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Visiting Lecturer; Social Work

University of North Alabama
Florence, Alabama
Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
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The Department of Social Work at the University of North Alabama is seeking a non-tenure-track, visiting lecturer to begin January or August 2022.

Duties of the position include teaching five to six courses in the online MSW program each semester (courses are 8-weeks each, 2 credit hours per course), student advisement responsibilities, assistance with field internships as needed, and serving on relevant committees. Successful candidate must be able to teach across the MSW curriculum to develop professionally grounded social workers that are knowledgeable, skilled, and ethical in keeping with the Council of Social Work Education (CSWE) accreditation standards. This candidate will also serve as liaison between the department and the community, maintain office hours in accordance with university policy, and perform other duties as assigned by the department chair. Applicants should have a commitment to effective online teaching, student advising and mentoring, curriculum development, and professional activity.  The successful candidate may choose to work at a distance or relocate to the North Alabama region.

Minimum qualifications: MSW from a CSWE-accredited social work program is required; Minimum of two years of post-MSW social work practice experience in a social services setting is required; Doctoral degree in Social Work or a closely-related field is highly desired.

To view the complete job description and/or apply for this position, please visit our Online Employment System at  Applications will only be accepted via this system. Please be prepared to upload a cover letter, resume/CV, and reference list with contact information for at least three professional/academic references.

This position also requires transcripts for all schools attended.  Unofficial transcripts may be uploaded under the attachment headings labeled Unofficial Transcript.  Unofficial/Official transcripts may be sent to [email protected] directly from the issuing school.  Official transcripts will be required of the successful candidate, but unofficial copies may be used for the application process.  Transcripts marked as “Issued to Student” or with the applicant labeled as the intended recipient will not be accepted as official. For questions, please email [email protected] or call 256.765.4291.

UNA is an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving excellence and strength through diversity. UNA seeks a wide range of applicants for this position so that one of our core values, ethnic and cultural diversity, will be affirmed. UNA is a smoke-free campus.

We are actively seeking faculty who aspire to educate a student body rich in diversity with respect to gender, ethnicity, first-generation student status, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, and academic interests.  We particularly value faculty who are committed to mentoring and educating students from the broadest possible cross-sections of their communities and countries. Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan:


Established in 1830 as LaGrange College, the University of North Alabama has a rich history including the distinction of being the first state-supported teachers college in the South. The school's 130-acre campus is located in the historic district of Florence, Alabama, on the Tennessee River. Students come from around the country and world, but UNA is largely a regional university with about 70% of students coming from Alabama. Students can choose from more than 60 majors with professional fields in business, education, and nursing being most popular. Academic programs are supported by a 23 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 25. On the athletic front, the UNA Lions compete in the NCAA Division I ASUN Conference. If you visit campus, be sure to check out Leo II, the campus's resident African lion.

"As a regional, state-assisted institution of higher education, the University of North Alabama pursues its Mission of engaging in teaching, research, and service in order to provide educational opportunities for students, an environment for discovery and creative accomplishment, and a variety of outreach activities meeting the professional, civic, social, cultural, and economic development needs of our region in the context of a global community."

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