Director of Graduate Social Work Field Education

Utah, United States
Salary Not specified
Oct 06, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Director of Graduate Social Work Field Education

Requisition Number: F00150P: Social Work

Job Description:
The Master of Social Work Program at Weber State University is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Director of MSW Field Education, beginning January 2021. This position is an 11-month, full-time, non-tenure track faculty appointment in a new graduate social work program that is working toward accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

Job Duties:
The position involves graduate teaching responsibilities within an advanced clinical social work practice framework, along with instruction in two classroom seminars per semester and 50% release time for other field-related activities. The MSW Field Director oversees placements of 60 graduate social work students per semester, creates and maintains collaborative partnerships with agencies within the community, and serves as the MSW program’s liaison with field placement supervisors.

Required Qualifications:
Required qualifications include:
-An MSW from a CSWE-accredited program;

-Five years of post-MSW practice experience (paid);

-Eligibility for clinical social work license (LCSW) in the state of Utah;

-Extensive supervisory experience in social service agencies;

-Demonstrated ability to teach in a variety of subject areas that are a part of the graduate social work curriculum, such as diversity and oppression, behavioral health, clinical practice theory, evidence-based clinical practice models, social work ethics, social welfare policy, and macro aspects of clinical practice.

Preferred Qualifications:
Preferred qualifications include:
-A commitment to excellence in teaching, advising, and student development;

-An interest in creative program development;

-The ability to work in a collegial manner with social work faculty members and faculty from other disciplines across campus.

Background Check? Yes

Benefits Summary:
WSU offers a generous benefits package that includes medical, dental, long-term disability, life insurance, retirement, a wellness program with release time and paid incentives, tuition benefits, free tickets to athletic and performing arts events, and paid holidays.

Full/Part Time: Full Time
Open Date: 10/06/2020
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

Notes to Applicants:
Salary for this position is commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes excellent benefits. Women and minority applicants are strongly encouraged to apply. To be considered for this position, please complete the online application and attach the required application materials, including: letter of interest, curriculum vitae, one page teaching philosophy, graduate transcripts, and three academic/professional references.

Screening of applications will begin November 1, 2020. Position will remain open until filled.

Criminal background check required as a condition of employment.

For more information contact Dr. Mark Bigler at Weber State University is an AA/EEO employer.

Weber State University, a part of the Utah Higher Education system, is located in Ogden, Utah in the northern part of the state at the foot of the Wasatch Mountains. The Master of Social Work (MSW) Program is part of the Department of Social Work and Gerontology and is housed in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. The program uses a harm reduction framework and focuses on the development of advanced clinical social work practice skills, giving particular attention to local and regional needs, with special emphasis on the growing Lantinx community. The program is new and evolving, has a small but dynamic faculty, and serves a diverse student body.

Physical Activity of this position: Expressing or exchanging ideas. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important instructions to other workers accurately or quickly. , Ability to receive detailed information with or without assistance.

Physical Requirements of this position: Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or consistently to move objects, including the human body. Sitting most of the time. Walking and standing only occasionally if ever.

Visual Acuity Requirements including color, depth perception and field of vision: Required to perform activities such as preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; using a computer terminal; extensive reading.

The conditions the worker will be subject to in this position: None. The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work).

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