The School/University: The University of Washington, School of Social Work is recognized nationally and internationally for its innovative, broadly collaborative, and rigorous engagement with complex social issues. Hallmarks of the School include its leadership in addressing contemporary Grand Challenges; cutting-edge programs of prevention and intervention research; responsiveness to the need for a workforce trained in integrated behavioral health interventions, innovative educational programs; and the quality of its graduates. Located in a rapidly growing, dynamic, and diverse urban setting, the School has strong interdisciplinary and community ties, and ranks among the top schools of social work in the country. Support for faculty teaching and research includes both a well-developed internal infrastructure and University-wide centers and initiatives. The School of Social Work is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse, inclusive and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to research, teaching and practice in a global multicultural environment.
Position(s): The University of Washington, School of Social Work invites applications for two Full-Time Lecturers (non-tenure track, multi-year contract) effective September 16, 2019.
We seek talented and innovative practitioner-educators who bring depth in culturally responsive practice and teaching at the foundation level in at least one method of practice (individual, family, group, organization, community, policy) and an area of specialty expertise, such as populations experiencing trauma, addictions or serious mental illness; immigrant/transnational families and communities; intergenerational child and family issues; or life course research in multigenerational practice/gerontology.
Applicants must have a demonstrated passion for teaching, mentorship of students, and the skills to engage and enrich our diverse student body. We are looking for productive and creative colleagues who bring fresh perspectives to the integration of theory and evidence into practice and the capacity to support the integration of class and field curricula. Our School's social justice mission leads us to invest in recruiting colleagues who in their practice, service, and scholarship, demonstrate experience with, knowledge of, and sensitivity to the needs of culturally diverse and oppressed populations.
Responsibilities: A Full-time Lecturer at the UW SSW will be a faculty member with a focus on teaching and associated administrative/service activities such as curriculum leadership, student advising, mentorship, and faculty governance. Full-time Lecturers will teach six courses per academic year (a total of 18-20 credits spread over 3 quarters) across the curriculum at the BASW, Foundation MSW and MSW Concentration levels, in both our full-time and part-time programs. Lecturers are expected to provide leadership for collaborative curriculum development, including the mentorship of developing instructors.
Lecturer Role: Full-time Lecturers are Instructional Faculty at the University of Washington and are essential and valued colleagues in the School of Social Work's educational programs. Respected for their extensive, up-to-date practice and policy experience – as well as their deep knowledge of fields of practice and populations served – they play pivotal roles and are integrated with tenure-track and field faculty in the teaching-oriented work of the School. Full-time lecturers are voting members of the UW faculty and hold significant leadership positions at the School of Social Work and across the University of Washington campus. They can be promoted to Senior and Principal ranks. As members of a world-class faculty, they also contribute to scholarship through research, publishing and conference presentations.
MSW from an accredited social work program
Minimum five years of full-time post-MSW practice experience in any area of social work
A PhD or DSW is optional, but the skills typically acquired through doctoral study that center on the theoretical and research informed underpinnings of practice are required
Demonstrated excellence in teaching at the university level
Demonstrated commitment to and evidence of: intellectual leadership; social justice work within diverse communities; integration of research, theory and practice in their substantive area; and effective collegial relationships in complex organizations
Strong preparation, demonstrated practice and leadership experience, and the ability to work effectively within a school committed to excellence in research, teaching, and community service
Salary and Contract: Salary for this nine-month position is competitive and commensurate with experience and background. Lecturers hired through this announcement will be eligible for promotion and multi-year (3-5 year) contracts, renewable upon performance.
The search will begin immediately and continue until the position is closed. References will be contacted after advanced stages of screening. Up to two positions may be available under this announcement.
Please submit the following materials:
1. Letter of application outlining practice areas, teaching philosophy and innovations, and research interests;
2. Curriculum vitae;
3. Contact information of three references;
4. Copies of teaching evaluations, samples of course syllabi, and other teaching materials
5. Examples of practice based scholarship or other contributions to the field
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.
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