Lesley University Field Director & Ass't Professor in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Lesley University is highly regarded for its graduate and undergraduate programs in education, the arts, and applied social sciences. Lesley fosters a highly creative environment in which innovative ideas thrive, theory is integrated with practice and its 7,000 students and 87,000 alumni are empowered to improve and enrich communities. Please note that the Service Employees International Union, Local 509 (SEIU), represents all core faculty at Lesley University. Information on the Department: The social sciences division is a multidisciplinary division of ten faculty members within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Within our division, we have approximately 198 undergraduate students in five majors: Children, Youth and Family Studies; Human Services; Global Studies; Political Science; and Sociology and Social Change. In our curriculum, we emphasize interdisciplinary teaching, research and collaboration, and applied and experiential learning. Job Description: The social sciences division of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences of Lesley University is seeking a faculty member (full-time, 12 months) to teach in the disciplines of Social Work and Human Services and serve as the field director for our developing BSW program. Our new faculty member will be responsible for cultivating relationships with potential field placement sites in and around the greater Boston area in an effort to develop the field placement program for our developing BSW program. The ideal candidate will be creative, willing to connect with, and travel to, potential field placement sites, while also playing a key role in both BSW program and curriculum development and assist in applying for program accreditation. In addition, we seek candidates who are able to teach courses in both Human Services and Social Work and who have experience working with diverse students and can provide evidence of inclusive teaching. In addition to the field placement work, the faculty member will responsible for teaching three to four courses during the academic year. Applicants are required to have earned an earned MSW from a CSWE accredited school with Massachusetts Licensure or be license eligible; a DSW or PhD in Social Work is preferred. Candidates must also have at least five years post Masters social work experience. The new faculty member needs to be flexible in terms of course delivery models (e.g., face-to-face, hybrid, online). In addition to teaching undergraduate students, faculty members advise students, engage in academic scholarship, serve on appropriate college and university committees, and participate in recruitment and division activities. Requirements: An earned MSW from a CSWE accredited school with Massachusetts Licensure or license eligible; DSW or PhD in Social Work by June 30th, 2018, preferred. Five years of post-Masters social work experience. A record of successful teaching at the undergraduate level. Demonstrable engagement in academic scholarship. A well-developed research agenda. Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills. Must be authorized to work in the United States; if you hold a visa, your visa status must allow you to work at Lesley University. Additional Information: Background checks are required for all positons. Lesley University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to increasing the diversity of the university community and the curriculum. Candidates who believe they can contribute to this goal are encouraged to apply. Application Instructions: A cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references must be included for full consideration. Applications will be reviewed upon the establishment of an appropriate pool of candidates. For full consideration, please apply before March 16, 2018. This position begins with the fall 2018 academic year. To apply visit: h