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MSW Field Education Director/Lecturer

Washburn University
Kansas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Oct 3, 2023

Job Details

Position Title: MSW Field Education Director/Lecturer

Department: Social Work

Campus Location: Washburn University

The screening committee will review all eligible applications submitted by October 18, 2023

Position Summary: The Social Work Department offers nationally accredited programs and is designed to prepare students to be dedicated and conscientious social workers. The MSW Field Education Director/Lecturer has a start date of January 1, 2024. This position is a 10-month full-time, non-tenure track faculty appointment.

Essential Functions:
• Manage field education placement processes for MSW students
• Hold on-campus office hours, attend meetings, provide academic advising, and engage in service requested by the Department Chairperson and Dean of the School of Applied Studies.
• Maintain an equivalent full workload, including teaching courses (in-person or online, according to departmental needs), in alignment with requirements outlined in the faculty handbook and departmental accreditation standards.
• Collaborate with the BSW Field Education Director in the identification, securing, development, and assessment of MSW field education placements; maintenance of the Field Education Handbook; facilitation of field education workshops and CEU training for field education instructors and students; and evaluation of field education policies and procedures.
• Facilitate strong working partnerships with community agencies and field instructors.
• Utilize field education software, including maintaining and updating system (e.g. forms development, workflows, report generation and tracking); attending field education software training as necessary; providing software training to personnel, field instructors, and students as needed.
• Provide oversight of generalist field education liaison(s) in coordination with department chair and MSW program coordinator.
• Maintain Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) status while employed at Washburn.
• Perform additional job-related duties as assigned or as appropriate.

Required Qualifications:
• Master’s degree in social work from CSWE accredited program
• Two years of post-master's social work degree practice experience in social work
• Demonstrated commitment to developing inclusive teaching practices that engage students from diverse backgrounds
• Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)

Official transcripts requested during background check process / required prior to hire date.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker (LSCSW) or equivalency or a demonstrated eligibility and willingness to achieve LSCSW in Kansas
• Experience with field education as a field instructor, field liaison, or field education coordination
• Teaching experience (higher education, CEU training, or other teaching experience)
• Administrative or other relevant professional activities in social work
• Evidence of proficiency with technology
• Proven effective organizational and interpersonal skills

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please direct inquires regarding this position to Professor/Associate Dean, School of Applied Studies, Melanie Worsley at .

Background Check Required


Washburn University

Washburn is a top-notch university in an urban setting where students are becoming their best selves.

Nestled in the heart of Topeka - the capital city with about 127 thousand residents - Washburn offers students from small towns a big-city feel, while providing students from major metropolitan areas a more manageable environment.

Washburn's beautiful campus - on 160 acres - is easy to navigate with state-of-the art facilities. Our Tech campus on Huntoon offers industry-standard programs leading to in-demand jobs. And with our low student/faculty ratio and small classes, you're going to get to know your professors. 

Internally, we're organized into five schools, the College of Arts & Sciences, the School of Applied Studies, the Business School, the School of Nursing, the School of Law and the Washburn Institute of Technology (Washburn Tech.)

Our mission is to provide opportunities for our students to realize their full potential; we can't do it without our dedicated faculty and staff. 

Washburn University employs more than one thousand faculty and staff on our campuses throughout Topeka. We strive to offer competitive wages, an excellent benefits program, supportive culture and healthy work/life balance. Washburn seeks to create an environment that reflects our core values: integrity, excellence, inclusion, accountability, respect, collaboration and innovation.

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