Visiting Instructor Social Work

Houston, TX
Nov 02, 2019
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Visiting Instructor Social Work

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Job Description Summary / TWC Summary:

Teaches undergraduate social work courses (12 hours in fall/ 12 hours in spring) in the Department of Social Work.

Essential Duties Summary:

Teaches classes in the Social Work Department. Connects at-risk students with appropriate supportive services at TSU to address barriers to academic achievement, such as the Student Accessibility Services Office, campus tutoring, and the Counseling Center. Submits student progress reports, midterm grades, attendance reports, and final grades on time. Collects and reports data required for the Social Work Department Assessment and Strategic Plan. Attends required/mandatory university, college, and departmental meetings and trainings. Provides academic advisement to social work majors. Performs other job-related duties as required.

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Hiring Range:

Commensurate with experience.


Requires a Master’s degree (MA/MS/AM/MASW/MSSW/MSW) from a CSWE-accredited social work program.

Required Licensing/Certification:

None required; LBSW, LMSW, or LCSW preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

The Visiting Instructor should have knowledge and skills related to generalist social work practice. The Visiting Instructor will function as an important part of the Social Work Department team, through delivery of a set curriculum, identifying at-risk students and campus resources to address barriers to student success, and exercising compliance with university, college, and departmental policies. The Visiting Instructor must have excellent communication and documentation skills, as well as possess expertise in social work practice, research, theory, and policy, in order to teach across the curriculum. It is expected that the Visiting Instructor possess cultural awareness, and ability to work with culturally diverse faculty and students. Must be comfortable using email and learning platforms, such as Blackboard, as well as operating desktop computers and LCD projectors.

Work Experience:

Requires a minimum of one year of professional social work practice or teaching experience.

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Work Complexity/Budget Authority:

Responsible for adhering to all university, college, and departmental policies. Visiting Instructors do not have budgeting responsibilities.

Independent Judgment/Decision Making/Problem Solving Skills:

Visiting Instructors are responsible for making decisions and problem-solving, and are expected to consult with the Department Chair, as needed.

Personal/Organizational Contacts:

Visiting Instructors must be able to maintain professional relationships and professional boundaries with students, faculty, and staff in the Social Work Department. Visiting Instructor must be compliant with FERPA, and maintain confidentiality of student information, communication, and documentation.

Customer Service Relationships:

Visiting Instructors must maintain the dignity and worth of all students, staff, and faculty at TSU, in all written and verbal communications/ interactions.

Working/Environmental Conditions:

Visiting Instructors should follow all safety procedures. There is no heavy lifting required as a part of the position.

UA EEO Statement:

It is the policy of Texas Southern University to provide a work environment that is free from discrimination for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, individuals with disability, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its programs, activities, admissions or employment policies. This policy of equal opportunity is strictly observed in all University employment-related activities such as advertising, recruiting, interviewing, testing, employment training, compensation, promotion, termination, and employment benefits. This policy expressly prohibits harassment and discrimination in employment based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, genetic history, national origin, individuals with disability, age, citizenship status, or protected veteran status. This policy shall be adhered to in accordance with the provisions of all applicable federal, state and local laws, including, but not limited to, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Open to all applicants.

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