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Company: University Of Michigan
Location: Ann Arbor
Posted on: March 13, 2023

Job Description:

For full consideration, do not apply for this position through the website. Interested candidates should submit the following materials electronically through the SSW faculty search website: by March 30, 2023.

  • Teaching statement
  • Diversity statement
  • Three (3) writing examples - writing examples may include published works, media works, syllabi or detailed schedules for courses and workshops, case examples, and opinion pieces.
  • The application will collect information regarding your current employer, degree information, credentials, and full names and email addresses for at least three references.The SSW seeks to appoint a clinical faculty member (at the assistant, associate, or full professor level) to serve as the Director of Field Education. This position oversees field education curriculum and operations for both the residential and online MSW programs. Knowledge of academic and social work practice environments and ability to bridge and communicate the interests of both communities is necessary.Responsibilities*
    • Provide leadership and direction for all aspects of the field education component of the MSW curriculum, including practicum site development and monitoring, field instructor training, and student experiential learning activities to assure excellence and quality.
    • Directly supervise Assistant Director of Field Education and Field Faculty, holding regular team meetings to plan and monitor field program direction, priorities, and division of responsibility
    • Represent the SSW, university and the field education program to community partners and other professional groups at the local, regional, and national level.
    • Work closely with the MSW Program Director, the Assistant Dean of Enrollment Management, and the Director of Office of Student Services to address student challenges and support needs.
    • Assist/support individual Field Faculty, students, field instructors, and field sites to address challenges that may present during the field education process.
    • Promote and maintain collaborative partnerships between human services agencies and the SSW
    • Identify new and emerging areas for student training and develop appropriate placement opportunities to match these emerging areas
    • Initiate and participate in preparation of grant proposals and other initiatives to enhance opportunities for student field stipends
    • Serve as a member of the Senior Leadership team of SSW
    • Engage in other committee and service responsibilities as identified by the Dean and the Associate for Educational Programs.
    • Plan, organize, publicize, and implement sessions to inform students, field instructors and field liaisons of field education policies and requirements, issues in student supervision, current trends and issues in social work and their impact on field education, the social work curriculum, research and other developments in the School
    • Teach two 3-credit courses per academic year
    • Work in collaboration with faculty to develop, interpret, implement, and monitor field curriculum, policies, and procedures
    • Counsel and advise students on issues related to field instruction and career opportunities
    • Work with faculty liaisons to manage field-related problems, engage in effective dispute resolution, negotiation, handling of confidential and other sensitive information Required Qualifications*
      • Skills in leadership, team-building, program and organizational development, faculty/staff supervision, policy analysis and development
      • Demonstrated leadership and commitment to diversity, equity inclusion and anti-racism practices
      • Demonstrated experience in formal course teaching, mentoring, and advising at the graduate student level
      • Skills and knowledge of academic and social work practice environments and ability to bridge and communicate the interests of both communities
      • Demonstrated experience and commitment to interprofessional and experiential education and innovation
      • Ability to build and sustain collaborative relationships with a wide range of people and organizations
      • Superior judgment, high level of professionalism, and exceptional problem-resolution, time management, interpersonal and community relations skills
      • Exceptional written and oral communication skills; Ability to handle sensitive situations with professionalism and tact
      • Demonstrated ability in resource development through grant-writing and inter-organizational collaboration
      • Ability to be flexible, work well under pressure, high work volume, and multiple time demands
      • Must have the ability to be resourceful and creative in developing and maintaining social work field placement opportunities and experiential education content, while adhering to relevant standards and educational policies of the School, university, and the Council on Social Work Education
      • Skill in management of administrative data and instructional technology
      • Demonstrated experience in grant writing and scholarly publication is preferred
      • An MSW degree from a Council on Social Work Education-accredited program is required
      • Candidates must be eligible for social work licensure in Michigan, with a minimum of 5 years of post-MSW practice experience, administrative experience, or a combination
      • A minimum of two years experience in providing field education, as faculty or field instructor, is required Underfill StatementThis position is posted as Clinical Professor/Clinical Associate Professor/Clinical Assistant Professor. The rank of the selected candidate will depend upon candidate's qualifications. The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Keywords: University Of Michigan, Ann Arbor , DIRECTOR OF FIELD EDUCATION, Education / Teaching , Ann Arbor, Michigan

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