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California State University, Fullerton is a large, comprehensive, urban university with more than 4,100 full-and part-time faculty and staff members, and a diverse student body of 40,235 enrolled in Fall 2016. The university offers a broad spectrum of degree programs in liberal arts and sciences as well as applied and professional fields with 57 at the baccalaureate level and 52 graduate programs including a doctorate in education and doctor of nursing practice. Learning is preeminent at Cal State Fullerton. We combine the best qualities of teaching and research universities where actively engaged students, faculty and staff work in close collaborations to expand knowledge. Research and other creative activities are enhanced by the proximity of the campus to nationally recognized business, cultural, and educational institutions. Faculty members were awarded more than $21.4 million in grants and contracts for research and scholarly activities in 2015-16. The university has a longstanding tradition of collegial governance. Cal State Fullerton is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. CSUF is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution (the only one in Orange County) and an Asian American and Pacific Islander Serving Institution. We are ranked 6th in the nation in terms of baccalaureate degrees awarded to minorities. In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, Cal State Fullerton is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live, work and learn in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual. To that end, all qualified individuals will receive equal consideration without regard to economic status, race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex or sexual orientation, disability or Veteran's status or other personal characteristics or beliefs.

 Assistant or Associate Professor (Tenure-Track)

The Department of Social Work at California State University, Fullerton (CSUF), invites applications for Assistant or Associate Professor. This is a 10-month full-time tenure-track position to begin Fall 2019. Officially designated as a Hispanic-serving institution, CSUF values and is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse community. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate through their teaching, research and/or service that they can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our community. The Department offers a master’s degree in social work (MSW), with concentrations in child welfare, community mental health, and aging. The Department facilitates two MSW programs: a two-year model at the Fullerton main campus and a three-year model at the CSUF Irvine Center. For a description of the programs and courses, see

The Department of Social Work is recruiting a faculty member with expertise in social work practice, policy, or research in one or more of the Department’s concentration areas (child welfare, community mental health, and aging). The primary professional responsibilities of this instructional faculty member are: teaching a range of courses within the curriculum in the areas of social work practice, policy, or research in both the Fullerton and Irvine Center programs; conduct and publish research as well as seek external funding; service to the department, college, university, profession, and community.


Strongly Preferred

Rank and Salary
This is a tenure-track position at assistant or associate professor level (10-month academic year). Salary is highly competitive and commensurate with rank, experience, and qualifications. Intramural research grants, moving expenses, start-up funds, and reduced teaching load may be available. An excellent, comprehensive benefits package is available which includes health/vision/dental plans, spouse, domestic partner and/or dependent fee-waiver; access to campus child-care; and a defined-benefit retirement through the state system. For a detailed description of benefits, go to

Appointment Date
Fall 2019

Application Procedure
A complete online application must be submitted in order to receive consideration. To apply, please go to: to view all job listings and select 10575BR to begin the application process and provide the following materials:

  1. A letter of interest relating your experience to the qualifications
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Diversity statement: This statement should provide an understanding of your capabilities to address diversity in support of CSUF’s diverse student and community populations. Please discuss how you have addressed diversity in your teaching, research, and/or service such that the committee is able to assess your ability to contribute to our campus in this area. 
  4. Graduate transcripts
  5. Teaching evaluations
  6. Three letters of reference (see instructions below)

On the References page of the online application, enter information and email addresses for three referents who will provide a confidential letter of reference for your application.  They will immediately receive a request via email along with information on how to upload the letter.  You will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUF by logging back in to the recruitment system.

For more information about the position, please contact the Department of Social Work at (657) 278-7125 or email Dr. Mikyong Kim-Goh, Search Committee Chair at

Application Deadline
Application review begins immediately.  To ensure full consideration, application materials must be submitted by November 15, 2018.  Position is open until filled.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU.  Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect 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.

California State University Fullerton celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the University’s strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. EEO employer. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

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 Last Published 4/5/19