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Specialized Faculty (Non-Tenure Track) Clinical Assistant Professor, Field Education

University of Illinois-School of Social Work
Illinois, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Nov 3, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Social Work & Human Services
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Specialized Faculty (Non-Tenure Track) Clinical Assistant Professor

School of Social Work

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The School of Social Work embraces the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign’s mission of enhancing the lives of the citizens of Illinois, across the nation and around the world through our leadership in learning, discovery, engagement and economic development.

The School of Social Work seeks applications for the position of Clinical Assistant Professor for Field Education. This is a 12-month, non-tenure track faculty position with academic responsibilities that is campus-based or remote with in-person visits as needed to campus throughout the semester. The Clinical Assistant Professor will encompass all activities related to Field Education including, but not limited to, planning for student field placements, field liaison duties with students and partner organizations, teaching field seminar classes, and developing placement sites.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit


Teaching/Field Liaison

  • Assist in planning and implementation of the School’s field education program
  • Assist in the overall training and orientation of field instructors
  • Provide consultation and mediation, as necessary, to field instructors and partner organizations
  • Participate in selecting, monitoring and evaluating field placement sites
  • Evaluate student learning experiences, progress, and outcomes
  • Participate in the field education planning process
  • Teach field education seminar courses


  • Membership and participation in School committees and taskforces
  • Membership and participation in University and/or State, national or international committees
  • Community-based presentations

Scholarly Work

  • Participation in scholarly activities
  • Additional responsibilities, as assigned, to support the mission of the Field Education Program and the School of Social Work


Candidates must possess a Master’s degree in Social Work from an accredited School of Social Work with at least two years of post-graduation experience. Illinois Licensed Social Worker (LSW) is preferred at the time of hire. Ability to attain LSW within 6 months of hire is required. Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), prior experience as a field instructor, experience in social work education or on a university campus is highly desirable. 


  • Strong written and oral communication skills, as well as excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.  .
  • Travel required, primarily within the State of Illinois.  


This is a full-time (100%), twelve-month non-tenure track faculty position. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications. The proposed start date is as soon as possible after the closing date.

For full consideration, please create your candidate profile at and upload your required documents, including cover letter, curriculum vitae or resume, and the names and email addresses or phone numbers of three professional references. Applications should be submitted by January 7, 2022. Interviews may take place before the closing date, but all applications received by the closing date will receive full consideration for an open position.

For further information regarding application procedures, you may contact the School of Social Work Human Resources at You may also visit for information about the School.

University of Illinois faculty, staff and students are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are not able to receive the vaccine for medical or religious reasons, you may seek approval for an exemption in accordance with applicable University processes.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Convictions are not a bar to employment. As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility. The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment.



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