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  • BSW Program Director and Associate/Professor of Practice, School of Social Work

    Simmons University


    [b]BSW Program Director and Associate/Professor of Practice, School of Social Work[/center]

    Main Campus - Boston, MA


    Simmons School of Social Work offers degrees at the bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels (BSW, MSW, DSW, PhD). The BSW degree is offered through both our traditional campus-based program and via our innovative online platform, [url=]SocialWork@Simmons[/url] [url=](SW@S)[/url], which launches in May of 2020. The [url=]SW@Simmons[/url] BSW Program Director works with and reports to the School of Social Work Director to ensure academic excellence and to build and sustain the [url=]SW@S[/url] BSW Program as an engaged learning community of faculty, students and community partners.

    The position is a full-time twelve-month practice faculty (non-tenure track) appointment. The appointment will be at a level commensurate with a candidate's experience (Associate Professor of Practice or Professor of Practice). The position includes a reduced teaching load, as well as administrative responsibilities that support the management and operation of the [url=]SW@S[/url] BSW Program. This position can be remote with expectations for availability for campus-based activities as needed.

    [b][u]Primary Responsibilities[/u][/b]
    [*] Provide oversight and leadership of the [url=]SW@S[/url] BSW Program.
    [*] Collaborate with the campus-based BSW director regarding compliance with the Council on Social Work Education Educational Policy & Accreditation standards, program renewal and administration; anticipating need for new curricular development in emerging areas of practice, ensuring commensurability between program platforms, overseeing compliance with accreditation standards, and overseeing implementation of a student assessment plan to ensure continuous quality improvement.
    [*] Provide leadership, in collaboration with HR, in the recruitment, selection and scheduling of prospective faculty as Section Instructors (SI) required to staff all sections of all courses offered through the [url=]SW@S[/url] online BSW program for each of three(3) academic terms per calendar year.
    [*] Orient and provide ongoing oversight and annual review of faculty performance.
    [*] Support teaching excellence through mentorship and faculty development activities.
    [*] Work closely with our online partner to ensure smooth functioning of all aspects of our online platform.
    [*] Coordinate with advising and SSW leadership regarding student issues (academic misconduct, academic policies).
    [*] Convene regular meetings with student groups .
    [*] Provide outreach to students via social media and other platforms as needed to create community and provide support.
    [*] Carry a reduced teaching load within a calendar year.
    [*] Review all syllabi and course evaluations
    [*] In collaboration with Director of [url=]SW@S[/url] BSW Field Education, ensure excellence in student learning in field placement; Supervise activities of the BSW Field Director.
    [*] Coordinate with [url=]SW@S[/url] Registrar and plan for Academic year schedule
    [*] Participate in student recruitment activities.
    [*] Review admissions applications as needed.
    [*] Plan new student orientation activities.
    [*] Participate on committees as the [url=]SW@S[/url] BSW program designee at the School, College and University.
    [*] Other duties as assigned.

    [*] DSW or PhD in Social Work or closely related field required.
    [*] MSW from a CSWE-accredited program required.
    [*] Two years post-MSW practice experience required.
    [*] Teaching experience in social work education required.
    [*] Experience with hybrid or online-based learning platforms strongly preferred.
    [*] Previous administrative and supervisory experience, working collaboratively with a large team in a fast-paced environment strongly preferred.

    [u][b]Required Application Materials[/b][/u]

    Please upload the following documents with your application:
    [*] CV
    [*] Cover letter
    [*] Writing sample
    [*] Names and contact information for three references

    [b]Instructions to Applicants[/b]: Please upload [b]all[/b] 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).

    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.

    [b]To apply, visit [url=][/url][/b]

    [i]Located in Bostons historic Fenway area, Simmons College is a small, private, non-sectarian College which has educated students for enriching careers and purposeful lives since 1899. Working at Simmons means joining a collaborative, diverse and mission-driven community of educators and professionals.

    We prepare students to be leaders for themselves, their communities and the world. Our faculty and staff members lead by example - sharing a commitment to excellence and putting the students first.[/i]

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