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Assistant Professor, Social Work

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Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: Dominguez Hills
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, Faculty - Health Sciences, On-site (work in-person at business location)
Position Description

Assistant Professor

Department of Social Work

College of Health and Human Services & Nursing


Position Description

The Department of Social Work at California State University Dominguez Hills invites applications for a Tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor (Academic Year) with the appointment starting in Fall 2024.  The Department of Social Work is seeking applicants with expertise in anti-racist or decolonial approaches to scholarship, including a focus on children, youth, and families and/or community mental health.  

At CSUDH, we celebrate and respect diversity in all forms that include every race, religion, gender, ethnicity, veterans, people with varied abilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. CSUDH is seeking applications from candidates who can demonstrate experience in teaching and working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and contribute to the University’s mission, vision, and core values.

For more information: Mission, Vision, and Core Values


The Position

This is an academic year Tenure-Track position at the Assistant rank commensurate with qualifications. In addition to teaching, duties for this position include student advisement, scholarly achievement, and committee service for the Master of Social Work Program, the College of Health, Human Services & Nursing, the University, and as appropriate, external communities.



Required Qualifications

  • Doctorate in social work/social welfare or an allied profession by the date of appointment (including Psy.D, DSW, EDD).
  • Master of Social Work degree (MSW) from a Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited program.
  • Expertise in social work practice and/or research focused on anti-racist and/or decolonial approaches.
  • Expertise in social work practice and/or research focused on anti-racist and/or decolonial
  • A clearly defined and active research agenda that includes vulnerable populations.
  • A commitment to anti-racism and anti-oppressive social work, with a demonstrated understanding of Critical Race Theory (CRT) or other related intersectional, anti-oppressive perspectives in scholarly activities.
  • Experience in teaching and/or working with colleagues from diverse age, socioeconomic, cultural, and academic backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Record of publication commensurate with career status.
  • A Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or a two years post-MSW practice experience
  • Plans to apply for competitive grants and/or build a funded program of scholarship
  • Record of effective master’s level classroom teaching experience, with a focus on anti-racist praxis.
  • Social work experience in various practice settings utilizing a CRT-informed approach
  • Potential for excellence in teaching, using creative/innovative pedagogies, such as, critical pedagogy, transformative learning, or critical race pedagogy.
  • Proven experience supervising student research and contributing to curricular development and accreditation requirements.


How to Apply

A completed on-line application must be received by electronic submission to be considered. To apply, please visit CSUDH career-opportunities.


Application Deadline Date

The position is open until filled. Review of applications will begin in November 20, 2023. For full consideration, please submit your completed application with the required materials no later than January 31, 2024.

  • Current Curriculum Vitae with contact information
  • Cover letter
  • List of 3 references with contact information*
  • Unofficial transcripts (an official transcript will be required for the finalist)**
  • A Statement on Teaching
  • Sample Publications or Evidence of Creative/Scholarly Activity
  • Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (2 pages maximum)***
  • Teaching Evaluations (if available)


*This position requires three letters of recommendation (LORs). Please do not upload your LORs with your application. Your list of references will be notified at the appropriate time during the search process. They will receive a request via email along with information on uploading the LOR. You will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUDH by logging back into your applicant portal.

**For finalist with International transcripts, a United States Equivalency certification will be required.

A United States (US) Equivalency certification is required for earned/awarded/conferred foreign terminal degrees, which is from a foreign Academic Institution for foreign studies. The US Equivalency certification is used to validate foreign studies from an academic credential evaluation agency and is evaluated on foreign studies and deemed to be equivalent to degrees from the United States. The certification must translate the information in English, and confirm that your highest terminal degree is US Equivalent to a US terminal degree (i.e., Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate’s, Doctor’s of Philosophy). The certification can be emailed to or mailed directly to the office of Faculty Affairs and Development, 1000 East Victoria Street, WH-368, Carson, CA 90747.

***Given CSUDH’s commitment to diversity and inclusion for all students, faculty, staff, and administrators, describe your individual commitment and experiences in advancing diversity and inclusion and how they relate to your future teaching and research.


If you have questions regarding the position, please contact:


Dr. Adriana Aldana

CSU, Dominguez Hills

1000 East Victoria Street

Carson, CA  90747


Department of Social Work

The Department of Social Work at California State University, Dominguez Hills is strategically located to focus on the diverse social service needs particular to South Los Angeles and the South Bay areas of Los Angeles County, a large metropolitan area, populated by a wide range of socially and culturally diverse people. Because of the diversity of the various ethnic groups and cultures, the program prepares social work students for contextually competent social work practice, inclusive of issues of culture, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, class and gender differences, religion and the effects of bias, prejudice and institutionalized racism. These issues and concerns often obscure helping efforts if they are not appropriately recognized and dealt with in practice and in social policy development and implementation. Thus, through the framework of Critical Race Theory, the program aims at increasing students' understanding of the underlying causes resulting from intersecting effects of prejudice, discrimination, and oppression and teaches ways of identifying strategies and interventions for addressing these issues in social work practice. 

For more information:


Additional Information

The Assistant Professor (Academic Year) classification salary range is $5,405 to $11,994 per month (12 monthly payments per academic year); The anticipated hiring salary is $6,700 to $6,900. This position will be commensurate with experience and current CSUDH faculty salaries in the academic department/discipline. Faculty salaries are subject to budgetary authorization and any California State University System faculty contract increases. Summer research grants, moving expenses, start‐up funds, and a reduced teaching load may be available.

An excellent comprehensive benefits package is available that includes: health/vision/dental plans; spouse, domestic partner and dependent fee‐waiver; access to campus child‐care; and a defined‐benefit retirement through the state system along with optional tax sheltering opportunities. For a detailed description of benefits, please visit:


Background Check

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment.  CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.  Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.


CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

The California State University (CSU) is committed to safeguarding the health and well-being of our students, faculty, staff, administrators, and the communities we serve, as well as maintaining higher education access and attainment for our students, as such, we embrace a comprehensive strategy designed to reduce the likelihood of transmission of the COVID-19 virus.  The CSU strongly recommends that all individuals who access any in-person program or activity (on- or off-campus) operated or controlled by the University follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications and comply with other safety measures established by each campus. The systemwide policy can be found at CSU Vaccination Policy and any questions you have may be submitted to



Mandated Reporter Per CANRA

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


Closing Statement

CSUDH is an Affirmative Action/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.

For more information: U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call the Human Resources’ Office (310) 243-3771.

Clery Act crime statistics for CSUDH are available at Campus Security Report (Clery), or by calling University Police at (310) 243-3639.

Upon appointment, all candidates must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.

The California State University is Smoke and Tobacco Free.  Smoking, Vaping and other Tobacco use are Not Permitted anywhere on University property.  Education Code 42356, CCR Title 5, Article 9.

For more information see: Smoke & Tobacco-Free

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