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Field Coordinator, Instructor

The University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Salaries are competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Date posted
Oct 24, 2023

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The University of Alabama School of Social Work invites applications for a Field Coordinator at the rank of Instructor. This is a three-year renewable, non-tenure earning faculty position (full-time, 12-month) to begin August 2024, with opportunity to begin January 2024.

We seek a collaborative, forward-thinking colleague to teach field integrative seminar and other field-related practice courses; recruit field agencies for the field internship program; match students with field agencies; make liaison placements; and assist in providing orientation, training, and supervision for students, field instructors, and faculty liaisons. In addition to administrative responsibilities in the Field Education Program and teaching, the successful candidate will engage in service to the School, University, and profession.

The School of Social Work Field Education Office coordinates approximately 450 student internships in community organizations and engages students simultaneously in both classroom and practice learning during the academic year. Intern sites are located in Alabama, the nation, and abroad. The Field Coordinator, Instructor will be a member of the Field Team and report to the Field Education Director and the Associate Dean. Some travel is required.

Successful candidates must have an MSW degree from a CSWE-accredited institution, at least three years of post-MSW social work experience, and preferably licensed to practice social work at the LCSW level in Alabama or be license-eligible. Previous field education experience and/or classroom teaching experience are expected. Applicants should be eager to work with students in both the undergraduate and master’s programs and have interest and expertise in reaching our diverse student body through in-person and online education. In addition, applicants will engage in developing resources and building relationship with agencies needed in field education. We are invested in recruiting a colleague who demonstrates experience with, knowledge of, and sensitivity to the needs of culturally diverse and underrepresented populations.

The University of Alabama’s School of Social Work, established in 1965, has an accomplished faculty of 24 tenured and tenure-track faculty members, 14 full-time clinical and teaching faculty members, and over 30 dedicated professional and support staff members.  We have a vibrant student body with a combined enrollment of over 600 students across our BSW, MSW, DSW, and PhD programs. Additionally, our School is ranked among the top 20% of Best Grad Schools for Social Work in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.  For additional information about our school, please visit our website at

The University of Alabama, founded in 1831, is the state’s flagship institution.  The University holds an R1, very high research, Carnegie classification and has an enrollment of over 39,000 students. We are located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, a vibrant community of over 100,000 residents that was named an All-America City by the National Civic League. For information about working at The University of Alabama see

To apply, candidates should go to to complete an online application and upload the following:

  • A cover letter which includes statement of a) higher education administrative experience; b) practice experience; c) teaching experience; and d) description of how you employ an anti-oppression lens into your work;
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g. student evaluations; peer observations of teaching);
  • A curriculum vitae.
  • Contact information for three (3) professional references.

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.  The expected start date is August 16, 2024, with opportunity to begin January 2024. Confidential inquiries about the positions may be sent to Dr. Catherine Carlson, Search Committee Chair, at

The University of Alabama is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the diversity of its workforce. The School strongly encourages applications from women, persons of color, and members of other underrepresented groups.

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