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Erikson Institute MSW Program Director/Faculty Position in Social Work

Position Deleted on 10/29/2012. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Chicago, IL
  • Admin - Adult and Continuing Education Programs
  • Faculty - Liberal Arts - Social Work
Application Due:
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Full Time
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Erikson Institute
MSW Program Director/Faculty Position in Social Work

Erikson Institute, an independent graduate school in child development located in Chicago, is seeking a director for its new Master of Social Work program, which is expected to launch in fall 2014. This position, which begins in fall 2013, includes appointment as a tenured or tenure-track faculty member. 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.

Requirements include a Master of Social Work degree from a CSWE-accredited program and an earned doctorate in social work, child development, developmental or clinical psychology, family studies, or a related field. We seek applicants with demonstrated administrative and teaching experience in a school or program of social work and evidence of scholarship. The program director is a full-time, twelve-month position.

Responsibilities include directing and shaping this innovative new program, shepherding the program through the accreditation process, teaching graduate courses (online or in person), playing a leadership role in programmatic and institutional development, and contributing expertise to the Institute's mission of improving the lives of children and families. As a faculty position, this will also include maintaining a program of scholarship. In addition, opportunities may be available for a joint appointment in the Herr Research Center for Children and Social Policy; in the early intervention and mental health programs of the Center for Children and Families; or in work with our various projects located in the Chicago Public Schools.

Application process: Candidates are asked to submit a letter of application that describes their view of the integration of social work and child development as well as their professional goals and teaching/research interests. Applications must include a recent curriculum vitae, official graduate school transcripts, and three references who are familiar with the quality of the candidate's administrative ability, teaching, and scholarship. Submit materials to: Dr. Samuel J. Meisels, President, 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 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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