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Social Work Field Director

Seattle University
Seattle, Washington State
$74,000-80,00 9-month base salary. A $7,000 administrative stipend in addition to the base salary.
Posted Date
Apr 28, 2023

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Seattle University

Field Director


The Social Work Department in the College of Arts & Sciences at Seattle University (SU) invites applications for a Field Director position. The Field Director is a three year renewable term faculty open-rank (assistant, associate, or full) clinical professor position. Rank is commensurate with experience.  Anticipated position start date: July 1, 2023.




The SU Social Work Dept. has a CSWE-accredited Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) and Master of Social Work (MSW) programs. The mission of the SU Social Work Dept. is to educate students for social justice-focused and community-based social work practice:


The SU MSW program specializes in advanced clinical social work and is a national leader in social justice-focused and community-based clinical social work education: - d.en.1856856


Field Director administers and is responsible for the overall operation of the Social Work field education program for BSW and MSW programs, including development, management, and assessment of the field practicum program; training and supervision of field faculty; and ensuring compliance with all Council of Social Work Education (CSWE) Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) regarding Field education. As a faculty, the Field Director may teach undergraduate or graduate social work courses and is expected to provide appropriate service to the Department, College, and University.


The ideal candidate will demonstrate excellence in knowledge and practice in social work field education and commitment to social and economic justice.



Minimum Requirements


An MSW degree from a CSWE-accredited social work program; a minimum of 3 years of social work field education experience (including field liaison, field practicum instructor, field seminar instructor, or field director/assistant field director/field program coordinator experiences); a minimum of 4 years of post-MSW degree social work practice experience (practice experience may be simultaneous with the field education experience); a minimum of 2 years of program management, program development, or clinical supervision experience; and a minimum of 1 year of social work teaching experience.



Preferred Requirements:




Successful experience in social work field education administration; a successful record of social work teaching experience; successful experience in completing a self-study for the CSWE accreditation or re-affirmation; and evidence of anti-oppressive practice experience in clinical social work.


The SU Social Work Dept. is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty in affirmation of our institutional values and our program’s social justice commitment.


Compensation at a Glance:

Overall Pay Range: $74,000-80,00 9-month base salary depending on rank and experience at hire. An administrative stipend of $7,000 in addition to the base salary.
Seattle University has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, and not based on a candidate’s gender or any other protected status.

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. Seattle University provides generous leave, health plans, and retirement contributions that add to your total compensation package.

Benefits at a Glance

Consistent with its fundamental Jesuit values, Seattle University offers a wide range of benefits designed to care for the whole person. Choose from three different medical plans, a dental, and vision insurance programs. Protect your income with life, short & long-term disability coverage. Plan for your future with up to a 10% employer contribution for retirement benefits, comprised of a 5% nonelective employer contribution and an additional dollar-for-dollar match of your voluntary contributions up to a maximum of 5%. You may also take advantage of 100% paid tuition benefits for the employee and dependents, a subsidized transportation benefit, a wellness program with free access to an onsite fitness facility, and a wide variety of campus events. Enjoy a generous holiday schedule, including a paid Holiday break closure in December, and paid sick leave. For more information explore the Benefits website at:

Founded in 1891, Seattle University is a Jesuit Catholic university located on a beautiful campus of more than 50 acres in the dynamic heart of Seattle. Our diverse and driven population is made up of more than 7,200 students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within eight schools and colleges. Seattle University is an equal opportunity employer.




In support of its pursuit of academic and scholarly excellence, Seattle University is committed to creating a diverse community of students, faculty and staff that is dedicated to the fundamental principles of equal opportunity and treatment in education and employment regardless of age, color, disability, gender identity, national origin, political ideology, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The university encourages applications from, and nominations of, individuals who will further enrich the diversity of our educational community.




Applicants should submit applications online at  Please submit a cover letter (including a statement on social work educational leadership/administration vision and experience), Curriculum Vitae, research statement, teaching statement, evidence of strong teaching (such as teaching evaluations), and contact information for three references. Recommendation letters may be requested electronically following submission of application. Review of applications begin will begin as early as June 1, 2023.




The preliminary interviews will be conducted online, and the campus interview will be in person.




Questions regarding the position may be directed to Dr. Hye-Kyung Kang, Chair of the Search Committee, at

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