Renewable Term Instructor and Field Liaison of Social Work - Norman Campus

University of Oklahoma

Norman, OK

Job posting number: #7194791 (Ref:if126593)

Posted: November 17, 2023

Job Description

The Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work at the University of Oklahoma seeks an innovative Social Work instructor to join our dynamic faculty team beginning January 2024. We are especially interested in candidates who build collaborative ties with other departments within the school and university and the community through their teaching and service.

The Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work is looking to find dynamic Social Work educators who will be responsible for providing faculty liaison duties for Social Work students in both the BASW and MSW programs along with the following: providing supervision to students in field practicum, assisting in the development and delivery of orientations and trainings, advising students, and participating in service activities within the School of Social Work. We seek to enhance our MSW practicum experience with a faculty liaison with experience supervising social workers and/or social work students, familiarity with field placements and processes, interest and comfort in providing high quality education, and strong skills of organization and relationship building. We welcome candidates with Social Work training experience, including simulation, supervising social workers and social work students, and continuing education.

The University of Oklahoma is located on a beautiful campus in Norman, Oklahoma that includes new state of the art classrooms and a social simulation center. Visit the following  for more information visit,, or Oklahoma is a state with geographic diversity including urban, metropolitan, and rural and frontier areas, and considerable socio-demographic and cultural diversity. Oklahoma ranks low in performance on almost all health and well-being measures, and this indication of high need places the Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work in a position of responding to considerable social problems. With two physical campuses (Norman and Tulsa), and an Online MSW Program, the School delivers the largest undergraduate and graduate programs of social work in the state, and has the responsibility for educating a diverse array of graduate students for a variety of professional Social Work practice fields. The School of Social Work thrives on a collegial, engaged, and supportive environment.

The University of Oklahoma (OU) is a Carnegie-R1 comprehensive public research university known for excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement, serving the educational, cultural, economic and healthcare needs of the state, region, and nation from three campuses: Norman, Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City, the Schusterman Center in Tulsa, and rapidly expanding online delivery programs. The University of Oklahoma enrolls over 30,000 students and has more than 2700 full-time faculty members in 21 colleges. In 2014, the University of Oklahoma became the first public institution ever to rank #1 nationally in the recruitment of National Merit Scholars, with 311 scholars.


Description: The Social Work Instructor is a 12-month appointment.  Position responsibilities include serving as faculty liaison for the field placements of MSW students in foundation and advanced practice curriculums. The Instructor will serve as a faculty liaison initially in the face-to-face program and will liaise a total of 8 course sections of students in practicum annually. These will be distributed in Fall, Spring, and Summer terms. The Instructor will also provide service to the school, college, and profession. The Instructor will potentially serve students in non-traditional field placements including day, evening, and weekend responsibilities. The Instructor is expected to live within commuting distance of Norman Campus. 

Salary: Salary for the position will be dependent upon applicant qualifications and experience. 

Reports to: Director and Associate Director

Position requirements: MSW degree required and minimum of 2 years of post-MSW practice experience required. Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) preferred. Previous experience teaching, serving as a field instructor, and/or faculty field liaison is preferred.


How to apply: Application materials are reviewed until the position is filled and must include the following:  (1) a letter of interest, (2) curriculum vitae, and (3) a minimum of three letters of reference. Position will remain open until filled.

Questions regarding this position may be directed to Carrie Jankowski at [email protected]

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Job posting number:#7194791 (Ref:if126593)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:University of Oklahoma
United States
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