Summary The Master of Social Work program at Regis College seeks adjunct instructors with primary responsibility to the social work field education program for upcoming semesters starting May 2021. Field education offers MSW students the opportunity to advance their learning through engagement in field practicums within community agencies engaged in social work practice.
Teach a generalist practice field seminar course (over two semesters).
Serve as the field liaison between the MSW program and field agencies and oversee students' educational focus in placements. This includes participation in (virtual) agency site visits and consulting with students and agencies to problem solve concerns, as needed.
Attend a monthly field faculty team meeting to consult on student issues, course assignments, and program updates.
Communicate with non-field MSW faculty as needed to support student learning.
Field seminar courses are both asynchronous and synchronous. The instructor must meet with students for six (6), 1-hour, synchronous sessions over 16-week semester). Remaining instruction is asynchronous online;
Instructor must be available for virtual site visits between field instructor and students;
Provide office hours and excellent communication to online students;
Assign grades and provide relevant and substantive feedback in a time manner through the Moodle classroom;
Respond to student email inquiries within 24 hours weekdays, 48 hours weekends, utilizing the university email account;
Participate in regular remote meetings, trainings, and faculty development opportunities.
Reappointment beyond the academic year is contingent upon performance effectiveness as determined by the Dean of the School of Health Sciences and the MSW Program Director.
CSWE-accredited MSW degree required; LCSW or LICSW licensure preferred.
Ability to uphold the University’s commitment to inclusive excellence in a diverse educational community.
Interest in teaching social work practice and field education.
Minimum of two years post-MSW experience.
Demonstrated skill in group facilitation.
Experience in supervising social work practicum students is highly desired.
Experience in teaching online in post-secondary education settings.
Proficiency in MS Office and Moodle or other LMS and a willingness to learn tools used to support student learning.
Working Conditions/Physical Demands
Must work remotely and have reliable internet access; must schedule synchronous class meetings and other meetings on Eastern Time.
May spend extended periods at terminal, on telephone, or operating other office machines requiring eye-hand coordination and finger dexterity.
Involves being present in the online classroom a minimum of four days per week, including at least one day on the weekend.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to do this job. The above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.
External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.
In employment, as in education, Regis College is committed to equal opportunity and affirmative action. Regis does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, religion, creed, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, ethnic or national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, pregnancy, veteran’s status, membership in uniformed services or any other protected status.
Telecommuting is allowed.
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About Regis College
Rooted in the Catholic intellectual tradition and inspired by the social justice values of our founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston, Regis College is a welcoming and inclusive community. We are called to provide access to an academically rigorous education through innovative learning opportunities and collaborative engagement at all degree levels. We educate the whole person, preparing our students to pursue excellence, to become change agents in their own communities, and to serve and lead as advocates for a more just and compassionate global society.