Full-time Lecturer (12-Month), Social Work - Senior Director, Stipend Programs and Practice Edu...

Job no: 533190
Work type: Instructional Faculty - Temporary/Lecturer
Location: Dominguez Hills
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Temporary, Full Time, Faculty - Health Sciences, On-site (work in-person at business location)

Full-time Lecturer, Senior Director of Stipend Programs & Practice Education

Department of Social Work

College of Health and Human Services & Nursing

Position Description

The Department of Social Work at California State University Dominguez Hills invites applications for a Temporary Full-time Lecturer position at the rank of Lecturer B (12-month) with the appointment starting in Spring 2024.

At CSUDH, we celebrate and respect diversity in all forms that include every race, religion, gender, ethnicity, veterans, people with varied abilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. CSUDH is seeking applications from candidates who can demonstrate experience in teaching and working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and contribute to the University’s mission, vision, and core values.

For more information: Mission, Vision, and Core Values

The Position

Under the supervision of the Department Chair, the Senior Director of Stipend Programs & Practice Education oversees the Directors of grant-funded stipend opportunities and Practice Education for both the full-time and part-time Master of Social Work (MSW) program options. In keeping with the Council on Social Work Education’s emphasis on competency-based education and declaration of field education as the signature pedagogy of the social work profession, the Senior Director of Stipend Programs & Practice Education has leadership responsibilities and serves as a key member of the social work faculty. This position uses a student-centered, anti-racist, and equity minded approach in all communication, teaching, and service efforts.

The Senior Director of Stipend Programs and Practice Education is expected to coordinate the practicum learning experiences of all MSW students to support students' growth and development as justice-based social work practitioners. The Senior Director of Stipend Programs & Practice Education works closely with the Directors of CALSWEC and DCFS grants, and with the Director of Practice Education to provide overall direction and alignment of accreditation standards, research and best practices related to field education, including the technology that supports it. The responsibilities for the Senior Director of Stipend Programs & Practice Education position include guidance and support to the directors of the existing stipend opportunities and practice education, assistance with practice education activities as necessary, pursuit of additional grant-funded stipend opportunities, expansion of practicum placement sites that meet the wide range of student needs, resolution of student and site issues related to the practicum placements, resolution of student issues related to stipend repayment, and evaluation of the efficiency and efficacy of the stipend opportunities and practice experiences. The Senior Director of Stipend Programs & Practice Education is also expected to be well-engaged in the community to stay current with needs and priorities, develop relevant partnerships, and maintain field practicum sites and relationships that meet the needs of the communities in the Los Angeles County area. This position requires collaboration with other schools of social work practice education administrators and faculty and represents the Department’s practice education program to the community by attending consortium meetings. The Senior Director of Stipend Programs & Practice Education will collaborate with the College of Continuing & Professional Education (CCPE) Program Coordinator, CCPE Practice Coordinator, and other department staff and faculty. Additionally, the Senior Director of Stipend Programs & Practice Education will collaborate with the Directors of the stipend opportunities and the Director of Practice Education to develop orientation, training, and information sessions for students, seminar instructors (faculty liaisons), practicum instructors and preceptors, extensive student advising, support and guidance as well as the overall administration of the field placements. The Senior Director of Stipend Programs & Practice Education will conduct site visits as needed. This position requires the Senior Director of Stipend Programs & Practice to teach one course each semester and one course in the summer.

The ideal candidate in this position will support our growing effort to alleviate the financial burden of graduate education through grant-funded student stipends and to deliver practice education that is student centered and more attentive to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Therefore, qualified candidates will also bring subject-matter expertise on topics related to grant-seeking, practice (field) education, racial and ethnic equity, student centered pedagogy, and adherence to accreditation standards. Since the program is undergirded by a Critical Race Theory (CRT) approach to social work, familiarity with CRT, intersectionality and similar theoretical frameworks that critique structural forms of oppression is also important. The ideal candidate will be an engaging individual who is equally competent communicating and working effectively with students, administrators, fellow faculty, and partner agency representatives. This position requires a professional who is committed to social work practice and education that is justice and strengths-based, multiculturally competent, community-based, and inter-professionally collaborative. Key characteristics for a successful candidate include strong student engagement skills, and competence communicating and working effectively with students, administrators, fellow faculty, and partner agency representatives. This position also requires experience at adeptly addressing challenging and sensitive student issues, along with experience in effectively mediating between individuals with different positionalities of power (e.g., students, agencies, and faculty liaisons). Additionally, extreme organization and attention to detail are required for the position.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • Applicants must have experience in teaching and working with colleagues from diverse age, socioeconomic, cultural, and academic backgrounds.
  • An MSW from an accredited program and a minimum of five years of professional experience
  • 5 years’ experience working directly with or in collaboration with a social work field department
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice-based practice in an urban diverse environment and applying an equity lens throughout all work.
  • Capacity for interprofessional collaboration and relationship building with community partners
  • Familiarity with Critical Race Theory, intersectionality and/or theoretical models that address racism, sexism, heterosexism and other forms of oppression.
  • Demonstrated evidence of strong leadership and administrative experience
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate, interact and lead various levels of staff, provide sound professional judgment, and demonstrate excellent problem-solving and mediation skills
  • Demonstrated experience with the management of grant activities
  • Experience in writing grant proposals and demonstrated evidence of grant-writing success
  • Demonstrated evidence of field instruction and supervision of students in field placements
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a variety of communities and community partners
  • Strong teaching ability
  • Exemplary written and oral communication skills
  • Well-developed organizational skills and attention to detail; ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks
  • Preferred Qualifications

