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Assistant Professor and Director of Field Experience

University of Sioux Falls
57105, Sioux Falls
Date posted
Mar 8, 2024

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POSITION:                  Associate/Assistant Professor and Director of Social Work Program 
CLASSIFICATION:     Full-time Faculty
POSTED:                    March 2024

The University of Sioux Falls offers a unique opportunity to lead the Field Experience of an established social work program at a private Christian University. USF offers a positive, collegial work environment and a strong benefit and compensation package. Generous benefits include, but are not limited to, health and dental, insurance, employer HSA contributions, and tuition remission in the full-time employee compensation package. Faculty ranks are commensurate with education and experience. Position start date is on or before July 1, 2024.


The principal responsibilities of this position is to teach, oversee, and lead the Field Social Work CSWE accreditation.

The assignment as a Social Work faculty includes teaching on-ground and online undergraduate courses and directing the field experience for social work students. Major responsibilities include maintaining professional scholarship, on-campus office hours, and outcomes assessment; advising social work major students; serving on faculty committees and participating in the life of the university and community while collaborating with existing faculty members. USF faculty must be committed to academic excellence in a Christian liberal arts environment with a focus on excellence in the classroom and in the social work field, with a heart for mentorship required. 

The responsibility of this position is to teach and oversee and lead the Field Social Work program specific to CSWE accreditation (including annual reports, assessment, data collection and analysis, and to assume primary responsibility for writing the relevant portions of the program's self-study for field education). 


  • MSW from a CSWE-approved program 
  • Minimum of 3 years' post-MSW experience in social work practice  
  • South Dakota Social Work license or ability to obtain at least LGSW status 
  • Demonstrated understanding of current CSWE EPAS standards or ability to learn 
  • Demonstrated proficiency in teaching undergraduate social work courses at the college level
  • Commitment to working with a diverse student population 
  • Demonstrated excellence in written, oral, and interpersonal communication
  • Commitment to academic excellence, the Christian faith, and a Christian liberal arts higher education environment
  • Successful completion of a required background check


  • Ph.D. in Social Work or closely related field
  • Evidence of superior teaching in higher education on-ground and online 
  • Experience with the CSWE accreditation process


Teaching areas may cover introduction, theory, research, and practice courses, including micro and macro practice and liberal arts general education courses. Traditional undergraduate teaching and online teaching are expected of the successful candidate. Overseeing the EPAS compliance of the Social Work program specific to accreditation and leadership within the Social Work program. Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to assisting with the recruiting and orienting adjunct instructors, strategic planning, promoting the University's Social Work program by meeting with prospective students, developing policies, criteria, growing the social work major, and collaborating on procedures for meeting with prospective students and accepting students into the social work major.


Founded in 1883, the University of Sioux Falls is a Christian, Liberal Arts University affiliated with the American Baptist Churches, U.S.A., with a total headcount of over 1,600 students, including undergraduate and graduate students. USF is inclusive of all denominations, with many represented on campus. Our mission is to foster academic excellence and the development of mature Christian persons for service to God and humankind in the world. Our motto is Culture for Service. We offer more than 90 undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral programs, which are offered on-ground, hybrid, and online.

The University is a member of the Council of Independent Colleges and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. USF is also accredited by the following: Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), and Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). USF is a member of the NCAA Division II and competes in the Northern Sun Athletic Conference (NSIC).

The University is located in the heart of South Dakota's largest city with a metropolitan area population of approximately 280,000 residents. Existing at the intersection of Interstate 29 north to south and Interstate 90 east to west, Sioux Falls is a highly rated city for its quality of life, recreational and athletic facilities, and strong business climate in healthcare, education, banking, business, and non-profit organizations.  For further information about USF, visit: 


Applications will be reviewed immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants must submit the following to be considered for the position; applications must be complete to receive full consideration:

  • Letter of intent/application
  • Resume or vitae
  • Official transcripts of all graduate work (unofficial transcripts accepted for initial interview)
  • A statement of teaching philosophy that includes the integration of faith and learning
  • Personal statement of Christian faith
  • Three letters of professional recommendation 

Please note that the initial interview may be conducted without all recommendations submitted to USF, but the applicant file must be otherwise complete.

The review of applications will begin immediately as qualified applicants submit and will continue until the search is successful. A selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship.

The University of Sioux Falls is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. If reasonable accommodations are needed to participate in the application process, please contact

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