Professor of Practice of Masters of Social Work (MSW)
Utica College, a small comprehensive college in Upstate New York, is seeking applications for a non-tenure track Professor of Practice of Masters of Social Work (MSW) faculty position beginning August 1, 2019.
In deciding whether to apply for a position at Utica College, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the UC mission and culture to help determine their potential success at http://www.utica.edu/instadvance/marketingcomm/about/. Our Mission and Values Statement includes a commitment to fostering diversity in background, perspective, and experience within an environment that is dedicated to the freedom of expression and the open sharing of ideas. At UC, diversity means that we are a community that represents a range of human experience and makes conscious choices to appreciate, respect, and learn from each other. Utica College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society.
Primary responsibilities include:
Direct and oversee curriculum delivery in the Masters of Social Work program. Oversight of designated courses in the program. Collaborate with other program and school faculty for curriculum development, delivery, and program assessment; Teaching: Teaching duties will be established in consultation with Dean of Health Professions & education. Adherence to the Best Practices document to establish a productive, engaging in on-line learning environment is essential. Ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Psychology-Child Life and Social Work; Professional Development/Research: Continue active role congruent with American Association of University Professors — Utica College (AAUP-UC) contractual agreement and professional interests; Accountability: Report directly to the Dean of Health Professions & Education. Attend on campus meetings and events as outlined by the AAUP-UC contract. Attend department meetings, making recommendations to the faculty regarding updating curriculum in the areas of course oversight. Attend School meetings, Senate meetings, and other meetings called by the college; May perform other related duties as assigned, including participating on committees, teams or task forces.
Master’s degree in Social Work required but ABD or Doctorate preferred; Social Work licensure required; Work experience as a social worker required; administrative experience preferred; Experience in working with families experiencing stress, family dynamics, child development, and the ability to teach in both Psychology-Child Life programs is preferred; Demonstrated experience and knowledge in on-line education required.
To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, NYS Registration & License to Practice, and a diversity statement. Candidates are asked to submit a reflective statement about teaching and working with a diverse student body. This document should be submitted in the required applicant document titled “diversity statement.” Since Utica College strives to be a diverse and inclusive community, it is essential that you include in this statement a reflection on the kinds of experiences you have had, and the kinds of approaches you would like to take, teaching and working with a diverse student body. (For the definition of diversity that we use at Utica College, please see the following web page: http://www.utica.edu/instadvance/marketingcomm/about/diversity/aboutus.cfm.)
Applications that do not address diversity will be considered incomplete.
In line with the College’s Affirmative Action Policy, there is no requirement or expectation that a candidate disclose their identity or membership in any protected class or group, either in the diversity statement or in other application documents submitted to the search committee. For additional information on what to provide in your diversity statement please reference the diversity statement guide at the following link: hppts://www.utica.edu/hr/media/Diversity_Statement_Guide.pdf
Active consideration of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. References will be checked for candidates invited to campus.
Utica College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from under-represented groups as well as individuals who have experience with diverse populations.
About Utica College
Founded in 1946, Utica College is a private comprehensive institution distinguished for its integration of liberal and professional study. Our dedicated faculty and staff have built a tradition of excellence in teaching and learning with particular emphasis on providing individual attention to students. The College enrolls approximately 3,700 students – approximately 2,700 undergraduates and 1,000 graduate students. A city of approximately 60,000, Utica is located at the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains in the Mohawk Valley region of upstate New York. The area offers easy access to a broad variety of cultural attractions, including the historic Stanley Performing Arts Center and renowned Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute, as well as four-season recreation.