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Faculty Careers - Other, Faculty Careers - Social Work
The Division of Professional Studies at Eastern Nazarene College invites mission fit applicants for a full-time, tenure track faculty position as Field Education Director (“Field Education Director”) in our Social Work Bachelor’s program beginning in the academic year 2021-2022.
Continuously accredited by the Council of Social Work Education since 1979, the Social Work Program’s mission is to educate and prepare students for professional general social work practice. With the liberal arts education as a foundation, the Program seeks to develop competent entry-level practitioners who possess the knowledge and skills essential for professional practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.
Guided by Christian principles and social work values and ethics, the program seeks to prepare students to become agents of change within diverse local and global settings, promoting justice and social change. The Social Work program currently consists of approximately 30-40 students and graduates just under 10 students per year.
The Field Education Director’s responsibilities are comprised primarily of the coordination of the Field Education Program and classroom teaching.
Primary Field Education Responsibilities:
Recruit, develop, and assess field placement agencies to ensure compliance with program and CSWE standard and requirements.
Facilitate annual orientation training of agency-based Field Instructors.
Liaise with agency directors and Field Instructors to foster and maintain strong partnerships.
Coordinate the student/agency practicum matching process, providing guidance and advisory support to students.
Primary Teaching Responsibilities:
Teach three social work courses per semester. Course assignment will consist of a variety of theory (i.e. Human Behavior and the Social Environment) and practice (i.e. Generalist Practice with Individuals and Families) courses. Typically, one of the three courses each semester will be the Practicum Capstone Course.
Other responsibilities will include advising, committee work, attendance at faculty meetings and commencement, and service to the program, college, and community.
Applicants may make application by submitting the following:
a philosophy of education;
a personal statement on diversity in higher education, exploring how you have personally been shaped by working in diverse settings as well as how you believe that these experiences will help you embody the mission and values of Eastern Nazarene College;
a statement of faith – a statement of your Christian experience, including how your christian commitment models the mission and values of Eastern Nazarene College and your church affiliation and involvement.
Application Deadline: Until Filled. For greater consideration, please submit all application materials by January 15, 2021.
A Masters in Social Work (MSW) from a CSWE-accredited program; a doctoral degree related to social work (e.g. social work, social welfare, social policy) preferred.
A minimum of two years post-MSW full time experience required; five years preferred.
Experience supervising social work students as a field instructor and/or field liaison strongly preferred.
Ability to meet the educational needs of a diverse student populations, including non-traditional students.
Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills as well as organizational, managerial, and problem-solving skills required.
Experience and interest in teaching across the generalist social work curriculum (preferred) and the ability to integrate faith and learning in the classroom.
Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate teaching excellence, a desire for serving in the context of an urban Christian liberal arts institution, and a social justice approach to helping.
Demonstrate an active commitment to Christian faith and service, which is in accord with the mission of Eastern Nazarene College and display a philosophy of Christian higher education consistent with the college’s Wesleyan tradition.
About Eastern Nazarene College
Eastern Nazarene College is a four-year Christian liberal arts college on Boston’s south shore. ENC offers a breadth of academic programs that prepare students to lead and serve in a diverse world by integrating the “best in education and the best in Christian faith.” Applicants should be committed Christians and active in a local church. Preference in hiring is given to those with Wesleyan convictions and background, though qualified applicants from other Christian traditions will be considered as well. As a staff or faculty member in our multi-cultural and close-knit community, you’ll play an active role in achieving our mission and supporting our community. Visit www.enc.edu for more information.