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

The George Mason University, College of Health and Human Services invites applications for a twelve-month, Director of Field Education, term (non-tenure track) position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level.

Duties and Responsibilities: The Director of Field Education provides leadership and supervision of the Field Education Office and program, and oversees the placement of approximately 250 Bachelor of Social Work and Master of Social Work students each year in compliance with CSWE standards for field education. Service and teaching are expected, commensurate with administrative responsibilities. We are seeking a colleague whose innovative ideas support our mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education and who shares our commitment to social justice.

Qualifications: The candidate must have an MSW from an accredited program, at least two years of post-MSW practice experience, an ability to work effectively with culturally heterogeneous student populations, and work collaboratively in teams with colleagues. For appointment at the Associate Professor-level, the candidate must have an established record of research and publication.

Interested applicants should review the complete job description 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).

Review of applications will begin after April 14, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. Desired start date is June 25, 2014.


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


Northwestern Oklahoma State University invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Social Work.

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.

Qualifications: Minimum requirements of the position include an MSW degree from a CSWE accredited program, with at least two 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.

Interested applicants should review the complete job description on Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s Job site. Applicants should provide a resume or personal data sheet with contact information for three professional references. 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


The Tabor College Division of Natural, Mathematical and Social Sciences invites applications for the position of Assistant/Associate Professor of Social Work, Coordinator of Field Experience beginning in Fall 2014.

Responsibilities include: Primary duties include teaching, service, and scholarship. All duties are expressed in Tabor College Faculty Commitments. Faculty do actively participate in recruitment and retention of students.

Required qualifications: Master’s required, PhD or DSW preferred. Two years of professional experience beyond Master’s degree required; must be licensed as a social worker in the state of Kansas or willing to secure the same. Ability to teach Criminology or Criminal Justice essential. Commitment to teaching in the context of a Christian liberal arts college is expected.

Interested applicants should review the complete job description on Tabor College’s website. Candidates are requested to submit the following: letter of application; current curriculum vitae; transcripts (unofficial accepted for initial review); and 3-5 references that could be contacted if necessary. Email submissions preferred.

Send application materials to:

Tabor College
Emily Olson, Executive Administrative Assistant to the Vice President of Academic Affairs
Assistant/Associate Professor of Social Work Search Committee
400 S. Jefferson
Hillsboro, KS 67063
emilyo@tabor.edu


The Social Work Program within the School of Behavioral and Social Sciences at the University of Louisiana at Monroe invites applications for a nine-month tenure-track faculty position in Social Work at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in August 2014. The position includes the designation of Field Director and is ideal for the person who is interested in both field education and the chance to teach core and elective courses as well as have opportunities for advancement.

Responsibilities include: teaching a workload of 12 hours per semester (face-to-face, hybrid, and online undergraduate classes) with 3 credit hours per semester designated to directing the field program; providing academic advising to students; conducting appropriate scholarship/research; participating in university service; participating in the CSWE accreditation process.

Required qualifications include: Candidates are required to have a Masters degree in Social Work from a CSWE-accredited program; have 2 years post-Master’s social work experience, and a Ph.D. in Social Work or a closely-related discipline. ABD candidates in late stages of dissertation will be considered. Candidates also must possess or be eligible for a License in Clinical Social Work (LCSW) in the state of Louisiana. Candidates must have demonstrated teaching excellence at the college level. Of particular interest are candidates who have experience in field supervision. On-line teaching experience is preferable.

Interested applicants should review the complete job description. Applications will be reviewed as received and until the position is filled. Interested candidates should send a letter of application, curriculum vita, one-page statement of teaching philosophy, sample of a syllabus (if prior teaching experience), and contact information for three references (their names, telephone numbers, and email addresses). All application material needs to be submitted electronically to Dr. Anita Sharma, LCSW at asharma@ulm.edu. Please submit all required application materials as either a PDF or Word (for Windows) document.


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 University of Pikeville is seeking applicants for a full-time, nine-month, regular faculty appointment in the field of Social Work starting August 2014. In addition to faculty responsibilities, the appointment includes administrative duties as the Coordinator of Social Work Field Education.

Responsibilities include: The successful candidate will serve as the Coordinator of Social Work Field Education and will be responsible for identifying, contracting, and maintaining placement sites, assigning students to placement sites, providing institutional supervision of students in placement, and evaluation of the field education component. Candidate will also be expected to teach across the undergraduate generalist social work curriculum with a focus on practice and field education. Full-time teaching load consists of 24 credits per academic year with 25% release time granted to provide educational and administrative support to the field education component of the Program. Additional duties include participating in Program efforts associated with CSWE accreditation, academic advising, student mentoring, assisting in curriculum development, service on program and college committees, and participation in professional development/scholarly activities.

Required qualifications: Applicants must have a strong commitment to teaching in a small university setting and the ability to work effectively with others in a collegial environment dedicated to student learning. Successful candidates will have a Masters of Social Work degree from a CSWE accredited program, a doctorate in social work or a related field, a minimum of two years post-graduate practice experience, and previous college-level teaching experience. A licensed or license-eligible clinical social worker is strongly preferred. ABD candidates will be considered. Candidates must have the ability to establish and maintain strong professional relationships with local, state, and private social service agencies within a rural service area. Because of the requirement to travel within the service area, candidates must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation. Skills in using educational technology, including experience developing on-line courses and/or teaching online classes will be considered assets. Knowledge of and experience with CSWE accreditation is favored.

For more information about the University of Pikeville, please visit our website. Interested applicants should read the complete job description and complete the online application. In addition to the application, interested applicants are strongly encouraged to attach to their application a letter of interest, current vita, names and contact information for three to five professional references, unofficial copies of transcripts, and a statement of teaching philosophy. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.


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.


The Worden School of Social Service invites applications for invites applications for a full-time 11-month tenure-track faculty position in the Worden School of Social Service to be its next Director. Appointment at Associate or Full Professor rank begins August 2014. The Worden School offers BSW and MSW degree programs, both accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The School offers traditional face-to-face and online social work program options.

The Worden School of Social Service (WSSS) is recognized nationally as the first School of Social Work in Texas. Student enrollment is over 500; there are over 300 students in the online MSW program. The School has eight full-time faculty positions and two administrative staff. Several of these positions have been recently added to help support the exponential growth in enrollment.

Required qualifications include: A doctorate in social work or a related field is required with at least two years post-MSW practice experience. The selected candidate must demonstrate a record of highly successful teaching, preferably including online teaching, scholarship, and university service. Candidates must have excellent interpersonal skills. Expertise in cross-cultural social work practice with emphasis on Hispanic families and children preferred. Program accreditation knowledge desired. Preference will be given to candidates with prior experience as a department chair or program coordinator.

Review of candidates 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. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Please complete the Application for Academic Employment, attach a CV, unofficial transcripts (official transcripts will be required prior to appointment), and three letters of recommendation at http://www.ollusa.edu/jobs. If mailing, please send to:

OLLU
Human Resources
411 S.W. 24th Street
San Antonio, TX 78207-4689

Materials can also be sent by FAX: 210-434-9360. For questions about the position contact: Dr. Cora Le-Doux, Search Committee Chair at cle-doux@lake.ollusa.edu or 210-434-6711 extension 2228.


Northwestern Oklahoma State University invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Social Work – Undergraduate Social Work Field Education. Appointment begins August 2014.

Responsibilities include: Assistant Professor of Social Work – Undergraduate 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.

Required qualifications: Minimum requirements of the position include an MSW degree from a CSWE accredited program, with at least two 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. Applicants should provide a resume or personal data sheet with contact information for three professional references. 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


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 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.