Assistant Dean for Field Edu and Professor of the Practice

Denver, USA, Colorado
Aug 14, 2017
University of
Executive Administration Jobs
Position Type
Alt-Ac & Post-Ac
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

GSSW is a collegial and progressive community of faculty, staff, and students. The School's curriculum, research, and community partnerships emphasize social justice, along with an understanding of and respect for social and cultural diversity and social work values and ethics. Cross-disciplinary opportunities abound as evidenced by the University's Impact 2025 strategic plan. The faculty at GSSW engages in major collaborative projects locally, nationally, and internationally. In addition, the Denver metropolitan area and state of Colorado offer excellent opportunities for working with a variety of populations. GSSW and the University of Denver are committed to enhancing the diversity of faculty and staff. As such, we especially encourage people from historically underrepresented populations to apply. For more information about GSSW and DU, please visit; the University's diversity statement can be found at

Position Summary

Applications are invited for the Assistant Dean for Field Education and Community Partnership and Professor of the Practice. The Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW) at the University of Denver (DU) seeks an accomplished candidate who dually values a commitment to student learning and to community partnership. The Assistant Dean for Field Education is an appointed faculty member in the Professor of the Practice Series, who is responsible for the overall administration of the social work field education program. This position ensures the long-term development and day-to-day management of the program, coordination of its activities with other programs with which it overlaps, and leadership to ensure an excellent program that adheres to internal policies as well as those of the overall MSW Program and the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). It is expected that the successful candidate will engage in collaboration within the school, across the university, with our two Colorado off-site communities and with our on-line students in all locations.

Appointment rank and length of multiple year contract will be determined at the time of hire and will be commensurate with background and experience and in accordance with DU and GSSW's tenure and promotion guidelines. This position is a non-tenure track twelve (12) month appointment. The Professor of Practice appointment is integral to the Assistant Dean appointment. As such, the professorship will not be held in the absence of the Assistant Dean appointment.

Required Qualifications

  • MSW degree
  • Experience in MSW field education, management experience, and a track-record of community engagement.
  • Demonstrated commitment to teaching and learning and collaborative partnerships.

Preferred Requirements

  • Prior teaching experience
  • Experience with online programs, especially their field education component.
  • Five years or more of field education experience.

Application Deadline

Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and reviews will continue until the position is filled. Early application is advised. Position responsibilities will begin as soon as possible during the 2017 fall quarter.

Special Instructions

Applicants must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please scroll to the bottom of the page to apply. Confidential inquires may be directed to search chair, Professor Kimberly Bender at

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. CV
  2. Cover letter that illustrates the applicant's interests and expertise in field education. GSSW is committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive educational environment. Applicants are requested to include in the cover letter information about how they will further this goal.
  3. Three letters of reference and teaching evaluations (if available). These specific documents should be submitted directly to:

Amanda Moore McBride, MSW, PhD

Morris Endowed Dean and Professor

University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work

Craig Hall 306 2148 S. High Street

Denver, CO 80208

PLEASE NOTE: The online application system is limited to uploading 5 files total. Please combine content (clearly labeled) if necessary to upload all required content.

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.