Academic Professional in the School of Social Work (Gwinnett Campus)

Position ID: 43256
University of Georgia
School of Social Work
Social Work
Branch Campus: 
Gwinnett Campus
Position Description
New Position?: 
Job Class: 
Academic Professional
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Posting Details
Posting Number F0373P
Working Title Academic Professional
Department Social Wrk Gwinnett Campus
About the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

Posting Type External
Employment Type Employee
Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible
Advertised Salary Salary will be commensurate with background, experience, and record of achievement.
Anticipated Start Date 08/01/2019
Job Posting Date 05/23/2019
Open until filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Application materials must be submitted electronically through the UGAJobs system, Applicants are encouraged to upload a curriculum vitae and an application letter, including commentary on relevant experiences and interests. Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Questions regarding how to apply should be routed to Ms. Kerri Lewis, at Please note “SSW Faculty Field Search" in the subject line. Questions regarding the position should be routed to Dr. Shari Miller, Chairperson of the Search Committee at Members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Location of Vacancy Gwinnett County
EEO Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

Position Details
Position Information
Classification Title Academic Professional AC
Faculty Rank Academic Professional
Contract Type Fiscal (12 mo.)
Tenure Status Non-Tenure Track
Minimum Qualifications

Master of Social Work degree

Position Summary

The School of Social Work invites applications for the position of Academic Professional to serve in a field coordinator capacity in our Field Education office. This academic professional faculty position will include recruitment and evaluation of appropriate field learning sites; placement of students in practicum sites; field liaising; administrative management of field education protocols; and teaching multiple field and practice courses. Extensive travel to field sites in Athens, metropolitan Atlanta, and Northeast Georgia is required.

Additional Requirements

The successful candidates must have a MSW degree and a minimum of 5 years of post-graduate social work practice experience; must show evidence of a knowledge of field education.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification

A minimum of 5 years prior experiences in administration, social work practice, student supervision, and a working knowledge of the Council on Social Work Education 2015 Educational Policies and Accreditation Standards are desirable. Social work license preferred.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Linkages, knowledge, and/or a minimum of 2 years of experiences in the professional social service community of metro Atlanta and in the Athens area are also strongly desired.

Does this position have financial responsibilities? No
Does this position require a P-Card? No
Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No
Is driving a responsibility of this position? Yes
Credit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.


Recruitment and evaluation of appropriate field learning sites and administrative management of field education protocols.

Percentage Of Time 60

Placement of students in practicum sites; field liaising; and teaching multiple field and practice course.

Percentage Of Time 40
Application Procedure: 
Please see the below "Institution Employment Link" to view a complete job description, create an application, and apply for the position.
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CIP Discipline Code: 
Social Work
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University System of Georgia
Applicant Clearinghouse
278 Brooks Hall
The University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602

Phone: (706) 542-7817
Fax: (706) 542-2822


Janyce Dawkins, Director

Kristopher Stevens, Associate Director

Tafara Makaya, Assistant Director

Kieran Morrow, Assistant Director

Kristopher Bolden, Assistant Director

Thomas Brazzle, System Coordinator