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The Department of Social Work has recently been approved to hire three new tenure/tenure-track faculty! These searches will launch in August/September 2021 with the hopes of filling these positions by Spring 2022. We will be searching for:
When these positions become available, they will be posted here and on www.msudenverjobs.com.
The Department of Social Work is currently searching for a Clinical Field Faculty (CAT II) position. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by Friday, August 13 at 11:59pm (MT). For a full version of the job description and to apply, please visit www.msudenverjobs.com.
Position Title: Clinical Field Faculty (CAT II)
The Department of Social Work at the Metropolitan State University of Denver is seeking applicants for a full time Clinical Field Faculty (Category II) position with a focus on teaching and administration in the area of field education.
Applicants are encouraged to have expertise in Social Work and related Field Education and experience in social work practice. Position will begin immediately for the 2021-2022 academic year.
We are particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups. Our student population consists of nearly 50% first generation students and over 45% students of color. We are a designated Hispanic Serving Institution located in downtown Denver. As the third largest institution of higher education in Colorado and the only one with an open access mission, MSU Denver is a model university for today’s college students. The University serves the most diverse undergraduate student population in the state, as well as the most first-generation students and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals students. Nearly 80% of MSU Denver students work while going to school and the University is focused on making sure they have the well- rounded educational experience and wraparound services they need to excel.
MSU Denver aspires to create an equitable learning and working environment in concert with individuals who consistently demonstrate commitment to equity and inclusion. We greatly value the diverse identities and perspectives of our students, faculty, and staff and recognize that in order to achieve a just and equitable society, diversity must go beyond simple representation. It requires critical inquiry and dialogue and a commitment to action. We strive to provide a culture of belonging for all community members to achieve personal and professional success. Through affordable, flexible, and holistic education, MSU Denver helps students build essential skills grounded in a multicultural and global perspective that lead to undergraduate and graduate degrees, followed by career and life success. The Department of Social Work’s Mission is to provide an inclusive, inspiring environment for undergraduate, graduate, and community education in social work that is value driven, research informed, culturally responsive, academically rigorous, and which links theory with practice.
Teaching: The successful candidate will have primary assignment to the MSW Foundation Year program and teach in the areas of field education and/or departmental need and candidate qualifications. Teaching will consist of approximately 18 semester credits per academic year. Instruction will include MSW Foundation Year clinical focused and Office of Field Education courses. Teaching may include on-line, face to face, and hybrid instruction; face-to-face instruction may include day, evening, and weekend as needed. The successful candidate will take on lead faculty responsibilities for specific courses and be responsible to update and modify on-line and on campus course material. This position will provide consultation and support to the Faculty Field Liaisons as needed and will communicate challenging student or field situations to the Assistant Director. This person serves as a liaison between the university and community agencies which includes site visits and on-going monitoring. This position will provide consultation and mediation, as needed, to facilitate communication and conflict resolution between students and agency field supervisors.
Non-Teaching Responsibilities: This position will have a reduced teaching load of 12 semester credits of reassigned time per academic year, in addition to either half time or full-time work in the summer months (to be determined based on need and candidate availability), to focus on the following:
To view the full posting and apply, visit https://www.msudenverjobs.com/postings/16857
Applications for affiliate positions are collected year-round and retained. When classes are available and a new affiliate is needed, the department will review the entire pool of candidates and contact the most qualified individuals. All applicants may not be contacted, but all applications are reviewed when positions are available. For full version of job descriptions, and to apply, visit www.msudenverjobs.com
There are no administrator positions currently posted for the Department of Social Work. When positions become available, they will be posted here and on www.msudenverjobs.com.