Instructor, Social Work #443431

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Instructor, Social Work #443431




Commensurate with Experience & Qualifications

Job Summary/Basic Function:

Job Summary:
The Lamar University Social Work program, which offers BSW degrees, invites applications from candidates who have a strong background in Social Work for an Instructor position. An MSW and 2-years post-MSW experience are required at the time of appointment, prospective work toward a doctorate preferred. Expertise in macro-level practice, healthcare, and/or research preferred.

Candidates must show a commitment to undergraduate teaching and advising. The candidate will be expected to teach a variety of courses in the Social Work curriculum, advise students, engage in community service, serve on committees and supervise student research. Preference will be given to applicants who have demonstrated quality teaching at the undergraduate level and have an understanding of CSWE accreditation requirements.

A letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, copies of graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation should be submitted via the Human Resources employment website at Lamar University ( Background check required.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Candidates must be able to teach courses in topics such as: Research Methods, Introduction to Social Welfare, Mental Health, Social Work in Healthcare, Human Behavior (HBSE), Social Work Practice, Policy, and topical seminar courses. Candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to excellent teaching and service. Additional responsibilities include student advising and services to the campus and community.

Minimum Qualifications (Education & Experience):

•A Master’s degree in Social Work (MSW) from an accredited university with two years’ post degree experience
•Teaching experience

Preferred Qualifications (Education & Experience):

•PhD in Social Work or prospective achievement of the doctorate. Consideration will be given to a doctorate in a related field.
•Teaching experience in a CSWE accredited Social Work program
•Social work license
•Experience with grant funded research

EEO Statement:

Lamar University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Veteran's Preference:

Lamar University is proud to provide employment preference to veteran applicants in accordance with Texas 805 Government Code, Section 657.003.

Security Sensitive Statement:

This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

Lamar Expectation of Quality:

Employee will support the mission of Lamar by providing high quality, professional services, timely responses and solutions to customer requests.


This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the job and the general nature and level of work performed by job holders within this job. But, this job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of qualifications, skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position. This description is subject to modification as the needs and requirements of the position change. Lamar University reserves the right to revise, change or eliminate this job description at any time.

Other duties may be assigned to this position on a regular or occasional basis to respond to the needs of the university.

This Job Description is not intended to be a contract of employment or a legal document. Employment with Lamar University is at will, and may be terminated with or without cause, and with or without notice, at any time. Nothing in this Job Description shall be interpreted to be in conflict with or to eliminate or modify in any way the employment-at-will status of Lamar University employees.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Application Process:
The review of applicants will begin immediately, and the search will remain open until the position is filled. Applicants should send a letter of application describing field and teaching experience, curriculum vitae, official transcripts (required of appointee), and the names, addresses, and contact information of three references (to include at least a supervisor and a colleague) to:

Dr. Ginger Gummelt
Department of Sociology, Social Work, & Criminal Justice
c/o Department of Human Resources
P.O. Box 10026
Beaumont, TX 77710

We look forward to your letters or calls of inquiry and your application. Please contact Ginger Gummelt, Social Work Program Director, P.O. Box 10026, Lamar University, Beaumont TX 77710; 409 880-8568; email: [email protected]

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Posted: 7/17/2020
Application Due: 1/14/2021
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