The University of Pikeville is seeking applications for the position of Coordinator of Undergraduate Field Education, a 9-month appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful applicant will coordinate and oversee the field education activities in undergraduate social work program. The position reports directly to the Director of the Undergraduate Social Work Program and includes but is not limited to the following responsibilities:
Serving as the primary field education liaison between the undergraduate social work program and the field agencies.
Vetting and selecting agencies locally, regionally, and possibly nationally to provide quality learning experiences.
Using the field education software, Tevera, to manage the field education process and all related documents.
Maintaining a student/agency placement database, field manual, field education course syllabi, and field forms and procedures.
Recruiting, developing, orienting, and providing ongoing support to field instructors and field agencies.
Developing and implementing field education curriculum.
Interacting and consulting with other social work programs regarding local, regional, and national field education policies and regulations.
Supervising field faculty liaisons when necessary.
Coordinating the field placement process including the site selection process for students.
Providing intervention and support to students, field instructors, and faculty when problems or issues critical to field education arise.
Maintaining compliance with field and program competencies, policies, and procedures, as well as the CSWE accreditation standards for field education.
Collaborating with faculty and administrators on accreditation self-study and preparation for site visits as they relate to field education.
Working collaboratively with the administrators of the undergraduate and graduate programs to develop and implement evaluation and assessment related to student and program outcomes.
Representing UG field education on the Social Work Committee and in admission decisions.
Writing annual field education reports.
Faculty responsibilities include teaching at least 18 credit hours per academic year in the UG program, advising, scholarship, and participating in university and program governance.
Position requires daily contact with co-workers, supervisor, students, faculty, and staff in order to disseminate necessary information and coordinate for daily operations. These relationships are maintained through person-to-person contact, phone, e-mail, and fax.
An MSW from a CSWE accredited social work program (PhD or DSW preferred).
A minimum of two years post MSW practice experience.
Knowledge of and experience in social work field supervision.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills necessary for effective collaboration with a diverse community of students, faculty, staff, and agency representatives.
Strong organizational and time management skills.
Knowledge of CSWE Accreditation Standards related to field education and a record of successful compliance.
Must demonstrate a record of highly successful teaching, as well as scholarship, and university service.
Demonstrated ability to utilize technology to manage field education records.
Demonstrated congruence with the University of Pikeville mission.
Ability to embrace diversity to best serve a growing higher education community while promoting excellence and innovation.
A history demonstrating strong character and outstanding integrity.
The University of Pikeville offers a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. UPIKE offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, telemedicine, long-term disability, tuition waivers, a 403(b)-retirement plan, and HSA, FSA, & dependent care accounts. UPIKE also offers a generous holiday schedule and paid leave program.
Important Notes: Resume and other application materials will be reviewed to determine if you meet the required qualifications for the position. If it is determined that you meet the required qualifications, your application materials will be used to identify a top group of the most highly qualified candidates. Please, specifically address the qualifications, competencies and desired qualifications in your resume and application materials.
The University of Pikeville is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To achieve this goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history.
The University of Pikeville is an equal opportunity employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. The University of Pikeville does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age or disabilities in its programs, activities, hiring, or the admission of students. Inquiries may be directed to the University of Pikeville Title IX Coordinator by calling 606-218-5344.
For more information about the University of Pikeville, please visit http://www.upike.edu. Interested applicants should complete the online application by visiting http://jobs.upike.edu. In addition to the application, interested applicants are requested to attach to their application a letter of interest, current resume, and the contact information for three to five professional references.
Founded in 1889 by Presbyterians, the University of Pikeville is committed to offering a broad liberal arts and sciences education. This foundation provides opportunities for students to develop their full academic and personal potential and prepare for specific careers. The University of Pikeville is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, master's and doctoral degrees.