Director of Field Education, Social Work
THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE AT CHATTANOOGA
Director of Field Education
IRIS Position # 50025118
The Director of Field Education is a 12-month position responsible for the administration of the Social Work Program’s BSW and MSW Field Education Program at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga. The Field Director develops and implements field curriculum and is responsible for the overall development of internship opportunities through community partnership building and recruiting. In addition, providing ongoing support and development for field sites is an integral part of this role. The Field Director will also assure that the social work field program at UTC is in compliance according to CSWE standards. In addition, the Director of Field Education will:
- Supervise field faculty in their field liaison roles.
- Recruit potential field sites and monitor the overall success of BSW and MSW students in the Field Program
- Maintain the Field Education Manual and develop field policies as needed.
- Maintain, update, and develop field course syllabi and forms
- Supervise students and conduct agency visits as needed
- Teach additional courses as needed.
Required Minimum Qualifications
- Master of Social Work degree
- Eligible for Social Work licensure in the state of Tennessee
- Familiarity with undergraduate and graduate level social work curriculum
- Strong organizational skills
- Strong problem-solving skills
- Commitment to working with diverse populations
- Experience in relationship/partnership development
- Ability to work as part of a team
Applicants should prepare to submit the following information within our online application system for consideration:
- Cover letter/letter of interest
- CV, including up-to-date, personal contact information (email, phone, etc.)
- Unofficial transcripts
Additionally, candidates will need to include names, titles, and email addresses for three (3) references for confidential letters of recommendation to be requested.
Applications must be submitted electronically through the UTC Faculty Career Site by visiting: https://ut.taleo.net/careersection/utc_faculty/jobdetail.ftl?job=18000001VY
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is the second largest school in the University of Tennessee System, serving a diverse student body of more than 11,000 undergraduate and graduate students through five academic colleges. UTC offers a unique blend of private and public school traditions and is a driving force for achieving excellence, embracing diversity, inspiring positive change, and enriching the community. Since its founding as Chattanooga University in 1886, UTC has developed a reputation for excellence built on an unusual blend of the private and public traditions of American higher education. For more than 83 years, the university was a private school. In 1969, UTC became part of the state university system. Today, UTC is on a journey to excellence - boldly embracing a passion for excellence in all things and focused on changing lives and transforming communities. The UTC commitment—each and every day—is to earn the trust and confidence of those we serve. Our goal is to make a difference in our community and in the lives of our students.
Chattanooga, the fourth largest city in the state, is located in Southeast Tennessee near the border of Georgia at the junction of four interstate highways. The city has received national recognition for the renaissance of its beautiful downtown and redevelopment of its riverfront. Chattanooga also has the fastest internet in the country. Home to the first Gig Internet in the United States, Chattanooga has a 100% fiber network that links every home and business in a 600-square mile area. Companies like Unum, McKee, U.S. Xpress, Volkswagen, Coke United and Amazon have chosen to set up shop in Chattanooga. Attractions such as the Tennessee Aquarium, Lookout Mountain, Civil War battlefield sites, the African American Museum, and the Appalachian Trail bring thousands of people to the area, as do events like the Riverbend Festival, Nightfall, Jazzanooga, the Creative Discovery Museum for Children, and the Southern Writers Conference. Chattanooga is the home to the seven-time NCAA Southern Conference Football Champions, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Mocs. People who love the outdoors use Chattanooga as a base for hang-gliding, bass fishing, mountain climbing and caving expeditions; the beautiful Smoky Mountains and Tennessee River support the greatest variety of flora of any area in the United States. Chattanooga also has a long and rich past with regard to diversity, which includes Native American heritage, Civil War history, and the Civil Rights movement. Chattanooga is also just a two hour (or less) drive from Atlanta, Nashville, Knoxville, and Birmingham.
The University of Tennessee Chattanooga is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.