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Work type: Regular Full-time (Benefits eligible)
Categories: Non-Tenure-Track/Clinical Faculty
224104 - Social Work Continuing Studies
The School of Social Work seeks to recruit a Field Coordinator at the rank of Instructor to teach field integrative seminar and other field-related practice courses; recruit field agencies for the field internship program; match students with field agencies; make liaison placements; and assist in providing orientation, training, and supervision for students, field instructors, and faculty liaisons. In addition to administrative responsibilities in the Field Education Program and teaching, the successful candidate will engage in service to the School, University, and profession. This is a three-year renewable, non-tenure earning faculty position (full-time, 12-month) to begin August 2023.
Detailed Position Information
The University of Alabama School of Social Work invites applications for a Field Coordinator at the rank of Instructor. This is a three-year renewable, non-tenure earning faculty position (full-time, 12-month) to begin August 2023.
We seek a collaborative, forward-thinking colleague to teach field integrative seminar and other field-related practice courses; recruit field agencies for the field internship program; match students with field agencies; make liaison placements; and assist in providing orientation, training, and supervision for students, field instructors, and faculty liaisons. In addition to administrative responsibilities in the Field Education Program and teaching, the successful candidate will engage in service to the School, University, and profession.
The School of Social Work Field Education Office coordinates approximately 450 student internships in community organizations and engages students simultaneously in both classroom and practice learning during the academic year. Intern sites are located in Alabama, the nation, and abroad. The Field Coordinator, Instructor will be a member of the Field Team and report to the Field Education Director and the Associate Dean. Some travel is required.
Successful candidates must have an MSW degree from a CSWE-accredited institution, at least three years of post-MSW social work experience, and preferably licensed to practice social work at the LCSW level in Alabama or be license-eligible. Previous field education experience and/or classroom teaching experience are expected. Applicants should be eager to work with students in both the undergraduate and master’s programs and have interest and expertise in reaching our diverse student body through in-person and online education. In addition, applicants will engage in developing resources and building relationship with agencies needed in field education. We are invested in recruiting a colleague who demonstrates experience with, knowledge of, and sensitivity to the needs of culturally diverse and underrepresented populations.
SPECIAL NOTE TO APPLICANTS: As a School, we prioritize promoting practices and structures that support diversity, equity, and inclusion in our work and in the community. The inclusion of underrepresented groups across UASSW is essential to facilitate the contributions of diverse leaders with distinctive ideas within the discipline. Our School is committed to cultivating culturally sustaining practices and community-engaged research in health, behavioral health, and social and economic justice solutions for Alabama, nationally, and internationally.
Review of applications will begin April 3, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. The expected start date is August 16, 2023. Confidential inquiries about the positions may be sent to Dr. Hyunjin Noh, Search Committee Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Alabama is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the diversity of its workforce. The School strongly encourages applications from women, persons of color, and members of other underrepresented groups.
Successful candidates must have an MSW degree from a CSWE-accredited institution, at least three years of post-MSW social work experience, and preferably licensed to practice social work at the LCSW level in Alabama or be license-eligible. Previous field education experience and/or classroom teaching experience are expected.
Instructions and Required Materials for Application
- A cover letter which includes statement of a) higher education administrative experience; b) practice experience; c) teaching experience; and d) description of how you employ an anti-oppression lens into your work
- Evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g. student evaluations; peer observations of teaching)
- A curriculum vitae
- Contact information for three professional references.
About the Division/College/School
The School of Social Work was established in 1965 by an act of the Alabama Legislature to address the state’s critical shortage of and pressing need for professionally trained social workers. Now, it stands as the only one of its kind in the state of Alabama, offering BSW, MSW, DSW, and Ph.D. degrees in social work. Additionally, the college is the only school outside Washington, D.C., with semester-long internship opportunities in the nation’s capital.
Since our founding, we have been proud to lead the charge in training students for tomorrow’s workforce. Our distinguished faculty are recognized nationally and internationally for their research and exceptional advancements in the field of social work. During the previous year, we received 23 million dollars in external funding to support our school’s research efforts.
About the University
The University of Alabama, part of The University of Alabama System, is the state’s flagship university. UA shapes a better world through its teaching, research and service. With a global reputation for excellence, UA provides an inclusive, forward-thinking environment and nearly 200 degree programs on a beautiful, student-centered campus.
A leader in cutting-edge research, UA advances discovery, creative inquiry and knowledge through more than 30 research centers. The University of Alabama has R1: Doctoral Universities – Very High Research Activity status by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education and is among the top doctoral research universities in the United States.
As the state’s largest higher education institution, UA drives economic growth in Alabama and beyond.
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It's a vibrant community that’s filled with legendary history. Located along the Black Warrior River, the city features a walkable downtown that’s complete with live music, locally owned shops, outdoor spaces to explore and local restaurants to meet every palate. With a geography ranging from suburban to rural, the area offers a variety of housing options along with excellent public and private schools and a wealth of recreational and entertainment options.
With a metro area population of 235,000, the Druid City lies about an hour southwest of Birmingham, in west-central Alabama. It’s within a few hours’ drive of Gulf Coast beaches and major cities like Nashville, New Orleans and Atlanta, making it a great base for growing better acquainted with the South’s finest offerings.
Background Investigation and EEO Statement
Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.
The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants to and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more. "EEO is the Law" https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf
Advertised: 09 Mar 2023 Central Standard Time
Applications close: 15 Aug 2023 Central Daylight Time