Adjunct Field Educator/Field Liaison

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Adjunct Field Educator/Field Liaison
Posting Number F1700182
Employer State
Appointment Term Temporary
Position Type UUP Faculty

Posting Detail Information

Position Summary

The School of Social Work at The University at Buffalo, State University of New York (SUNY) is seeking individuals with experience and knowledge of the social work practice community and the ability to make connections between the School’s curriculum and the skills and practice knowledge gained in student field placements. The incumbent will work collaboratively with the Field Education Department to ensure quality field experiences that enable students to meet required competencies, and adhere to accreditation standards.

Duties and Responsibilities (Field Educator):
• Provide a minimum of one hour per week of individual supervision to the MSW intern including an ongoing evaluation of their progress.
• Participate with the on-site task supervisor, in interviewing student interns for the field placement prior to the start of the actual field placement.
• Actively coordinate and work with on-site task supervisor in providing appropriate learning experiences for the interns.
• Attend an orientation session provided by the School (required for all new field educators).
• Provide the student with an orientation to the agency, including information on safety protocol, HIPAA requirements, or other regulations specific to field site.

Duties and Responsibilities (Field Liaison):
• Reviewing and providing input to students and field educators regarding the learning contract.
• Making a minimum of one field visit during the fall semester and one during the spring semester for each of the assigned students. The visits should include a three-way meeting with the student and field educator at the field placement site.
• Be available to problem-solve issues with the student and/or field educator via phone or through additional field visits as needed; document any significant problems and the recommendations made to address the problem.
• Reviewing the Field Performance Evaluation Form completed by the field educator at mid-placement and at the end of the student’s placement.

This is a pooled posting, and positions are filled on an as-needed basis

Minimum Qualifications

• Applicants must be licensed MSW’s.
• Two or more years of relevant social work experience.

Preferred Qualifications

• Prior exposure to supervising social work students preferred.

Physical Demands
FTE Varies
Campus As Assigned
Special Instructions to Applicants

• In your cover letter please indicate your applicable experience with Social Work Field Education.

• Hiring is contingent on course availability, funding, and course enrollment.

• For questions regarding this posting please email the contact listed above, please no phone calls.

Additional Information

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Contact Information

Contact's Name Laura Lewis
Contact's Title Assistant Dean for Global Partnerships, Director of Field Ed
Contact's Email
Contact's Phone 716-645-1232

Posting Dates

Posted 11/17/2017
Deadline for Applicants Open Until Filled
Date to be filled

Reference Letters

Number of Reference Letters Required
Reference Cutoff Date
Instructions to Applicant

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please indicate your discipline(s)/subject area(s) of expertise

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Please indicate your semester availability
    • Fall/Spring
    • Fall only
    • Spring only
    • Summer only
    • All
  3. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Public Job Posting
    • Internal Job Posting
    • Agency Referral
    • Advertisement/Publication
    • Personal Referral
    • Website
    • Other
  4. * List source mentioned above.

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents