Adjunct Instructor, Graduate School of Social Work

Job description

The Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW) is a vibrant community of scholars and teachers committed to having a diverse faculty and student body. The Schools curriculum, research, and community partnerships emphasize social and economic justice, along with an understanding of and respect for social, political, and cultural diversity both nationally and internationally. GSSW provides an intellectual, collegial, and supportive environment that fosters interdisciplinary and international educational opportunities. GSSW engages in collaborative projects locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally. GSSW and the University of Denver are committed to enhancing the diversity of faculty and staff.

Position Summary

The Graduate School of Social Work at the University of Denver manages the following four MSW Programs: (1) Denver Campus MSW Program with in-person courses on the University of Denver Campus in Denver, CO and occasional online teaching opportunities, (2) [email protected] with only online teaching opportunities of courses that primarily run on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings, (3) the Four Corners MSW Program in Durango, CO with in-person teaching opportunities on Fridays & Saturdays, and (4) the Western Colorado MSW Program in Glenwood Springs, CO with in-person teaching opportunities on Fridays and Saturdays. GSSW is looking to hire adjunct instructors for the Spring Quarter (March 31 - June 8, 2021, with grades due June 15, 2021)/ 2021 - 2022 academic year to teach a variety of graduate courses across these programs. GSSW courses are categorized as foundation curriculum in social work and as concentration-focused practice, theories, policy, research, and values courses. GSSW concentration courses span topics of advanced social work practice, aging, children & youth, child welfare, health & wellness, mental health, organizational leadership, policy, & practice, and sustainable development and global practice. This posting will serve for multiple openings across programs. More information about the schedule of classes may be found on the Registrars Office Online Schedule. Adjunct faculty positions are non-benefited positions.

Required Qualifications

  • Masters degree for courses categorized as a theory, research, policy, or values course.
  • Any 'practice course in the foundation curriculum and methods/skills concentration course requires a Master of Social Work (MSW) and two-years post-MSW practice experience.
  • Ability to articulate teaching approaches used in professional graduate education programs.
  • Successful facilitation experiences for adult learners in trainings, groups, or teaching.
  • Must be a strong user of Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Strong attention to detail and strong customer service orientation. Ability to prioritize workload, anticipate needs, and work effectively within a large university setting and across faculty and administrative roles.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master of Social Work degree.
  • Experience working in a university setting.
  • Previous successful teaching experience in social work.
  • Knowledge of the Graduate School of Social Work and University of Denver.
  • Knowledge of Zoom video conferencing and academic learning management systems (i.e., Canvas, 2DU).

Working Environment

  • Depending on the program, it may be virtual, campus-based, or distance-program based.
  • You will need to provide your own personal computing laptop for teaching. Chrome-books will not be allowed, as they do not sufficiently connect to learning management system features.
  • No office space is assigned, but you will have an assigned classroom, if teaching an in-person modality course. For online courses, you may teach from anywhere you prefer that offers a conducive, distraction free, and stable internet access environment.

Course Rate

  • Adjunct faculty: $1037.50 per credit hour for 1-5 years of employment, $1087.50 per credit hour for 6+ years of employment per quarter
  • Ad hoc course coordinators: $1,250 per course, per quarter
  • Emeriti and overload pay for appointed faculty: $1,350 per credit hour, per quarter
  • Substitute coverage: $30 per hour for the class session covered and up to 1 hour of course preparation.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidates sex or any other protected status.

The University of Denver offers some benefits for non-benefited employees. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.




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Job No: 493492
Posted: 2/22/2021
Application Due: 4/23/2021
Work Type: Part Time
Salary: Negotiable