Assistant Professor of Social Work/Director of Field Education

$68,000 - $74,000 yearly
  • Colorado Mesa University
  • Grand Junction, CO, USA
  • Jul 30, 2021
Full time Social Work

Job Description


A comprehensive university in Grand Junction, Colorado Mesa University provides exceptional educational opportunities on a state-of-the-art campus. As western Colorado's largest university, CMU serves students on its main campus in Grand Junction, its satellite campus in Montrose, its community college, Western Colorado Community College and via online offerings.
Colorado Mesa University serves as the primary intellectual and cultural center of western Colorado and promotes the exchange of ideas that are of regional, national and international importance. Founded in 1925, it's a dynamic university enrolling more than 11,000 students at the associate, baccalaureate and graduate levels.

At the heart of the CMU experience is an integrative and experiential approach to higher education that encourages students to think differently and empowers them to challenge assumptions. CMU brings students together with expert scholars and thinkers from different disciplines to make connections between ideas and gain the skills to solve the unstructured, complex problems they'll encounter in life. Our focus is on providing quality academic programs, built on a strong liberal arts core that support students' interests and regional employment needs, as well as technical programs that respond to vocational workforce demands.
The Grand Valley is home to some of the best outdoor recreation in the state of Colorado and the best part you won't have to fight traffic and crowds to enjoy it. CMU is surrounded by the Grand Mesa, Book Cliffs and the Colorado National Monument. We have world-class mountain biking, rock climbing, hiking, and rafting. In addition to a mountain resort that's less than 45 minutes from campus for skiing, snowboarding and cross-country skiing. Living and working in Grand Junction, you will be able to explore one of Colorado's best kept secrets.

Job Title: Assistant Professor of Social Work/Director of Field Education
Department: Social & Behavioral Sciences
Position No. F00212
Employment Type: Faculty
Salary: $68,000.00 - 74,000.00. Commensurate with education and experience. Excellent health and retirement benefits package: Click here for more information!.
Application Deadline: Open until filled.

SUMMARY: Colorado Mesa University invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Social Work/Director of Field Education. This position provides leadership to the Field Education component of the BSW program including the overall direction and management of field education, which encompasses: securing and approving agency field sites and supervisors; placement of students in agencies; planning and collaboration with faculty in the delivery of the student practicum; and the updating of field manuals, orientations, and evaluation tools for field instructors and students to remain in compliance with CSWE accreditation standards.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
As a faculty member in the department, this position is also responsible for scholarship, student advising, and teaching. The standard teaching load for this position is nine credit hours per semester and will include Field Seminar 1 and II and Field Practicum I and II. The teaching assignment may also include Introduction to Social Work, Diverse Populations, or a specialty elective course.



Preferred and Required Qualifications


The standard teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester; some assigned courses may be taught on-line, hybrid, or via distance delivery modalities. Scholarship in the discipline, involvement with advising and service to the department and profession are expected.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: REQUIRED: An MSW from a CSWE-accredited program, with two years post-MSW practice experience required and five year practice experience beyond the Masters level.

PREFERRED:Preference will be given to candidates with previous experience as a Field Director, Assistant Field Director, or Field Liaison; College Teaching Experience; CSWE Accreditation Experience; Teaching Online/Distance Education; and/or current LCSW licensure.

Colorado Mesa University is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and who have a demonstrated commitment to improving the levels of access and success for underrepresented students within higher education.
Colorado Mesa University is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history. Applicant must be able to verify U.S. employment eligibility. Colorado Mesa University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a culturally diverse faculty, staff and student body. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact the CMU Human Resources Office by phone or email. You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed.

Application Details

How to Apply: Applicants will be asked to complete an online application by creating a profile and then providing personal and demographic information. In addition, please be prepared to upload a: Cover letter Resume or CV Copy of transcripts for all degrees completed (if your transcripts include a social security number or birthdate, please redact that information before uploading the document. Official transcripts will be required upon hire)
Provide three letters of recommendation: May be emailed to Note the candidates name in the subject line
Direct Inquiries Contact: Dr. Michelle Sunkel 970 248-2004


Colorado Mesa University
Attn: Human Resources Office
1100 North Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81501


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