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College of Business and Professional Studies at Mary Baldwin University
Staunton, VA, United States
21 days ago
College of Business and Professional Studies at Mary Baldwin University
Staunton, Virginia, United States
21 days ago


The College of Business and Professional Studies at Mary Baldwin University invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Social Work and Director of Field Education. The ideal candidate is committed to active and engaged teaching of courses including social work research, diversity, policy, and human behavior in the context of generalist social work practice. Primary responsibilities include management of all aspects of the field program, undergraduate teaching of social work courses, academic advising of students, service to the university and local community, and maintaining an active scholarly and professional agenda.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Coordinate the field instruction component of the Bachelor of Social Work program to include recruitment of agency placements, training of field instructors, preparation of students, oversight of student work in placements, and teaching field seminar class. Collaborate with social work adjuncts teaching field seminar in the MBU Online program across the state.
  2. Teach curriculum in the areas of field, research, policy, practice, and human behavior in the context of generalist social work practice.
  3. Participate in accreditation tasks in collaboration with other social work faculty.
  4. Serve as advisor to social work majors.
  5. Perform additional department tasks to enhance the quality of the social work program.
  6. Develop and deliver face-to-face, hybrid, and online instruction, and/or as assigned.
  7. Collaborate with colleagues in curriculum design, instruction, and evaluation.
  8. Develop and support creative strategies for student recruitment, retention, and completion
  9. Demonstrate a commitment to the NASW Code of Ethics.
  10. Attend, develop, and support community service projects for social work students.


  1. A Master’s degree in Social Work from a Council on Social Work Education accredited institution, doctorate preferred.
  2. Documented direct clinical practice experience within the past five years to include experience with individuals, couples or families, groups, or communities
  3. Documented experience in effective teaching at the college level
  4. Experience with or commitment to rural and small community social work practice
  5. Demonstrate experience with the social work accreditation or reaffirmation process
  6. Ability to use educational technologies, including technologies for skills lab, classroom instruction, and online instruction
  7. Experience in curriculum design and development, including utilization of experiential teaching methods
  8. Outstanding communication, written, and teaching skills
  9. Ability to engage with diverse groups and commitment to diversity across age, gender, socioeconomic status, ethnicity, language, culture, national origin

Review of applications begins Fall 2021.

Applications: Candidates should send a C.V., a letter of application that demonstrates one’s commitment to social work practice, teaching experience, and three references to Jennifer Jones at Mary Baldwin University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer and especially encourages applications from minorities, women, and persons with disabilities.

Mary Baldwin University does not discriminate on the basis of sex or gender (*see exceptions for admission to programs within the College for Women), nor does the university discriminate on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, color, age, disability, religion, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression in its educational programs, admissions, co-curricular or other activities, or employment practices. Inquiries may be directed to the Director of Human Resources, 540-887-7367, Student Activities Center 312, Mary Baldwin University, Staunton, Virginia 24401. *Exceptions within the College for Women: Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership, Program for the Exceptionally Gifted. (November 2017)

Emphasis on Diversity: Mary Baldwin University is an intentionally diverse educational community, with a vibrant population of over 1900 undergraduate and graduate students in its residential and online programs. More than fifty percent of MBU’s residential undergraduates are students of color and the University aspires to develop a faculty, staff, and curriculum that reflect its demographic. The University places a high priority on the cultivation of a community in which all students are both seen and heard. We seek and encourage applications from members of groups underrepresented in higher education and with academic experience with diverse student bodies. Above all, Mary Baldwin seeks candidates eager to embrace and empower an ethic of equity, diversity, and inclusivity.

Mary Baldwin University: Founded in 1842, Mary Baldwin University is a small, coeducational university offering a range of degree programs from bachelor to doctoral. It serves a growing student population on its main campus in Staunton, Virginia; at its nearby health sciences campus in Augusta County; and online. Two hours from the nation’s capital, located on the western edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the picturesque and historic Shenandoah Valley, the university’s main campus is on 58 hilltop acres and opens onto downtown Staunton, regularly named one of the best small towns in America.

The university welcomed its largest ever incoming class in Fall 2021, and it is a pivotal and exciting time in the institution’s distinguished 180-year history. A radical belief in student potential and in the transformative power of the liberal arts and sciences has guided Mary Baldwin University since its founding. Emphasizing global leadership and citizenship, MBU is noted for high academic standards, strong leadership development programs, a diverse student body, and innovative programs including the Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 59651095
  • Location:
    Staunton, Virginia, United States
  • Position Title: Assistant Professor of Social Work/Field Education Director
  • Company Name: College of Business and Professional Studies at Mary Baldwin University
  • Job Function: Faculty/Higher Education
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Min Education: Master's Degree

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