Instructor and Field Coordinator - Master of Social Work Program

  • The Department of Social Work seeks an Instructor and Coordinator of Field Education for the Master of Social Work Program. The candidate should enjoy teaching above all other aspects of academia and must bring creative pedagogy to the classroom. Scholarly activities that support the faculty member’s teaching and mentoring of students are especially encouraged. This is a full-time position in Social Work beginning in the fall 2023.

  • Integrate the Mercy core values of respect, integrity, compassion, justice, and service in all aspects of interaction.
  • Teach 6 credits per fall and spring semesters.
  • Be able to teach across the social work curriculum.
  • Coordinate all aspects of the Field Education program.
  • Partner with community agencies to enhance learning outcomes for practicum students.
  • Develop new community partnerships to allow for impactful student learning experiences.
  • Regularly assess the outcomes of courses taught and make improvements.
  • Participate in departmental functions, including program development, assessment, and accreditation.
  • Maintain an active interest and involvement in the local community.
  • Teach at Lakewood campus, off site locations or in evening.
  • Teach in lecture, online, or hybrid modalities.
  • Advise and mentor students, including their research and internships.
  • Participate in departmental functions such as Open House, etc.
  • Engage in university wide service.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
  • Master of Social Work required, D.S.W. or Ph.D. preferred. ABD will be considered.
  • LSW required; LCSW preferred
  • Demonstrated evidence of teaching excellence at the college level required.
  • Practice experience in social work required (at least two years full time post MSW degree).
  • Ability to teach across the social work curriculum, previous experience preferred.
  • Ability or willingness to learn to use instructional technologies effectively is essential.
  • Commitment to active, learner centered teaching.
  • Experience assessing learning outcomes in courses and programs.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively
**Must be US work authorized**

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