A list of current job openings in Field Education around the country.


The University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Social Work invites applications for the position of Director of Field Education beginning July 1, 2013. This position is a 12-month, full-time academic staff position.

Qualifications: Qualified applicants will have a Masters in Social Work (MSW), a minimum of six years post M.S.W. experience and experience in social work field education: field administration, field teaching and/or substantial field supervision. Evidence of leadership, supervision, management, teaching and strong written and verbal skills are required, as well as extensive knowledge of best practices in social work field education research. The successful applicant will have exceptional problem-solving skills and the ability to manage multiple demands and responsibilities.

To apply, please send the following documents electronically to fielddirectorsearch@socwork.wisc.edu: 1) A cover letter describing your qualifications for this particular position; 2) A current curriculum vitae; 3) Three letters of reference reflecting your most recent experience in social work education and practice; 4) If applicable, teaching evaluations and syllabi; 5) Other information demonstrating experience in, knowledge of, and commitment to social work field education

Documents that cannot be sent electronically may be mailed to:

Associate Professor Tracy Schroepfer,
Search Committee Chair
School of Social Work
University of Wisconsin-Madison
1350 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by July 8, 2013. Please visit our website at http://socwork.wisc.edu/ for further information about the School of Social Work and UW-Madison.


The BSW program at Northwestern Oklahoma State University seeks a Director of Social Work Field Education to develop and manage the field education component of the BSW program, develop and oversee field policies, maintain relationships with community agencies and field instructors, lead field orientations and training, and teach generalist practice social work curriculum in the program. for August 2013.

Application Instructions: Applicants should send a resume or personal data sheet with contact information for three professional references to:

Dr. Mike Knedler
Dean, School of Arts and Sciences
Northwestern Oklahoma State University
709 Oklahoma Blvd.
Alva, OK 73717
Email: jmknedler@nwosu.edu

For complete information on the program, please visit the Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s website.


The MSW program at Kean University, NJ has an opening for a Field Coordinator for September 2013.

MSW/Field Coordinator: To teach integrative seminar; recruit field agencies; match students with field agencies and monitor their placements; deliver field seminars to support field instructors; match students with field liaisons; participate in student advisement; and provide support and commitment to the mission and policies of the university and the MSW program; Master’s degree from an accredited social work program, clinical social worker license or license-eligible in New Jersey and one year of teaching experience required. Preferred qualifications include a Doctorate degree; experience in a CSWE accredited social work program as a field coordinator, field liaison and field instructor; a minimum of five years of post-MSW work experience including three years of supervisory experience in a social service setting; teaching at the graduate level; and experience with EPAS outcome assessment. Strong administrative and computer skills are essential. Candidate must have availability for Saturday and evening hours.

Please send letter of interest, resume , names and contact information for three professional references to the attention of:

The Search Committee
Graduate Social Work Program
Nathan Weiss Graduate College
Kean University
1000 Morris Avenue
Union, NJ 07083
Contact: Dr. Josephine Norward, Department Chairperson, at jnorward@kean.edu.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until appointment is made. Official transcripts for all degrees and three current letters of recommendation are required before appointment.


The University of Saint Joseph is seeking applications for the position of Founding MSW Program Director. This position is a 12-month, full-time, tenure-track position beginning August, 2013. The MSW Program is housed in the Department of Social Work and Latino Community Practice in the School of Graduate and Professional Studies.

The University, which has a highly-regarded CSWE accredited BSW program, is developing a new MSW degree. We are seeking a dynamic social work educator who will provide vision and leadership in administering the program, mentoring faculty, and developing partnerships with community-based organizations. Please click here for a detailed description of expected qualifications and responsibilities.

Candidates should submit: 1) a letter of interest establishing the candidate’s qualifications, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) official transcript(s), 4) statement of teaching/educational philosophy, and 5) three letters of recommendation to:

Human Resources Department
Social Work MSW Program Director Search
University of Saint Joseph
1678 Asylum Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117
Or e-mail to hr@usj.edu.


The University of Saint Joseph is seeking applications for the position of Director of Field Education, MSW Program. This position is a 12-month, full-time, tenure-track position beginning August, 2013. The MSW Program is housed in the Department of Social Work and Latino Community Practice in the School of Graduate and Professional Studies.

We seek a creative, innovative, and collaborative field education leader with knowledge of research in best practices in social work field education. The Director of Field Education will teach in the field education sequence and engage in ongoing social work scholarship and service to the profession and community consistent with University expectations for tenure- track faculty. Please click here for a detailed description of expected qualifications and responsibilities.

Candidates should submit: 1) a letter of interest establishing the candidate’s qualifications, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) official transcript(s), 4) statement of teaching/educational philosophy, and 5) three letters of recommendation to:

Human Resources Department
Social Work Field Education Director Search
University of Saint Joseph
1678 Asylum Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117
Or e-mail to hr@usj.edu.

Review of applications will begin on March 30, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.


The Department of Social Work at Park University announces an opening for a full time non-tenure track position as Director of Field Education for the BSW and soon to be developed MSW program. The successful candidate will have earned an MSW from a CSWE accredited program and will have five or more years’ experience directing field practicum and demonstrated teaching effectiveness at the graduate level in a CSWE accredited program. This position will be a ten month contract.

