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Assistant Professor and Social Work Program Field Director

Job Info

Position Title: 

Assistant Professor and Social Work Program Field Director

Job Type


Reports To

Dean of the College of Undergraduate Studies

North Central University  Mission Statement

North Central University is a dynamic Christian learning community educating students for lives of service throughout society, the marketplace, and the church. In keeping with its Pentecostal heritage and mission, NCU models and expects excellence in both academic practice and Christian faith.
Position Purpose

Position Purpose

The Social Work Program Field Director is responsible for supporting the Dean of the College of Undergraduate Studies by managing North Central University’s BSW program field work. This position will provide oversight and leadership to the BSW program’s students while they complete the field portion of their degree work. The ideal candidate for this role will have experience with teaching in higher education and a clear understanding of the accreditation process, as well as substantial experience in social work practice.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Teaching 18 credits of core social work courses and electives per academic year
  • Assisting with ongoing accreditation process with CSWE, including continuous review and assessment of the program to ensure compliance with CSWE.
  • Curriculum development and oversight, course planning, and providing recommendations to the Department Chair regarding faculty teaching assignments.
  • Working with the Program Director to develop partnerships with local and regional agencies to identify appropriate placements for students.
  • Overseeing student progress and managing academic actions (i.e. advising, student review, student dismissal from program).
  • Representing and advocating for the BSW program in the University.
  • Field Director responsibilities:
    • Supervision of field students
    • Field Site Visits
    • Oversight of field placement process
    • Onboarding new agency field instructors
    • Assessment of field outcomes
    • Role in accreditation (specific to field)
    • Pursuing new field placement sites
    • Update the Field Manual

Job Qualifications


  • MSW from a CSWE-approved program
  • Minimum of 5 years’ post-MSW experience in social work practice
  • Minnesota Social Work license (LGSW, LISW or LICSW) or ability to obtain at least LGSW status by August 15th, 2024.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A DSW or a PhD in Social Work
  • Two years of teaching experience in higher education
  • Demonstrated understanding of the 2015 CSWE EPAS standards and experience with the CSWE accreditation process
  • Established record of teaching effectiveness with diverse student populations

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work as a team member
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Committed to biblical integration in and out of the classroom
  • Deep commitment to team development
  • Effective pedagogical practices, with an ongoing willingness to grow and develop

Additional Application Submission Materials

  • Letter of interest
  • Résumé or curriculum vitae
  • Statement of Personal Faith
  • Teaching Philosophy

Working conditions

Equipment and Tools

Use of a PC and telephone approximately 95% of the workday.

Environmental conditions

  • Position is located in an urban, Christ-centered environment.

North Central University employs qualified individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, marital status, genetic information, veteran status, familial status, and status with regard to public assistance. Individuals must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.

The aforementioned statements are not intended to encompass all functions and qualifications of the position; rather, they are intended to provide a general framework of the requirements of the position. Job incumbents may be required to perform other functions not specifically addressed in this job description.