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BSSW Field Coordinator/Clinical Assistant Professor Position Available at Florida International University

  • 1.  BSSW Field Coordinator/Clinical Assistant Professor Position Available at Florida International University

    Posted Apr 14, 2022 11:32

    Florida International University is Miami's public research university, focused on student success. According to U.S. News and World Report, FIU has 42 top-50 rankings in the nation among public universities. FIU is a top U.S. research university (R1), with more than $200 million in annual expenditures. FIU ranks 15th in the nation among public universities for patent production, which drives innovation, and is one of the institutions that helps make Florida the top state for higher education. The Next Horizon fundraising campaign is furthering FIU's commitment to providing students Worlds Ahead opportunities. Today, FIU has two campuses and multiple centers, and supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA, with more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. The university has awarded more than 330,000 degrees to many leaders in South Florida and beyond. For more information about FIU, visit



    The Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work's mission is to improve health, health equity, and the wellbeing of local, national, and global populations through education, research, and partnerships that are innovative and transformative. The college's academic disciplines-public health, dietetics and nutrition, social work, and disaster preparedness-are advancing research and practices to realize this mission, bringing students and faculty to the forefront of their fields. According to the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research, the college ranks 16th in the nation for public health schools at public universities receiving National Institutes of Health (NIH) research funding. In its 2023 Graduate Program Rankings, U.S. News & World Report ranked Stempel College's School of Public Health at No. 39 and its School of Social Work at No. 49 among public universities.

    Uniquely located in Miami, Florida, at the gateway to Latin America and the Caribbean, Stempel College faculty are working daily to solve complex health and social welfare problems affecting underserved populations, including brain health, environmental health issues, HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, mental health outcomes, and racial/ethnic disparities.


    Job Information:


    The School of Social Work within the Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work at Florida International University has been accredited by the Council of Social Work Education since 1974 and offers the BSW, MSW and Ph.D.  The MSW degree program was recently ranked in the top 50 graduate social work programs by US News and World Report, for 2023.


    The School of Social Work is seeking an individual to fill the full-time, 9-month, non-tenure-earning Clinical Assistant Teaching Professor/BSSW Field Coordinator position. This position offers a unique opportunity to educate a student body consisting largely of underrepresented populations, many of whom are first time in college and/or graduate school. The appointment will be as a 9-month, non-tenure-track, clinical faculty member. Responsibilities will include the administration and management of the BSSW field education program, performing field liaison visits in the community, teaching field-related coursework, and serving on School, College, and University committees.


    Applicants must have at a minimum: an MSW from an accredited School of Social Work; at least two years post-MSW clinical practice experience; experience teaching in higher education; and a proven track record of coordinating a field education program, which includes extensive knowledge of the South Florida social service community and a strong potential for collaborating with community partners on behalf of the School, College, and University. A Florida LCSW is preferred. Candidates should possess expertise in applied clinical interventions and practice with individuals, families, and groups. Successful applicants should demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice as well as the interpersonal and verbal communication skills necessary to effectively collaborate with a diverse community of students, staff, and faculty. In addition, applicants must have experience with and a willingness to deliver online course offerings.


    Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 526681 at and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and diversity statement (see as individual attachments.  Candidates will be requested to provide names and contact information for at least 3 references, who will be contacted as determined by the search committee.  Review will continue until position is filled.

    Jennifer Abeloff
    Associate Director
    Florida International University SSW
    Miami FL