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BSW Field Education Director/Assistant Professor of Social Work (Full-time Tenure Track)

Grand View University
Iowa, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Sep 28, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Social Work & Human Services
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Grand View University aspires to serve a diverse community of learners- students, faculty, and staff- in an inclusive and equitable environment with the goal of empowering all to achieve their fullest potential.  Our objective is to sustain a campus environment that is free from the power imbalances and institutional biases that contribute to systems of oppression, while preparing our students to stand against those inequities when they leave Grand View.

Grand View University is dedicated to the goal of an inclusive campus where people of diverse identities feel welcomed and empowered to shape our culture and processes.  At Grand View University we view diversity through the collective or group and we welcome and affirm the thoughts and experiences each distinct member brings to our community of learners.

To learn more about Grand View’s commitment to diversity, and to read our entire Diversity Statement, click on this link:

BSW Field Education Director Job Description (Full-time Tenure Track) 


Candidates must have a master’s degree in social work (MSW) from a CSWE-accredited program. Candidates must have at least two years post-master’s social work degree practice experience and must have a social work license to be eligible for tenure track position. Candidates must be able to teach courses across the social work curriculum at the BSW level, and while teaching at the MSW level may be available, principal assignment will be to the bachelor’s program. Must be willing to teach in face-to-face and online/blended platforms, during the day and evening, and if necessary, interdisciplinary courses.  

Candidates must demonstrate, or discuss how they will demonstrate, professional development as teachers, scholars, and practitioners through activities that support the program’s missions and goals. Candidates must also demonstrate a commitment to advising and student engagement to support academic success.  

Candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The candidate must have proven ability to work with colleagues and students from diverse backgrounds and identities in an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community. Applicant’s letter of interest must include a statement regarding specific efforts to cultivate a more diverse and inclusive educational environment, including specific strategies for embedding diversity, equity, and inclusion into curriculum.  


Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching and familiarity with face-to-face and blended/online platforms. Special consideration given to qualified candidates who reflect minoritized populations. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in development and/or oversight of social work field education activities and those with successful teaching experience at the post-secondary level. Familiarity with central Iowa social work resources a plus. Interest in teaching macro and research courses a plus.  


The selected candidate will serve as field education director for the BSW program, teaching courses across the curriculum at the micro, mezzo, and macro level. The selected candidate will oversee all aspects of the student field education experience, including: identify potential field settings; establish and maintain positive relations with field liaisons and provide orientation toward expectations; place and monitor students; and evaluate student learning/field effectiveness. The teaching load is 12 credits each fall and spring semester, in a combination of face-to-face and blended/online formats carried out in day and evening schedules. Summer teaching may be expected. The candidate will participate in activities serving the department, such as student advising, and contributing to departmental decisions and program development. The candidate will also be expected to engage in scholarship endeavors and participate in activities serving the university and community.  


To be considered for the position, candidates must submit the following:

  1. Letter of introduction 

  2. Curriculum vitae 

  3. Statement of teaching philosophy and research interests 

  4. Copies of all transcripts (unofficial transcripts are satisfactory at this time) 

  5. Complete contact information for three references 

All applicants must apply through our online application system.  Review of applications will begin October 22, 2021.


Grand View University is an equal opportunity employer. The University has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and, in that spirit, seeks a broad spectrum of candidates, including women, members of minority groups, and people with disabilities.

A pre-employment background check is required.

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