    • Experience with the management of student stipend grants
    • Deep familiarity with Practice (Field) Education accreditation standards
    • Extensive experience in field instruction and practice education in academic settings
    • Three or more years teaching, training, or facilitation experience in a university or college setting
    • Completion or in progress of LCSW requirements
    • Ability to create and maintain professional relationships with constituencies (individuals, groups, communities, and agencies)
    • Five or more years direct practice experience serving urban diverse communities
    • Track record of working with community members, organizations, agencies in practice, research, or technical activities that aim to advance social work practice or social justice efforts

    How to Apply

    A completed on-line application must be received by electronic submission to be considered. To apply, please visit CSUDH career-opportunities.

    Application Deadline Date

    The position is open until filled. Review of applications will begin in November 20, 2023. For full consideration, please submit your completed application with the required materials no later than February 29, 2024.

  • Current Curriculum Vitae with contact information
  • Cover letter
  • List of 3 references with contact information*
  • Unofficial transcripts (an official transcript will be required for the finalist)**
  • A Statement on Teaching
  • Evidence of Grant, Creative, or Scholarly Activities
  • Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (2 pages maximum)***
  • Teaching Evaluations (if available)
  • *This position requires three letters of recommendation (LORs). Please do not upload your LORs with your application. Your list of references will be notified at the appropriate time during the search process. They will receive a request via email along with information on uploading the LOR. You will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUDH by logging back into your applicant portal.

    **For finalist with International transcripts, a United States Equivalency certification will be required.

    A United States (US) Equivalency certification is required for earned/awarded/conferred foreign terminal degrees, which is from a foreign Academic Institution for foreign studies. The US Equivalency certification is used to validate foreign studies from an academic credential evaluation agency and is evaluated on foreign studies and deemed to be equivalent to degrees from the United States. The certification must translate the information in English, and confirm that your highest terminal degree is US Equivalent to a US terminal degree (i.e., Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate’s, Doctor’s of Philosophy). The certification can be emailed to facultyaffairs@csudh.edu or mailed directly to the office of Faculty Affairs and Development, 1000 East Victoria Street, WH-368, Carson, CA 90747.

    ***Given CSUDH’s commitment to diversity and inclusion for all students, faculty, staff, and administrators, describe your individual commitment and experiences in advancing diversity and inclusion and how they relate to your future teaching and research.

    If you have questions regarding the position, please contact:

    Enrique Ortega, Associate Dean

    Search Committee Chair

    eortega@csudh.edu

    Department of Social Work

    For more information: https://www.csudh.edu/social-work/

    Additional Information

    The Full-time Lecturer (12-Month) classification salary range (3) is $6,190 to $13,797 per month (12 monthly payments per academic year). The anticipated hiring salary is $7,400 to $7,500. Salary for this position will be commensurate with experience and current CSUDH faculty salaries in the academic department/discipline. Faculty salaries are subject to budgetary authorization and any California State University System faculty contract increases. Summer research grants, moving expenses, start‐up funds, and a reduced teaching load may be available.

    An excellent comprehensive benefits package is available that includes health/vision/dental plans; spouse, domestic partner and dependent fee‐waiver; access to campus child‐care; and a defined‐benefit retirement through the state system along with optional tax sheltering opportunities. For a detailed description of benefits, please visit: https://www.csudh.edu/hr/benefits/.

    Background Check

    Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

    CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

    The California State University (CSU) is committed to safeguarding the health and well-being of our students, faculty, staff, administrators, and the communities we serve, as well as maintaining higher education access and attainment for our students, as such, we embrace a comprehensive strategy designed to reduce the likelihood of transmission of the COVID-19 virus. The CSU strongly recommends that all individuals who access any in-person program or activity (on- or off-campus) operated or controlled by the University follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications and comply with other safety measures established by each campus. The systemwide policy can be found at CSU Vaccination Policy and any questions you have may be submitted to hrm@csudh.edu.

    Mandated Reporter Per CANRA

    The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083, revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment.

    Closing Statement

    CSUDH is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

    For more information: U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

    Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call the Human Resources’ Office (310) 243-3771.

    Clery Act crime statistics for CSUDH are available at Campus Security Report (Clery), or by calling University Police at (310) 243-3639.

    Upon appointment, all candidates must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.

    The California State University is Smoke and Tobacco Free. Smoking, Vaping and other Tobacco use are Not Permitted anywhere on University property. Education Code 42356, CCR Title 5, Article 9.

    For more information see: Smoke & Tobacco-Free

    Advertised: 18 Oct 2023 Pacific Daylight Time
    Applications close: Open until filled

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