The Social Work & Sociology department in the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences is seeking a Program Director and Professional Lecturer of Social Work for our new fully online MSW program.
Marist has been granted permission by NYSED and CSWE to develop a fully online MSW program that will have a traditional 2-year stand-alone program as well as a 1-year advanced standing program. We are seeking a Program Director who will join us in the fall of 2024 as we open our doors to the first cohort of students. The Program Director will be responsible for completing the application to CSWE, currently in progress, and assuring going forward that all CSWE standards are met.
The Program Director will have an important role in recruitment, advisement of students, preparation of handbook materials and program policies, hiring and supervising part time faculty, and teaching.
We are seeking candidates preferably with a with a Ph.D. from an accredited CSWE institution. The successful candidate will have earned a master’s degree in social work (MSW) from an accredited CSWE institution. We seek dynamic faculty who model the knowledge, skills, and values necessary for ethical practice.
We are excited to announce the opening in fall of 2024 of the fully renovated Dyson building which will include a counseling/therapy suite with state-of-the-art technological capabilities.
PhD in Social Work
Prior experience teaching in a fully online format
The Successful candidate will have demonstrated the ability to contribute to a diverse learning environment and facilitate student learning on anti-racist and anti-oppressive social work practice.
In summary, essential duties include:
Hire and supervise MSW faculty
Oversee advisement of all MSW students
Scheduling all courses for stand-alone and advanced standing MSW programs
Ongoing CSWE assessment, compliance with all CSWE guidelines
Competence in the use of instructional technology
Teaching in the program (a 50% course load reduction is granted for administrative responsibilities)
Prior experience teaching at the BSW or MSW level
Required Application Documents:
Resume, Cover Letter, & Contact Information of 3 Professional References
The position includes a comprehensive benefit package*. Benefits for this position include but are not limited to the following:
Unlimited paid sick time.
14+ paid holidays per year.
Medical, Dental & Vision insurance programs at a 15% employee / 85% employer contribution rate. Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) and Dependent Care (FSD).
Generous short-term and long-term disability programs and workers compensation.
403(b) defined contribution plan:
First 6 years College contributes 7.5%, Employee contributes a mandatory 4%.
College contribution increases to 10.5% in year 7, and 12% after 15 years.
Employee contribution decreases to 1% in year 7. Remains 1% thereafter.
403(b) Tax Deferred Annuity – Roth option available. Voluntary, up to IRS maximum contribution.
Up to 16 undergraduate credits per semester. Up to 18 graduate credit per academic calendar. Eligibility extends to employee, spouse, and dependent children under age 26.
College pays 100% tuition only.
Eligible dependents may be Reimbursed up to $2,000 per semester towards tuition at another accredited institution.
*Eligibility requirements including waiting periods and/or employee probationary periods may apply at the discretion of the College.
About the Department/School:
The Social Work & Sociology department is one of four departments in the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences. The other departments are psychology, criminal justice, and teacher education. The School also has graduate programs as follows: MA School Psychology; MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling; Masters of Arts in Teaching; MS in Education, Contemporary Curriculum and Instruction.
The Social Work & Sociology department in collaboration with the Criminal Justice department is launching a dual major in Social Work and Criminal Justice. The Social Work Program is also in the process of creating a fully online MSW program.
The Social Work & Sociology Department and the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences are committed to advancing a diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning environment. The School has taken leadership with several social justice initiatives, including Creating an Inclusive Community dialogues, the Marist Center for Social Justice Research, a Social Justice minor, and the Marist College Diversity Leadership Institute.
About Marist College:
Located on the banks of the historic Hudson River and at its Florence, Italy campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission is to “help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.” Marist educates approximately 5,000 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,200 adult and graduate students in 53 undergraduate majors and numerous graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees, and also Doctor of Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs. Marist is consistently ranked among the best colleges and universities in America by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures and The Best 386 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (3rd Most Innovative School/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. Marist’s study abroad program is ranked #2 in the nation by the U.S. State Department’s “Open Doors Report” and has also received the Senator Paul Simon Award for First Year Abroad programs in Italy and Ireland. Marist’s Joint Study partnership with IBM, which began in 1988, has brought the College the kind of world-class technology platform typically found at leading research institutions. To learn more, please visit https://www.marist.edu/about
Type of Position:
Faculty (Full-Time) with release time for administrative responsibilities
Months per Year:
As needed to complete both administrative and teaching responsibilities
Hours per Week:
Marist College Main Campus
Number of Position Openings:
Equal Employment Statement:
Marist College is committed to creating a diverse workforce on our campus by ensuring that barriers to equal employment opportunity and upward mobility do not exist here. To this end, the College will strive to achieve the full and fair participation of minorities, women, people with disabilities, and any other protected groups found to be under represented.
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