The School of Social Work at Portland State University seeks applicants for an Assistant Professor of Practice Field Specialist position who are enthusiastic, knowledgeable and committed to social work field education. The School of Social Work partners with many public and nonprofit organizations statewide in order to provide BSW and MSW students high quality field education experiences. Our School works with students throughout the State, including program locations in Southern, Central, Eugene and Salem as well through our online program option, to educate and train professional social workers.
The Field Specialist will collaborate with the statewide field team on the curricular development and delivery of the field seminar, serve as a field liaison providing professional and academic advising, consult to resolve conflicts, deliver orientations and trainings, provide service to the community and participate in all aspects of the field placement process. Candidates who demonstrate an interest in and ability to realize the mission, values, and vision of the School are strongly encouraged to apply. We seek applicants with professional experience in field education, teaching and/or training, and whose work has actively engaged in racial equity and social justice. This is a 12 month, full time, 1.0 FTE, non-tenure track, Assistant Professor of Practice faculty position. The position includes a combination of teaching and administrative responsibilities and is scheduled to begin March 2, 2020.
Please read the qualifications in the full job announcements at the PSU Website, see the following link:
Portland State University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Institution that welcomes applications from diverse candidates who support diversity. Our university community values campus diversity and we encourage members of historically under-represented groups to apply.
- Master’s in Social Work from an accredited School of Social Work - Minimum of 3 years of post Master’s practice experience - Minimum of 2 years teaching experience - Minimum of 2 years of social service administrative experience in a human services field and/or higher ed - Two or more years of any of the following: a. BSW/MSW Field Instructor; or b. Field Liaison; or c. Social Work Educator, Trainer or Community Member in service to social work higher education - Understanding of human service and social work education needs in rural areas and communities outside the Portland metro area - Demonstrated commitment to racial equity and/or related frameworks - Demonstrated ability to work on teams and in collaboration with diverse stakeholders (i.e. students, faculty, community partners, etc.) - Demonstrated strong oral and written communication skills
- Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Oregon or eligible for clinical licensure - Minimum of 2 years experience as a Field Instructor for MSW and/or BSW Students - Experience assisting in the development and implementation of an educational or skills based training curriculum - Familiarity with undergraduate/graduate social work curriculum - Knowledge of and collaborative relationships with statewide agencies, programs and systems that may serve as potential social work field internship sites
Additional Salary Information: Portland State University offers an excellent benefits package that includes 95% healthcare premiums paid, a generous retirement package, and reduced tuition rates for employees and their families at any of the Oregon Public Universities.
Internal Number: SSW11182019
About Portland State University School of Social Work
The School of Social Work at Portland State University is committed to the enhancement of the individual and society. We are dedicated to social change and to the attainment of social justice for all people, the eradication of poverty, the empowerment of those who are oppressed, the rights of all individuals and groups to determine their destiny, and the opportunity to live in cooperation. The School offers degree programs in Child and Family Studies, Bachelor in Social Work, Master of Social Work (campus, distance, and online options), and Doctor of Philosophy in Social Work and Social Research. The BSW and MSW degree programs are fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. There are approximately 35 full-time and 50 part-time faculty who provide instruction for our campus, distance, and online options. Our undergraduate enrollment is approximately 350 and graduate enrollment is over 500 students.
PSU is also home to significant research, training, and public service programming. Faculty, students, and researchers in the School of Social Work conduct over $12 million annually of applied social science research and training, representing over 20 percent of PSU’s exte...rnally funded research. The School of Social Work hosts a broad range of research activities, from large-scale grant-supported projects to smaller faculty-directed and student-directed studies. The faculty’s research initiatives have attracted support from some of the nation’s most respected funders, including the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education, the W. T. Grant Foundation, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Most grant-supported projects are managed within one of the affiliated research units:
• Regional Research Institute for Human Services
• Center for Improvement of Child and Family Services
• Research & Training Center on Pathways to Positive Futures
• Reclaiming Futures
• The Center for Interdisciplinary Mentoring Research
In addition, faculty and students conduct their own studies or collaborate with other professionals and organizations within and beyond Portland State University. The university and the school share a goal to raise the research profile of the faculty, continuing to contribute basic and applied research for understanding issues in the city, state, region and nationally.
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