Department: School of Humanities, Religion, and Social Sciences
Status: Faculty rank; non-continuing status track, limited term (1-2 year) clinical position
Time commitment: Full-time; 11-month faculty appointment
Start date: As soon as a suitable candidate is discerned.

The FPU Social Work program seeks to prepare undergraduate students for careers in the helping professions. The program offers a traditional undergraduate, as well as a degree completion program in Social Work. Working closely with the Social Work Program DC Co-Director, the successful candidate will oversee coordination and supervision of field placements in Visalia and South Valley areas. The Coordinator’s office will be at FPU’s Visalia Campus.


  • Maintain professional memberships and professional development;
  • Oversee field instruction in Social Work in the degree-completion program cohorts located on the Visalia Campus;
  • Enhance student learning by guiding robust field instruction;
  • Work with local social work agencies to develop appropriate generalist professional field internships for program majors which connect theoretical and conceptual contribution of the classroom to the practice setting;
  • Identify and supervise field instructors in agencies providing learning opportunities for students that foster the implementation of evidence-informed practice;
  • Evaluate students’ demonstration of mastery of core competencies in the field;
  • Represent the program and university at community and professional meetings;
  • Comply with CSWE program guidelines for Baccalaureate-level programs;
  • Teach social work classes as assigned.



  • MSW from a CSWE accredited university;
  • Ability to utilize professional connections in the community to develop appropriate field internships and new partnerships with community agencies;
  • Mentor and supervise students and field instructors;
  • Minimum five years of experience in a specific area of social work practice, usually including a Field Instructor role or Task Supervisor of Interns;
  • Teaching experience with adult learners;
  • Knowledge of technology / learning-management systems;
  • Provide positive leadership and restorative discipline for students;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Knowledge of and commitment to the integration of faith and life;
  • Familiarity with the Latino community, as well as the ethnic and socio-economic diversity of the Central Valley;
  • Agreement with the mission of the university and ability to effectively communicate its values;
  • Knowledge of and commitment to NASW Values and Code of Ethics;
  • Knowledge of and ability to meet CSWE program accreditation guidelines for field instruction;
  • Commitment to the Christian faith and the University’s mission of Christ-centered teaching and learning and involvement in a local church.


  • Terminal degree;
  • LCSW certification;
  • Record or promise of scholarly achievement;
  • Skills in community outreach and collaboration;
  • Self-starter who can work independently and collaboratively;
  • Excellent organizational skills;
  • Membership in a Mennonite Brethren or Anabaptist congregation.


Dependent on qualifications and experience, and paid out over 12 months. Full-time benefits include insurance (medical, vision, dental, LTD), retirement (TIAA-CREF), Section 125 options.    


A faculty application is available at the link below.

Send a letter of application, a completed faculty application form (including personal statements), curriculum vita, three letters of reference (including one pastoral), and transcripts or placement file to

Ron Herms, Ph.D.
Dean, School of HRSS
Fresno Pacific University
1717 S. Chestnut Avenue
Fresno, CA 93702
OR email

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University description

Fresno Pacific University offers undergraduate and graduate programs that stress solid academic preparation and a strong ethical foundation. Some 4,000 traditional and adult students attend classes on the main campus in southeast Fresno or centers in North Fresno, Visalia, Bakersfield and Merced as well as online. The university also reaches about 10,000 students through professional development studies. FPU has the highest four-year graduation rate of any Central Valley college or university, is a Hispanic Serving Institution, with a Hispanic student population of 44 percent, and is one of the top 10 HSIs nationally in graduating Hispanic students. The Valley’s only comprehensive Christian university granting master’s degrees, the university is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and ranked in the top tier among western universities—master’s category by U.S. News & World Report. FPU is affiliated with the Mennonite Brethren Church, and all employees express a personal Christian commitment and support the Christian mission of the university. A description of the unique quality of FPU as an academic community can be found in the Fresno Pacific University Idea.

Fresno Pacific University is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic or social background, sex, age, or disability. Committed to excellence and actively supportive of cultural diversity, FPU invites individuals who contribute to such diversity to apply.

The university reserves the right to fill positions before the application deadline or to extend the deadline as circumstances may warrant.