Social Work-Academic Programs - Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh - (19009254)
The University Of Pittsburgh School Of Social Work is accepting applications for a full-time, non-tenure stream, faculty lecturer, to serve as the "Johnstown MSW Program Coordinator" at the Univ. of Pittsburgh Johnstown Campus. The incumbent will oversee all aspects of the Johnstown-based MSW program, from recruitment through graduation, assuring high-quality educational opportunities for all students, and addressing the changing landscape of social work education and practice. The Johnstown MSW Program Coordinator will working collaboratively with the Director of the MSW Program, Director of Field Education, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Associate Dean for Student Success to run an efficient, welcoming, and state-of-the-art program. This position will begin on July 1, 2020; salary will be commensurate with experience.
The School of Social Work at Pitt is celebrating its 100 th anniversary and is consistently ranked among the top schools of social work in the nation. The School is known for its strong educational programs (BASW, MSW (micro and macro), and PhD); innovative, interdisciplinary, and productive programs of research; and national leadership on race and social problems, child welfare, and health and mental health. The MSW program is the largest educational program within the school (with approximately 400 students enrolled each year). The school and program strongly value interdisciplinary and community-engaged approaches. The program includes a variety of joint degree programs (e.g., with business, education, public health, divinity) and offers specialized fellowships in several areas (e.g., integrative behavioral healthcare; aging).
Start date will be July 1, 2020. We seek an individual who is deeply committed to MSW education, innovative and committed to the changing modalities of practice, understands CSWE requirements and foci, will work collaboratively to guide the program and curriculum, and has management skills to direct and oversee day-to-day running of the program and course instruction. The position is part of the School's Academic Affairs team and reports directly to the MSW Director. Specific responsibilities include:
Recruitment. The incumbent will oversee the recruitment of a new cohort of students every other year. Activities include participation in graduate fairs, hosting of information sessions, answering questions for prospective students and collaborating with the Oakland campus admission's office.
Advising. The incumbent will serve as the academic and professional advisor for all students enrolled in the program.
Field Placements. The incumbent will be responsible for identifying local organizations and field supervisors for the field education component of the curriculum. Activities include cultivation of new relationships and serving as the primary point of contact. The incumbent will visit each placement and work closely with the student to complete the field learning plan, and then to conduct the field evaluation at the end of the term.
Course instruction. The incumbent will be responsible for teaching two courses each year in the program.
Adjunct supervision: The incumbent will be responsible for recruiting and supervising adjunct faculty to teach the other courses offered through-out the year.
REQUIREMENTS AND EXPERIENCE
Required : MSW and at least 2 years of post-MSW practice experience; Social Work Licensure
Preferred : Experience in program coordination/administration in higher education; teaching experience in social work or related field; familiarity with CSWE Accreditation Standards and overall MSW curriculum and field practicum requirements
The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity, and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.
Assignment Category: Fulltime-Regular
Required Attachments: Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae
Internal Number: 19009254
About University of Pittsburgh
Founded in 1787, the same year the U.S. Constitution was signed, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. One of three state-related research universities in Pennsylvania, Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America.Pitt faculty members have expanded knowledge in the humanities and sciences, earning such prestigious honors as the National Medal of Science, the MacArthur Foundation’s “genius” grant, the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award, and election to the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. Pitt scientists have defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, lead the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, among numerous other accomplishments.Pitt students have earned Rhodes, Goldwater, Marshall, and Truman Scholarships, among other highly competitive national and international scholarships.Alumni have pioneered MRI and TV, won Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes, led corporations and universities, served in government and the military, conquered Hollywood and The New York Times bestsellers list, and won Super Bowls and NBA championships.