Director of Field Education; Assistant Professor of Social Work

Kenosha, Wisconsin
Sep 27, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of Social Work at Carthage College seeks applicants for a Director of Field Education. The Director of Field Education works closely with administrative leaders and faculty within social work department and reports to the Chair/Program Director.

The Director of Field Education provides leadership in ensuring that field education policies and procedures are up to date and in compliance with all relevant standards; oversees the screening,  placement, and monitoring of all BSW students in pre-field and practicum settings; manages resources and personnel within field education; and monitors field education compliance with CSWE accreditation standards. Additional areas of responsibility include recruiting and coordinating with field agencies Recruiting and training field education faculty Enhancing relationships with educational and professional organizations And maintaining a strong professional presence for the department. Field Director will be responsible for updating the Field Handbook, field website, field agency profile information, and will collect annual data on field placement activity and student performance outcomes.

In addition to the responsibilities of overseeing field education, the Director of Field Education will teach courses within the social work department. The successful candidate will be strongly identified with the purposes and values of the social work profession, have an understanding of social work education, possess a broad knowledge of social work practice, and demonstrate a commitment to social justice, diversity, and inclusion.

Required Qualifications:

  • MSW from a CSWE accredited program or the international equivalent. A minimum of five years post-MSW generalist social work practice experience. Experience in diverse social work settings and communities. Eligible for Wisconsin certification, or licensed/certified as a social worker for the jurisdiction in which they reside. Demonstrated skills in communication, problem solving, risk management, collaboration, planning, administration, and organization. Demonstrated experience organizing and facilitating training programs. Record of institutional and community service. Leadership experience in promoting cultural awareness and diversity. A demonstrated commitment to promoting social justice through education and community service. Familiarity and experience with Microsoft Office, Google Drive, and databases.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous teaching and administrative experience in a university setting. A record of successfully leading a program within a complex, multifaceted organization. Experience with social work field education. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with faculty, students, and community partners. Experience with program evaluation reporting. Record of teaching or training in a higher education setting.

Carthage College and the Social Work Department are committed to enhancing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum. We are interested in candidates who can enhance the diversity of perspectives in the department, who are able to contribute to the college's ongoing commitment to social and cultural diversity and inclusion, and who are attentive to the design of inclusive pedagogy. Carthage has a strong tradition of interdisciplinary and area studies, thus we seek candidates who can connect with other disciplinary and interdisciplinary efforts at the college.


How to Apply


Review of applicants begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled; however, priority will be given to complete applications received by October 31st, 2017.


Application materials should include a cover letter, C.V., transcripts, research paper to the extent available, teaching and research statements, teaching evaluations or other evidence of excellence or potential for excellence in teaching, and three recommendation letters. To be seriously considered, candidates should substantively discuss in their application materials how they design their courses, develop an inclusive climate in the classroom and in other ways support a broad range of social, cultural, and learning differences to ensure that all students thrive in the classroom. Submit all of these materials in a single PDF document.


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About Carthage

Founded in 1847, Carthage College combines an environment of reflection and self-discovery with a culture of high expectations, so that our students uncover and ignite their true potential. As a four-year private liberal arts college with roots in the Lutheran tradition, we place a strong emphasis on both moral and intellectual values. Our prime location in Kenosha, Wisconsin, midway between Chicago and Milwaukee, allows students the opportunity to learn in a professional context. Our beautiful campus, an 80-acre arboretum on the shore of Lake Michigan is home to 150 scholars, 2,600 full-time students, and 400 part-time students. Our rich academic experience equips students with foundational knowledge and skills, preparing graduates to be lifelong learners and to lead meaningful, productive lives.


Carthage College is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse community. We welcome applications from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability.

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