Job Title: Faculty, MSW Regional Site Director (F721)
San Bernardino, CA United States
Social Services, Other, Collegiate Faculty, Staff, Administration
Faculty, MSW Regional Site Director (F721)
Position Tracking Number: F721
School/College: School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences
Department: Social Work
Location: Inland Empire Regional Campus (primary)
The Social Work Department at Azusa Pacific University seeks to prepare students for professional social work practice as demonstrated by competence in skill performance with diverse populations in a variety of settings. As a mid-sized thriving department, emphasis is on engagement with students that integrates high expectations with high support for academic success. Training focuses on a holistic approach to professional development with a goal to prepare effective generalist and advanced social work practitioners.
The program is expanding to the APU regional campuses and we are seeking a faculty member to coordinate a newly established MSW program at our Inland Empire Regional Campus site. The Regional Site Director position is a full-time 12-month faculty appointment with 50% administration release in the Department of Social Work with administration, teaching, and scholarship expectations in accordance with determined workload. The Director is under the oversight of the Department of Social Work and reports to the Chair of the Department. The Director is responsible for overall implementation of the Inland Empire regional campus program, in coordination with the MSW Program Director and Director of Field Education, and in accordance with CSWE standards.
As the MSW student body is reflective of the diversity of southern California, the Department seeks to recruit faculty from diverse backgrounds, with experience in social work education, who are committed to excellence, diversity, a team environment, and social justice.
Specialization: Program development, administration and planning, social work education, and direct practice.
In coordination with the MSW Program Director, responsible for the implementation and quality of the graduate curriculum in accordance with CSWE and Department standards
Coordinate with the Director of Student Services and Graduate and Professional Admissions with regard to the recruitment and admission of students.
Engage in community relations to promote program development and growth.
Provide support to faculty in the advising/mentoring of MSW students.
Implement program assessment of student learning objectives, in accordance to program assessment plan and university program review.
Develop program course schedule, and in consultation with the Chair and MSW Program Director, develop faculty course assignments.
In coordination with the Chair, hire and supervise adjunct faculty at the regional campus site.
Provide immediate supervision to regional site administrative assistant.
Teach courses, as assigned by Chair.
Participate in scholarship, as determined by scholarship tier.
Participation in the life of and service to the Social Work Department and greater university community.
Work at alternative regional campuses or sites, as indicated for role.
Level: Faculty Appointment; rank based on education and experience.
Qualifications: Doctorate in social work or related field and MSW degree from an accredited social work program required, with minimum three years of experience in social work education. Demonstrated administration and program development experience required. Higher education experience, and LCSW strongly preferred. Candidates with strong administration and program development skill without higher education experience will be considered. Candidates must be able to communicate their Christian faith and how they ethically integrate faith in social work scholarship and practice. Basic computer skills required.
Experience: Higher education, community engagement, strong team leadership, program development and administration, direct practice.
Workload: Full-time position.
Hire Date: Open until filled.
Ability to integrate Christian values in all aspects.
Ability to engage in critical thinking and exercise independent judgment.
Ability to maintain confidentiality and manage confidential information.
Ability to collaborate with other faculty and staff and maintain collegial relations.
Self-starter, ability to communicate effectively in written and oral form.
Candidates must align with Azusa Pacific University's Christian identity. Faculty members are expected to sign a Statement of Faith (available at http://www.apu.edu/about/believe), to adhere to the policies outlined in the Faculty Handbook, and to integrate the Christian faith in teaching and scholarship.
Azusa Pacific University is a Christ-centered, multicultural community that values and seeks faculty and staff who are committed to diversity, work effectively with diverse populations, and engage others in ways that honor our rich cultural mosaic and biblical foundation.
Azusa Pacific University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Azusa Pacific University conducts background checks on all final candidates.
To apply, visit http://www.apu.edu/cp/employment/. Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled.
Azusa Pacific University is a comprehensive, evangelical, Christian university located 26 miles northeast of Los Angeles, California. A leader in the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities, APU is committed to excellence in higher education. Offering more than 100 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs on campus, online, and at seven regional locations across Southern California, APU continues to be recognized annually as one of America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report.
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