The UAA School of Social Work is holding an open recruitment for adjunct instructors who are interested in expanding their practice to include part-time teaching in undergraduate and graduate social work programs.
The School of Social Work is seeking applicants for their adjunct labor pool. The School is dedicated to providing strong and innovative Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) and Master of Social Work (MSW) cirricula that encourage lifelong learning, critical thinking, and effective professional social work practice for Alaska. The BSW program is delivered on campus at UAA, while the MSW program is delivered to students across Alaska through distance education.
Acceptance into the hiring pool does not constitute a hiring agreement, nor does having worked one semester guarantee that a position will be available the following semester. Hiring decisions are made on a semester-by-semester basis, according to the needs of that semester's schedule. However, we are hoping to identify talented adjunct faculty with whom we can invest in, provide training and mentoring, and establish long term working relationships to enhance the diversity and practice experience of our collective faculty for the benefit of our students and programs.
The incumbent will be responsible for teaching one or more BSW and/or MSW courses in a manner consistent with the specific Course Content Guide. BSW courses may be taught on campus or through distance delivery. MSW courses must be taught through distance delivery. Adjunct faculty are expected to attend training, communicate regularly with program staff, and hold office hours appropriate for the course(s) being taught.
Applicants must have experience relevant to teaching specific course content in one or more of the following BSW and MSW curricular areas: human diversity; human behavior in the social environment; social work practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and/or communities; case management; social work research; social work program evaluation; and social welfare policy.
A Master of Social Work (MSW) degree is required to teach practice courses. A MSW or a master's degree in a closely related discipline is required to teach other courses (i.e., diversity, policy, human behavior, research, program evaluation). A Doctorate degree in Social Work or a closely related field is preferred.
Successful applicants must provide official transcripts documenting academic credentials required for the position as a condition of employment. Qualifying earned degrees must be conferred either by institutions of higher education which are accredited by one of the six US regional accrediting associations or by an equivalent international institution of higher education as determined by UAA based on a review by a foreign educational credential evaluation service and recognized by UAA. Applicants must be residents of the state of Alaska or have substantial experience teaching or practicing in Alaska. Successful applicants must also complete a background check. When completing the application, applicants must provide contact information for three professional references.
Applicants should be prepared to attach the following documents as part of their application:
- Cover Letter detailing your:
- Specific teaching interests
- Social work practice experience
- Teaching experience
- Teaching competencies
Please also describe how teaching for the UAA School of Social Work is a fit for you professionally and how you are a fit for the School
- Comprehensive curriculum vitae (CV) or resume
- Philosophy of teaching social work (less than 500 words)
- Unofficial or official transcripts (official transcripts will be required upon hire)
Please contact UAA School of Social Work Business Manager, Chrissy Wilson, with questions about the application process at 907-786-6911 or email@example.com.
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