Part-Time Lecturer (Social Work)

Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, MI

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General Summary

Depending on program needs, which vary by semester, the School of Social Work (SSW) at Eastern Michigan University may seek new Part-Time Lecturers to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in social work practice, social policy, social work theory, social work research and diversity. Graduate concentration courses focus on the areas of practice with children and families; practice in health and aging; and practice in the areas of substance abuse and mental health.

The position is based on course assignment availability each semester, with applications being reviewed in June for Fall semester; November for Winter Semester and March for Summer semester. We will hold your application for one year, if a position does become available then applicants who meet our criteria will be contacted. Although this position remains continuously posted, it doesn’t guarantee that the SSW is currently hiring.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Teaching may include a number of particular obligations which employees are expected to fulfill, including but not limited to: prepare and instruct assigned course to meet overall course objectives and program goals; establish and maintain an environment conducive to student learning; meeting with students during and outside of assigned classes, assessing student work and performance, preparing syllabi and course materials, providing copies of syllabi, course materials, and collect and provide program assessment data to their supervisor on request, coordinate efforts with other instructors, and assigning and submitting grades in accordance with established Eastern Michigan University policies and procedures.

Perform related duties as required.


The selected candidate must have an MSW degree plus two years post-master's degree experience. Courses beyond the introductory level require five years post-masters experience, or a PhD and three years of social work experience. Candidates with prior teaching or training experience and positive evaluations are highly desired. Evidence of success in teaching or training is required for assignments to more advanced undergraduate and graduate courses.

Supplemental Information

Applicants should submit a CV, names and contact information for two references and a letter of interest that includes the courses they are interested in teaching.

This position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between EMU and the EMU Federation of Teachers (EMUFT) Part-time Lecturers, which covers wages and other terms and conditions of employment.


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