Academic/Faculty, Other - Academic/Faculty, Social/Behavioral Sciences
Position Tracking Number: F736
School/College: School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences
Department: Social Work
Location: Inland Empire Regional Campus
Azusa Pacific University is a comprehensive, evangelical, Christian university located 26 miles northeast of Los Angeles, California. As a leading Christian university in California, Azusa Pacific University grounds rigorous academics on a solid spiritual foundation. With an intentional focus on scholarship, faith integration, diversity, and internationalization, APU provides high-quality academic programs within a tight-knit community of disciples and scholars. APU is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as an R2 Doctoral University, recognizing APU’s high level of research activity. A leader in the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities, APU is committed to excellence in higher education. Offering more than 100 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs on campus, online, and at seven regional locations across Southern California, APU continues to be recognized annually as one of America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report.
The Social Work Department at Azusa Pacific University seeks to prepare students for professional social work practice as demonstrated by competence in skill performance with diverse populations in a variety of settings. As a mid-sized thriving department, emphasis is on engagement with students that integrates high expectations with high support for academic success. Training focuses on a holistic approach to professional development with a goal to prepare effective generalist and advanced social work practitioners. The internship program is a collaboration between community based agencies and the university; providing sites where students can integrate the knowledge and skills learned in the classroom into professional settings.
MSW Program options include full-time, part-time, and advanced standing options. Teaching may include foundation and/or specialization level courses. Specialized practice options include The Community Leadership and Program Administration specialization prepares students for macro practice in local, national, and international contexts. The Clinical Practice with Individuals and Families specialization prepares students for a range of clinically-oriented practice settings.
We are currently seeking a full-time position to coordinate our field education program at our Inland Empire Campus, with experience in social work supervision, training, teaching, and program administration. As our student body is reflective of the diversity of Southern California, the Department seeks to recruit faculty from diverse backgrounds, committed to excellence, a collaborative environment, and social justice. Experience in higher education and micro social work practice preferred.
Field education and supervision, administration and planning, and direct practice.
Teach field seminar and other courses in area of expertise.
Liaison with student field internship sites.
Work with the MSW Director of Field Education and collaboratively with other field team members, assist in student placement, field administration, site supervision, student supervision, and development of field sites.
Assist in student advising, program assessment and student admissions.
Assist in training and development activities for field supervisors and community partners.
Participate in the life of the department as well as the university is required.
Contribute to development and dissemination of knowledge and expertise.
May be needed to work at alternative Regional Campuses or Sites.
Level: Faculty Appointment, rank based on education and experience.
Master of Social Work degree from an accredited social work program, LCSW preferred, with minimum three years of experience in field education/agency supervision required with a demonstrated commitment to field education. Demonstrated administration/program development experience highly desired. Candidates must be able to communicate their Christian faith and how they ethically integrate faith in social work scholarship and practice. Proficiency in various technology platforms strongly preferred.
Strong leadership, training, clinical, supervision, program development, interprofessional collaboration, and community-based skills. Ability to adapt to a fast-paced environment, with strong organizational ability.
Hire Date: Open until filled.
Ability to integrate Christian values in all aspects.
Ability to engage in critical thinking and exercise independent judgment.
Ability to maintain confidentiality and manage confidential information.
Ability to collaborate with other faculty and staff and maintain collegial relations.
Self starter, ability to communicate effectively in written and oral form.
Candidates must align with Azusa Pacific University's Christian identity. Faculty members are expected to sign a Statement of Faith (available at http://www.apu.edu/about/believe), to adhere to the policies outlined in the Faculty Handbook, and to integrate the Christian faith in teaching and scholarship.
Azusa Pacific University is a Christ-centered, multicultural community that values and seeks faculty and staff who are committed to diversity, work effectively with diverse populations, and engage others in ways that honor our rich cultural mosaic and biblical foundation.
Azusa Pacific University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Azusa Pacific University conducts background checks on all final candidates.
Azusa Pacific University is a comprehensive, evangelical, Christian university located 26 miles northeast of Los Angeles, California. A leader in the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities, APU is committed to excellence in higher education. Offering more than 100 bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programs on campus, online, and at seven regional centers across Southern California, APU continues to be recognized annually as one of America's Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report.