College of Health & Human Services


School of Social Work

Field Education Liaison, California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC).  This is a one-year renewable faculty appointment, 5 days per week (40 hours).

CalSWEC is a partnership between social work education and the publicly supported child welfare structure.  Funded through federal Title IV-E grants, CalSWEC provides financial support to MSW students in exchange for a commitment to work in a public child welfare agency, within the State of California, for a minimum of one year for every year of support received.

Starting Date:

Winter Quarter (January 4, 2016)

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree in Social Work from an accredited social work program; five years of post-MSW social work practice experience working with children and families; two years of experience as an agency field instructor or university field seminar instructor; interest in working in a multiethnic, multicultural environment; and experience with diverse populations and cross-cultural practice.

As a University dedicated to engagement, service and the public good, the successful candidate will be expected to join faculty, staff, students and administrators in a commitment to these purposes.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in public child welfare; evidence of professional activities including presenting at conferences or coordinating workshops; experience in program development and supervision and experience at working collaboratively with community agencies.


The Field Education Liaison will report to the CalSWEC Project Coordinator for all CalSWEC duties, and Director of Field Education for other field assignments.  The incumbent in this position will teach two field seminars per quarter with a rotating Saturday assignment; provide liaison activities for seminar and other students; train and consult with field instructors; visit placement sites; and conduct evaluations of students and field instructors. Incumbent will be hired to perform additional non-instructional duties, including those requiring summer employment.


Initial salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University:

California State University, Los Angeles is one of 23 campuses within the California State University system. Founded in 1947, the University is in the city of Los Angeles, adjacent to the San Gabriel Valley, and has more than 23,000 students who reflect the rich ethnic diversity of the area. The University is a federally recognized Hispanic-serving, Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-serving, and Minority-serving institution.

Required Documentation:

Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, official transcripts, three letters of recommendation and the University’s Application for Academic Employment form. Employment contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.


Address applications, required documentation and/or requests for information to:

Siyon Rhee, PhD. Interim Director
[email protected]
School of Social Work
California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032

To request additional information, please contact:
Carol Mroz, MSW, CalSWEC Project Coordinator
[email protected] 323/343-5705

Note: The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, Cal State LA is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live, work and learn in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual. To that end, all qualified individuals will receive equal consideration without regard to economic status, race, ethnicity, color, religion, marital status, pregnancy, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex or sexual orientation, gender identification, age, disability, disabled veteran, or Vietnam era veteran status.


Upon request, reasonable accommodation will be provided to individuals with protected disabilities to (a) complete the employment process and (b) perform essential job functions when this does not cause undue hardship.