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Erikson Institute MSW Director of Field Instruction

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Chicago, IL
Admin - Career Counseling and Placement
10/29/2012 (Reposted Job: Initially posted on 08/29/2012)
Full Time
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Erikson Institute
MSW Director of Field Instruction

Erikson Institute, an independent graduate school in child development located in Chicago, is seeking a director of field instruction for its new Master of Social Work program, which is expected to launch in fall 2014. Erikson's developmentally-informed MSW seeks to prepare a new kind of social work professional: one who integrates social work and child development knowledge in the context of community and culture and who has clinical expertise and systems knowledge. The program will offer concentrations in Children and Families and School Social Work.

The director of field instruction is a full-time, twelve-month administrative and instructional position beginning in fall 2013. The position reports to the MSW program director.

Requirements for the position include an MSW from a CSWE-accredited program. We seek applicants with a minimum of three years post-MSW practice experience. Administrative and/or teaching experience in a school or program of social work is also preferred.

Responsibilities include recruitment and development of field placement sites; assignment of students and faculty field instructors to agency placements; development and maintenance of appropriate records and communication with field agencies; collaboration with other faculty to plan and implement field instructor training; development of field education resources; provision of administrative leadership of the field instruction staff and faculty instructors; teaching of practice courses; implementation of appropriate assessment procedures; and adherence to and integration of field education accreditation requirements as mandated by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

Application process: Candidates are asked to submit a letter of application that describes their view of the integration of child development and social work as well as the relevance of their education and experience to an MSW program that integrates the two. Please include a resume, official graduate school transcript and three letters of reference on letterhead with original signatures. Submit materials to: Dr. Frances Stott, Chair of Faculty Search Committee, Erikson Institute, 451 North LaSalle, Chicago, IL 60654.

Erikson Institute, founded in 1966 with a strong commitment to social justice, is one of the nation's preeminent graduate schools in child development. Erikson prepares committed professionals at the master's and doctoral levels to work in social service, education, health, policy, and research settings in order to increase our knowledge about and improve the lives of children and families. For more information about Erikson, visit

It is the policy of Erikson Institute not to discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other classes protected by federal, state, or local laws, in matters of admissions, employment, or services or in the educational programs or activities it operates, in accordance with civil rights legislation and institutional commitment. It is also the policy of Erikson not to retaliate against any person for making a complaint in good faith about alleged discrimination or for supporting any other Erikson student, employee, or representative in making such a complaint. Any alleged violations of this policy should be directed to the Vice President for Finance and Operations.
Erikson Institute is an equal opportunity employer. We consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law. In addition, Erikson Institute provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act and applicable state and local laws (including during the application or hiring process).
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