Associate Professor of Practice, School of Social Work

  • Simmons University
  • Boston, MA, USA
  • Dec 15, 2022
Full time Social Work

Job Description

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Associate Professor of Practice, School of Social Work

Main Campus - Boston, MA2 Locations
R09063

The Simmons University School of Social Work (SSW) is now accepting applications for a non-tenure track Associate Professor of Practice position with primary teaching responsibilities in the MSW program. We seek candidates who are licensed practitioners with substantial clinical social work experience to teach across our curriculum. Candidates with expertise in one or more of the following practice areas are especially encouraged to apply: children, military social work, complex trauma, interdisciplinary social work, and evidence-based approaches such as CBT, DBT, narrative and motivational interviewing.

This position will be located on our campus in Boston, MA with in-person teaching obligations. In addition to teaching, candidates will be required to contribute to curriculum development, maintain deep connections to the social work practice community, engage in professional development and/or scholarly activities, and participate in service to the SSW, College, University, and social work profession. This position is a full-time, ten-month academic appointment, with a start date of July 1, 2023 or before, subject to the selected candidate's availability.

Simmons University is a highly collegial and dynamic university located in the heart of Boston's world-renowned Longwood Medical Area. Simmons comprises an undergraduate liberal arts education program for women and those who identify as women, plus professional graduate schools with masters and doctoral programs for all genders, presenting unique and rich opportunities for interdisciplinary research and collaboration. At approximately 1500 students, the SSW is part of the College of Social Sciences, Policy, and Practice,offering degrees at the Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctoral levels (BSW, MSW, DSW, PhD) Our MSW Program is offered via robust on ground and online platforms. Areas of current SSW faculty expertise include anti-racism practice and dynamics of diversity, family and intimate partner violence, immigration, health and health policy, health disparities, aging, disability, mental health, trauma, behavioral health, suicidality, school social work, social policy, inter-professional practice, and innovations in social work education. The SSW is a leader in field education.

Simmons University is committed to inclusive excellence in all aspects of an individual's community experience. As a university committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, Simmons encourages applications from all under-represented groups. Simmons is committed to creating, developing, promoting, and enhancing inclusive hiring practices-at all levels, for all positions-ensuring diverse talent pools and the delivery of a consistent positive candidate experience. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body, and curriculum.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Classroom teaching in the MSW program and other programs as needed; Teaching assignments will include required courses and electives
  • Participate in curricular development and competency assessment activities, as appropriate
  • Serve as a course manager or certificate coordinator, as appropriate
  • Participate in the MSW program, School, College and University committees and projects as elected or appointed
  • Maintain currency as a social work practitioner through engagement in clinical area of specialty
  • Engage in professional development and/or scholarly activities
  • Other projects and activities as assigned



Required Qualifications

  • MSW from a CSWE accredited institution
  • Independent clinical licensure
  • Extensive experience as a clinical social worker in a variety of settings is required; minimum 5 years post MSW practice experience
  • Record of teaching excellence
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills



Preferred Qualifications

  • DSW or PhD in Social Work or closely related field preferred
  • Prior experience teaching graduate students
  • Experience working with collaborative teams
  • Excellent communication skills
  • High proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, Google docs; willingness to learn new tools and software is required
  • Solid understanding for adapting technology in an educational context
  • Demonstrated record of participation in professional development and/or scholarly activities



Required Application Materials

Please upload the following documents with your application:

  • CV
  • Cover letter summarizing your interest in and qualifications for the position
  • A statement summarizing your teaching philosophy and describing your teaching experience
  • A statement summarizing your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and examples of applying your commitment in your practice and/or teaching
  • Names and contact information for three professional references



Instructions to Applicants: Please upload all required application materials in the "Resume/CV" box on page 2 ("My Experience") of this application. Documents should be uploaded as a combined PDF document; otherwise, only one will attach.

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Instructions to Applicants: Please upload all applicable application materials (e.g. resume/cv, cover letter, writing sample, teaching philosophy, etc.) in the Application Materials box on page 2 ("My Experience") of this application. Documents can be uploaded individually or as a combined document (e.g. PDF).

Simmons University is committed to inclusive excellence in all aspects of an individual's community experience. As a university committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, Simmons encourages applications from all under-represented groups. Simmons is committed to creating, developing, promoting, and enhancing inclusive hiring practices-at all levels, for all positions-ensuring diverse talent pools and the delivery of a consistent positive candidate experience. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body, and curriculum.


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