Assistant/Associate Clinical Professor (Healthcare Social Work)

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TitleAssistant/Associate Clinical Professor (Healthcare Social Work)CampusSacramento DepartmentSocial WorkPosting NumberF00334Full or Part TimeFull TimeOpen Date09/09/2020Close DateOpen Until FilledYesDays Per WeekWeeks Per YearPosition Description

The Master of Social Work (MSW) Program at University of the Pacific, School of Health Sciences, in Sacramento, California invites applicants to apply for a full-time, 11-month Assistant/Associate Clinical Professor position with responsibilities in field education.

The MSW Program offers a specialized practice concentration in health care social work, with opportunities for students to focus further in health-related areas such as mental health and aging. The curriculum follows the competency-based education model of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) and integrates inter-professional and simulation lab training activities.

The accelerated hybrid program includes a 16-month accelerated sequence for students with any bachelor’s degree except for social work and a 12-month advanced standing option for students with a bachelor’s degree in social work.

Teaching is the primary focus of faculty at the University. We aspire to promote student learning within a humanistic environment such that students are competent and enthusiastic about providing evidence-based and culturally sensitive patient-centered care.
The MSW faculty at University of the Pacific is responsible for providing all aspects of didactic and field education for the Program as well as participate in cross-teaching activities within the School of Health Sciences.

Scholarship and research are also valued at University of the Pacific. The MSW Program is committed to contributing to a science of social work through community-based, participatory, practice-based and other forms of research that enhance knowledge of diversity, the protection of human rights, and the pursuit of social, economic, and environmental justice.

The successful instructional faculty candidate will be part of a highly motivated, cohesive faculty of experienced educators working as an interdisciplinary team to deliver comprehensive MSW curriculum preparing students to practice in a variety of health care settings. The successful candidate will work in collaboration with other MSW faculty members within the program to provide expertise and contribute to a collaborative working environment. This position will report to the MSW Program Director and Field Director.

Job Description

•Academic: Classroom teaching of field and practice courses under the direction of the Field Director and Program Director, respectively.
•Field Education: Providing (a) field liaison support to students, field instructors and agencies, and (b) classroom teaching of field seminar courses.
•Other Academic Duties: Academic advising and career mentoring, participation in course assignments in a team teaching environment, guiding student directed scholarly work, and establishing a personal program of scholarly activity.
•Participation in department meetings, college and university committees, and state and/or national organizations.
•Participation in the CSWE accreditation process.
•Participation in curriculum development.
•Instruction and facilitation in areas of knowledge and expertise.
•Performs other duties as assigned.

This is a full-time 11-month, benefit eligible, non-tenure track position. Please note that initial faculty rank and title are contingent upon the successful candidate’s experience and qualifications. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Basic Qualifications

Essential Qualifications
•Must hold a master’s degree in social work from a program that is accredited by the Council on Social Work.
•Minimum of 3 years of post-MSW experience in health care.
•Clinical supervision/field instruction experience with MSW students and graduates.
•Clinical social work licensure or eligibility for licensure.
•Ability to work as a team with administrators, fellow faculty, staff, and students.

Additional Qualifications

Desired Qualifications
•Academic experience in Bachelor or Master of Social Work Education.
•Doctoral degree in social work or related field.
•Practice and/or research specialization in one or more of the following areas:
oMedical/hospital social work
oAging, palliative care, rehabilitation
oCommunity health
oCommunity mental health
oIntegrated behavioral health care
oHealthcare evaluation/management
oHealthcare policy/advocacy
•Emphasis on social justice oriented social work practice in teaching and professional work.
•Strong knowledge, skills and experience in working with diverse students and client/patient populations.
•Awareness and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population through cross-cultural study, training, teaching, and other professional experiences.
•Experience with online pedagogy.
•Sincere desire for personal growth and development as an educator, including teaching, scholarship, and service throughout one’s career.

Physical RequirementsSpecial Instructions

Please include the following documents as part of your application:
1. CV
2. Cover Letter
3. Provide contact information for three (3) references. Reference contacts will be solicited to upload letters of recommendation into the system.

Contact Information

Rose Wong, PhD, MPA, LCSW
MSW Program Director
Associate Clinical Professor, School of Health Sciences
3200 Fifth Avenue | Sacramento, CA 95817

Telephone: 916.739.7219
Email: [email protected]

Contact [email protected] Applicants Required to Submit References for This Posting?YesMinimum Number of References3Maximum Number of References3Background Check Statement

All applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment are required to execute a release and authorization for a background screening.

AA/EEO Policy Statement

University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical disability.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you first learn about this employment opportunity?
    • University of the Pacific Website
    • Craigslist
    • LinkedIn
    • Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U)
    • Chronicle of HIgher Education
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium - Northern California (NorCal HERC)
    • Modesto Bee
    • Pacific Employee
    • Personal Referral
    • Professional or Association Listserv
    • Publication or website from a professional organization
    • Sacramento Bee
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • Stockton Record
    • Agency Referral
    • Other Online Job Board
  2. * Are you currently excluded from participation in Medicare, Medicaid or any other Federal health care program?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Have you received notice that you are under review for possible exclusion from Medicare, Medicaid or any other Federal health care program?
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document
  2. Faculty Letter of Reference 1
  3. Faculty Letter of Reference 2
  4. Faculty Letter of Reference 3




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Job No:
Posted: 9/19/2020
Application Due: 12/18/2020
Work Type: Full Time