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Director of Social Work Field Education

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Job no: 500928
Department: Family Science & Social Work
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Salary Staff
Categories: Other
Status: Full Time
Temporary: No

Job Title:

Director of Social Work Field Education

Job Summary:

Director of Social Work Field Education to provide leadership and oversight of all efforts related to field placements for the BSW and MSW programs.

The Department of Family Science and Social Work promotes a comprehensive understanding of the interconnected relationships between theory, research, and practice (e.g., prevention, intervention) by incorporating knowledge, values, and skills from the fields of social work, human development, and family science. Our programs prepare students to ethically respond to the complex needs of individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities from a global, social justice orientation. The Department houses the following programs: Masters of Social Work, Bachelors of Social Work, Child Life Specialist undergraduate and graduate certificates, and minors in Family Relationships and Child and Youth Development. Please visit the College of Education, Health and Society (EHS) website at to learn more about us.

Duties/Physical Demands:

The Director of Social Work Field Education will:
• Upon completion of thorough assessment and a guided matching process, assign field placements for BSW and MSW students;
• Serve as the instructor of record for designated or appropriate BSW and MSW field education courses;
• Recruit, vet, train, and mentor faculty who are teaching field seminars and conducting required site visits;
• Maintain field manuals, forms, and agency affiliation agreements;
• Ensure field education is in compliance with CSWE standards and requirements (e.g., collecting assessment data and materials for reaffirmation);
• Maintain and update field database and learning management systems (LMS)
• Ensure students, faculty, and field supervisors have access to needed forms, assignments, and policies;
• Conduct annual orientations/ training of agency field supervisors;
• Conduct regular orientations for students entering field education;
• Develop new placements for both social work and family science students;
• Recruit and vet appropriate field supervisors who are on-site supervising students completing field education;
• Mediate placement conflicts, conduct plan of action meetings for students of concern, and reassign students at field sites as needed;
• Teach up to two field seminars (1-2 credit hours each) as needed and conduct site visits for students enrolled in these seminars;
• Cultivate and maintain collaborations with designated partner agencies;
• Collaborate with appropriate Miami/EHS faculty and staff to create opportunities for continuing education unit (CEU) training for students and community members and maintain appropriate paperwork to ensure compliance with the Ohio Counselor, Social Work, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board;
• Serve on the FSW Executive Committee and other departmental, college, and university committees as necessary;
• Participate in the College’s partnerships team, working collaboratively to build relationships with community partners to benefit the entire college
• Contribute to curriculum development, departmental administration, and governance

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree in social work from a CSWE-accredited program; five years of full-time, post-MSW practice experience.

Position not eligible for H-1B sponsorship.

Desired Qualifications:

Consideration may be given to candidates with demonstrated college-level teaching experience and proficiency; at least one year of experience in supervising social work students who are completing field education.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Submit cover letter, resume, a statement of teaching philosophy or your approach to teaching young adult/adult learners, a one-page diversity statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion through teaching and/or service. Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Kate Kuvalanka at

Diversity Statement:

Miami University is committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, research, and working environment for all.

For more information on Miami University’s diversity initiatives, please visit the Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion webpage. For more information on Miami University’s mission and core values, please visit the Mission and Core Values webpage.

EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:
Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.
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Date to Begin Screening Applicants:

Screening of applications begins October 19, 2022 and continues until the position is filled.

Benefits Eligible:



A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact or (513) 529-3560.

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