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Clinical Assistant Professor - BSW Field Coordinator

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Please upload: 1) curriculum vitae, 2) letter of application detailing qualifications for this position, 3) statement of teaching, and 4) list of three references with contact information to include mailing address, e-mail address, and telephone numbers. Official transcripts of the successful candidate will be required prior to appointment.

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Position Details

Title Clinical Assistant Professor - BSW Field Coordinator
Appointment Status Non-Tenure Track
Department IU Northwest Social Work
Position Summary

Indiana University Northwest is seeking to fill the position of BSW Field Coordinator in the School of Social Work to begin January 1, 2018 for a term of one year, renewable. This is a full-time, twelve month, non-tenure track faculty appointment that holds the rank of clinical assistant professor.

Responsibilities include: recruiting, developing, and assessing field placement agencies primarily in northwest Indiana. The BSW Field Coordinator acts as an advisor throughout the student placement process and as an ongoing consultant to faculty liaisons, field instructors, and agency directors. In addition to coordination of all undergraduate field education experiences, the BSW Field Coordinator has instructional responsibilities of teaching 2-4 courses per calendar year and serves as an academic advisor to both undergraduate and graduate students. The BSW Field Coordinator reports to the Director on the Northwest campus in collaboration with the IUSSW Director of Field Education to assure compliance with all processes and procedures of the IUSSW and comparability of all curricular offerings. The primary appointment will be to the BSW program, however, the position may also provide consultation and support to the MSW Program as needed.

The School of Social Work on the IU Northwest campus currently offers a BSW program and a part-time evening MSW Program with concentrations in Mental Health and Addictions, Health, and School Social Work. The Indiana University School of Social Work began in 1911 and is the oldest university affiliated social work program in the nation. The MSW program on the IU Northwest campus began in 1996 and the BSW program began in 2010.

One of eight campuses of Indiana University, IU Northwest is located in metropolitan Northwest Indiana, approximately 30 miles southeast of Chicago and 10 miles from the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. The campus has a diverse student population of approximately 4,000 degree-seeking students and 1,500 dual-degree-seeking students. The campus offers Associate, Baccalaureate and Master’s degrees in a variety of undergraduate, graduate and pre-professional degree options available from the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Health and Human Services, the School of Business and Economics, and the School of Education. The campus is also host to IU School of Medicine-Northwest-Gary, which actively involves students in research and local healthcare needs through its four-year medical doctorate program. IU Northwest emphasizes high-quality teaching, faculty and student research and engagement on campus and in the community. As a student-centered campus, IU Northwest is committed to academic excellence characterized by a love of ideas and achievement in learning, discovery, creativity and engagement. Indiana University Northwest is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. The University actively encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, persons with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups.

Basic Qualifications

Required qualifications include: an MSW degree from a CSWE-accredited program plus a minimum of five years post-MSW full-time practice experience; familiarity with the northwest Indiana’s regional resources; a willingness to travel in the region; practice experience that reflects a generalist perspective (including clinical and macro competencies); experience supervising social work students as a field instructor; strong interpersonal communication and networking skills; administrative, organizational and problem-solving/mediation skills; university or agency teaching experience; team building/collaboration and managerial skills and the ability to work effectively with diverse populations.

Preferred Qualifications include: a clinical social work license (LCSW), experience with event planning, experience with BSW level social work practice and/or education, and experience in online and distance education delivery methods.

Department Contact for Questions

Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to:

Jennifer Hippie
Chair, Search Committee
Indiana University Northwest
3400 Broadway
Gary, IN 46408
(219) 981-4201

Additional Qualifications
Salary and Rank Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Special Instructions

Please upload: 1) curriculum vitae, 2) letter of application detailing qualifications for this position, 3) statement of teaching, and 4) list of three references with contact information to include mailing address, e-mail address, and telephone numbers.

Official transcripts of the successful candidate will be required prior to appointment.

For Best Consideration Date 11/27/2017
Expected Start Date 01/01/2018
OAA # NW-07-1718

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Application
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. List Of References
Optional Documents
  1. Other