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Full-Time Clinical Faculty and Associate Director, Online MSW Program

Quinnipiac University
North Haven - North Haven, CT

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Job no: 495586
Work type: Full-time
Campus: North Haven - North Haven, CT
Categories: Faculty, Staff


The Department of Social Work at Quinnipiac University is seeking a dynamic and experienced professional to join our School of Health Sciences as a Full-Time Clinical Faculty and Associate Director of its new Online Master of Social Work (MSW) Program. As a Clinical Faculty and Associate Director, you will play a pivotal role in shaping the next generation of social work professionals. The new online MSW program is expected to admit the first cohort of students in January 2025. This is a full-time 12-month faculty position, which has administrative and teaching responsibilities, designated scholarly agenda and service requirement in relation to the School of Health Sciences strategic plan and Social Work program and department requirements. This position requires on-campus presence. Faculty rank and compensation is commensurate with academic qualifications and experience.

Associate Director, Online MSW program is a faculty position with a full-time, twelve-month appointment at the Department of Social Work. According to the CSWE standards, the incumbent must devote a minimum of 50% of time in program administration, and a maximum of 35% teaching responsibility annually.

About the School/Program:

The Department of Social Work is a part of the School of Health Sciences at Quinnipiac University offers a comprehensive spectrum of health professions education including social work, which addresses the evolving needs of a diverse society, provides a student-centered learning environment with interprofessional collaboration within and across schools and colleges of the University. The MSW program is committed to increasing access for underrepresented students.

About Quinnipiac:

Quinnipiac University is a private, coeducational institution located 90 minutes north of New York City and two hours from Boston. The university currently has an enrollment of 9,000 students in more than 130 degree programs through its Schools of Business, Communications, Education, Computing, and Engineering, Health Sciences, Law, Medicine, Nursing, and the College of Arts and Sciences. Our 21 Division I teams have achieved remarkable success, boasting multiple conference titles. This includes a 2023 NCAA National Championship win in ice hockey, a three-time defending national champion women’s rugby team, and a trip to the Sweet 16 for our women’s basketball team. The Quinnipiac University Poll is nationally recognized as a leader in public opinion research, and the university is consistently recognized by U.S. News & World Report and Princeton Review’s “The Best 388 Colleges.” The university is in the midst of program expansion and renewal for both traditional and adult learners, attraction of diverse communities, development of innovative corporate partnerships, and construction of an ambitious set of capital projects. For more information, please visit Connect with Quinnipiac on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, TikTok and X.



  • Serve as an advocate for online MSW students and faculty teaching in the online program.
  • Be appropriately available for online MSW students and faculty teaching in the online program.
  • Work cooperatively with the Director of Field Education, Online MSW Field Coordinator, Social Work Department Chair, and Social Work Department Associate Chair.
  • Provide support to faculty teaching in the online MSW program.
  • Coordinate with online MSW admissions and Graduate Affairs Office, including meeting with prospective students, making admissions decisions, and planning/implementing orientation of incoming students.
  • Manage online MSW curriculum, including course planning and recommending MSW faculty teaching assignments to the Department Chair/MSW Director.
  • Implement the School of Health Sciences and the Online MSW program strategic plan, in conjunction with the Department Chair.

Administration and Management of the Online MSW Program

  • Coordinate regular assessment of the Online MSW Program, Online MSW courses, and implicit and explicit curriculum consistent with desired leaning and performance outcomes for the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accreditation compliance.
  • Promote the Online MSW Program, include the participation of open houses, student recruitment events and conferences.
  • Review and update the Online MSW Program content in the Online MSW Student Handbook.
  • Oversee the development of online MSW course schedules to meet online graduate student needs, in coordination with appropriate personnel.
  • Oversee academic advising for Online MSW students.
  • Maintain syllabi for all online MSW courses.
  • Complete other related duties as assigned by MSW Program Director.

Faculty Affairs

  • Recommend the employment of and supports part-time faculty to meet online MSW course coverage needs.
  • At the direction of the MSW Program Director, supervise faculty and staff in the online MSW Program.
  • In conjunction with the MSW Program Director, assign teaching schedules to meet online MSW student needs.


  • Support successful adherence to MSW program accreditation standards.
  • Assist in the accreditation process with CSWE, including continuous review and assessment of the program to ensure compliance with CSWE.
  • Ensure adherence to states licensure requirements for the online MSW Program.
  • At the direction of the MSW Program Director, conduct self-study for accreditation and continuing accreditation.
  • Identify data trends to propose programmatic changes and/or contribute to strategic planning.
  • Communicate and coordinate with all external bodies regarding accreditation and licensure.


  • Teach MSW program assigned by the department.

Education Requirements:

  • Must possess a master’s degree in social work from a CSWE accredited program


  • Teaching experience in CSWE accredited master’s degree level Social Work program
  • Successful records as teachers who have demonstrated a commitment to leadership through their service activities at the departmental, college/school, and/or University levels
  • Must demonstrate the ability and willingness to serve in an academic leadership capacity through teaching, curriculum development, administrative experience, and other academic and professional activities, according to CSWE standards
  • Two-years post-MSW experience


  • A minimum of two years administrative experience in online social work education
  • Doctoral degree, preferably in social work
  • Member of a social work professional organization
  • Demonstrated grant writing skills will be given preferential consideration.
  • Leadership and/or managerial experience as coordinator, director, manager, or similar administrative position in academic institution.
  • Student advising experience in MSW program
  • Commitment to contribute to the diversity and inclusive excellence of the academic community

Special Instructions to Applicants:


Applications must be submitted electronically and include a curricular vitae, cover letter addressing applicant’s credential and experience supports the requirements of this position and the mission, vision, core values, commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence of Quinnipiac University and its School of Health Sciences, as well as contact information of a minimum of three professional references on the application form.

Quinnipiac University has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity and inclusion throughout the University community and welcomes candidates who enhance that diversity.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package for full-time faculty and staff which includes tuition remission and a culture that is inclusive and driven by excellence.

Quinnipiac University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Note to Faculty/Staff Applicants Only:If a final candidate is a current or previous Quinnipiac employee, the hiring manager must obtain a reference check from the candidate’s current or former manager before making an offer of employment. If the candidate's current or most-recent Quinnipiac supervisor is unavailable, the hiring manager should contact Talent Acquisition for assistance in determining the appropriate alternate contact:

Advertised: March 13, 2024 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Open until filled

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