Lecturer Full-Time in Social Work

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Lecturer Full-Time in Social Work

Tacoma, WA
Open Date:
Oct 8, 2019

The University of Washington Tacoma invites applications for a full‐time Lecturer/Practicum Coordinator position in Social Work beginning September 16, 2020. This is a nine‐month renewable position with appointment terms of 1‐5 years. This position is non‐tenure track. The successful candidate will teach approximately 5 courses per academic year, with optional and additionally compensated teaching opportunities during Summer quarter. In addition to teaching responsibilities, the position also will provide oversight to the Simon Family Endowment. The Endowment provides fellowships for graduate-level practicum placements for students working with individuals on the Autism Spectrum or with other developmental disabilities. The successful candidate will also participate in committee work, serve as faculty advisor to a designated number of undergraduate and graduate students, and take an active role in the activities of the School of Social Work and Criminal Justice.

The School of Social Work and Criminal Justice at UW Tacoma offers three degrees. The Master of Social Work (MSW) program includes a part‐time evening program with approximately 130 students and an Advanced Standing evening program with 30 students. The Bachelor of Arts in Social Welfare (BASW) program enrolls approximately 110 students. The School also offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice with both on‐campus and online delivery formats and offers a multidisciplinary understanding of crime and justice.

One of three campuses of the University of Washington, UW Tacoma is an urban‐serving university that offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees for the diverse population of the South Puget Sound region. UW Tacoma’s commitment to equity and inclusion is central to maintaining an atmosphere wherein students, staff, faculty and residents find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal, and professional growth. For information about UW Tacoma, please see our website at http://www.tacoma.uw.edu/.

The School of Social Work and Criminal Justice affirms the tradition of promoting social and economic justice. We aim to enhance the quality of life for all, with special attention to human diversities, populations at risk, public social services, and the prevention of social problems. As a community of diverse scholars, we advance the social work and criminal justice professions through our preparation of graduates for ethical, culturally responsive, evidence‐based practice and through scholarship that advances the knowledge base of both professions. The faculty at UW Tacoma value relationships with students and each other. We are committed to fostering the success of our students, serving the greater Tacoma community through publicly engaged scholarship, and upholding excellence in teaching in the classroom and online.

Position Functions:

The main functions of the Lecturer/Practicum Coordinator are to teach assigned courses at the BASW and MSW levels, and to provide oversight of the Simon Family Endowment.

Oversight of the Simon Family Endowment will include coordination with the UW Tacoma Development Office; recruitment and mentoring of related practicum agencies; recruitment, selection and monitoring of students receiving fellowships; development and delivery of academic enrichment activities for those students; serving as Field Instructor as needed; and coordinating with the School’s Office of Field Education.

Salary and Contract:

Salary for this nine‐month position is competitive and commensurate with experience and background. The Lecturer/Practicum Coordinator hired through this announcement will be eligible for promotion and multi‐year (1‐5 year) contracts, renewable upon performance.

  • MSW from a CSWE accredited institution or foreign equivalent;
  • Minimum of three years full‐time post MSW practice experience in any area of social work;
  • Experience with higher education teaching of human service-related courses;
  • Practice and/or teaching experience related to Autism Spectrum Disorder and/or developmental disabilities;
  • Experience in social justice work within diverse communities;
  • Experience in supervising social work practicum students and/or coordinating practicums for social work students;
  • Experience working and collaborating with community agencies/organizations.

Application Instructions:

Priority screening of applicants will begin on November 15, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. Questions only may be sent to: [email protected] (Subject: Lecturer position).

Applicants should submit the following materials electronically:

  1. Letter of application outlining practice experience, experience supervising social work practicum students and/or coordinating practicums for social work students, teaching experience, applicants perspective on inclusive and multicultural approaches to social work. Application statement should detail how teaching, practice and service has supported the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their fields; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further UW Tacoma's commitment to diversity and inclusion.
  2. Curriculum vitae.
  3. Contact information of three references.
  4. Copies of teaching evaluations or other evidence of teaching effectiveness. This may also include samples of applicant-developed course syllabi.

Persons who are offered employment with the School of Social Work and Criminal Justice at UW Tacoma must successfully complete a pre‐employment background check. They also will be required to provide official transcripts for degree‐verification purposes.




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Posted: 10/11/2019
Application Due: 1/31/2020
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