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Assistant Professor of Practice and Field Education Specialist, School of Social Work

Employer
Simmons University
Location
Massachusetts, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
May 31, 2022

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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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Assistant Professor of Practice and Field Education Specialist, School of Social Work

Main Campus - Boston, MA
R08446

Simmons University School of Social Work (SSW) is now accepting applications for a full-time twelve-month faculty position (non-tenure track) in Field Education as Assistant Professor of Practice and Field Education Specialist. This position requires the candidate to be located on the Simmons campus in Boston. Responsibilities will be primarily in the onground MSW program. This position will start on or around April 1, 2022.

Simmons University is a small, highly collegial and dynamic university located in the heart of Boston's world-renowned Longwood Medical Area. Simmons is comprised of an undergraduate liberal arts education program for women and those who identify as women plus professional graduate schools with masters and doctoral programs for all genders, presenting unique and rich opportunities for interdisciplinary research and collaboration. The SSW is part of the College of Social Sciences, Policy, and Practice and offers degrees at the Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctoral levels (BSW, MSW, DSW, PhD). Our MSW Program is offered via robust on ground and online platforms. Areas of current SSW faculty expertise include: dynamics of diversity, family and intimate partner violence, immigration, health and health policy, health disparities, aging, behavioral health, substance abuse, suicidality, child maltreatment, social policy and innovations in social work education.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Develop and maintain an in-depth understanding of the onground campus-based department structures, operations, procedures, and goals.
  • Advise 15-20 MSW candidates and serve as their field liaison.
  • Place between 75-100 students (first and second year) in appropriate learning settings.
  • Gain a broad understanding of the online field operations through active engagement with respective faculty and staff.
  • Assist field faculty in increasing the number of placements in the Boston area.
  • Maintain up-to-date records pertaining to agency sites, field supervisors and student-agency matches.
  • Participate in weekly field department meetings.
  • Attend monthly onground campus liaison meetings.
  • Contribute to MSW program committees and projects.
  • Facilitate field supervisor orientation.
  • Other projects as assigned.


Qualifications
  • Master's degree in Social Work from an accredited CSWE program, with a minimum of 4 years post MSW professional experience
  • Highest level of licensure required (LICSW in Massachusetts or the equivalent in other States)
  • Knowledge of a broad range of social service agencies in the Metro Boston area
  • Experience as field instructor for MSW interns required
  • Classroom teaching experience preferred
  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • High proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, google docs and a solid understanding for adapting technology in an educational context; willingness to learn new tools and software.
  • Proven experience working across systems; ability to mediate when interests are competing


Required Application Materials

Please upload the following documents with your application:
  • CV
  • Cover letter
  • Names and contact information for three references


Instructions to Applicants: Please upload all applicable application materials (e.g. resume/cv, cover letter, writing sample, teaching philosophy, etc.) in the Application Materials box on page 2 ("My Experience") of this application. Documents can be uploaded individually or as a combined document (e.g. PDF).

Simmons University is committed to inclusive excellence in all aspects of an individual's community experience. As a university committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, Simmons encourages applications from all under-represented groups. Simmons is committed to creating, developing, promoting, and enhancing inclusive hiring practices-at all levels, for all positions-ensuring diverse talent pools and the delivery of a consistent positive candidate experience. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body, and curriculum.


To apply, visit https://simmons.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Simmons-Careers/job/Main-Campus---Boston-MA/Assistant-Professor-of-Practice-and-Field-Education-Specialist--School-of-Social-Work_R08446

Located in Boston’s historic Fenway area, Simmons College is a small, private, non-sectarian College which has educated students for enriching careers and purposeful lives since 1899. Working at Simmons means joining a collaborative, diverse and mission-driven community of educators and professionals.

We prepare students to be leaders for themselves, their communities and the world. Our faculty and staff members lead by example - sharing a commitment to excellence and putting the students first.
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