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Assistant Professor of Social Work, Director of Field Education

George Fox University Faculty
Portland, OR
Closing date
Oct 14, 2021

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Science, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Education
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Job Description
George Fox University announces a tenure-track faculty administrator position (11-month) in the College of Social Work, to begin in June 2022. The MSW Director of Field Education's primary responsibility is the development and maintenance of a high-quality social work field education program at the MSW level.

George Fox University, a Christ-centered community, prepares students spiritually, academically, and professionally to think with clarity, act with integrity, and serve with passion. Professors teach all truth as God's truth, integrating all fields of learning around the person and work of Jesus Christ, bringing the divine revelations through sense, reason, and intuition to the confirming test of Scripture. As a Christ-centered community, George Fox University is an institution that values diversity as an essential dimension of God's design for human communities. In seeking to become a more inclusive community, we especially encourage applications from women and candidates from racial and ethnic backgrounds that are underrepresented on our faculty. George Fox is fully committed to maintaining a culturally and academically diverse faculty and student body.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

The MSW Director of Field Education will teach and engage in ongoing social work scholarship and service to the profession and community consistent with University expectations for tenure-track faculty. The Field Director, in collaboration with the Director of the Master of Social Work program, will:
  • Oversee the development and maintenance of the MSW field education program;
  • Participate in designing the MSW curriculum;
  • Develop and implement field education policies and procedures;
  • Forge partnerships with organizations to establish field internships;
  • Work to connect the theoretical and conceptual contribution of the classroom with the practical world of the practice setting by training and maintaining relationships with field supervisors and field liaisons;
  • Support accreditation compliance in the oversight of field education;
  • Maintain relevant data and produce written reports when necessary;
  • Model respect for diversity and difference in the engagement of community partnerships;
  • Facilitate training and mentorship of field faculty;
  • Foster the implementation of evidence-informed practice by working collaboratively with other professionals in the community to solidify field placements;
  • Screen and arrange for the placement of MSW students;
  • Utilize field placement software in the process of field placements.
  • Work collaboratively with faculty and staff in the College of Social Work to accomplish the program's mission, goals, and objectives.

  • An MSW from a CSWE-accredited program is required and an earned doctorate in social work, social welfare, or closely related field
  • Two or more years of post-MSW social work practice experience;
  • Experience in social work field education and field supervision in a CSWE-accredited program;
  • Two years full time teaching in a university setting with at least one year served as Field Director is preferred; evidence of teaching excellence is preferred
  • Teaching experience in the core courses for social work at both the BSW and MSW level;
  • Eligibility for clinical social work licensure preferred;
  • Physical ability to travel the area to investigate and supervise field practicum placements.
  • A commitment to working with a diverse population of students is essential; demonstrated experience in this area is preferred.
  • All applicants must express a personal commitment to Jesus Christ and express their Christian testimony in a local church. In addition, professors agree to live in agreement with the Community Lifestyle Statement and affirm the theological commitments expressed in the Statement of Faith.
  • Candidates must have legal authority to permanently work in the U.S. When employed by George Fox University, employees must be a resident of one of the following states: Oregon, Washington, California, Idaho, New York, Ohio, or Texas.

Salary and Rank

Appointment at the Assistant Professor level is anticipated, though candidates with significant teaching experience at previous institutions may be considered for appointment at the rank of Associate Professor. Salary and benefits are competitive with comparable institutions.

Application Procedures kindly apply only through this website

When completing the online application, please upload the following as Word or .pdf documents in the section marked Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, and Essay Requirement :
  • Letter of Interest
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Faith and learning essay*

Other supporting materials may be requested at a later stage of the review process.

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply at once. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Questions may be directed to Rebecca Yazzie (

*INTEGRATION OF FAITH AND LEARNING ESSAY George Fox University is committed to the idea that one of the primary responsibilities of Christian higher education is to help students develop a uniquely Christian worldview. As teachers and mentors, it is important for George Fox University faculty members to integrate Christian faith and principles in all aspects of their lives. As an essential part of the application process, the University will carefully consider your response to the following: In a one-page essay (about 300 words) describe your personal Christian faith, as well as how your faith informs your teaching, scholarship, and service (including service and leadership in your church and/or in Christian ministries)
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