Associate Professor of Practice (non-tenure-track), School of Social Work
Main Campus - Boston, MA2 Locations
The Simmons University School of Social Work (SSW) is now accepting applications for a non-tenure track Associate Professor of Practice position. We seek a candidate with expertise in school social work practice in elementary and secondary settings. This position, which is located on our campus in Boston, will start on or before January 1, 2022, subject to the selected candidate's availability.
This is a half-time proportional, ten-month academic appointment in which the candidate has deep connections to the practice community. The successful applicant will have an MSW from a CSWE-accredited program and considerable experience in the practice of school social work. Simmons has a robust MSW certificate program that meets the requirement for School Adjustment Counselor/School Social Workers in Massachusetts. Candidates will have responsibilities for leading that certificate program, teaching and service within the SSW, the College, the University and the larger community.
Simmons University is a small, highly collegial and dynamic university located in the heart of Boston's world-renowned Longwood Medical Area. Simmons is comprised of an undergraduate liberal arts education program for women and those who identify as women plus professional graduate schools with masters and doctoral programs for all genders, presenting unique and rich opportunities for interdisciplinary research and collaboration. The SSW is part of the College of Social Sciences, Policy, and Practice and offers degrees at the Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctoral levels (BSW, MSW, DSW, PhD). Our MSW Program is offered via robust on ground and online platforms. Areas of current SSW faculty expertise include: dynamics of diversity, family and intimate partner violence, immigration, health and health policy, health disparities, aging, behavioral health, substance abuse, suicidality, child maltreatment, social policy and innovations in social work education.
- Assume responsibility for classroom teaching in the MSW and other programs as needed
- Teaching assignments will include required courses and electives in school social work
- Participate in curricular development activities with faculty
- Participate in program, School, College and University committees and projects as elected or appointed
- Other projects as assigned
Required Application Materials
- MSW from a CSWE accredited institution required
- One of the following licenses is required: LICSW or LCSW or SSW/SAC
- Expertise in the practice of school social work
- Record of teaching excellence preferred
- Experience working with collaborative teams
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- High proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, Google docs and a solid understanding for adapting technology in an educational context; willingness to learn new tools and software is desired.
Please upload the following documents with your application:
Instructions to Applicants
- Cover letter
- A statement of teaching philosophy
- Names and contact information for three references
: Please upload all
applicable application materials (e.g. resume/cv, cover letter, writing sample, teaching philosophy, etc.) in the "Resume/CV" box on page 2 ("My Experience") of this application. Documents can be uploaded individually or as a combined document (e.g. PDF).
Instructions to Applicants
: Please upload all
applicable application materials (e.g. resume/cv, cover letter, writing sample, teaching philosophy, etc.) in the Application Materials box on page 2 ("My Experience") of this application. Documents can be uploaded individually or as a combined document (e.g. PDF).
Simmons University is committed to inclusive excellence in all aspects of an individual's community experience. As a university committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, Simmons encourages applications from all under-represented groups. Simmons is committed to creating, developing, promoting, and enhancing inclusive hiring practices-at all levels, for all positions-ensuring diverse talent pools and the delivery of a consistent positive candidate experience. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body, and curriculum.
To apply, visit https://simmons.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Simmons-Careers/job/Main-Campus---Boston-MA/Associate-Professor-of-Practice--non-tenure-track---School-of-Social-Work_R07975
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