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POSITION: Assistant or Associate Professor of Social Work and Director of Field Education, Non-Tenure Track (Exempt)

COLLEGE/DEPARTMENT:  Cynthia Ann Parker College of Liberal Arts 

SUPERVISOR TITLE:  Head of the Department of Social Work; Dean, Cynthia Ann Parker College of Liberal Arts


EXEMPTION:  Teacher Exemption

LOCATION: HSU Campus, Abilene, TX

TARGET HIRE DATE: Review of applications will begin in August 2023, and continue until the position is filled. Anticipated start date is January 2024.

Candidate must profess a Christian Faith, maintain membership in a local congregation, and respect the values and distinctives central to the historically Baptist values of HSU as reflected in the University's Statement of Faith.

CONTACT INFORMATION: Human Resources 325-670-1259 or 


The successful candidate will teach three, 3-credit courses in each of the Fall and Spring semesters. Teaching load will focus on courses in Social Work practice.


Candidate for this position must submit the following application materials via Cornerstone Applicant Management System: (1) Cover letter describing how the candidate fits the duties, responsibilities, and qualifications described for this position, (2) Current curriculum vitae (CV), (3) Evidence of teaching ability and a teaching philosophy statement, (4) Statement of Christian Faith, and (5) at least three letters of reference providing information as to how the candidate can fulfill the duties, responsibilities, and qualifications described for this position. Applicants should have reference letters emailed directly to Mrs. Chastity Jobe (


Provide exemplary teaching of introductory and upper-level Social Work classes.

Advise current and prospective students studying Social Work. 

Collaborate effectively with faculty, staff, administrators, and members of the community.

Participate in recruitment activities for the Social Work program as well as the university.

Provide service to the university through involvement in committees as well as university activities (e.g., commencement).

Engage in ongoing scholarly work as well as professional development.


There are no supervisor responsibilities, except for student workers. 

COMPETENCIES:  As a part of a Teaching Philosophy address each competency listed below describing your background and qualifications in each area. 

Interview decisions are partially based on this information.

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies.

Job Knowledge - Competent in required job skills and knowledge; exhibits ability to learn and apply new skills; keeps abreast of current developments; requires minimal supervision; displays understanding of how job relates to others; uses resources effectively.

Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; demonstrates group presentation skills; participates in meetings.

Quality Management - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.

Ethics - Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and principles; upholds organizational values.

Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals.; completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.

QUALIFICATIONS:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES (Language, Mathematical, Reasoning and Computer Skills):

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.  

COMPUTER SKILLS: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Word Processing software; Spreadsheet software; Internet software; Payroll systems and Order processing systems.


A completed master’s degree in Social Work from a CSWE-accredited program plus two years of post-MSW experience are required.

A doctoral degree in Social Work is preferred although not required for this position. Teaching experience is preferred.


None are required for this position at this time.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand; walk and talk or hear. 

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. 

The job is sedentary in nature. Must be able to sit for long periods of time while performing office and computer operations.

Must be able to stand and walk during teaching and programming events/activities.

Must be able to make trips across campus to various buildings and offices.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


This position is a Full-Time Exempt Level Faculty position with a teaching load at the Hardin-Simmons University campus.

In addition to teaching, this position often requires extensive evening and/or week-end work in order to meet theater production deadlines and/or to attend various campus events.

Ability to travel for recruiting or training is desired.

Must have and maintain a valid Class C Driver’s License and maintain a clear driving record to be insurable under the university liability policy.

Must be able to drive to complete work assignments on and off campus, as needed.

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS: For more information concerning benefits offered to HSU employees, see the HSU Benefits Summary on the HSU website.


HSU complies with all applicable anti-discrimination laws including those prohibiting discrimination on the basis of age, sex, pregnancy, race, color, national origin, disability, genetic information and military service. HSU is a private university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas and may lawfully consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. HSU is committed to hiring faculty and staff who share an active Christian faith and fully support HSU’s mission. 

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HSU provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment, except when the accommodation would impose an undue hardship. Requests for reasonable accommodation should be directed to Human Resources.


HSU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, disability, genetic information, national or ethnic origin in employment opportunities, in keeping with applicable state and federal law. HSU is committed to maintaining a safe and secure campus environment and protecting the university’s financial and physical assets. Therefore, Hardin-Simmons University conducts background checks. Depending on the position, applicants may also be required to consent to a credit check as part of the background check process. As a non-profit institution of higher education committed to Christian faith and values, the University exercises its rights under state and federal law to use religion as a factor in making employment decisions.