Adjunct Field Faculty Liaison, School of Social Work - Continuous Recruitment

Posted Date 2 years ago(5/27/2020 4:57 PM)
Number of Openings
Closing Date
Open until Filled
Type of Search
Who May Apply
This position is open to all qualified applicants.
St Paul
School of Social Work
Employment Type
Adjunct Faculty
Benefits Eligible
Special Instructions
This posting is for a pooled, adjunct faculty position for continuous recruitment. Review of candidates is typically done two times annually – spring/summer and late fall/winter.


The School of Social Work at the University of St. Thomas seeks adjunct instructors with primary responsibility to the Social Work field education program for upcoming semesters (fall/spring/summer) in the 2020-2021 academic year. Field Education offers BSW and MSW students the opportunity to advance their learning through engagement in field practicums within community agencies engaged in social work practice. 


The Field Faculty Liaison will:

  • Teach a field seminar course
  • Serve as field liaison between the school and field agencies and oversee students' educational focus in placements. This includes participation in agency site visits and consulting with students and agencies to problem solve concerns, as needed.
  • Attend a monthly field faculty team meeting to consult on student issues, course assignments, and program updates/ Communicate with non-field social work faculty as needed to support student learning.

At the BSW level, field education courses are focused on generalist social work practice.  More information about the BSW curriculum can be found here.


At the MSW level, we prepare students to become clinical social workers. Field education course work covers both generalist (foundation) level, as well as advanced clinical (more specialized) social work courses. More information about the MSW curriculum can be found here.


The University of St. Thomas embraces diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity for all. Our convictions of dignity, diversity and personal attention call us to embody and champion a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment.  The University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer (EEO).  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. We are committed to building a skilled team that represents a variety of backgrounds and perspectives. This commitment is consistent with our mission: Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good.  A successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission.



  • Applicants should have at least an MSW degree
  • Interest in teaching social work practice
  • Two years post-MSW experience
  • LGSW licensure
  • Eligibility for LISW or LICSW licensure in Minnesota
  • Demonstrated skill in group facilitation
  • Experience in supervising social work practicum students is highly desired, but not required
  • Experience in teaching in post-secondary education settings and/or community-based training is highly desired, but not required
  • Proficiency in use of Microsoft Office Suite; willingness to learn technology tools used to support student learning
  • Fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or eligible for legally required exemption such as a medical or religious reason.


Candidates will be asked to copy/paste a cover letter into the application and submit a curriculum vitae with professional references. No references will be contacted without first getting the permission of the candidate. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, as teaching needs are identified.  The position remains open until filled.  Candidates may be contacted in the future about future opportunities.


**This posting is for a pooled, adjunct faculty position for continuous recruitment. Review of candidates is typically done two times annually – spring/summer and late fall/winter.**


Established in 1885, the University of St. Thomas is located in the major metropolitan area of Minneapolis-St. Paul, and is Minnesota’s largest private university. Its 10,000 students pursue degrees in a wide range of liberal arts, professional, and graduate programs.


All University of St. Thomas employees must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Limited exemptions will be made for medical and religious reasons. Our offer of employment is contingent upon the verification of your COVID-19 vaccination or an approval through our exemption process of a medical or religious exemption.


The University of St. Thomas, Minnesota Human Resources Department advertises the official job listing on its website at


The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer


This posting is for a pooled, adjunct faculty position for continuous recruitment. Review of candidates is typically done two times annually – spring/summer and late fall/winter.

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