Asst Prof of Practice & Dir of Field Education, MSW

Merrimack College is a selective, private college in a beautiful, residential setting — just minutes from Boston, Massachusetts.

Position Overview: The Winston School of Education & Social Policy and the Master in Social Work Program at Merrimack College invite applications for a non-tenure track assistant professor of practice who will serve as the Director of Field Education to begin spring 2021. This is a ten-month, fulltime, position that includes graduate teaching, administrative and community outreach responsibilities. The MSW Director of Field Education will provide administrative oversight to Merrimack College’s MSW Field Education program and will participate in the overall design, assessment, and development of the MSW curriculum, including helping to develop an assessment of the signature pedagogy – field education. Administrative responsibilities include recruitment and evaluation of appropriate field learning sites; conducting a student orientation to field education; placement of students in practicum sites; and periodic site visits. Travel to field sites throughout the greater Merrimack Valley area is required. Teaching responsibilities for the position include conducting the year-long social work practicum seminar; and instruction in other graduate social work courses as needed.

Qualifications: This position requires an MSW from a CSWE-accredited program. Candidates must have at least two years post-MSW social work practice experience and demonstrate knowledge of social work field education. Preference will be given to candidates with knowledge of and experience with Merrimack Valley-area human services and community-based organizations. Priority will be given to candidates who have at least three years of experience teaching fulltime in an accredited Social Work program, and who enthusiastically support the College’s commitment to students’ academic and professional success. In addition, the successful candidate will have demonstrated knowledge, skills, and success in diversity and inclusion work within or transferable to higher education; these should be described in the cover letter and/or teaching statement.

About Merrimack:

Located within the Winston School of Education & Social Policy, the Master of Social Work Program is an advanced generalist program. The only Catholic, Augustinian college in New England, Merrimack College is an independent, coeducational institution with more than 4,200 undergraduates and graduate students from 34 states and 36 countries, and comprises schools of liberal arts, science and engineering, health sciences, education and social policy, and business.

The college’s 220-acre campus is approximately 25 miles north of Boston in North Andover and Andover, Mass. Merrimack is a Master’s Colleges & Universities/Medium Programs institution in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Merrimack recently placed 21st in the nation for “Colleges That Add the Most Value” in Money’s special Best Colleges report and was ranked as one of the top 10 colleges in the northern United States for the fourth year in a row — and the only regional college judged “up and coming” by higher education leadership in the northern United States, according to U.S. News.

Merrimack College is committed to building a culturally and racially diverse community, based on the values of diversity, equity and inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups. Candidates should describe in their application previous experience related to equity, diversity, and inclusion, as well as how they will engage in fostering a culture that values diversity and inclusive excellence at Merrimack College.

To Apply: Interested applicants should apply online through AcademicJobsOnline. Application materials should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching effectiveness, and the names of three professional references. The application deadline for this position is January 15, 2021.

Merrimack College is committed to building a culturally and racially diverse community, based on the values of diversity, equity and inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups. Candidates should describe in their application previous experience related to equity, diversity, and inclusion, as well as how they will engage in fostering a culture that values diversity and inclusive excellence at Merrimack College.

This position is subject to the successful completion of a criminal background check.

Merrimack College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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