School of Social Work Adjunct Faculty (non-credit)

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Classification:Temporary Faculty - Non-Credit non represented
Grade:Adjunct Faculty Non Credit
Work type:Adjunct Faculty
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:UAA College of Health
Location: Anchorage
Categories: Health Profession, Other

Position Summary:

The University of Alaska Anchorage School of Social Work welcomes applications from professionals in child welfare or children and family services who can develop courses, instructional products, or curriculum that advance workforce development. Adjunct faculty members will undertake their curriculum, course and/or instructional product development in collaboration with social work faculty within the School of Social Work and with partners in the Alaska Office of Children’s Services and/or tribal or nonprofit agencies serving children and families. The work of these adjunct faculty members will advance practice content in diversity, equity, prevention, family support, and competence based practice in child welfare across public, tribal, and/or nonprofit settings. Applicants will offer an MSW degree, at least three years of direct practice experience in child welfare, and demonstrated experience in curriculum, course, and/or instructional product development relevant to child welfare education and training.

Duties:

100Assess best practices in child welfare practice for potential inclusion in courses and practicum education and training. Assess best practices in training and education for inclusion in child welfare courses. Collaborate with faculty and providers of child welfare services in the design and advancement of courses, curriculum and/or instructional products at undergraduate and graduate levels. Create courses or instructional products that support the Interprofessional Certificate Program in Child Welfare Practice. Obtain, generate, and organize child welfare educational content relevant to the preparation of students for practice in public, tribal, and nonprofit service delivery settings. Lend their expertise in child welfare practice to the advancement of the School of Social Work’s Interprofessional Certificate in Child Welfare Practice.Essential

Position Information:
The University of Alaska Anchorage School of Social Work welcomes applications from professionals in child welfare or children and family services who can develop courses, instructional products, or curriculum that advance workforce development.  Adjunct faculty members will undertake their curriculum, course and/or instructional product development in collaboration with social work faculty within the School of Social Work and with partners in the Alaska Office of Children’s Services and/or tribal or nonprofit agencies serving children and families.  The work of these adjunct faculty members will advance practice content in diversity, equity, prevention, family support, and competence based practice in child welfare across public, tribal, and/or nonprofit settings.  Applicants will offer an MSW degree, at least three years of direct practice experience in child welfare, and demonstrated experience in curriculum, course, and/or instructional product development relevant to child welfare education and training.

The creation of this adjunct faculty position comes at a time of substantial progress the School of Social Work has achieved in partnership with tribal child welfare organizations, the UAA Child Welfare Academy, and the Alaska Office of Children’s Services. This progress involves an increase in child welfare professional content in existing courses, the establishment of the Occupational Endorsement Certificate in Interprofessional in Child Welfare, and practicum placements at undergraduate and graduate levels in the disciplines of Social Work, Justice, Psychology, Human Services, and other academic areas. The position will work with an interprofessional and interorganizational team in the preparation of courses and/or instructional products that advance an innovative certificate program in child welfare practice that is relevant to students enrolled in diverse disciplines within the University of Alaska system as well as other Alaska-based universities. The adjunct faculty member will develop curriculum content and courses, and translate content into innovative course designs incorporating synchronous and asynchronous methods of delivery using digital learning tools.  Some adjunct faculty members will lend their experience in child welfare practice to advance instructional products for specific child welfare courses including but not limited to digital video, digital slide instruction, and podcasts.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Knowledge of child welfare practice within public, tribal or nonprofit sectors.
  • Knowledge of the organization and implementation of case services within child welfare.
  • Knowledge of prevention and family support practices within child welfare.
  • Understanding of the education and training of child welfare practitioners.
  • Knowledge of the organization and implementation of training and educational methods in undergraduate and graduate child welfare professional development.
  • Skills in team-based collaboration in educational, training, and/or practice settings.
  • Skills in educational program development and implementation including digital methods of delivery.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and in highly collaborative team contexts.

Experience:
Three years of direct practice experience in child welfare and demonstrated experience in curriculum development and/or course development relevant to child welfare education and/or training.

Education/Training:
MSW from a CSWE accredited school of social work

Assignment Information:
Adjunct positions are on a semester appointment basis. Successful acceptance into the adjunct pool does not guarantee an offer of an appointment nor does having worked one semester guarantee an offer of employment in the following semester. This is an adjunct labor pool and applicants are hired based on departmental need. 

Salary:
Salary is based on the number of previous semesters teaching experience within the University of Alaska.

Conditions of Employment:
Applicants must be legally authorized for unrestricted employment in the United States.

Application Procedure:
Applicants will need to upload the following documents to their online application:

  • Cover letter detailing how their preparation, experience, and credentials fulfill the purpose of the position, job duties, and knowledge, skills, and abilities the position requires.
  • Resume or curriculum vitae outlining their credentials and key professional experiences.
  • Three to five current references including their names, affiliations, mailing addresses, phone numbers, and current email address.

 

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination

At-Will:
Pursuant to Board of Regents’ Policy 04.01.055.B, temporary, extended temporary, adjunct, student, casual labor, regular new hire probationary employees and those positions designated by the president as officers and senior administrators of the university are employed at-will.

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Public Disclosure Statement:

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

Drug-Free Workplace:

University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

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