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VPAA 2014/15 - 18

The School of Social Work at San Diego State University has one tenure-track position available for Fall 2014.  The School offers both BA and MSW degree programs, as well as a BA and MA in Gerontology.  The undergraduate program prepares students for entry level social work practice.  The graduate program provides advanced concentrations in Direct Practice, Administration and Community Development.  The School, in conjunction with the Division of Global Public Health, University of California, San Diego (UCSD) will be offering a Joint Ph.D. in Applied Social Sciences with an Emphasis on Substance Use.  The School is extensively involved in local, state, and national human service issues through individual faculty research and community intervention programs.  In addition, the School has made a major commitment in the area of alcohol and other drug research.  Visit our website at

Assistant Professor Position:  Expertise is sought in Child, Youth, and Family Services.  Additional research experience related to families involved in the child welfare system is highly desired.  An optimal candidate would have both practice and research expertise in the child welfare system.  Teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate level is also desired.  A candidate must show promise in obtaining extramural funds.  An MSW and a Ph.D. in social work, public health, or a relevant social science discipline is required.  A commitment to working in a multi-cultural environment with students of a diverse background is desired. 

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Application review will begin October 2013, and will continue until the search is completed. 

To apply, send letter of inquiry, vitae, and 3 letters of reference to:  Dr. Thom Reilly, Director/Professor, School of Social Work; San Diego State University; San Diego, CA 92182-4119.  Questions may be directed to Jullian Tufugafale,

SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status. 

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 as a condition of employment.