Social Work Field Education Director

Tennessee, United States
Salary Not specified
Apr 15, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Tennessee Wesleyan University is seeking applicants for the Tenure-track faculty position of Field Education Director in the Social Work Program. This position is designated Faculty [75%] with Social Work administrative responsibilities [25%]. The Faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor of Social Work is dependent upon academic instructional experience. The Field Education Director is a leadership position and works in tandem with and under the purview of the Social Work Program Director. Faculty report to the Social Sciences Department Chair.

The TWU Social Work Program was accredited by CSWE in 2019. Some specific responsibilities of the Field Education Director include, but are not limited to:

• Student recruitment/advising.
• The recruitment, maintenance, and review of community agencies for student field placements.
• The training of field instructors and their agencies.
• The development and promotion of field placement processes.
• Field practicum oversight including liaison responsibilities.
• The evaluation of field student learning and field setting effectiveness
• Program monitoring, analysis, and assessments.

The TWU Social Work Program offers a BSW degree. The successful applicant must have the ability to teach in two or more Social Work content areas. We are seeking candidates who are committed to innovative teaching, and we seek to attract a culturally and academically diverse faculty who value working with a diverse student body. Additionally, the successful candidate will demonstrate a passion for teaching/mentoring undergraduates, leadership and networking skills, strong interpersonal skills, and administrative experience. Knowledge of community agencies within the region are desired, but not required.

Qualifications: A minimum of Master of Science in Social Work, at least 5 years Post MSW practice experience, and prior teaching experience in a CSWE accredited program with a State of Tennessee Social Work license at MSW or license eligible.

Applications will be reviewed as received until the position is filled.
Interested individuals should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, and a one to two-page statement of teaching philosophy that reflects leadership abilities. Also, provide three letters of recommendation that can address the candidate’s ability or potential for leadership, teaching, mentoring, and collegiality.

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