Assistant Professor, Social Work, Field Director

Romeoville, IL
Jan 25, 2018
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of Social Work at Lewis University invites applications for an Assistant Professor to serve as the Field Placement Director for the undergraduate and graduate programs. The field director works closely with undergraduate and graduate students to process field applications, identify appropriate field placements and manage students' field placements. This is a full-time, non-tenure track position. As a department, we are looking for colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion, social justice, and community engagement. We seek individuals who are committed to enhancing our growth in those areas.

Located 25 miles southwest of Chicago, Lewis University is a Catholic university in the Lasallian tradition offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to a growing and diverse student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected, and socially responsible graduates. The seventh largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report. Visit for further information.


  • Managing and implementing the field application process.
  • Responding to student questions about the field placement.
  • Locating field sites for student placements.
  • Ongoing communication in collaboration with stakeholders in the field education program.
  • Provide orientation for students and field instructors.
  • Evaluate the field program for ongoing improvement.
  • Facilitate cooperation with both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Teach at least one course per semester.
  • Other duties, as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

MSW from a Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited program required. Minimum of 5 years post-MSW experience required. Social Work license preferred. Some experience in higher education and teaching preferred. Excellent analytical, problem solving, written and verbal communication, detail-oriented, multitasking, and organizational skills. Excellent time management skills with an ability to set and meet deadlines. Creative, innovative, and strategic thinking as well as the ability to work independently and with faculty and students. Familiarity with social work agencies and systems. Ability to work effectively as a team member. Ability to advance the Department's commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Preferred Qualifications:

Some experience in higher education and teaching preferred.

Application Process:

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Inspired by the University's Mission values of Wisdom, Knowledge, Justice, Fidelity and Association, the Lewis Community declares that Lewis is a Sanctified Zone where people are committed to working to end racism, bias and prejudice by valuing diversity in a safe and nurturing environment.

Lewis University, sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, is an equal opportunity employer, and is committed to diversity. Applicants of a diverse background are highly encouraged to apply, however applications will only be accepted from individuals currently authorized to work on a full-time basis in the United States.