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

The George Mason University Department of Social Work in the College of Health and Human Services invites applications for the position of Director of Field Education. This is a 12-month administrative faculty position with an appointment to a faculty rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, depending on experience and credentials. We are seeking an experienced field education director who can provide strong leadership to a large, well-established Social Work Field Education Program in an exciting and rich community and university context.

Applicants must have an MSW from a CSWE accredited program with a minimum of five years post-MSW experience. The Department of Social Work Director of Field Education provides leadership to the Field Education Office that includes an Associate Director and a Coordinator of Field Education. The incumbent is responsible for overseeing the planning, implementation, and evaluation of all components of field education for both the BSW and MSW programs. The Field Education Office recruits, manages, and supports all placements, field instructors, and faculty liaisons; provides orientation and training to students, field instructors, and faculty liaisons; maintains partnership agreements with field agencies; uses field software to manage files for students and practicum sites; collaborates with the Field Advisory Committee; and facilitates integration of field education with other components of the BSW and MSW curricula.

Complete information on the position can be found on the George Mason University website.

For full consideration, applicants must apply online at http://jobs.gmu.edu for position number
F5569z; complete the faculty application; and attach a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, and three references (including names, e-mail and postal addresses, and phone numbers). Inquiries may be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dennis Ritchie, Ph.D. (dritchi1@gmu.edu).


The School of Social Work (SSW), within the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) at the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW), seeks a 9-month position for a new Coordinator for Field Education at the Lecturer rank (non-tenure track) for appointment beginning August 12, 2014. This non-tenure-track position would serve as the leader for the Field Education Office. This position would serve as the primary contact for the Field Education Office, with 50% of the position allocated to oversee the administrative functioning of the field education program for both the BSW and MSW Programs.

Applicants must have a Master’s Degree in Social Work from an accredited program and four years of practice experience. Qualified candidates will also possess administrative experience, preferably in an academic setting. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience teaching and working with college students and who have knowledge of the CSWE program accreditation standards. Candidates who understand and comfortably use technology like databases and survey tools, possess the ability to manage multiple tasks at the same time, show the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, and have experience with diverse populations are especially encouraged to apply.

The complete position description can be found on the university website.

All applications must be completed via our online application system. A letter of application, a curriculum vitae detailing teaching, research, service experience, and contact information for three professional references should be addressed to Dr. Stacey Kolomer, Search Committee for the Field Education Coordinator, School of Social Work, and attached to the online application – not emailed, mailed, or faxed. Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF attachments are required. For questions regarding the online application process, contact Jonia Smith at (910) 962-3203. For questions about the position, contact Dr. Stacey Kolomer, Search Committee Chair, at kolomers@uncw.edu or (910) 962-2853.

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by October 31, 2014; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


The Clarke University Social Work Department is currently seeking qualified candidates for a full-time, clinical tenure track, Assistant/Associate Professor of Social Work. This position serves on a 12 month contract.

Duties and Responsibilities: Responsibilities include teaching and serving as the Director of Field Education for the Bachelors in Social Work Program and the new Masters in Social Work Program. The successful candidate must also demonstrate a commitment to collaboration across disciplines and the flexibility to meet the changing teaching and service needs found at a small liberal arts university.

Qualifications: Candidates must possess a Masters in Social Work from an accredited social work program with five years of experience in the field of social work. Advanced licensed (LISW or LCSW) and teaching experience preferred.

Interested applicants should review the complete job description on The Clarke University website. To apply for this position, please upload a current CV/resume, cover letter addressing all qualifications, and references on the Clarke University site. Review of resumes will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.


Mercy College invites applicants to apply for the position of Faculty/Field Education Coordinator, Social Work (Full-time, Rank Open, Multiple Year Contract).

Duties and Responsibilities: This position will coordinate field placements for approximately 50 students each year, develop new field placements and agency/community partnerships and teach courses in the discipline.

