Open Rank Professor and Program Director (MSW Program)
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University committed to excellence in four areas: Education for
Professional Practice, Scholarship, Multicultural and International
Competence and Community Engagement. The University provides
students with the highest quality of education through excellence
and innovation in academic scholarship, applied training and
research, and community service, particularly to underserved
populations. Through its Mission, the University's goal is to equip
students with the competencies they need to provide public benefit
and make an impact in their communities by addressing major
contemporary social issues. Core competencies of the University's
training programs include cultural diversity, which is infused in
courses and field placements and is manifest in the diversity of
its students, faculty.
Alliant International University prepares students for professional
careers of service and leadership, and promotes the discovery and
application of knowledge to improve the lives of people in diverse
cultures and communities around the world.
An inclusive world empowered by Alliant alumni.
This role will act as Open-Rank Professor, a faculty member who has
completed a terminal degree (e.g., doctorate) in the area in which
the faculty member will be teaching. As an Open Rank Professor,
they facilitate learning, and partake in scholarship, service, or
any combination of those activities.
As Program Director, this individual is critical for the successful
operation of the University. Under the supervision/direction of the
school dean, the program director is central to academic planning,
to faculty recruitment, retention, and development, and to budget
management and oversight, as well as to the quality of the
student's academic experience. The Program Director is an integral
part of the school's leadership team and works closely with the
dean in fostering a learning community infused with vitality for
all constituencies. The Program Director administrative duties will
comprise at least, if not more, than 50% of your role.
The Program Director, Master of Social Work, is an inaugural
position and represents an opportunity to shape program philosophy,
curriculum, and faculty composition.
Duties & Responsibilities:
- Facilitating Classroom and Distance/Distributed Learning
- Course and syllabus preparation
- Class curriculum coordination and planning
- Assessment and evaluation of learners
- Student selection, orientation, and assessment
- Mentoring and advising of students
- Field placement supervision and coordination
- Research/scholarship mentoring and supervision, particularly of
MA theses, PsyD projects, and PhD, EdD, DBA dissertations
- Scholarship - Scholarship/ research reflecting
the generation, integration, dissemination and application of
knowledge, as well as creative and original contributions to one's
field commensurate with academic rank.
- Service - All faculty engage in service to the
University, Community and Profession commensurate with academic
rank. Examples in each category include:
- Service to the University:
- Hiring and evaluating faculty Participating in developing,
revising, and coordinating curriculum as well as maintaining
- Participating in processes to improve academic program
- Participating in processes to improve quality of School,
campus, and University faculty experience Participating in faculty
- Service to the Community:
- Contributions at the local, state, and national levels
involving one's professional expertise to the public, to
organizations, and to governmental entities
- Service to the Profession:
- Participation in and leadership of professional
- Reviewing for journals, conferences, and research grant
- Duties Required of All Faculty - Certain
duties are additionally required of all faculty and are not given
formal workload credit but will be included in yearly evaluations.
These include but are not limited to:
Program Director, Duties/Responsibilities
- active participation in campus life to sustain a high level of
- participation in program governance, including program-based
committees, with the exception of SERC which may receive up to
three units of service workload credit at the discretion of the
Program Director and the approval of the Dean and the
- active participation in program and campus activities
(including scheduled and impromptu meetings of faculty, staff, and
- picking up and promptly responding to paper, voice and
electronic mail and messages;
- visibility and accessibility supporting a sense of
- regular accessibility either by person, by telephone and/or
virtually to students, colleagues and the greater University
- posting of teaching schedules, office hours, and procedures for
making appointments on the faculty member's door, online and on
- attendance and participation in program, department, faculty
and Faculty Assembly meetings;
- responding in a timely fashion to students' requests for
meetings, to telephone calls, and to e-mail communications;
- participating in Faculty Assembly and program faculty
- carrying an advising load of up to fourteen students (depending
on size of the program and the judgment of the Program
- participation in hiring faculty;
- participation in developing, revising and coordinating
curriculum and maintaining program vitality;
- participation in processes to improve quality of
school/college, campus and University faculty experience; and
- participation in, selection, admission and retention of new
students, including attendance at admissions open houses,
participating in admission interviews, new student orientation, and
advising of students.
- Submittal of grades, attendance, syllabi, and textbook orders
in compliance with University established procedures and
- Perform other related tasks, duties and responsibilities as
required, assigned or directed.
- Primary Accountabilities: Ensures delivery of a quality
academic program through…
- Maintaining an active presence that assures campus vitality and
ensures accessibility to faculty, students, and staff.
- Overseeing the recruiting, retention, and management of
qualified core and adjunct faculty.
- Ensuring curriculum and courses are current, relevant, and
effective in meeting program learning outcomes.
- Engaging in on-going programmatic assessment to ensure program
quality and adherence to regional and specialty accreditation
standards, as applicable.
- Ensuring fiscal sustainability through budget management and
working collaboratively with appropriate admissions and enrollment
personnel to facilitate the successful matriculation/ enrollment of
- Ensuring accuracy of advertising used in printed and electronic
materials and process.
- Governance & Planning:
- Works in conjunction with the Dean to develop and execute the
strategic vision of the school and program.
- Participates in school, campus, and University governance
committees, as appropriate.
- Personnel Management:
- Effectively initiates and recommends hiring and retention;
- Develops, coaches, counsels, and evaluates faculty and
- Perform other related tasks, duties and responsibilities as
required, assigned, or directed.
- Proficient computer skills.
- The ability to work independently and be self-motivated.
- High level of accuracy and attention to detail and the ability
to problem solve.
- The ability to explain complex requirements in clear and
- The ability to be flexible with workflow to meet the needs of
the department and students and to manage multiple tasks per
- The drive to encourage, direct, hold accountable and guide
students toward task completion.
- Must demonstrate the ability to work as an effective team
member and develop trusting relationships with students and
- Culturally competent and ability to communicate and interact
effectively with people of diverse backgrounds and/or
- Highly motivated, focused and results oriented.
- Ability to exercise discretion and tact in all interpersonal
interactions, and to maintain confidentiality.
- Collaboration and partnering with other university stakeholders
to support candidate success.
- Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and
- Education: Master's Degree in Social Work from
a CSWE accredited program, and Doctoral degree in Social Work, or
closely related field, from an accredited college or
- Experience: Three (3) years prior experience
in an administrative or leadership role in a related discipline or
equivalent, preferably administrative experience in an academic
setting. Experience supporting and mentoring professionals.
Evidence of responsibility in managing complex and diverse tasks.
At least five (5) years of experience in the field as a licensed
clinicial social worker (LCSW).
- Certifications, Licenses, etc.: Must hold an
license in clinical social work (LCSW) in the state of California,
or be license eligible
Background Check Requirements:
- Please submit a resume/CV and cover letter (in part, describing
your interest in and fit for the position).
- Applicants invited to interview should be prepared to provide
three professional references.
Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background
check (including criminal, prior employment and education
verification). Failure to satisfactorily complete the background
check may affect the application status of applicants or continued
employment of current University employees who apply for the
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Alliant International University is an Equal Opportunity Employer,
committed to ensuring a high quality of education through the
diversity of the University community and the curriculum. Women,
people of color, people with disabilities and people from other
underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply, as we actively
seek to increase diversity at all levels. The University will
conduct its programs, services and activities consistent with
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