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Clinical Instructor/Assistant Professor-Social Work
Title:Clinical Instructor/Assistant Professor-Social Work
Department:College of Arts and Sciences
Location:All Locations

Number of Vacancies: 1

Position Status: full-time, permanent tenure track

Pay Plan, Series & Grade: Commensurate with rank and experience

Salary Range: 

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Location: Van Ness Campus, Washington, DC

Brief Description of Duties

Teaches undergraduate courses in field instruction, social work practice, human behavior, policy or social work research; demonstrates a strong commitment to training of the social work generalists; ability to contribute to curriculum development, advises and mentors students; conduct scholarly research; assists in the development of on-line instruction courses; and participates in program, department, college and university service activities. 

  1. Recruit and maintain field practicum sites for the BSW program;
  2. Provide monitoring and oversight for  students in senior level social work internships;
  3. Develop and provide orientation and training for field instructors;
  4. Maintain field liaison contacts with field instructors thru regular telephone, email and field visits to assess student progress
  5. Troubleshoot and resolve student placement issues or develop appropriate reassignments for currently placed students
  6. Oversee continuous improvement in the design, of the field experience including the curriculum;
  7. Screen students to determine eligibility for the internship and to determine placement match;
  8. Revise and update all field education documents including the manual, syllabi, and all forms;
  9. Teach  the field seminar and  social work practice content;
  10. Serve as an advisor to 30 + social work majors;
  11. Participate in the continuing review of program outcomes;
  12. Other duties as assigned.                                                                       


Have a Master of Social Work degree from a Council on Social Work Education-accredited institution; in addition, a Doctorate in Social work or Doctor of philosophy degree in Social Work or closely related field is preferred.  Have substantial post master’s practice and teaching experience and experience managing field education responsibilities; demonstrate a potential for academic tenure status; show evidence of scholarly publications, and or delivery of  professional social work training; possess strong interpersonal, organizational and communication skills; have experience teaching non-traditional, diverse student populations and demonstrate an ability to work well with students, peers and other university personnel.  Applicants with significant post masters social work practice experience will be considered.
REQUIRED COMPETENCIES:                                                                                      

  1. The ability to work collaboratively in developing curriculum and planning for program outcomes assessment;
  2. The ability to work collaboratively on research projects while serving on program, departmental and University-wide committees as part of their professorial responsibilities.
  3. Demonstrated knowledge of general principles and methods for curriculum design, teaching, and instruction for individuals and groups of undergraduate students, and the measurement/assessment of learning effects.
  4. Demonstrated ability to drawn upon own practice experience as a teaching tool;
  5. Strong interpersonal and organizational leadership and team member skills.
  6. Outstanding oral and written communication skills; and
  7. Ability to engage with diverse groups and show sensitivity  to variations across age, gender, socioeconomic status, ethnicity, language, cultural, national origin, as well as prior training and educational experiences;

Information to Applicant

Collective Bargaining Unit (Union): This position is in the collective bargaining unit represented by National Education Association (NEA) and you may be required to pay an agency service fee through direct payroll deduction.

Employment Benefits: Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be covered under the University of the District of Columbia' s retirement plan (TIAA-CREF).

Equal Opportunity Employer: All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity ore expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, genetic information, disability or political affiliation.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability.  Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act.  In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act.  Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated.  Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

Veterans Preference:  Applicants claiming veterans preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

Residency Preference: The Residency Preference Amendment Act of 1988, D.C. Law 7-203, created a system in which provides that any applicant for employment in the Career or Educational Services who is a bona fide resident of the District of Columbia may claim a residency reference at the time of application. An applicant selected for an appointment based on District residency will be required to submit no less than eight (8) proofs of bona fide District residency. Bona fide District residency must be maintained from the date of appointment to the position for seven (7) consecutive years. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the (7) year period will result in forfeiture of employment.

Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.

Background Investigation: Employment with the University of the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory background investigation.  The determination of a "satisfactory background investigation" is made at the sole discretion of the University of the District of Columbia.  The University may refuse to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or review and may terminate the employment of a current employee based on the results of a background investigation.

Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC application will be required.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the University of the District of Columbia, Office of Human Resources Only.

Contact Information:  All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Human Resources at (202) 274-5020.

The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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