Master of Social Work (MSW) Field Education Clinical Assistant Professor

New York, United States
$45,000.00 - $55,000.00
Apr 07, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time



The Field Education Clinical Assistant Professor will be responsible for conducting field education seminars, provide supervision, and assist with all field-related activities for MSW Program students completing Distance Education coursework. This is a twelve-month appointment (anticipated start - September 2021).



  • Assume administrative responsibilities for field education experience for MSW Distance Education students (MSW Generalist Practice; MSW Advanced (Clinical) Practice) including ensuring compliance with Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Field Education accreditation standards;
  • Assist in development of field placement sites for MSW Distance Education students by establishing relationships with community stakeholders and ensuring appropriate opportunities for student practice experience;
  • Assist in identification of well-qualified field educators and task supervisors for field placement agencies;
  • Ensure that information about field placements opportunities is current and complete within electronic placement system;
  • Maintain relationships with agency field educators, task supervisors, and other appropriate agency personnel to strengthen partnerships and aid in the design of best practice learning experiences for students;
  • Help to prepare MSW Distance Education students for field education by supporting field education interview process; development of professional resumes; engagement of field-related development activities including interviewing skills; and assessment of field education readiness;
  • Assist in identification of potential field placements based on student/agency needs and interests and facilitate interview process;
  • Communicate with agency personnel and students to determine goodness of fit and secure placement confirmation;
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of field education orientation for MSW Distance Education students, field educators, and task supervisors;
  • Teach field education seminar for MSW Distance Education students (MSW Generalist Practice; MSW Advanced (Clinical) Practice) as Clinical Assistant Professor based on 4:4 workload;
  • Hold regularly scheduled office hours to support student professional and academic needs;
  • Provide field-related supervision, as needed, for MSW Distance Education students (MSW Generalist Practice; MSW Advanced (Clinical) Practice);
  • Conduct field placement visits at mid-year, year-end and as needed;
  • Monitor student performance in field placement on an on-going basis - observing student development of CSWE-identified competencies through field education seminar; field education site visits; one-on-one engagements; and field education evaluations;
  • Review quality of field educators, task supervisors, and field placement agencies to determine their appropriateness of on-going student engagement;
  • Troubleshoot problem situations within the field education setting for students, field educators, task supervisors, and agencies;
  • Provide immediate notification to Field Education Director, BASW Program Director, and/or MSW Program Director regarding any field placement related issues;
  • Work with Field Education Director to develop and monitor MSW Distance Education Student Improvement Plans and/or make determinations regarding field placement continuance, as needed;
  • Review field placements to determine future viability and identify opportunities for continuous improvement and/or expansion;
  • Assist Field Education Director in developing and maintaining field education policies and procedures including field education manuals for students and field instructors;
  • Support on-going development and oversight of electronic placement system ensuring compliance with documented policies and procedures and making recommendations for necessary changes, as needed;
  • Work with Field Education Director to prepare necessary reports related to field education performance and assessment;
  • Work in partnership with Daemen College Social Work and Sociology faculty and staff to utilize evaluation information and develop curriculum and/or training opportunities;
  • Participate in committees and provide service to the department, college, and profession;
  • Identify potential partnership opportunities for Social Work and Sociology Department;
  • Attend annual professional conference(s) to support professional development and networking; and
  • Other duties as specified.



  • Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from a CSWE-accredited college or university
  • Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in New York or other jurisdiction
  • Minimum: Two-years post-MSW experience
  • Minimum: Three years-experience in field education as instructor and/or task supervisor
  • Minimum: Five years-experience with supervisory and/or administrative roles or functions



  • Demonstrated ability to work with students, faculty, staff, and agency administration
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in teaching
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with diverse populations
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong time management/organizational skills
  • Comfort with use of technology especially as it relates to student and field education communications (e.g., website, use of social media platforms)
  • Experience with field placement management software


Qualified applicants should attach a cover letter describing their interest and qualifications for the position; a current curriculum vitae or resume; names and contact information for three (3) references; and all graduate transcripts to Incomplete applications or applications submitted via other methods not considered.

Please contact Social Work and Sociology Chair, Dr. Diane Bessel, at for more information. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

This is a full-time position. Benefits are available the first of the month following the full-time employee's date of hire and include health, dental, vision insurance, and fully paid life insurance. In addition, we offer fully paid long term disability insurance after 3 months of employment. Eligibility for the 403b retirement plan is available to full-time employees upon hire and an 8%employer match after one year of service. Tuition waiver benefits are also available for full-time employees and their qualified dependents.

Daemen College is an AA/EOE and strongly encourages applications from women, veterans, people of color, individuals with disabilities and candidates who will contribute to and support the cultural fluency and diversity of our campus. Apply directly at

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