Faculty, Social Sciences

College of Arts and Sciences
40 hours/12 months
July 01, 2019


The Social Sciences faculty provides academic instruction in the disciplines associated with the social sciences.  The faculty person who holds this position is also expected to provide leadership for students via interaction and academic advising.  He/she will also serve as a curriculum developer, engage in faculty and university appointed committees and serve as an advisor to selected student organizations. He/she also serves as primary steward of educational department guidelines and policies.   


  • Provide classroom instruction and student advising for the appropriate programs within the Social Sciences Division.
  • Work to expand the vision and course offerings of department in conjunction with the Chair of the Social Sciences Division.
  • Advise and counsel students within the program.
  • Assist the program director in the recruitment and evaluation of adjunct faculty as needed.
  • Endorse and model professional standards and proficiencies.
  • Teach eight (8) college level courses per year (24 semester hours per academic year).
  • Work within the program budget.
  • Serve on committees as assigned within the university.
  • Assist in training students via internships and practicum experiences as appropriate
  • Participate in faculty meetings at the college and university level; attend other appropriate events including chapel, conferences, and student events.
  • Yearly affirm the institution’s mission, doctrinal position, and community standards.


  • Extensive knowledge of the disciplines associated with social science, including but not limited to: social science research, sociology, social work, psychological paradigms, human psychology, and counseling.
  • Demonstrate a strong knowledge in the mental, emotional, relational, and spiritual growth needs of people in clinical, academic, and church/mission settings.
  • Ability to teach effectively at the college level, utilizing technology as appropriate.
  • Competent in or able to learn and facilitate online education.
  • While the University Enrollment & Marketing office is often the initial contact with prospective students, faculty must be willing to phone, e-mail, meet with, attend special events, advise, review transcripts, guide, and provide information to those interested in the educational programs as appropriate.
  • Ability to judge competencies and character while remaining sensitive to the needs of those being served.
  • Understand the needs and trends associated with traditional college age students as well as the traits necessary for graduates of the social sciences program to display.
  • Ability to confront and resolve conflicts when necessary.
  • Commitment to CIU’s mission and vision.
  • Commitment to live within the standards of the CIU community.
  • Design and implement effective instructional and counseling strategies and methodologies.
  • An earned doctorate (PhD or equivalent) in an appropriate social science from an accredited university is preferred.
  • Experience teaching the following course content:
    • Introduction to Human Services
    • Social Welfare Policy & Practice
    • Case Management
  • Some level of post-secondary training in biblical/theological studies is desired.
  • Eligibility for social work license preferred.
  • Some cross-cultural ministry is desirable.
  • Preference is given to individuals with at least three years of experience teaching at the college level.