Assistant Professor, Master of Social Work Program at Chamberlain University

Chamberlain University

Assistant Professor, MSW Program

  • Location: US-Remote/Virtual-Remote/Virtual
  • Job ID: 2020-114925
  • Institution: Chamberlain University
  • Department: Academics
  • Employment Type: Regular Full-Time
  • FLSA Status: U.S. – Exempt

Opportunity at a Glance

As a full-time faculty member in our MSW program, you will be responsible for teaching graduate-level social work courses for Chamberlain College of Health Professions. This position provides the educational focus of teaching (online classroom, applied practice experience/fieldwork, and other learning environments) as well as committee work. Service to the College, community, healthcare system, social work profession, and scholarly activities are integral aspects of this position. The Assistant Professor is expected to meet specified faculty outcomes each year.


Evidence-Based Teaching/ Learning and Master Instruction

  • Takes responsibility for program outcomes by implementing the College’s philosophy, curriculum and course objectives through the online and immersion classroom, applied practice experience (fieldwork) assignments, and service to the College, community, healthcare system and profession.
  • Develops curricular/teaching innovations in the annual preparation and revision of all assigned course(s).
  • Develops assignments consistent with students’ knowledge base, skill competency and learning needs.
  • Assumes responsibility for all autonomous aspects of individual teaching loads.
  • Assists with the monitoring of fieldwork agencies for appropriateness for student applied practice experiences and ability to meet course outcomes.
  • Provides indirect supervision and evaluation of students in the applied practice experience (fieldwork) setting.
  • In cooperation with field agencies and college departments, provides oversight for applied practice experience preceptors/mentors for student fieldwork experiences and coordinates and evaluates those preceptors/mentors.
  • Provides documented feedback to students on level of performance based on course outcomes
  • Provides student remediation within assigned courses
  • Communicates up-to-date information about fieldwork agency policies, procedures, and expectations

Professional Role Model/ Chamberlain Care

  • Serves as a positive professional role model for students, assisting in their professional/social development
  • Serves as an informal leader, mentor, and role model for other faculty and staff in the areas of customer service, collaboration, scholarship, communication, excellence and general professionalism.
  • Mentors new faculty members.

Commitment to the Social Work Profession

  • Participates in professional activities outside the College

Professional Service

  • Contributes to the development, implementation and evaluation of the programs and the philosophy of the College.
  • May participate in academic advisement for an assigned group of students and assessment of their potential readiness for the profession.
  • Contributes to the development and evaluation of student admission, progression, retention and graduation policies within the College.
  • Provides opportunities for student and graduate evaluation of curriculum, teaching and program effectiveness.
  • Provides recommendations to the dean regarding budget needs.
  • Demonstrates increasing leadership within the College by accepting or initiating, as part of the workload, responsibility for activities such as:
    • Chairing and/or serving on College and University committees
    • Chairing and/or serving on work groups that contribute to preparation for accreditation visits
    • Gathering and analyzing data related to the College and University assessment program
    • Serving as course coordinator or Subject Matter Expert (SME)
    • Documenting actions taken in faculty and committee meetings as appropriate

Social Work Practice Expertise

  • Demonstrates scholarship through the scholarship of teaching, discovery,application, or integration congruent with expectations of assigned rank.
  • Demonstrates a practice of scholarly teaching characterized by keeping course materials and content current, applying principles of evidence-based teaching, participating in and welcoming peer review of teaching, and reflection on one’s own teaching.
  • Keeps current on social work practice and issues impacting the profession

Expectations of Rank

Faculty expectations for teaching, service, and scholarship vary by assigned rank. Variability due to rank is based on experience, professional development, and ability to contribute to the College, the University, and the profession. Differences among ranks are demonstrated with progressively wider spheres of influence and grows to the course, program, College, and University level. Expectations of faculty build on one another as one progresses in rank. It is assumed that faculty beyond the rank of instructor have the ability to meet all expectations of the preceding rank.


  • MSW from a CSWE-accredited program and a doctorate (Ph.D. or DSW) in social work or related field.
  • Minimum of five years post-MSW experience in social work.
  • Minimum of five years previous teaching experience, preferably in a ranked position
  • Experientially prepared for assigned courses
  • Must meet all compliance requirements as specified in the Faculty Handbook
  • Demonstrate potential for effectiveness in scholarly productivity as well as in teaching within a diverse environment.
  • Previous online teaching experience required
  • Excellent communication skills along with a high level of initiative and prudent judgment

We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. At Adtalem, we welcome everyone and have a strong commitment towards diversity and inclusion. We encourage our Colleagues to be their true authentic selves and support laws that prohibit discrimination everywhere we do business. We also maintain a drug-free workplace.

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