MSW Field Director/Clinical Assistant Professor

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Position Title:
MSW Field Director/Clinical Assistant Professor

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Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work

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Minimum Qualifications:

The successful candidate is required to have
· An MSW, DSW, or a PhD in Social Work from a CSWE -approved program
· A minimum of two years post- MSW full-time social work practice
· LMSW (LiCSW preferred)

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College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

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Twelve (12) Months

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Special Instructions to Applicant:

The Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work at Auburn University at Montgomery invites applications for an MSW Field Director/Clinical Assistant Professor to begin August 2023. The successful candidate will be the founding field director for our developing MSW Program. We expect to submit Candidacy documents to CSWE January 2024 with classes beginning fall 2024.
Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to social justice, teaching, field education, and community service. We are committed to build and sustain an inclusive and equitable working and learning environment for all students, staff, and faculty. Every member on our team enriches our diversity by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design, and deliver solutions. Prospective candidates will help further the institutional goals of promoting equity, diversity, and inclusivity.
Working under the supervision of the Department Chair and MSW Program Director, the successful candidate will be responsible for:
  • Identifying, recruiting, training, and supervising field supervisors from local and regional social service agencies to ensure appropriate field sites for MSW students, including on-site agency visits.
  • Advising and assisting students in identifying and securing field placements appropriate for their skills and interests, including helping them obtain necessary clearances and completing appropriate paperwork.
  • Developing and supporting partnerships with local and regional social service organizations.
  • Providing assistance to the MSW Program Director and Department Chair with the development of proposed MSW program, including adhering to the accreditation guidelines and best practices.
  • Teaching BSW and MSW level social work courses.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Department Chair or MSW Program Director.

The successful candidate is required to have
  • An MSW, DSW, or a PhD in Social Work from a CSWE -approved program
  • A minimum of two years post- MSW full-time social work practice
  • LMSW (LiCSW preferred)

Preferred qualifications also include:
  • Familiarity with regional social service organizations
  • Previous BSW or MSW field director experience at a CSWE accredited institution
  • Demonstrated understanding of CSWE EPAS standards
  • Established record of teaching effectiveness with diverse student populations
  • Experience in developing a CSWE -accredited BSW or MSW program
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective, collaborative relationships with faculty and administration across the university
  • Experience in developing partnerships with local and regional agencies to identify appropriate clinical placements and nurture on-going support and collaboration

The Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work includes eleven full-time faculty. We currently have a BSW in candidacy with CSWE accreditation expected by Spring 2024. We offer minors in Global Child Advocacy Studies, Social Work, Sociology, and Anthropology. The department contributes to the mission of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences by encouraging collaboration with other departments and programs.

*Posting updated* Clinical position*

How to Apply:
Visit and complete an online application.

Completed applications must include 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) teaching philosophy statement, 4) community-involvement statement, 5) contact information for at least three professional references, 6) copy of social work license, and 7) graduate transcript(s).
Screening of applications will begin January 15, 2023. While the position will remain open until filled, AUM reserves the right once interviewing has begun to stop accepting applications.
Auburn University at Montgomery is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity; therefore, we encourage applications from historically underrepresented groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

About the University/College

Auburn University at Montgomery ( AUM ) is the metropolitan campus of Auburn University with approximately 5,200 students and 200 faculty in five academic colleges: Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Nursing and Health Sciences, Sciences, Business, and Education. Located in the state capital, AUM serves a diverse student body including traditional and non-traditional students. Montgomery offers diverse cultural and recreational opportunities including the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, world-class museums, Civil Rights Memorial, the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, a ballet company, a natural habitat zoo, a chamber music society, an independent film theater, and the Montgomery Biscuits baseball team.
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Teaching Philosophy
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Transcript(s)
  5. Professional Reference Sheet
Optional Documents
  1. Statement on Teaching and Research
  2. Additional Transcript(s)
  3. Letter(s) of Reference/Recommendation
  4. Additional Supporting Documents
  5. Supporting Document #2
  6. Supporting Document #3
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