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California State University San Marcos
Department of Human Development/Social Work

Director of Field Education (Lecturer, full-time, temporary)

Effective Date:  Summer 2013

Position Description: California State University San Marcos seeks a Director of Field Education at the rank of Instructor for a new MSW program in the early stages of CSWE accreditation.  CSUSM has become one of the fastest growing campuses in the CSU system.  When completed (projected for 2030) the CSUSM campus will accommodate 25,000 full-time students on a 304 acre campus.  Providing access to a high quality education and preparing the leaders of tomorrow remain at the core of what we do.  CSUSM embraces and symbolizes twenty-first century learning.  We offer hands-on and collaborative learning experiences, cutting edge technology and academic programs relevant to the rapidly changing global environment. 

Minimum Qualifications:  Master's degree in Social Work from an accredited university, five years of post-degree experience, community agency-based field instructor or equivalent experience.  Collaborative community or university-level work, a demonstrated commitment to social work education, and the ability to communicate and work effectively with an ethnicallly and culturally diverse community.

Desired/Preferred Qualifications:  DSW or Ph.D. preferred.  Demonstrated success in teaching at the university level for at least two years.  Expertise with program development, administration, and evaluation experience as a university fieldwork liaison, expertise in working with groups, strong problem-solving skills, experience with public speaking.


  • Teach fieldwork seminars and a variety of courses related to social work practice.
  • Plan and coordinate diverse preparation activities for students entering fieldwork.
  • Assess student effectiveness in the field internship and classroom.
  • Coordinate field faculty.
  • Coordinate the development of field work sites, assignment of students to appropriate placement settings, agency evaluations, and ongoing revision and dissemination of fieldwork materials.
  • Work collaboratively with university departments related to student fieldwork, including risk management and student financial aid.
  • Coordinate with other local university fieldwork entities.
  • Plan, coordinate, and provide ongoing support for field-related meetings, trainings, and events.
  • Oversee grant-related student fieldwork projects as appropriate.

Please submit a completed faculty application, a curriculum vitae, three current references and a letter of interest to

Timeline:  A review of applications will begin on March 25, 2013, however the position will remain open until filled. 

Successful hires must have degree information verified through official transcripts or degree-verification services. 

An offer of employment may be contingent upon successful completion of a background check.  Should the results of a background check not be successful, any offer will be withdrawn and/or employment terminated.  Falsification of information may also be cause for termination of employment, corrective action, or withdraw of offer of employment.  The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.  An offer of employment is contingent upon execution of an Acknowledgement of Mandated Reporter Status and Legal Duty to Report Child Abuse and Neglect form.  Signing the form is a prerequisite to employment and failure to sign will result in any offer of employment being withdrawn.

California State University San Marcos is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer strongly committed to equity and diversity and seeks a broad spectrum of candidates in terms of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability and veteran’s status.

The university is particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups.

CSUSM has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HIS) and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and was recently named one of the top 32 Colleges most friendly to junior faculty by the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education.

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