Faculty in Social Work

Full-time, with faculty rank; non-continuing status, 9 month faculty appointment, in the School of Humanities, Religion and Social Science.

Start Date:

August 1, 2014

Job Description:

The FPU social work program seeks to prepare undergraduate students for careers in the helping professions. The program offers a traditional, as well as a degree completion program in social work. Working closely with the traditional social work program director, the successful candidate will oversee and teach in the degree completion program. This person will also be responsible for coordination of field placements.


  • Oversee operation of degree completion program in social work at two locations with later expansion to other centers based on enrollment and community interest; 
  • Lead the degree completion social work program in collaboration with the traditional undergraduate program director; 
  • Teach social work classes as assigned; 
  • Enhance student learning by guiding a robust field instruction; 
  • Assist the social work program director in the identification and supervision of adjunct instructors to teach in the program; 
  • Represent the social work program and university at community and professional meetings; 
  • Work with local social work agencies to develop appropriate professional field internships for program majors; 
  • Comply with CSWE program guidelines for baccalaureate level programs in social work; 
  • Advise social work students in the degree completion program.



  • Doctorate in social work or related field; 
  • MSW from a CSWE accredited university may be considered; 
  • Ability to mentor and advise adult students in a degree completion social work program; 
  • Minimum five years of experience in a specific area of social work practice; 
  • Teaching experience with adult learners; 
  • Knowledge of technology/learning management systems; 
  • Ability to utilize professional connections in the community to develop appropriate field internships; 
  • Provide positive leadership and restorative discipline for students; 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; 
  • Ability to cross cultures and to understand and advance diversity; 
  • Commitment to the Christian faith and the university’s mission of Christ-centered teaching and learning;
  • Involvement in a local church. 


  • Skills in program development and management; 
  • Familiarity with the Latino community, as well as the ethnic and socio-economic diversity of the Central Valley.

University Description:

Fresno Pacific University offers undergraduate and graduate programs that stress solid academic preparation and a strong ethical foundation. Some 3,600 traditional and adult students attend classes on the main campus in southeast Fresno or centers in North Fresno, Visalia, Bakersfield and Merced as well as online. The university also reaches more than 8,000 students through professional development studies. FPU has the highest four-year graduation rate of any Central Valley college or university and is the Valley’s only comprehensive Christian university granting master’s degrees. The university is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and affiliated with the Mennonite Brethren Church. All employees must express a personal Christian commitment and support the Christian mission of the university.


Dependent on qualifications and experience, and paid out over 12 months. Full-time benefits include insurance (medical, vision, dental, LTD), retirement (TIAA-CREF), Section 125 options.


Download and complete an application form.

Send a letter of application, a completed faculty application form (including personal statements), curriculum vita, three letters of reference (including one pastoral), and transcripts or placement file to:

  • Rod Janzen, Ph.D.  
  • Fresno Pacific University 
  • School of HRSS 
  • 1717 S. Chestnut Avenue, Box 2301
  • Fresno, CA 93702 
  • Or email: FPUProv@fresno.edu