We are seeking a creative, innovative educator, who shares our excitement about the many possibilities inherent in the development of a new MSW degree program. Candidate must be familiar with the 2008 EPAS Core Competencies and be prepared to work collegially with the MSW Program Director and faculty to develop effective strategies to assess student attainment of these competencies. We plan to have this position filled by May, 2013 with a start date of August 15, 2013.

Interested applicants should visit the University’s Job Postings website to learn more about application details.


The Department of Social Work at Park University announces an opening for a full time Clinical Instructor. Candidates will have earned an MSW from a CSWE accredited program and have five or more years of effective teaching of foundation and advanced social work practice at the graduate level. We seek a creative and innovative colleague who is excited by the potential for innovation as we develop our new MSW program. This is a ten month contract, and teaching in the evening, weekends, and summer will be expected. We plan to have this position filled by May, 2013 with a beginning date of August 1, 2013.

Interested applicants should visit the University’s Job Postings website to learn more about application details.


The Concord University Department of Social Work invites applications for a full-time, tenure track, 10-month, Assistant Professor of Social Work beginning July 2013, as Director of Field Education. The Department of Social Work currently offers a BSW and plans to begin offering a MSW degree in July 2013. Applicants must have a strong commitment to developing, administering, and maintaining quality BSW and MSW field programs, as well as to excellent teaching. The MSW program will offer the advanced generalist with a specialization in rural practice. Program delivery will be through a mostly distance model. The position requires a Masters in Social Work with two years of post-Masters practice experience. A PhD or doctoral degree is preferred. Preference will be given to applicants with field instructor/teaching experience and knowledge of field education.

Interested applicants should submit CV, cover letter, and names for 3 references via https://jobs.concord.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.


Northwestern Oklahoma State University invites applications for the role of Assistant Professor of Social Work – Undergraduate Social Work Field Education.

Duties and Responsibilities: The Director of Social Work Field Education will develop and manage the field education component of the BSW program, develop and oversee field policies, maintain relationships with community agencies and field instructors, lead field orientations and trainings, and teach generalist practice social work curriculum in the program. Other duties may be assigned as needed. A complete job description is available on their website.

Qualifications: Minimum requirements of the position include an MSW degree from a CSWE accredited program, with at least five years of post-MSW social work practice experience. Preferred applicants will have a doctoral degree, experience in social work field education, familiarity with CSWE EPAS standards, and be licensed as a professional social worker. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Send Information to:

Dr. Mike Knedler
Dean, School of Arts and Sciences
Northwestern Oklahoma State University
709 Oklahoma Blvd.
Alva, OK 73717
Email: jmknedler@nwosu.edu

Applicants should provide a resume or personal data sheet with contact information for three professional references.


Kean University seeks an MSW/Field Coordinator to teach integrative seminar; recruit field agencies; match students with field agencies and monitor their placements; deliver field seminars to support field instructors; match students with field liaisons; participate in student advisement; and provide support and commitment to the mission and policies of the university and the MSW program.

Qualifications: Master’s degree from an accredited social work program, clinical social worker license or license-eligible in New Jersey and one year of teaching experience required. Preferred qualifications include a Doctorate degree; experience in a CSWE accredited social work program as a field coordinator, field liaison and field instructor; a minimum of five years of post-MSW work experience including three years of supervisory experience in a social service setting; teaching at the graduate level; and experience with EPAS outcome assessment. Strong administrative and computer skills are essential. Candidate must have availability for Saturday and evening hours.

To apply, please send letter of interest, resume, names and contact information for
three professional references to the attention of:

The Search Committee
Graduate Social Work Program, Nathan Weiss Graduate College,
Kean University
1000 Morris Avenue
Union, NJ 07083
Contact Person: Dr. Josephine Norward, jnorward@kean.edu

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until appointment is made. Official transcripts for all degrees and three current letters of recommendation are required before appointment.


The University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, IN is accepting applications for the position of Field Director and Assistant/Associate Professor in our BSW Program. Please see the University’s website for complete information regarding the position and application process.


The University of Saint Francis, Department of Social Work invites applications for a full-time, nine-month tenure track position as the Social Work Field Director in a Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited undergraduate social work program. The University of Saint Francis is located in Fort Wayne, IN. Our social work students represent both urban and rural areas.

Qualified Applicants will:

  1. Have a Master’s degree in Social Work from a CSWE-accredited school; however, a Ph.D. in Social Work or related field is preferred.
  2. Have successful teaching experience in higher education and a minimum of two years social work practice post-master’s degree
  3. Demonstrate competencies and comfort with online and blended instructional modalities as well as on-ground classroom delivery. Applicants with limited online instruction experience will be willing to participate in university-led training sessions.
  4. Demonstrate competencies in the following areas: a) Developing, managing, and evaluating a social work field program; b) Teaching generalist social work curriculum, specifically Social Policy, Macro Practice, and Research Methods courses; c) Teaching across the generalist social work curriculum; d) Assessing student learning in a competency-based curriculum; e) Delivering courses through online, blended (hybrid), and on-ground methods; f) Providing developmental academic advising with students; g) Participating in recruiting and retention efforts of undergraduate students

Priority will be given to complete applications. A complete application should include: (1) a letter of intent; (2) an updated vita; (3) transcripts from the highest degree earned; (4) contact information for three professional references; and (4), if available, student course evaluations and a sample course syllabi. Send application materials by email to searchcommittee@sf.edu.