The Social Work Program at Eastern Nazarene College invites applications for a full-time faculty position as Program Director in our Bachelor’s program beginning in the academic year 2021-2022.
Continuously accredited by the Council of Social Work Education (CSWE) since 1979, the Social Work Program’s mission is to educate and prepare students for professional generalist social work practice. With the liberal arts education as a foundation, the Program seeks to develop competent entry-level practitioners who possess the knowledge and skills essential for professional practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. Guided by Christian principles and social work values and ethics, the program seeks to prepare students to become agents of change within diverse local and global settings, promoting justice and social change. The Social Work Program currently consists of approximately 30-40 students and graduates just under 10 students per year. The Social Work Program is comprised of two full-time faculty and 1-2 single course adjunct instructors.
The Program Director’s responsibilities are comprised primarily of the coordination of the Social Work Program and classroom teaching.
Primary Program Responsibilities:
- Lead the ongoing accreditation re-affirmation process with CSWE, including continuous review and assessment of the program to ensure compliance with CSWE.
- Oversee student progress and manage academic actions (student advising, student review, student admission and dismissal from program).
- Maintain curricular documents related to the Social Work Program ensuring they are accurate and current (catalog, handbook, website content, etc.).
- Collaborate with the Field Education Director to develop and strengthen partnerships with local agencies to identify appropriate placements for students.
- Collaborate with the Office of Admissions and Enrollment to support social work program recruitment efforts.
Primary Teaching Responsibilities:
- Teach three social work courses per semester. Course assignment will be determined in collaboration with the Field Education Director and will consist of a variety of theory (i.e. Introduction to Social Work, Human Behavior and the Social Environment) and practice (i.e. Generalist Social Work Practice, Generalist Practice with Individuals and Families) courses.
Additional responsibilities include participation in the campus shared-governance.
Rank and tenure status will be negotiated based on faculty qualifications and experience.
- A Master’s degree in Social Work (MSW) from a CSWE-accredited program; an earned doctoral degree related to social work (e.g., social work, social welfare, social policy) preferred.
- A minimum of two years post-MSW full-time experience required, five years preferred.
- Ability to meet the educational needs of a diverse student population, including non-traditional undergraduate students.
- Excellent interpersonal oral and written communication skills as well as organizational, managerial, and problem-solving skills required.
- Experience and interest in teaching across the generalist social work curriculum (preferred) and the ability to integrate faith and learning in the classroom.
- Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate teaching excellence, a desire for serving in the context of an urban Christian liberal arts institution, and a social justice approach to helping.
Applicants may make application by submitting the following:
- curriculum vitae;
- cover letter;
- a philosophy of education;
- a personal statement on diversity in higher education, exploring how you have personally been shaped by working in diverse settings as well as how you believe that these experiences will help you embody the mission and values of Eastern Nazarene College;
- a statement of faith – a statement of your Christian experience, including how your christian commitment models the mission and values of Eastern Nazarene College and your church affiliation and involvement.
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Eastern Nazarene College, 23 E. Elm Avenue, Quincy, MA 02170
Who We Are
Eastern Nazarene College is a fully accredited Christian liberal arts college and member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) with approximately 1,000 students distributed across residential undergraduate, graduate, and adult studies programs. Nestled in a residential neighborhood minutes from downtown Boston, the college’s picturesque New England campus is a window into the world. While our faculty are leaders in their fields, actively involved in publishing and research, they are devoted to teaching and mentoring students in a nurturing, spiritually informed, and academically supportive environment. Students are encouraged to travel, engage in service projects, and participate in internship experiences as a part of their education. Through their classes, work experiences in Boston, and mission trips around the world, students are challenged to open their minds and hearts, preparing them for a lifetime of meaningful work and service to our nation and the world.
Our benefits include health, dental, tuition benefits for employee and dependents, competitive retirement matching, generous paid time off, life and disability insurance, and more. In addition, as a staff or faculty member in our multi-cultural and close-knit community, you’ll enjoy a variety of unique benefits as you play an active role in achieving our mission and supporting our community.
Applicants should be committed Christians and active in a local church. Preference in hiring is given to those with Wesleyan convictions and background, though qualified applicants from other Christian traditions will be considered as well. www.enc.edu
Eastern Nazarene College provides a transformational education that equips diverse students to lead and serve our world as agents of Christ’s love and truth.
Eastern Nazarene College will be widely-recognized as a leader in innovative Christian education, renowned for excellence in student achievement, vibrant intercultural community, and global impact
- Holistic education: We provide a holistic educational experience in the liberal arts and professional studies that integrates spiritual, academic, emotional, and social development.
- Christian community: We facilitate the building of loving relationships so that we reflect the Spirit of Christ in our life together.
- Student-centered: We orient our work around the success of our students, making every effort to be responsive to the unique needs, aspirations, and backgrounds of each one.
- Wesleyan: Consistent with our rich Wesleyan holiness tradition, we create and maintain an environment which awakens and fosters truth, righteousness, and justice as made possible by God’s transforming grace through Jesus Christ.
- Civility and hospitality: We intentionally welcome and embrace people from diverse cultures, viewpoints, and faith traditions.
- Servanthood: We model servant leadership to our students and community by building a culture of listening, respect, encouragement, and support.
- Authenticity and transparency: We are deliberately honest in our relationships, candid in our communication, and transparent in our governance in order to foster trust and confidence.
- Excellence: In an effort to provide “the best in education and the best in Christian faith,” we strive for excellence that honors God in all our endeavors.
- Strategic innovation: While remaining deeply rooted in our mission, we are boldly creative and innovative in the methods we employ.
- Accountability: We keep promises, honor commitments, meet and exceed expectations, and are willing to be held accountable for the faithful fulfillment of our responsibilities.
Our lifestyle guidelines reflect the “Articles of Faith and “Agreed Statement of Belief” of the Church of the Nazarene and the Mission Statement of Eastern Nazarene College. The premise of our lifestyle guidelines is to exemplify such personal, moral, and religious conduct as shall be above reproach. This lifestyle premise is for everyone working and living on campus: students, faculty, staff, and administration. This lifestyle premise is a rationale for desirable behavior and attitudes. To be in accord with the purposes and spirit of the College and with the doctrines and standards of the Church of the Nazarene, our lifestyle practices exclude: drinking alcoholic beverages, engaging in sexual acts with anyone other than your spouse, viewing pornographic and violent videos/movies, using illegal drugs or misuse of prescription drugs, participating in gambling, or using tobacco in any form. The College also asks employees to follow dress code guidelines. The College expects all employees to live by this lifestyle premise. We ask for an understanding of the need for lifestyle standards, a good spirit in keeping them, and cooperative efforts in improving them. As ENC employees, we ask that you consider the larger picture that what we do and how we do it reflects on ENC and affects other people as well as ourselves. Our desire is to glorify God in all our efforts.
Eastern Nazarene College policy prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, sex, religion*, age, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, marital status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected class in all aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge. We actively encourage applications from underrepresented groups.*
*Christian Faith and employment at Eastern Nazarene College: Eastern Nazarene College is an expression of the Church of the Nazarene. It reserves the right to prefer employees on the basis of religion (Title VII, Section 702-703, U.S. Civil Rights Act of 1964). Preferred candidates demonstrate a strong commitment to the Christian faith, active participation in a local church, and a philosophy of Christian higher education consistent with the Wesleyan tradition.