School of Social Work: Adjunct Instructor/Lecturer: Social Entrepreneurship & Social Change (13...

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Adjunct Instructor/Lecturer: Social Entrepreneurship & Social Change

School of Social Work

The School of Social Work at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is soliciting a part-time adjunct instructor/lecturer for the undergraduate BSW program to teach one section of SOCW 321: Social Entrepreneurship & Social Change starting Spring 2021. This course is open to undergraduates of any major across campus. The class will meet virtually twice a week for 60-minutes per session (currently scheduled TuTh 9:30-10:30am) in Spring 2021.

This course provides students an opportunity to design and eventually launch a product, service, or program intended to provide social value to communities. It engages with social entrepreneurship as a broad approach to addressing social problems. In doing so, it incorporates techniques and strategies from all three sectors of economic and social life: governments, private enterprises, and nonprofits. The initial portion of the class emphasizes concepts and principles related to socially motivated entrepreneurship. Students explore their goals, values, and strengths as they build a skillset to understand social problems; and evaluate business and program plans to address those problems. The latter portion of the course connects teams of students to design innovative social-purpose projects with support from community leaders. This course has a master syllabus and pre-developed virtual classroom space that the instructor will use and/or adapt.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Preparation for class (approximately 2-3 hours per week)
  • Teaching (2.5 hours per week)
  • Grading required coursework
  • Office hours (can be virtual but about one hour per week)
  • Adapt a course syllabus from the master syllabus, which will be provided to the instructor
  • Participate in the one-day annual Adjunct Orientation and Teaching Workshop, typically held in the fall, along with any additional training and mentoring sessions as needed

Minimum Requirements:

  • A master’s degree in a related area (e.g. social work, public affairs, public administration, philanthropy, etc.).
  • Prior work experience working with social ventures, starting a nonprofit, etc. is preferred.
  • Prior relevant teaching or training experience is preferred.

Application Process

To ensure full consideration complete applications must be submitted by November 3, 2020. Please create your candidate profile at and upload a cover letter that addresses your interest in teaching as an adjunct instructor/lecturers, area(s) of expertise, curriculum vita, and the name, email address, and phone numbers of three references.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. For further information regarding application procedures or more information about this adjunct teaching opportunity, you may email [email protected]. Information about the School of Social Work can be found at

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment. As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility.

Category:1-Faculty Title:School of Social Work: Adjunct Instructor/Lecturer: Social Entrepreneurship & Social Change (138758) Open Date:10/20/2020 Close Date:11/03/2020 Organization Name:School of Social Work




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Posted: 10/22/2020
Application Due: 11/3/2020
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