Limited Term Faculty (Social Work) - Field Director

Georgia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Jun 14, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Human Services in the Dewar College of Education & Human Services seeks applicants for a non-tenure track faculty position at the rank of Lecturer to serve as the Field Director of Social Work beginning August 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2022. The selected candidate will be responsible for fulfilling duties as the Field Director, teaching courses in the candidate’s area of expertise and participating in service at the department, college, and university levels.

As a regional comprehensive institution of the University System of Georgia, Valdosta State University (VSU) is a welcoming, aware, and vibrant community founded on and dedicated to serving our communities’ rich and diverse heritages. VSU is proud to have a highly diverse student body and we are seeking to recruit and retain outstanding candidates who exhibit a clear commitment to diversity and inclusion and who will enhance the diversity of our faculty and staff. Through excellence in teaching, basic and applied research, and service, VSU provides rigorous programs and opportunities that enrich our students, our university, and our region. As such, the VSU mission consists of three interrelated parts that includes a student mission, university mission and regional mission. The university is equally dedicated to the core values of community, including a commitment to practice civility, integrity and citizenship. As members of this community and proud Blazers we strive to uphold these core values for the advancement of the University.

The department is comprised of 18 full-time faculty who offer graduate programs in Counselor Education, School Counseling, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, and Social Work. The MSW program is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and is designed to prepare students for a career in professional social work practice. For more information visit the department website at .


Reporting to the Program Director, the Field Director is responsible for the development, guidance, and administration of the Masters of Social Work (MSW) field experience in accordance with Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Educational Policies and Accreditation Standards. Duties include:

  • Reinforce and support field as the signature pedagogy for social work education in accordance with CSWE Educational Policies and Accreditation Standards;
  • Engage in outreach and coordinate efforts with potential placement settings for the purpose of accepting social work interns; vet placement settings; oversee the field placement process of all students;
  • Meet with students individually for field readiness to educate on field process and expectations;
  • Utilize In Place software to assist with field placements;
  • Maintain communication with students seeking and/or currently in field placement around placement processes and responding to student questions, issues, and concerns that may come up during placement process and once in placement;
  • Maintain a current and accurate field website and field manual;
  • Provide supervision, support, and education for field faculty;
  • Contribute to the CSWE reaccreditation process;
  • Attendance and participation in professional development or field related events;
  • Lead the field advisory board with stakeholders;
  • Participate in student orientation and orientation and training for field faculty;
  • Academically advise a caseload of students;
  • Collaborate and create a strong relationship with the Program Director and perform duties as requested, delegated, or assigned.
Required Qualifications
  • MSW from an accredited CSWE program with a minimum of two years post master’s experience;
  • LCSW or eligibility for clinical licensure in Georgia;
  • Demonstrated active engagement in Social Work practice;
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and learning, as well as service;
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Doctorate in Social Work (Ph.D. or DSW);
  • A record of effective teaching appropriate to the applicant’s career stage;
  • Experience teaching MSW field courses;
  • Prior experience supervising MSW field placements;
  • Ability to work effectively in a collaborative setting;
  • A willingness to learn and continually improve;
  • A record of mentoring students of diverse background.

Online application is required.  For more information contact Dr. Chaumba, Program Director, via email or phone 229-333-5776.  Valdosta State University is an Equal Opportunity educational institution and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity and inclusion. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to minorities and individuals with disabilities. Valdosta State University has a non-discrimination policy that includes sex, race, color, sexual orientation, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, and veteran status.