Assistant Professor of Social Work and Field Coordinator

Central State University
Ohio, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Nov 3, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Social Work & Human Services, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Other Social & Behavioral Sciences, Administrative, Student Affairs, Disabled Student Services, Minority & Multicultural Affairs, Student Activities & Services
Employment Type
Full Time
Posting Details

Posting Details

Posting Number 0801159 Classification Title Assistant Professor of Social Work and Field Coordinator Working Title Department Social and Behavioral Science Department Contact Email Job Summary/Basic Function

Central State University, Department of Social & Behavioral Sciences invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor to serve as a Field Coordinator.
Duties & Responsibilities
The Field Coordinator is a member of the social work faculty while being responsible for selecting possible field agency placement sites, conferring with field instructors, and selecting students for the field placement. The Field Coordinator is also responsible for conducting or arranging workshops and seminars for Field Instructors. Seminars and workshops are designed to enhance the teaching contribution, assist in the integration of class and field, and assist in using tools for the evaluation of the student’s performance. This position is administratively responsible to the Director of Social Work. More specifically, the Field Coordinator’s duties are to:

• Administer the Social Work Field Education Program
• Use CSWE criteria as a guide, select placement sites and Field Instructors who are to assist students with their learning process.
• Develop policies, objectives, and procedures for Field Placement
• Monitor the placement of students
• Maintain cooperative partnerships with community practitioners
• Be a proactive liaison between the Social Work Program and agency-based Field Instructors
• Be familiar with and adhere to the NASW Code of Ethics
• Establish and convene a Field Advisory Council
• Facilitate an integrative field seminar for students involved in field education
• Assign students’ final grade for the Field Education course.
• Negotiate all placement assignments
• Prepare students for placement and assigning students to field agencies
• Make a minimum of 2 visits per academic year to field agencies. There is an initial mid-term and a final evaluation visit. When the Field Instructor is not a professionally trained social worker the Field Coordinator will provide additional direct oversight or enlist the services of a social work trained professional to provide supervision ensuring student access to the social work perspective
• Maintain continuous contact with students and Field Instructors in order to assess student field performance and to assign a final grade
• Process input from agency personnel and students regarding needed changes in the curriculum
• Develop and conducting orientation sessions and other staff development activities for all Field Instructors and for students to discuss educational objectives of field placement and the objectives of the social work program
• Instruct the Field Practice Seminar
• Provide Field Instructor with a field education handbook, course outlines, evaluation forms, notices of relevant trainings and other pertinent materials
• Provide periodic revision and modification of the Field Education Manual
• Promote open three-way communication among agency personnel, student, and the Field Placement Coordinator related to such areas as exploring innovative suggestions for improving aspects of the field experience and dealing with issues and conflicts associated with the placement.
• Teach core courses in social work program.
• Maintain office hours and provide advisement to students of the program.
• Assign final grades for all students

Minimum Qualifications

1. MSW / MSSW from a CSWE -accredited School or College of Social Work
2. Four years post-graduate social work social work practice experience
3. Strong identification with the mission and core values of social work.
4. Commitment to anti-racism, equity, and inclusion.
5. Social worker license ( LSW or LISW )

Preferred Qualifications

1. Experience as a field instructor or field liaison
2. Supervisory experience with students or staff
3. Local or regional knowledge of community agencies
4. Experience with teaching or providing training in an online venue
5. Experience working with racially and ethnically diverse communities

Posting Date 03/11/2021 Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants Position Category Faculty - Tenure Track Appointment Budgeted Annual Salary 53000 Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is the highest degree you hold?
    • Doctorate
    • Completed all Doctorate coursework, but has not completed dissertation
    • Master's Degree
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Assoicate's Degree
    • High School Diploma or GED
Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
Optional Documents

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