Job Openings - Assistant/Associate Professor of Social Work/Director of Field Education Placement


Assistant/Associate Professor of Social Work/Director of Field Education Placement

Type: Exempt
Position: Faculty
Posting Date: March 06, 2017

Job Description:

Greenville College is seeking a full-time Professor to teach in the Social Work program and direct the Field Education Placement for Social Work majors. The start date will be fall of 2017. 

School of Professional Studies:  Along with the Department of Social Work and Criminal Justice, the School of Professional Studies is the home to programs in Digital Media, Management, Organizational Leadership, and Sport and Kinesiology.

Greenville College: The College is located 50 miles east of St. Louis in an attractive residential community of approximately 7,000 people.  Greenville was founded in 1892 and has a rich heritage of affiliation with the Free Methodist Church, yet draws students from 40+ denominations. 


Key Responsibilities:

Responsibilities include oversight to the Social Work Practicum/Field Education component of the BSW program; this will involve the overall direction and management of field education, which encompasses: securing and approving agency field sites and supervisors; placement of students in agencies; planning and collaboration with faculty in the delivery of the student practicum; and the preparation of field manuals, orientations, and evaluation tools for field instructors and students.

Primary teaching responsibilities are in Social Work. Faculty member responsibilities include student advising and regular service on college governance committees. The candidate will teach at our main campus in Greenville, online and, potentially, at an offsite location in the region.  The standard teaching load for this position is 9 credit hours per semester. There is a 3-credit load release of administration.

Reports To:

Dean of the School of Professional Studies


Salary is based on academic background and experience. The College also provides a generous benefits package that includes health, retirement, life insurance, and disability plans, as well as tuition waiver for dependents at Greenville and a tuition exchange program with 80+ other Christian colleges.

Preferred Qualifications:

We are seeking a dynamic faculty member committed to professional education in a liberal arts context.  An MSW from a CSWE-accredited program, with two years post-MSW practice experience is required; a candidate with doctoral training is preferred. Ideally, the candidate will have at least minimal experience in the Criminal Justice field as well.

The candidate must have a vibrant Christian faith and be dedicated to teaching and advising students in a Christian academic community.   The candidate must be able to demonstrate how her/his faith commitment is lived out in the context of Social Work education.   We are particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and have demonstrated commitment to improving the levels of engagement and success for underrepresented students within higher education.

How to Apply

Compliance with College Standards.  All Greenville College employees acknowledge the unique Wesleyan, evangelical, and Protestant mission of the College, a community in which Christian faith is of central importance.  Employees agree to promote the College's Mission (as set out in the Mission Statement); its Philosophy of Education and GC Student Learning Outcomes, support its Theological Assumptions and comply with the behavioral aspects of the Lifestyle Statement (collectively, the College Standards).

Application materials should include a (1) letter of application, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) statement of philosophy of Christian higher education, (4) statement of personal faith journey and commitment, (5) contact information for three references, and (6) unofficial transcripts.


Address application materials to:

                                                                Dr. Edwin Estevez, Provost
                                                                Greenville College
                                                                315 East College Avenue
                                                                Greenville, Illinois 62246
                                                                Office: (618) 664-7020

It is the policy of Greenville College not to discriminate on the basis of age, color, ethnic or national origin, disability, race or gender in its educational programs, admissions or employment policies. Greenville College is committed to an environment of cultural and ethnic diversity; women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Greenville College performs a background check on all newly hired employees and offers of employment are contingent upon the results. For more information on GC openings contact:

Office of Human Resources
Phone: (618) 664-2800
Fax: (618) 664-7017

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Please forward the completed application to the contact listed in the How To Apply section of each posting or to the Office of Human Resources.

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