Assistant Program Director and Assistant/Associate Clinical Professor

  • University of the Pacific
  • Sacramento, CA, USA
  • Jan 05, 2024
Full time Social Work Deans & Directors

Job Description


Assistant Program Director and Assistant/Associate Clinical Professor

Primary Purpose and Essential Functions:
The School of Health Sciences at the University of the Pacific invites applicants for a full-time, Assistant or Associate faculty and Assistant Program Director for the MSW Program in the Department of Social Work. This is a multi-faceted position with both administrative and teaching responsibilities. The successful applicant will be responsible for assisting with course development and content expertise in the area of behavioral health for a new expansion of the MSW program. The accelerated MSW program currently offers a specialization in healthcare and is seeking to begin a behavioral health specialization. The curriculum is designed to meet the competency-based educational model of the Council on Social Work Education.

The successful candidate will work in collaboration with the Chair and Program Director, other faculty members, and staff within the program to provide expertise and contribute to a collaborative working environment. This position will report directly to the MSW Chair and Program Director.

Assistant/Associate Clinical Professor Responsibilities Include:

1. Teach or co-teach online, hybrid, or online courses in areas of expertise using innovative teaching modalities.
2. Create or co-create online, hybrid, or in-person course content and materials in areas of expertise using innovative teaching modalities, including but not limited to:

  • Course syllabus
  • Reading assignments
  • Lectures
  • Outlines and scripts for videos, voice-over presentations, podcasts, and similar
  • Quizzes and exams
  • Discussion boards
  • Assignments
  • Assessments
  • Student guidance
  • Instructions
  • Overviews
  • Other teaching materials

3. Create a student-centered learning environment.
4. Prepare lecture capture PowerPoints, videos, course content, and other media rich technologies for effective teaching.
5. Engage regularly with students in online forums, discussion boards, and virtual meetings.
6. Grade learning activities and provide timely constructive feedback.
7. Mentor student-directed scholarly work.
8. Provide academic advising and professional mentorship.
9. Perform other duties as assigned.
Assistant Program Director Responsibilities Include:

1. In collaboration with Graduate Enrollment office, ensures recruitment of students to the program.
2. Assist in recruiting and developing faculty with emphasis in behavioral health.
3. In collaboration with Director of Field Education, recruit new field placement sites to support program growth.
4. Maintain current EPAS requirements through CSWE, assisting with accreditation related matters.
5. In collaboration with faculty, plan, develop, and evaluate all courses and the overall curriculum.
6. Working with Program Director, oversee management of grant budget and manage grant resources ethically and responsible in accordance with University and School policy.
7. Provides leadership through teaching, scholarship, curriculum development, administrative experience, and other academic and professional activities in social work.
8. Teach required courses in the curriculum in areas of expertise, using innovative instruction and technology in the development and delivery of the curriculum.
9. Maintain professional competence through practice, continuing education, scholarship and community service.
10. Serves on committees and task forces, represent the program to the community and health and behavioral health organizations.

University of the Pacific recognizes that diversity, equity, and inclusion is foundational to the success of our valued students and employees. We prioritizes policy and decision-making that demonstrates awareness of, and responsiveness to, the ways socio-cultural forces related to race, gender, ability, sexuality, socio-economic status, etc. impede or propel students, faculty and staff.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • MSW degree from a CSWE-accredited program.
  • At least two (2) years of post-MSW practice experience in behavioral health.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD or doctoral degree in social work or related field.
  • Clinical social work licensure or eligibility for licensure.
  • Academic experience in bachelor or graduate level social work education.
  • Experience with developing and providing didactic lectures and clinical skills training to master’s level social work students.
  • Experience with online pedagogy, including synchronous and asynchronous delivery.
  • Familiarity with Canvas, Zoom and other systems and tools for course management and online learning.
  • Ability to create materials for in-person and online learning using diverse teaching methods that support student engagement.
  • Experience with interprofessional healthcare practice and education.
  • Clinical supervision experience with MSW students and graduates.
  • Practice specialization in one or more of the following areas:
    • Behavioral health
    • Community mental health
    • Integrated behavioral health care

  • Emphasis on social justice oriented social work practice in teaching and professional work.
  • Ability to communicate effectively through oral and written modalities.
  • Computer and online systems literacy.
  • Experience building community relationships.
  • Experience with public speaking in the community
  • Comfortability with educational technology (learning management systems, presentations, asynchronous learning).
  • Relationship-building and community knowledge of organizations.
  • Strong knowledge, skills and experience in working with diverse students and client/patient populations.
  • Awareness and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population through cross-cultural study, training, teaching, and other professional experiences.
  • Desire for personal growth and development as an educator, including teaching, scholarship, and service throughout one’s career.
  • Ability to work as a team with administrators, fellow faculty, staff, and students.
  • Knowledge, skills, and experience in working with diverse students.
  • Experience and sensitivity in working with people of diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Demonstrated experience in advancing social justice, equity, and inclusion in a university setting.
  • Ability to engage and integrate culturally responsive practices and knowledge in their work.

Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative but not definitive of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment/Work Week/Travel:
Schedule is dependent on the course and department needs.

Special Instructions:
If you will be attending the Council of Social Work Education conference in October 2023, candidate screenings will be taking place upon appointment for those who specialize in behavioral health. Email the Chair and Program Director, Amanda West, to schedule a screening appointment at the conference at

To apply, visit

University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical disability.

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