Social Work Affiliate Instructor Position / Content Area: Human Behavior and the Social Environment

Position Summary

The successful applicant will teach courses in the area of human behavior and social environment theory and/or in courses related to the philosophy of social work and/or courses related to theories related to intersectionality, power, privilege and oppression, at the graduate and/or undergraduate level.

Qualified applicants will be placed in the departmental pool and will be considered for affiliate/part-time instructors beginning Spring 2016 through Spring 2019.

EO STATEMENT: Metropolitan State University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer.

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Position Title
Social Work Affiliate Instructor Position / Content Area: Human Behavior and the Social Environment

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Salary for Announcement

Affiliate Faculty – dependent on degree(s) held and number of credit hours taught.

Salary is based on current MSU Denver Affiliate pay per credit hour.

Employee Category
Affiliate Faculty

SWK - Social Work

EClass Code
Part-Time Affiliate Faculty


Affiliate/Part-time faculty are part-time, at-will employees hired to teach on a per credit hour basis for specific classes, as needed, usually on a semester by semester basis. Affiliate Faculty are not eligible for benefit coverage under the University’s benefit program. All such teaching assignments are dependent on budget and enrollment. An Affiliate faculty member’s duties include: meeting assigned classes (day, evening or weekend as needed) or delivering on-line content and comply with all University, College, School, and Department policies; providing instruction in assigned classes consistent with the content and learning objectives of the regular course syllabus and, if appropriate, with Department course coordination policies; being available, either face to face or electronically, to students in assigned classes to provide additional academic support as needed and appropriate for the teaching assignment; and complying with University-wide student evaluation of instruction policies and peer observation policies. Occasional meetings with faculty teaching in the same content area may be required before, during, and after semesters. The instructor is required to provide feedback on student’s writing and critical thinking abilities on a timely basis.

Required Qualifications

Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from a Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited institution.

Two years of relevant post MSW Social Work Practice Experience.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Five years relevant post-MSW practice experience
2. Previous relevant teaching experience at the undergraduate or graduate level.
3. Previous experience teaching online.
4. PhD or doctoral work in theory
5. Experience with diverse, historically underrepresented and/or first generation college students.
The University is particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups.

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Closing Instructions
Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

IMPORTANT: In order to be considered as an applicant you must apply via the online application system,
If you have been previously employed by the department you will only need to submit a revised CV.
If you have not been previously employed by the department you will need to attach all of the requested documentation.
If you are unable to attach copies of your transcripts at the time of application please email documents to:
Attn: Elyse Menard
Subject: "Social Work, Human Behavior and the Social Environment” attached documents


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