Qualifications: Candidates must have an MSW degree from a CSWE accredited educational institution (Doctorate preferred), state licensure (LMSW or LCSW or equivalent), and a minimum of three years of post-graduate social work experience.

Interested applicants should review the complete job description on the Mercy College website. Electronic applications are required and must include a cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information of at least three references. Please submit the above documentation online at https://jobs.mercy.edu


The Social Work Department at Minnesota State University, Mankato invites applications for a Director of Field Education position in the Master of Social Work program. The position is a 12-month, probationary position.

Responsibilities include: 1) Ensure compliance with all CSWE field education accreditation standards; 2) Develop generalist (foundation) and advanced generalist (concentration) field education sites; 3) Prepare students for practicum and place and monitor students at practicum agencies; 4) Create and oversee the establishment of contracts with practicum sites; 5) Develop and implement evaluation instruments; 6) Develop field education policies and procedures; 7) Serve as the MSW Program contact and resource person for agency practicum supervisors.

Required Qualifications include: Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from a CSWE accredited school; a minimum of two years of post-MSW practice experience; experience in social work field education or as a social work field instructor or task supervisor; licensed or license-eligible in Minnesota as a graduate social worker; and a valid U. S. driver’s license.

Please visit our website for the complete job description. Additional information about the posting (PRF #AA15010) and about employment at Minnesota State, Mankato can be located at the MSU Career Opportunities website. Applications will be accepted until February 28, 2014.


The Worden School of Social Service at Our Lady of the Lake University invites applications for a full-time 9 month non-tenure track Assistant Professor, Social Work-Field Education Faculty position. Appointment begins January or August 2014.

Responsibilities include: Administrative duties including screening and arranging internship placements of online MSW students, implementing field education policies and procedures, and engaging in program assessment of student learning competencies. Expertise in cross-cultural social work practice with emphasis on Hispanic families and children desired. Additional responsibilities include serving as liaison with students and field educators, advising students, service to the university, engaging in research and scholarship, and service activities that support the institution’s mission.

Required Qualifications include: An MSW degree with doctorate in social work or related field; at least two years post-MSW full-time practice experience. Documented experience in teaching graduate and/or undergraduate level courses and across the curriculum. Record of publication and scholarly activity. Ability to engage in assessment of student learning.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. A complete job description and application instructions can be found on Our Lady of the Lake University’s website. Send a letter of interest, current vita, names of three professional references, copies of teaching evaluations, and any supporting material with the completed Application for Academic Employment to:

Our Lady of the Lake University
Human Resources Office
411 S.W. 24th Street
San Antonio, TX 78207-4689

Potential applicants should feel free to contact Dr. Cora Le-Doux, Faculty Search Committee Chair at cle-doux@lake.ollusa.edu with any questions or need of information regarding the position, the Worden School of Social Service, or Our Lady of the Lake University.


The Worden School of Social Service invites applications for two (2) full-time 9 month non-tenure track Assistant Professor Faculty positions. Appointment begins January or August 2014; and involves teaching primarily online.

Responsibilities include: Expertise in cross-cultural social work practice with emphasis on Hispanic families and children desired. Additional responsibilities include service to the university, engaging in research and scholarship, and service activities that support the institution’s mission.

Required qualifications: An MSW degree with doctorate in social work or related field; at least two years post-MSW full-time practice experience. Documented experience in teaching graduate and/or undergraduate level courses and across the curriculum. Record of publication and scholarly activity. Ability to engage in assessment of student learning.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. A complete job description and application instructions can be found on Our Lady of the Lake University’s website. Send a letter of interest, current vita, names of three professional references, copies of teaching evaluations, and any supporting material with the completed Application for Academic Employment to:

Our Lady of the Lake University
Human Resources Office
411 S.W. 24th Street
San Antonio, TX 78207-4689

Potential applicants should feel free to contact Dr. Cora Le-Doux, Faculty Search Committee Chair at cle-doux@lake.ollusa.edu with any questions or need of information regarding the position, the Worden School of Social Service, or Our Lady of the Lake University.


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.