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Hiring Field Education Director/Assistant or Associate Professor Position TWU

  • 1.  Hiring Field Education Director/Assistant or Associate Professor Position TWU

    Posted Apr 10, 2024 11:35

    Social Work Field Education Director Position

    Assistant/Associate Professor of Social Work

    Tennessee Wesleyan University is seeking applicants for the Tenure-track faculty position of Field Education Director in the Social Work Program. This position is designated Faculty [75%] with Social Work administrative responsibilities [25%]. The Faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor of Social Work is dependent upon academic instructional experience. The Field Education Director is a leadership position and works in tandem with and under the purview of the Social Work Program Director. Faculty report to the Social Sciences Department Chair.

    Some specific responsibilities of the Field Education Director include, but are not limited to

    ·       Student recruitment/advising.

    ·       Visit field sites and maintain relationships with Field Instructors.

    ·       The recruitment, maintenance, and review of community agencies for student field placements.

    ·       The training of field instructors and their agencies.

    ·       The development and promotion of field placement processes.

    ·       Field practicum oversight including liaison responsibilities.

    ·       The evaluation of field student learning and field setting effectiveness, including meetings.

    ·       Program monitoring, analysis, and assessments.

    The Social Work Program offers a BSW degree. The successful applicant must have the ability to teach in two or more Social Work content areas. We are seeking candidates who are committed to innovative teaching, and we seek to attract a culturally and academically diverse faculty who value working with a diverse student body. Additionally, the successful candidate will demonstrate a passion for teaching/mentoring undergraduates, leadership skills, strong interpersonal skills, and administrative experience, as well as demonstrate the potential for graduate instruction.

    Qualifications: A minimum of Master of Science in Social Work, at least 2 years Post MSW practice experience with a State of Tennessee Social Work license at MSW or license eligible. Highly valued experience is prior teaching in a CSWE accredited program.

    Applications will be reviewed as received until the position is filled.

    Interested individuals should submit an employment application, cover letter, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, and a one-page summary of leadership philosophy. Also, provide three letters of recommendation that can address the candidate's ability or potential for leadership, teaching, mentoring, and collegiality. Send all materials to

    Kyle Fulbright, Director of Human Resources

    Tennessee Wesleyan University

    204 East College Street

    Athens, TN 37303


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