Faculty, Assistant Professor, Social Work - Utah Valley University in Orem Utah

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Utah Valley University

Orem, Utah

United States

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Detailed Job Description

This is a professionally qualified position which provides leadership to the Field Education component of the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) program as well as internship oversight for the Autism Studies and Substance Use Disorder Counseling programs. This experienced social worker will give overall direction and management of field education, which encompasses securing and approving agency field sites and supervisors, placement and visitation of students in agencies, planning and collaboration with faculty in the delivery of the student practicum, and the preparation of field manuals, orientations, and evaluation tools for field instructors and students. As a faculty member in the department, this position is also responsible for teaching courses within the BSW Program. The standard teaching load for this position is nine credit hours per semester, and will include an emphasis in teaching practice courses such as Practicum Seminar, Crisis Intervention, Diversity, or Social Work Practice with Individuals, Families, or Groups.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation with a doctorate from an accredited institution or the highest degree appropriate in the field of specialization with a demonstrated record of achievement in teaching, academic research, and service. Normally will have produced creative work, professional writing or research in refereed and other professional journals. Must have experience assessing student learning capabilities and learning styles and understand how to develop curriculum of assigned courses.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience supervising students in an agency setting. University, college or professional teaching or professional training experience. Social work practice experience with diverse populations.


Knowledge of educational media and technology.
Knowledge of social work practice settings in the Utah County region.
Knowledge of the 2008 EPAS, including the core competencies and practice behaviors preferred.
Knowledge of database software and management (specifically IPT) preferred.


Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Excellent time management and organizational skills.


Ability to develop and maintain excellent professional relationships.
Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks.
Ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, students, agency administrators, and community practitioners from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Ability to demonstrate sound judgment and initiative in solving problems.
Ability to work independently.
Ability to interpret the university’s core values (serious, inclusive, engaged) as they apply to student internships.

Pay Range


Special Instructions to Applicants

An MSW from a CSWE-accredited program, with a minimum of five years of post-MSW practice experience and current LCSW licensure is required. Evidence of leadership, supervision, and strong written and verbal skills are also required.

Please add as Other Document #1 a copy of Clinical License in Social Work.

Utah Valley University is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity/ Equal Access Employer.

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Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Not Specified
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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