Assistant Professor of Social Work/BSW Field DirectorPosting Number:
FacultyKey Responsibilities :
The Department of Social Work, Criminal Justice, and Sociology at Juniata College, a highly ranked, national liberal arts college of approximately 1,400 students located in the scenic Allegheny Mountains of central Pennsylvania, seeks candidates for an Assistant Professor of Social Work and B.S.W. Program Field Director position in a two-faculty, CSWE-accredited program, beginning Spring or Summer 2022. Rank is dependent on experience and qualifications. This is a one-year fixed term (non-tenure-track) position, with possibility for a longer-term contract in the future.This position is ideal for a candidate who is interested in both program administration and the opportunity to teach a variety of courses in Social Work. The Juniata College Social Work program has been accredited by CSWE since 1984, and typically graduates 6 students per year. Further information about the department can be found at http://www.juniata.edu/academics/departments/sociology/. Juniata College and the Social Work Program seek applications from diverse candidates and from candidates who support diversity, as well as from candidates who are innovatively, ethically, and intrinsically committed to community-based, whole-person education.Position Qualifications:
The B.S.W. Program Field Director is responsible for leading, and coordinating all aspects of the Social Work Program Field Education program, in collaboration with the Program Director. Duties include:· initiating and maintaining relationships with field supervisors and field placement agencies;· providing field placement orientation training to field supervisors and students each fall;· placing, supporting, and assessing students in their 500 hour Professional Semester each spring;· teaching the Senior Field Research Seminar each spring;· teaching ~14-18 credits per school year (inclusive of field related courses mentioned above)· advising ~20-25 students· recruitment of students into the Social Work Program· facilitating implicit and explicit social work curriculum development, in collaboration with the program director and a diverse team of colleagues; and· collaborating with the program director to ensure the Social Work BSW program continues to adhere to all CSWE EPAS standards.As a member of the Juniata faculty, the B.S.W. Program Field Director must also engage in professional development and scholarly activities and participate in service to the college and the community.
The successful candidate must have:· an M.S.W. from a CSWE accredited program;· a minimum of 2 years post-Master’s social work direct practice experience;· an L.S.W. or L.C.S.W., and eligibility for licensing in Pennsylvania; and· teaching experience at the college level, preferably in a B.S.W. or M.S.W. program.Knowledge of field education and experience as a field supervisor is highly preferred. Of particular interest are candidates who have Social Work teaching experience in generalist social work practice, including in micro-, mezzo-, and macro- practice, as well as in research and social justice reform.Preferred Qualifications:
Juniata College believes in and embraces the liberal arts and as such, we encourage and seek mutual benefit through diversity of thought and approach which enriches our academic community, as well as the lives of our students and colleagues. Juniata College is committed to creating a welcoming community supported by relationships based on collaboration and mutual respect. We endeavor to create an inclusive learning environment where members with different perspectives and backgrounds can learn, contribute, and thrive. Please join us…AA/EOE
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See position qualifications.Physical Demands:
To promote and sustain the health and safety of our campus community, Juniata College has adopted a Covid-19 vaccine mandate for all Faculty, staff and students. Exemptions to this mandate will be considered for bona fide medical, and religious reasons. Weekly testing will be required for the unvaccinated. Those granted exceptions for reasons other than approved medical or religious exemption will be assessed a monthly testing fee.Special Instructions to Applicants:
To apply for this position, please complete our online application. Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, transcripts, and 4 semesters of teaching evaluations (if available).Open Date:
04/29/2022Open Until Filled: