Instructor, Department of Social Work

Apply for the position, Instructor, Department of Social Work, with Fort Hays State University today or contact Human Resource Office for more information. Posted Feb 8, 2024.

The Department of Social Work at Fort Hays State University is accepting applications for a nine-month Non-Tenure-Track Instructor of Social Work. FHSU and the Department of Social work are committed to building an inclusive environment and representative of our students and state, so we encourage people from underrepresented groups to apply.

Nine-month non-tenure track position consisting of 75% allocated to instruction, 5% allocated to scholarship and 20% allocated to service.  The annual required teaching load is equivalent to 30 credit hours Service includes providing services to the community, the profession, the university, the college, and the department. Scholarly activities relate to one’s area of expertise and knowledge and include the pursuit of the scholarship of teaching, learning, and engagement.  

Required Qualifications:
  • An MSW from a CSWE-accredited program and at least two years of post-MSW social work practice.
  • Social Work License must be obtained prior to appointment
  • Commitments to diversity, culturally competent education, and working with rural communities.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Teaching experience at a four-year institution of higher education.
    • Experience teaching in a CSWE accredited program, and online teaching experience, are also preferred.
  • Candidates with robust knowledge of social work practice settings are strongly preferred. 
  • Preference will be given to candidates who have significant practice experience and broad connections within the FHSU service area. 
  • Candidates who can bring a diversity of backgrounds and experiences to our community are especially encouraged to apply.

Appointment Date: The position begins in August 2024. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Benefits: FHSU offers a competitive salary and benefits package

Application Process: To apply for this position, please visit Only electronic applications submitted through the webpage will be accepted.

Apply and Send Credentials:

Priority Deadline: March 7, 2023

Applications should include a cover letter specifying how the applicant’s credentials match the job description. Applicants should also submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a vision of scholarship and service, and contact information for three professional references.

Applicant documents should be submitted in one PDF.

If you have questions regarding the position, please contact:
Tim Davis, Ph.D., LSCSW [email protected]

About the Department of Social Work:

The Department of Social Work at Fort Hays State University offers a CSWE accredited Bachelors of Social Work degree on the main campus, in face-to-face outreach locations, and online. The Department also began offering an online clinically focused MSW Program in the Fall of 2020, which is currently going through the process of accreditation with CSWE. Our focus on training outstanding social work practitioners creates a rewarding environment that attracts professors who aspire to be outstanding mentors and teachers. Our expert faculty bring diverse practice experiences and active research agendas into the classroom, demonstrating to students how social work knowledge and skills apply to real-world challenges. Students benefit from a robust practice-oriented curriculum, with hands-on experiential learning, preparing them for a long and rewarding career in Social Work.

About the College of Health and Behavioral Sciences:

The College of Health and Behavioral Sciences is home to many challenging and exciting degree programs in the fields of allied health, communication sciences and disorders, health and human performance, nursing, psychology, and social work. With 80 full-time faculty serving nearly 2700 undergraduate and graduate students, the departments offer programs that prepare students for careers in some of the fastest-growing occupations in the United States. Outstanding facilities, comprehensive and demanding curricula, and a reputation for innovation and excellence in teaching provide a framework for graduates to excel in their chosen field. In addition, to discipline-specific coursework, students have numerous opportunities to gain experience and knowledge through research projects, field trips, service-learning activities, teaching apprenticeships, internships, and student exchange. Students develop skills and competencies that prepare them to be practitioners, scientists, health care providers, educators, managers, and policymakers destined for key roles in the health and behavioral sciences.

Community of Hays
FHSU is located in Hays, a vibrant college town of approximately 20,000, located halfway between Kansas City and Denver on Interstate 70. Hays is the regional center for education, health care, professional services, shopping, culture, and recreation for the western half of Kansas. The community boasts excellent recreational programs and facilities, including the comprehensive Center for Health Improvement, Hays Aquatic Park, Smoky Hill Country Club, Hays Municipal Golf Course, and extensive walking, running, and biking trails. Hays is within 45 minutes of two large lakes that offer great opportunities for boating, fishing, and camping. The Hays Municipal Airport provides connecting service to Denver with several flights daily. The Hays community is home to excellent Pre-K and K-12, public and private schools. With over 60 restaurants, major retail outlets, a low unemployment rate, and very short commute times, the city provides a safe, welcoming, low-cost, high-quality living environment for the residents who call "Hays, America" home.

Notice of Non-discrimination: Fort Hays State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, national origin, color, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability or veteran status.

Background Check: Final candidate will have consented to and successfully completed a criminal background check.

Notice to KPERS retirees applying for a position: Recent legislation changes working-after-retirement rules for both you and your employer if you go back to work for a KPERS employer. Please contact your KPERS representative or for further information on how this might affect you. 
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