SW - Field Coordinator, Instructor - 521122

Employer
The University of Alabama
Location
Alabama

Job Details

Apply nowJob no: 521122
Work type: Regular Full-time (Benefits eligible)
Location: Alabama
Categories: Non-Tenure-Track/Clinical Faculty

Department/Organization
224104 - Social Work Continuing Studies

Rank
Instructor

Position Summary
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 2024, with opportunity to begin January 2024. 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. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. The expected start date is August 16, 2024, with opportunity to begin January 2024. This is not a remote position

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 2024, with opportunity to begin January 2024. This is not a remote position

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.

To apply, candidates should go to https://careers.ua.edu to complete an online application and upload the following:
• 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 (3) professional references.

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. The expected start date is August 16, 2024, with opportunity to begin January 2024. Confidential inquiries about the positions may be sent to Dr. Catherine Carlson, Search Committee Chair, at ccarlson5@ua.edu.

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.

Minimum Qualifications
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.

Instructions and Required Materials for Application
To apply, candidates should complete an online application and upload the following: • 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 (3) 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.

About Tuscaloosa
Tuscaloosa is so much more than a college town.

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: 16 Oct 2023 Central Daylight Time
Applications close: 15 Aug 2024 Central Daylight Time

Organization

The University of Alabama embodies an academic community that demands excellence in teaching, research and service and provides an inclusive, nurturing environment for the discovery of knowledge and the development of well-rounded leaders. Founded in 1831 as Alabama's first public college and known as the Capstone of Higher Education, UA provides a premier undergraduate and graduate education built upon global engagement, high-quality scholarship, outstanding teaching, and diversity and inclusivity throughout the community.

Our Mission

The University of Alabama will advance the intellectual and social condition of the people of the state, the nation and the world through the creation, translation and dissemination of knowledge with an emphasis on quality programs in the areas of teaching, research and service.

Our Vision

The University of Alabama will be known as the university of choice for the best and brightest students in Alabama, and all students who seek exceptional educational opportunities. The University of Alabama will be a student-centered research university and an academic community united in its commitment to enhance the quality of life for all Alabamians and the citizens of the nation and the world.

Our Core Values

The University of Alabama is committed to:

  • Undergraduate education that produces socially-conscious, ethical and well-rounded leaders who are grounded in their subject matter and capable of controlling their own destinies.
  • Graduate education that is deeply vested in subject matter knowledge, professional content, research skills and creative activity.
  • Public outreach and service that is held in the highest regard and fosters impactful public engagement to enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Alabama, the nation and the world.
  • Campus life that embodies collaboration, collegiality, respect and a culture of inclusivity.

Our Strategic Goals

  • Provide a premier undergraduate and graduate education that offers a global perspective and is characterized by outstanding teaching, high-quality scholarship and distinctive curricular and co-curricular programs. Increase the University’s productivity and innovation in research, scholarship and creative activities that impact economic and societal development.
  • Enrich our learning and work environment by providing an accepting, inclusive community that attracts and supports a diverse faculty, staff and student body.
  • Provide opportunities and resources that facilitate work-life balance and enhance the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty and staff.

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