Virginia State Government F0060- Assistant Professor Social Work (Director of Field Education, BSW Program) in Norfolk, Virginia

Position Information

Job Description

Norfolk State University’s Ethelyn R. Strong School of Social Work is seeking highly qualified applications for the position of Director of Field Education for the Bachelor of Social Work Program (BSW). The position is a 12-month tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor.

The Ethelyn R. Strong School of Social Work offers a full range of Social Work educational programs, including Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited Bachelor and Master degree programs and the Doctoral Ph.D. Program in Social Work. The School serves a diverse population of approximately 600 students in an urban area.

The successful candidate will:

  1. Teach and engage in scholarly activities, and provide service to the profession and community according to University expectations for tenure-track faculty.

  2. Be responsible for oversight of the BSW field education program, which includes developing and implementing field education policies and procedures, developing partnerships with agencies and organizations to establish field internships, screening and arranging for placement of MSW practicum students, and overall supervision of field placements.

  3. Recruit and train field instructors, faculty liaisons and task coordinators.

  4. Work collaboratively with faculty and staff in the School of Social Work and participate in curriculum development, programs and projects to accomplish the School’s missions and goals.

*First review of applications and material shall commence immediately and continue thereafter until final candidate is selected.

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NSU is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all persons and applicants, without regard to age, color, disability, gender, national origin, political affiliation, genetic information, race, religion, sexual orientation, sex (including pregnancy) or veteran status. NSU encourages and invites minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

Minimum Qualifications
  1. Must possess an earned doctorate in Social Work, or a related field from a regionally accredited university.

  2. Must possess a Masters of Social Work degree from a CSWE accredited program.

  3. Must have a minimum of three years of post-MSW practice experience with skills in micro and/or macro practice, as evidenced by their Curriculum Vitae.

  4. Must meet eligibility requirements for clinical social work licensure.

  5. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, and convey matters to large diverse audiences (students/staff/faculty).

  6. Considerable experience, equating to three or more years of full-time teaching involvement in core curriculum areas in an accredited School of Social Work at the graduate level.

  7. Considerable experience in social work field education and field supervision in a CSWE accredited program.

  8. Experience providing distance education instruction.

Preferred Qualifications
  1. Experience as Director of Field Education is preferred.
Special Requirements

Candidates may show interest by submitting via online, the following:

  1. A cover letter describing qualifications, area of research/scholarship, specialization(s), social work practice experience, and teaching interests
  2. A current Curriculum Vitae (via resume)
  3. Complete Commonwealth of Virginia State Application
  4. Transcripts of highest degree conferred (unofficial transcripts accepted, however, official transcripts are required of finalist) (via transcripts)
  5. Three copies of publications or other writing samples of scholarly work.
  6. The names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of three individuals who are familiar with your employment and scholarly history.
  7. Three letters of recommendation (via mail address below)

Address your documents to:

Assistant Professor- #F0060- Office of Human Resources Norfolk State University 700 Park Avenue Norfolk, VA 23504

Special Instructions to Applicants
  1. Candidates may show interest by submitting, in its entirety online, an application and all required application material.

  2. Applicant is solely responsible for ensuring application and material thoroughly reflects their knowledge, skills, and abilities, as it relates to the advertised qualifications.

  3. A complete application, including all previous employment, salary history, and education, for full consideration, must be received online by 11:59PM of the “Job Close Date.”

  4. Applicants who list “see resume” or “see Curriculum Vitae” in lieu of completing the application may miss the opportunity for full consideration.

  5. NSU conducts background checks on all candidates identified as finalist for employment. The type of background check(s) performed is dependent upon the type of position for which you have been identified as a finalist, which may include: criminal history, sex offender registry checks, reference checks, degree validation, driving records, license verification, credit history review. The results of background checks are made available to University employing officials. You will be required to sign an Authorization to release form.

Contact Information


Office of Human Resources









Working Title: F0060- Assistant Professor Social Work (Director of Field Education, BSW Program)

Role Title: Assistant Professor - 01014

Job Open Date: 04/06/2017

Open Until Filled: Yes

Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)?: No

Hiring Range: Commensurate with credentials and experience.

Agency: Norfolk State University (213)

Location: Norfolk - 710

Position Number: F0060

Job Posting Number: 1023302

Type of Recruitment: General Public - G

Does this position have telework options?: No

Bilingual/Multilingual Skill Requirement/Preference: No

Job Type: Full-Time (Salaried)

Job Type Detail: Salaried Faculty- S-2

Pay Band: UG