Lecturer, Open Rank - Social Work Field Education Coordinator

Rowan University
New Jersey, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jul 11, 2022

Lecturer, Open Rank - Social Work Field Education Coordinator

Work type: Regular Full-Time
Location: Glassboro, New Jersey
Categories: Non Tenured Teaching Faculty - College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Rowan University invites applications to support the development of field education for the MSW program launch in 2023. This full-time non-tenured teaching faculty member will join a growing team beginning in the Fall of 2022 in an open rank position (Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Master Lecturer). Rowan University offers undergraduate academic programs in human services, emergency management, law and justice, psychology, sociology and other related fields, and has a comprehensive network of partner programs. These programs provide a solid foundation for innovative and collaborative social work practice. This is an exciting time for Rowan University and we seek an experienced, energetic, and collaborative practitioner who is committed to excellence in field education to join our faculty in the Master of Social Work program.

The full-time non-tenured Open Ranked Lecturer, Field Education Coordinator will provide field coordination in accordance with CSWE standards including recruiting agency placements, orienting agency field instructors, interviewing and placing students, orienting students, maintaining field manuals, and overseeing curriculum for field seminar courses. The workload at Rowan University is equivalent to 12 credit hours per semester. Teaching load for this position will be 9 semester hours (including the internship course) and the remaining hours will be dedicated to program development or other service determined by department needs and director discretion. Courses may be offered online or in-person, depending on program and student needs. While the position is formally housed in the Department of Sociology & Anthropology, the appointment is in the Master of Social Work program in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. The position will also support our program offerings in Camden and other partner locations and travel to agency sites is required. Successful candidates will be licensed in social work with at least two years post-MSW experience and have experience as a field coordinator, field instructor or field liaison. Prior experience teaching at the college/ university level and Doctoral education preferred.

Candidates must submit their application through Rowan University’s online application system https://jobs.rowan.edu/en-us/listing/ and must include a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, graduate transcripts, two letters of recommendation, and a cover letter explaining their relevant experience and why their profile prepares them to serve as Field Coordinator in the Master of Social Work program.

Position Requirements:

  • MSW from a CSWE accredited program, plus at least two years post master’s practice experience required;
  • Evidence of teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students;
  • Excellence in field education and familiarity with CSWE requirements;
  • A blend of scholarly practice and agency/ field knowledge;
  • Professionally engaged in state, regional, national, or international organizations.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Highest level of licensure;
  • Doctorate in social work or related degree preferred (ABD considered)
  • Experience in online teaching, learning, and curriculum design;
  • Knowledge of local agencies and providers and experience with interdisciplinary/ transdisciplinary practice;
  • Experience as a field coordinator, field instructor or field liaison.
Social Work at Rowan:
Rowan University fully supports the addition of an accredited Master of Social Work program. The MSW will be housed in the Department of Sociology & Anthropology, which embraces liberal arts learning within a social science framework. The MSW program supports transdisciplinary practice with a specialization in mental health, equity and well-being. Students have the option to pursue additional certification across university graduate programs including but not limited to diversity and inclusion, wellness coaching, public policy and emergency management. Graduates will be prepared for licensure and practice across a broad range of clinical, medical, educational, and policy environments.

Starting Date: September 1, 2022
  • Salary: Competitive
  • General Information: Lecturer, Open Rank are 10-month positions with separate summer compensation. While this is a non-tenure track position, the initial 2-year contract is renewable, with expectations for continuing renewal of two, three, four, and then five years per contract. In addition, the position has a promotion path and includes benefits.
  • Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the US, and the university will not sponsor an applicant for a work visa for this position.
  • Rowan University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.
  • All positions are contingent upon budget appropriations.
  • If you have questions regarding the position, please contact: Dr. Mary Kay Tuohy, LSW Director of Social Work and chair of MSW search committee at tuohy@rowan.edu.

Application Deadline: The review of applications will begin immediately, and continues until the position is filled.

About Rowan University and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences

A top 100 national public research institution, Rowan University offers bachelor’s through doctoral and professional programs in person and online to 23,000 students through its main campus in Glassboro, N.J., its medical school campuses in Camden and Stratford, and five others. Home to Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering; Ric Edelman College of Communication & Creative Arts; William G. Rohrer College of Business; Virtua Health College of Medicine & Health Sciences; Cooper Medical School of Rowan University and the School of Osteopathic Medicine, it also comprises the colleges of Education, Humanities & Social Sciences, Performing Arts, and Science & Mathematics; Virtua Health School of Nursing & Health Professions; the schools of Earth & Environment; Innovation & Entrepreneurship; Translational Biomedical Engineering & Sciences; Veterinary Medicine; the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; and a multidisciplinary honors college. Rowan focuses on practical research at the intersection of engineering, medicine, science and business while ensuring excellence in undergraduate education. The University has earned national recognition for innovation; commitment to high-quality, affordable education; and developing public-private partnerships. A Carnegie-classified (R2/high research activity) institution, Rowan has been recognized as the fourth fastest-growing public research university for three consecutive years as reported by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) is the second largest college at Rowan University with seven departments, a Center for Interdisciplinary studies, and nineteen majors. The College also offers a number of established graduate programs and is in the process of developing more programs at the master’s and doctoral level including a Master of Public Policy (MPP). The College also houses a number of Centers and Institutes that serve both research and pedagogical functions. CHSS places a strong emphasis on exceptional teaching, research, and citizenship. Our mission is to empower, transform, and engage students and faculty, as well as the global communities in which we live. We actively support faculty research and strive to include faculty as full partners in governance within the College.

Rowan University celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, race, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, (dis)ability status, military status, and other NJ protected classes. Rowan University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment as required by Title IX. Rowan is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for individuals with (dis)abilities. To request reasonable accommodation, contact Christy Mroz, Administrative Assistant, OEE@rowan.edu , 856-256-5494. Rowan strongly encourages applicants from underrepresented groups to apply.

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