The University of Washington Tacoma (UW Tacoma) invites application for a full‐time position of Practicum Coordinator/Lecturer in Social Work beginning September 16, 2020. This is a full‐time position with a nine‐month renewable service period with appointment terms of 1‐5 years. This position is non‐tenure track. The successful candidate will coordinate and supervise students' field placements. In addition to practicum coordination responsibilities, the successful candidate will teach approximately 2 social work courses per academic year, with an emphasis on Field Education-related courses. Optional and additionally compensated teaching opportunities are available during Summer quarter. The successful candidate will also participate in committee work, serve as faculty advisor to a designated number of undergraduate and graduate students, and take an active role in the activities of the School of Social Work and Criminal Justice.
The School of Social Work and Criminal Justice at UW Tacoma offers three degrees. The Master of Social Work (MSW) program includes a part‐time evening program with approximately 130 students and an Advanced Standing evening program with 30 students. The Bachelor of Arts in Social Welfare (BASW) program enrolls approximately 110 students. The School also offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice with both on‐campus and online delivery formats and offers a multidisciplinary understanding of crime and justice.
One of three campuses of the University of Washington, UW Tacoma is an urban‐serving university that offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees for the diverse population of the South Puget Sound region. UW Tacoma's commitment to equity and inclusion is central to maintaining an atmosphere wherein students, staff, faculty and residents find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal, and professional growth. For additional information about UW Tacoma, please see our website at http://www.tacoma.uw.edu/.
The School of Social Work and Criminal Justice affirms the tradition of promoting social and economic justice. We aim to enhance the quality of life for all, with special attention to human diversities, populations at risk, public social services, and the prevention of social problems. As a community of diverse scholars, we advance the social work and criminal justice professions through our preparation of graduates for ethical, culturally responsive, evidence‐based practice and through scholarship that advances the knowledge base of both professions. The faculty at UW Tacoma value relationships with students and each other. We are committed to fostering the success of our students, serving the greater Tacoma community through publicly engaged scholarship, and upholding excellence in teaching in the classroom and online.
The main functions of the Practicum Coordinator/Lecturer are to coordinate and supervise students' field education experiences; serve as field liaison between the school and field agencies; identify and develop new placement sites as needed; maintain program data in compliance with School and Council on Social Work Education standards; and teach assigned courses at the BASW and MSW levels.
Salary and Contract:
Salary for this nine‐month position is competitive and commensurate with experience and background. The Practicum Coordinator/Lecturer hired through this announcement will be eligible for promotion and multi‐year (1‐5 year) contracts, renewable upon performance.
MSW from a CSWE accredited institution, or foreign equivalent;
Minimum of five years full‐time post MSW practice experience in any area of social work;
Experience and commitment to social justice work within diverse communities;
Ability to articulate an inclusive and multicultural perspective;
Experience in supervising social work practicum students and/or coordinating practicums for social work students;
Experience with higher education teaching or extensive training of human service-related topics;
Experience working and collaborating with community agencies/organizations.
Priority screening of applicants will begin on October 15, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. Questions only may be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org (Subject: Practicum Coordinator position).
Applicants should submit the following materials electronically at:
Letter of application outlining practice experience, experience supervising social work practicum students and/or coordinating practicums for social work students, teaching or training experience. Application statement should detail how practice, service, and teaching/training has supported the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their fields; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further UW Tacoma's commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Contact information of three references.
Copies of teaching evaluations or other evidence of teaching effectiveness (including presentation evaluations). This may also include samples of applicant-developed training curricula, course syllabi, etc.
Persons who are offered employment with the School of Social Work and Criminal Justice at UW Tacoma must successfully complete a pre‐employment background check. They also will be required to provide official transcripts for degree‐verification purposes.
University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.