Lecturer & Associate Field Director - Social Work

Job description

The School of Social Work at Eastern Washington University is currently seeking to fill a faculty position at the rank of Lecturer for the 2019-2020 academic school year. We are seeking a qualified candidate to work in our field placement office while serving as Associate Field Director. This position has a nine-month academic year appointment and includes both teaching and administrative responsibilities related to developing and managing student field placements. The contract is renewable annually dependent on performance, need, and funding.

Eastern is a growing and dynamic public university co-located in Cheney and Spokane with an enrollment of over 12,000 students. We offer over 140 areas of study and 45 graduate programs. The School of Social Work is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and includes a full-time BASW and MSW program, MSW programs located at sites throughout Washington state, the Center for Aging Studies, Disability Studies, Addiction Studies, Children Studies, and the Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence, a state-wide training partnership with the University of Washington and the Washington Children's Administration. The School has a long standing partnership with the State of Washington Children's Administration.

The School is a part of the College of Social Sciences, which offers opportunities for creative interdisciplinary teaching and research. The BASW and MSW programs prepare students for generalist and advanced generalist social work practice in both rural and urban communities, offering elective courses in such areas of practice as behavioral health, aging, child welfare, healthcare, disabilities, and domestic violence.


Associate Field Director responsibilities include the following:
•Developing field placement opportunities for students in the BASW (undergraduate) and MSW (graduate) programs.
•Connecting/matching students and field placements.
•Mitigating placement concerns in the field
•Training agency field instructors
•Developing and maintaining field placement records and data

In addition, this position has a reduced teaching load based on the administrative responsibilities. Courses assigned will likely include (but are not necessarily limited to) the following:
•Field Placement Seminars
•Advanced Field Placement Seminars
•Practicum Preparation Seminars

Successful candidates will have teaching responsibilities in both the BASW and MSW programs. The faculty member will be expected to teach social work practice courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Additionally, all faculty are expected to actively participate in assessment of student learning and to engage in effective teaching.

A minimum of two years post-MSW degree direct social work practice experience is required. Preference will be given to candidates who have some field placement experience (e.g., having been an agency or faculty field instructor) and/or have taught at the university level.

In addition, all faculty are expected to teach in our hybrid programs which requires proficiency or willingness to learn to develop and teach courses using the university's online platform and to employ online teaching methods and tools. There will likely be occasional travel to our satellite teaching sites in Everett, WA and Vancouver, WA, both located on the western sides of the state.

Start date for this position is September 13, 2019.

About Eastern Washington University

Eastern is a regional, comprehensive university located in Cheney, 20 minutes from downtown Spokane. In addition to Eastern's Cheney campus, we also offer our Riverpoint campus in Spokane, plus additional teaching/learning centers located in other cities throughout Washington State. Enrollment has reached over 12,000 students. The Cheney-Spokane area is the heart of the Inland Northwest, with excellent restaurants, theater, shopping, skiing, hiking, lakes, a choice of living in a medium-sized city or a small town, and high quality schools and housing.

Eastern Washington University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Eastern Washington University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.

Conditions of Employment

The required start date for this position is 09/13/2019. To be considered eligible for appointment into the position, applicants must be available and able to start in the position no later than 09/13/2019.

Required Qualifications:
  • An MSW degree from a CSWE accredited program or the international equivalent;
  • A minimum of two years post-MSW degree direct social work practice experience;
  • Demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching, which may be evidenced by teaching, and/or providing training or supervision in the workplace;
  • A commitment to community engagement and partnership
  • Demonstrated ability to apply a culturally responsive and flexible approach that is supportive to the diverse needs, including universal access, of our students, faculty, staff, and the public.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in social work field education (e.g., supervising field students, working as a liaison or teacher within a social work education program)
  • Teaching experience
  • Presentation experience (e.g, presenting research, continuing education training, professional conference presentations)
  • Administration experience for agency and community practice in any practice setting;
  • Micro practice with advanced clinical knowledge and skills in a behavioral health or healthcare practice settings;
  • Gerontology/Aging.
  • Demonstrated commitment to promoting social justice through teaching and community service activities.





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Posted: 2/14/2019
Application Due: 4/15/2019
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