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


Wheelock College is seeking applications for the position of Director of Social Work Field Education. The Director of Social Work Field Education is responsible for the placement of all social work students (BSW and MSW) who are eligible to be in a field practicum and the development and coordination of all field sites. The Director serves as a key member of the Social Work Leadership Team, an active and collaborative group providing vision, guidance, and support to the social work students, faculty and programs of Wheelock College.

Responsibilities include: Establish, enhance and expand placement sites to ensure that agencies meet the Council on Social Work Education requirements and that the organization’s mission and philosophy are consistent with the mission and purpose of Wheelock’s social work program; Work closely with the Assistant Director of Field Education to hire, orient, support and train Faculty Field Liaisons; Provide ongoing, timely support to Faculty Field Liaisons as field challenges emerge; Educate and train Faculty Field Liaisons around instructing field seminar courses and the importance of being able to support the social work program as the signature pedagogy; Assume a caseload of Bachelors and Masters level students to facilitate practicum placement and support; Work closely with the Assistant Director of Field Education, and BSW and MSW Program Chairs to orient and prepare social work students to enter the field; Identify alternate placement sites for students whose placements become disrupted; Oversight, organization and ongoing enhancement of the 15+ Field Practicum Seminar courses for both programs; Oversight, organization, and implementation of the orientation, training, evaluation of, and support to Field Instructors; Ongoing evaluation and enhancement of the Student Handbook and Field Practicum Manual in electronic and hard copy formats; Oversee and enhance processes to capture student and placement site related documentation; Programmatic teamwork with the Associate Dean, BSW and MSW Program Chairs, and social work faculty; Representation of the Wheelock College social work programs in agency, school, organizational, and community-based settings.

Applications will only be received online via Interview Exchange through the Work@Wheelock Website. Please upload a cover letter describing your interests in, and qualifications for, the position, along with a curriculum vita, and the names and current contact information of three references.

No phone calls or email please.


West Chester University is seeking applications for the position of Director of Field Education. The Director of Field Education is responsible for all aspects of the Field Education program for students in the MSW Program, including identifying, developing and evaluating field education opportunities in collaboration with the BSW Field Director; monitoring and evaluating field
education sites; matching students with placements; developing and conducting field orientation prior to the start of the field practicum; educating field instructors and field placement agencies on the mission and goals of the program as well as the core competencies as established by CSWE; meeting regularly with the field liaisons; encouraging and facilitating on-going communication between the students, field instructors, field liaisons and the program; developing and implementing policies and procedures related to the field program.

A complete job description can be found on the West Chester University website.

Apply by on-line application at www.wcupa.edu/hr/application. Electronic application allows for cover letter and resume attachments (required). References with contact information will be required prior to interview. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Those received before November 10, 2013 will be given priority. West Chester University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The filling of this position is contingent upon available funding.


The George Fox University School of Social Work is seeking applications for the position of Director of Field Education, Masters of Social Work Program (MSW), at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. This is an 11-month, full-time, tenure-track position beginning August 2014. The University is developing a new MSW program and has a fully accredited BSW program through the Council on Social Work Education.

Responsibilities include: Oversee the development of the MSW field education program; Participate in designing the MSW curriculum; Develop and implement field education policies and procedures; Forge partnerships with organizations to establish field internships; Teach in the Social Work program (graduate and/or undergraduate levels); Work to connect the theoretical and conceptual contribution of the classroom with the practical world of the practice setting by training and maintaining relationships with field supervisors and field liaisons; Foster the implementation of evidence-informed practice by working collaboratively with other professionals in the community to solidify field placements; Screen and arrange for the placement of MSW students; Work collaboratively with faculty and staff in the School of Social Work to accomplish the program’s mission, goals, and objectives.

For complete application information, instructions and requirements, please view the official ad through our Academic Affairs Position Openings website.

Review of applications will begin immediately and close when the position is filled. George Fox University seeks to become a more racially and ethnically diverse community. We believe this goal is in keeping with our mission as a Christ-centered community, and so we especially encourage women and candidates in underrepresented groups.


The BSW Program at Florida A&M University is currently looking to fill our BSW Field Coordinator position in Spring of 2014.

Responsibilities include: Field Liaison responsibilities (supervising students in field practicum); teaching in BSW program (field seminar and practice courses); placement of students in field practicum; strong commitment to a culturally sensitive curriculum.

Qualified applicants will have a Masters of Social Work (MSW) degree from a Council of Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited program (required) with five (5) years post MSW direct practice work experience. Applicants should also have: experience teaching in higher education; specifically; experience teaching social work practice courses, experience working effectively in an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community, especially with African American, African, and or Caribbean Students. Preference will be given to applicants that have direct practice experience and familiarity with administration of field education, and a commitment to learning and collaboration with community agencies, and the use of technology in social work education.

Applicants should submit the following: a letter of interest that clearly states the applicant’s qualifications for the position; a current curriculum vitae; professional letters of recommendation; official copies of graduate transcripts; an application for employment (see Human Resources link below). Send employment documents to:

C/O Human Resources
Florida A & M University
211 Foote Hilyer Administration Ctr.
Tallahassee, Florida 32307
(850) 599-3611

For complete application information, please view the official ad through our Human Resources website.


The University of Wisconsin—Stevens Point (UWSP) is seeking to fill a position in its undergraduate social work program.

This is a tenure-track position, and the individual will coordinate field and teach courses in introduction to social work, social welfare policy, and social work methods. Applicants must have a master’s degree in social work from a CSWE accredited program, with consideration to those who also hold a doctorate in social work or a related field, at least three years of social work practice experience, and at least one year demonstrated successful teaching experience in higher education. The social work program at UWSP is currently working towards accreditation through the Council on Social Work Education; we are writing our self-study this year.

This is an exciting opportunity to become part of a developing program. Also, central Wisconsin is a great place to work and live! To apply, please view the official ad through our Equity and Affirmative Action website: http://www.uwsp.edu/equity/Pages/jobVacancies.aspx.


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.


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, 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.