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Social Work/MSW Field Coordinator/Teaching Professor (Open Rank)

Pennsylvania State University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jan 20, 2022

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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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Social Work/MSW Field Coordinator/Teaching Professor (Open Rank)

The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for a full-time, 48-week position, rank open, in their currently developing World Campus Masters of Social Work (MSW) program. This successful applicant will serve as the program's Field Director. The position includes both teaching and field coordination. The applicant will also participate in the design of the MSW program.

We are specifically seeking applicants with expertise in Applied/Professional/Direct Human Services, including but not limited to social work/counseling, community-based education, and human service programs. Specific competencies critical to success include excellent verbal and written communication skills, a team-oriented collaborative approach, ability to work in a fast-paced environment, ability to work with traditional and non-traditional students and students from diverse backgrounds, and knowledge of innovative, best practices in pedagogy.

The Field Director will be responsible for developing and administering the social work field education program and participating in the development of the broader MSW curriculum. This program will be housed in the Human Development and Family Studies Department within the College of Health and Human Development and offered via Penn State's World Campus. Knowledge of social work curricula and how field instruction is integrated into the curriculum of a CSWE accredited program is essential. Specific responsibilities include identifying and recruiting field placement sites and instructors; developing and reviewing policies, procedures, and objectives for field placement; and monitoring placed students and coordinating with field instructors as needed. Additional responsibilities include developing and implementing an integrative field seminar; assigning final grades for students in field education; participating in the CSWE accreditation process; developing and providing internship training experiences to agency field supervisors; and teaching social work courses at the undergraduate and graduate level.

Full-time instructor load is three courses/sections per semester (Fall, Spring, and Summer), with no more than nine courses/sections annually. Semester teaching load, however, will be determined in balance with other assignments related to strategic efforts to develop and sustain the MSW program, which could include development of new courses, developing and/or adapting new approaches to existing web-based courses, and service related to the growth and development of the MSW program.

Position requires a MSW degree (DSW preferred) from a CSWE accredited program, at least three years post MSW degree direct social work practice experience, a social work license (LCSW), and 3+ years of supervision experience of MSW students.

Penn State is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusive excellence that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusive excellence as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.

This 48-week fixed-term, 100% Full-time Equivalency (FTE) faculty appointment is funded for one year from the date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding. When applying, please upload a cover letter, a CV, a brief statement of teaching philosophy/interest, and a list of contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. jeid-3531e57523616546b549c1f559c4ca75
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