The Department of Sociology, Anthropology, Social Work, & Criminal Justice invites applications for a full-time, Special Instructor/BSW Program Director position to begin September of 2019. We are looking for candidates who have the interest and skills to oversee a generalist BSW program, in addition to teaching courses across the curriculum, including HBSE, social welfare policy, and generalist practice courses. Oakland University's Social Work program values diversity and issues related to social justice, therefore, we are seeking a candidate who is well-equipped to infuse diversity and related advocacy content in teaching, administrative, and service activities.
Required Qualifications include a MSW from an accredited social work program & 2 years post-MSW practice experience. Desired Qualifications include a PhD in Social Work or a related field by August 2019; 3-5 years of experience with administrative work in a social work program or department; experience with CSWE accreditation and reaffirmation processes; experience as a director in a social work program or department.
Academic Affairs: Direct efforts to achieve and retain external accreditation (CSWE) for the Bachelor of Social Work Program; provide leadership in developing, planning, implementing, and evaluating the social work curriculum to meet both Oakland University and Council on Social Work Education standards; represent the Bachelor of Social Work Program in University committees, task forces and special projects; facilitate the development, implement and oversee all program policies and procedures; approve all social work transfer credits; provide leadership in establishing articulation agreements.
Financial and Physical Resources: Serve as the financial agent for the program to acquire, allocate, and utilize funds and resources for the advancement of the program within university policies and procedures.
Academic Program Governance: Provide leadership for the program stakeholders in obtaining and maintaining Council on Social Work Education accreditation; facilitate the development of the program's curriculum, scheduling and course offerings; approve and oversee any program development and expansion efforts including off campus course offerings and partnerships between the program and other academic institutions; perform all program assessment activities; provide day-to-day administrative oversight and supervision of the Bachelor of Social Work program; provide leadership to OU BSW's program external partnership (Child Welfare Endorsement, MI Talent Connect Project, MI Pathway Project).
Student Affairs: Oversee all decisions and actions pertaining to the disciplining and/or dismissal of social work students; oversee and approve all program-based student activities including recruitment, admissions activities, advising, degree and licensing verification; create and maintain opportunities for student involvement and engagement in the furtherance of the Program's operations and improvement.
Faculty and Staff Resources: In consultation with the Chair of the department, university administration and appropriate university committees, participate in all personnel matters pertaining to the department including scheduling, recruitment, hiring, retention and promotion, salary and professional development opportunities; prepare and orient new part-time faculty.
Marketing and Community: Recommend and/or approve communication changes to all program materials; serve as the point person for OU's BSW social media; communicate regularly with students; make/suggest website changes.
Service: Contribute to the service requirements and expectations of the program/department and university.
Required Qualifications include a MSW from an accredited social work program & 2 years post-MSW practice experience.
Special Instructions to Applicants::
Please upload the following documents for application: Cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcripts (unofficial) and statement on your contributions to diversity and social justice. In your cover letter, please address your administrative and teaching experiences in terms of how they fit with the duties and requirements of the position. If you have questions or require additional information about the position, please contact Angela Kaiser, Associate Professor and Faculty Search Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org
Internal Number: 15738
About Oakland University
As a state-supported institution of higher education, Oakland University has a three-fold mission. It offers instructional programs of high quality that lead to degrees at the baccalaureate, master?s and doctoral levels, as well as programs in continuing education; it advances knowledge and promotes the arts through research, scholarship, and creative activity; and it renders significant public service. In all its activities, the university strives to exemplify educational leadership in a diverse and inclusive environment.