommendation should you reach the finalist stage)
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., course evaluations), if applicable
  • Post MSW practice experience statement (past two years)
  • Copy of transcript(s) from institution awarding MSW and if applicable, doctoral degree transcript
  • Finalists should be prepared to submit an official transcript (e-transcript preferred, if available)

How to Apply: Click Apply Now icon to complete CSULB online application

Requests for information should be addressed to:

Nancy Meyer-Adams, Ph.D., MSW, Director
California State University, Long Beach
School of Social Work
1250 Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90840-4602

E-Mail:  or 562-985-7774


A background check (including a criminal records check and telephone reference check with most recent employer) 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.

CSU Vaccination Policy
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 and questions may be sent to

CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to race or ethnicity (including color or ancestry), nationality, religion or religious creed, gender (or sex), gender identity (including transgender), gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, disability (physical or mental), medical condition, genetic information, age, veteran or military status. CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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