The Simmons University School of Social Work (SSW) is now accepting applications for an Associate Professor of Practice with primary teaching responsibilities in our DSW program. We seek candidates with extensive practice experience, with particular expertise in the areas of social work leadership and ethics. This position will start on or before September 1, 2022, subject to the selected candidate’s availability. The position can be remote with expectations of availability for campus-based activities as needed. The position is a full-time twelve-month practice faculty (non-tenure track) appointment.
Simmons University is committed to inclusive excellence in all aspects of an individual’s community experience. As a university committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, Simmons encourages applications from all under-represented groups. Simmons is committed to creating, developing, promoting, and enhancing inclusive hiring practices at all levels, for all positions, ensuring diverse talent pools and the delivery of a consistent positive candidate experience. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a diverse faculty, staff, student body, and curriculum.
Simmons University is a small, highly collegial and dynamic university located in the heart of Boston’s world-renowned Longwood Medical Area. Simmons is comprised of an undergraduate liberal arts education program for women and those who identify as women plus professional graduate schools with masters and doctoral programs for all genders, presenting unique and rich opportunities for interdisciplinary research and collaboration. The SSW is part of the College of Social Sciences, Policy, and Practice and offers degrees at the Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral levels (BSW, MSW, DSW, PhD).
The DSW degree program is offered via our innovative online platform, SocialWork@Simmons. Our DSW program is underpinned with a DEIPAR (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Intersectionality, Power & Anti-Racist) framework and prepares graduates to advance their social worker careers in three “pillar” areas: advanced clinical practice, leadership and teaching.
- Doctorate required. Either DSW or PhD.
- MSW from a CSWE-accredited program required.
- A minimum of two years teaching experience in social work education required.
- Experience with hybrid or online-based learning platforms strongly preferred.
- Experience mentoring doctoral students strongly preferred.
- Demonstrated expertise in the areas of inter-professional practice and interdisciplinary social work preferred.
Primary Responsibilities include:
- Carrying a 7-course teaching load per calendar year.
- Participating in the ongoing creation of explicit and implicit curricula in consultation with faculty and program leadership.
- Demonstrating service to the school, college, or university through committee work.
- Providing support and mentorship to doctoral students during their capstone project.
Required Application Materials
Please upload the following documents with your application:
- Cover letter
- Writing sample
- Names and contact information for three references
Instructions to Applicants: Please upload all applicable application materials (e.g. resume/cv, cover letter, writing sample, teaching philosophy, etc.) in the Application Materials box on page 2 (“My Experience”) of this application. Documents can be uploaded individually or as a combined document (e.g. PDF).
Simmons University is committed to inclusive excellence in all aspects of an individual’s community experience. As a university committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, Simmons encourages applications from all under-represented groups. Simmons is committed to creating, developing, promoting, and enhancing inclusive hiring practices-at all levels, for all positions-ensuring diverse talent pools and the delivery of a consistent positive candidate experience. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body, and curriculum.
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