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Assistant/Associate Professor of Practice and Associate Director of the DSW Program, School of

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Simmons University
Location
Massachusetts, United States
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Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Nov 15, 2022

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Assistant/Associate Professor of Practice and Associate Director of the DSW Program, School of Social Work

Remote - NationalMain Campus - Boston, MAMain Campus - Boston, MA
R09025

The Simmons University School of Social Work (SSW) is now accepting applications for an Assistant/Associate Professor of Practice and Associate Director for the DSW program. We seek candidates with particular expertise in the areas of social work education, leadership, ethics, and practice oriented towards anti-racism, diversity, equity, and inclusion. The DSW Associate Director works closely with the DSW Director to ensure academic excellence in the online platform of the Simmons University School of Social Work DSW Program. The DSW Associate Director is primarily engaged with activities connected to students and teaching faculty. This position also carries teaching responsibilities.

The DSW Associate Director is a direct report to the DSW Director for the administrative portion of their work. This position will start on or after January 1, 2023, subject to the selected candidate's availability. The position can be remote, with expectations of availability for campus-based activities as needed. This new position is a full-time, twelve-month, practice track faculty (non-tenure track) appointment. Rank commensurate with level of experience. Internal applicants may be considered at a faculty rank commensurate with their current position.

The DSW degree program is offered via our innovative online platform, SocialWork@Simmons. Our DSW program is underpinned with a DEIPAR (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Intersectionality, Power & Anti-Racist) framework and prepares graduates to advance their social worker careers in three “pillar” areas: advanced clinical practice, leadership and teaching.

Simmons University is committed to inclusive excellence in all aspects of an individual's community experience. As a university committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, Simmons encourages applications from all under-represented groups. Simmons is committed to creating, developing, promoting, and enhancing inclusive hiring practices at all levels, for all positions, ensuring diverse talent pools and the delivery of a consistent positive candidate experience. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a diverse faculty, staff, student body, and curriculum.

Simmons University is a small, highly collegial and dynamic university located in the heart of Boston's world-renowned Longwood Medical Area. Simmons is comprised of an undergraduate liberal arts education program for women and those who identify as women plus professional graduate schools with masters and doctoral programs for all genders, presenting unique and rich opportunities for interdisciplinary research and collaboration. The SSW offers degrees at the Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctoral levels (BSW, MSW, DSW, PhD).

Qualifications:
  • Doctorate required. Either DSW or PhD
  • MSW from a CSWE-accredited program required
  • A minimum of two years teaching experience in social work education required
  • A minimum of five years social work practice experience, post-MSW
  • Experience with hybrid or online-based learning platforms is strongly preferred
  • Experience mentoring doctoral students strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated expertise in the areas of inter-professional practice and interdisciplinary social work preferred
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong collaboration skills


Primary Administrative Responsibilities include:
  • Collaborating with the DSW Director on DSW curriculum development, renewal and administration; implementation of and adherence to CSWE accreditation standards; and program assessment
  • Mentoring and evaluating adjunct faculty
  • Building and sustaining DSW community culture including implicit curriculum and engagement with DSW alumni
  • Coordinating DSW student advisement
  • Supporting, advising, and mentoring students including for capstone projects
  • Engaging with SSW and University student support services and academic program administration departments


Other responsibilities include:
  • Teaching DSW courses including serving as a course lead for specific courses
  • Engaging in additional SSW and University service activities
  • Engaging in ongoing professional development activities
  • Other related duties and activities


Required Application Materials:

Please upload the following documents with your application:
  • CV
  • Cover letter
  • Writing sample
  • Names and contact information for three references


Instructions to Applicants: Please upload all applicable application materials (e.g. resume/cv, cover letter, writing sample, teaching philosophy, etc.) in the Application Materials box on page 2 ("My Experience") of this application. Documents can be uploaded individually or as a combined document (e.g. PDF).

Simmons University is committed to inclusive excellence in all aspects of an individual's community experience. As a university committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, Simmons encourages applications from all under-represented groups. Simmons is committed to creating, developing, promoting, and enhancing inclusive hiring practices-at all levels, for all positions-ensuring diverse talent pools and the delivery of a consistent positive candidate experience. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body, and curriculum.


To apply, visit https://simmons.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Simmons-Careers/job/Remote---National/Assistant-Associate-Professor-of-Practice-and-Associate-Director-of-the-DSW-Program--School-of-Social-Work_R09025-1

Located in Boston’s historic Fenway area, Simmons College is a small, private, non-sectarian College which has educated students for enriching careers and purposeful lives since 1899. Working at Simmons means joining a collaborative, diverse and mission-driven community of educators and professionals.

We prepare students to be leaders for themselves, their communities and the world. Our faculty and staff members lead by example - sharing a commitment to excellence and putting the students first.
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