Associate Professor, Family Therapy and Social Work
Company: Fairfield University
Posted on: November 24, 2022
The Department of Family Therapy and Social Work in the School of
Education and Human Development invites applications for a
full-time, tenure track, Associate Professor position in the CSWE
accredited Masters of Social Work, Clinical Specialist program
beginning Spring 2023.
The successful candidate will oversee and administer all aspects of
the hybrid program (both online and on-campus) as outlined in the
CSWE accreditation standards, including classroom/virtual
instruction; curriculum development; recruitment and retention of
MSW students; and liaison within the School of Social Work and
programs within the School of Education and Human Development. The
teaching load is 3 courses in both the Fall and Spring semesters
with a 50% teaching release as per CSWE accreditation standards for
program direction. Candidates should demonstrate commitment to
innovation and excellence in teaching and the use of technology in
the classroom. The MSW Program Director will work closely with the
MSW Field Director on all issues related to MSW field placements.
Additionally, this candidate will be responsible for ensuring that
all aspects of the program meet accreditation standards and
complete assessment reports as required.
Candidates must demonstrate experience and a commitment to the
profession and practice of clinical social work. Applicants are
expected to show evidence of a research/scholarly agenda on
anti-racism within the US context, including interpersonal and
structural racism, bias, and/or health/mental health inequities.
The candidate should demonstrate experience in engagement with
under-served populations and a commitment to the mission of
advancing human rights and social justice in teaching, service,
scholarship and clinical social work practice.
The MSW program has a strong commitment to preparing clinical
social workers who are devoted to equity, diversity, inclusion, and
racial justice. We successfully prepare social workers with a
strong focus on social justice, grounded in our Jesuit mission and
values. Our graduates are prepared to address inequities in mental
health care and make a substantive difference as systemic change
agents for clients in agencies and children and youth. Our MSW
program embodies this vision.
Program Mission Statement
The MSW program at Fairfield University prepares graduates to
recognize and value the inherent worth and dignity of all people
and promotes the wellbeing of individuals, families, groups,
organizations and communities. The program is committed to serving
a diverse society and advancing respect for diversity, human rights
and social, economic and environmental justice. The program seeks
to prepare graduates who possess strong knowledge, skills and
values, and uphold the highest standards of professional social
work practice. The program educates students in collaboration with
community partners and advances the social work profession through
the scholarly contributions of faculty and students.
* Provide leadership in the MSW program and coordinate all aspects
of the MSW Program and course instruction
* Collaborate and provide leadership in team-building
* Address student and faculty concerns and ideas for program
* Teaching graduate level courses in MSW program
* Developing/maintaining an ongoing research agenda which includes
* Advise graduate students
* Serve on School and University committees
* Collaborate with other departments in the School of Education and
Human Development and across the university.
* Oversee CSWE accreditation and assessment and outcome
The successful candidate will:
* Hold a doctoral degree in Social Work from a CSWE accredited
* Demonstrate research, scholarship and practice experience with
people of color and other underserved groups
* Be eligible for licensure as an LCSW in the state of
* Demonstrated capacity to teach across the Social Work curriculum
and populations including children, adolescents and families,
social policy, and clinical practice and supervision.
* Demonstrated use of theories that inform the applicant's research
and teaching, such as but not limited to, theories of anti-racism,
intersectional theories, theories of oppression, or critical race
* Demonstrate a commitment to diversity and social justice in
practice, teaching, and/or research.
* Have experience implementing initiatives to increase equity,
diversity, and inclusion at the program/departmental/community
* Be active in professional organizations and university
* Bilingual fluency valued.
The salary and benefit package are competitive. The position is
open until filled.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until
the position is filled. For full consideration, please click "Apply
Now" and upload the following materials:
* a letter of application with a statement demonstrating commitment
to EDI/Racial Justice or diversity.
* a curriculum vitae
* a statement of teaching philosophy
* a statement of research trajectory
* samples of syllabi and teaching evaluations if applicable
* samples of recent publications or written work showcasing
* unofficial graduate transcript
* names and contact information for three references
Note: If you have more than 5 documents to upload to your
application, please combine them into 5 or less documents.
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university with a 200-acre campus located in the scenic shoreline
community of Fairfield, CT, one hour from New York City.
Consistently ranked as a top comprehensive university in New
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1,200 graduate students pursuing degrees within five schools: the
College of Arts and Sciences, the Charles F. Dolan School of
Business, the School of Engineering, the Marion Peckham Egan School
of Nursing and Health Studies, and the School of Education and
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persons of color, individuals with disabilities, and covered
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and Allied Professions are committed to social justice in their
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