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Adjunct Faculty Field Liaison, Graduate School of Social Work

University of Denver
Denver, USA, Colorado

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The GSSW Field Liaison is an adjunct faculty member that teaches as part of the field course sequence (SOWK 4950/SOWK 4970). The Field Liaison is the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Works representative to the field placement agency and is expected to serve as a consultant to both the agency supervisor(s) and the student. In addition, the Field Liaison serves as the primary link in the internship triad of student, agency/field instructor and the Graduate School of Social Work. The primary purpose of the Field Liaison is to monitor the educational field placement experience to ensure a quality learning experience.

Each GSSW Field Liaison may also serve in the role of an off-site MSW field instructor (OSFI) for their assigned students. The Field Liaison will serve as an MSW OSFI to a student/agency when the agency does not have the capacity to provide the CSWE required social work supervision for an internship. The MSW OSFI is required to meet with students for regularly scheduled supervision meetings, typically across 3 or 4 quarters. The MSW OSFIs role is to provide oversight of student progress towards demonstration of competencies and to assist student with the integration of practice realities with theoretical concepts from a social work perspective.

The OSFI does not have oversight over agency work, agency policies, or treatment of agency clients. These functions are overseen by the agency Task Supervisor, who provides day to day direct oversight over the student. See under Field Liaison job description for more information about the MSW OSFI role/expectations.

The Field Liaison role is a commitment of 3 quarters. Four Corners MSW Program Field Liaisons serve in the GSSW Field Liaison role with additional MSW off-site field instruction responsibilities on a PRN basis. This role does NOT include any Seminar teaching responsibilities in a typical classroom environment, rather provides supervision, mentorship, and monitoring of the field experience. The positions will be located in Durango, CO.

  • Responsibilities to the Student
  • Responsibilities to the Agency/Field Instructor
  • Responsibilities to the Graduate School of Social Work
  • MSW Off-Site Field Instructor (OSFI)- Graduate School of Social Work Responsibilities to the Student
  • Responsibilities to the Graduate School of Social Work

This posting will serve for multiple openings throughout the 2021-2022 academic year and whose contract may continue.

*Reports to: Assistant Director Four Corners MSW Program

Required Qualifications

  • MSW with 5 years post-Master's practice experience.
  • 1 year of supervisory experience.
  • Proven ability to mediate conflict, including demonstrated assessment and problem- solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Excellent interpersonal and group facilitation skills.
  • Familiarity using technology to conduct virtual site visits, classes, and student meetings.
  • Knowledge of complex organizations.
  • Knowledge of clinical supervision best practices and techniques.
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Agency experience in a variety of practice settings, including direct and indirect.
  • Experience as an agency field supervisor for social work graduate students.
  • Course Rate

    • $444.00 per student per quarter for 1-5 years of employment
    • $464.00 per student per quarter for 6+ years of employment

    The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidates sex or any other protected status.

    The University of Denver offers some benefits for non-benefited employees. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

    Application Deadline
    Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, preference will be given to early applicants.

    Special Instructions
    Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

    Please include the following documents with your application:

    1. CV
    2. Cover Letter


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