Lecturer - Social Work (pool)

Description
Envision yourself in a collaborative, inclusive, and innovative work environment that has a deep commitment to position our graduates for success in their professional and personal lives. Visualize applying your energy and skills for an organization that respects and cares about its employees enough to offer some of the best benefits of the industry while encouraging every team member to grow, collaborate, and provide input on how to consistently make the workplace a place people love to work. Imagine working at a college that welcomes everyone — students, faculty, staff, and community members — regardless of their backgrounds, beliefs, or traditions. If what was just described is what you look for in a workplace, welcome to the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS)!

The School of Public Affairs at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) invites applications to establish and maintain an ongoing pool of lecturer applications from which future appointments to temporary, non-tenure track positions for the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) and Master of Social Work (MSW) programs will be made.

UCCS’s Bachelor of Social Work and Master of Social Work programs launched in Fall 2020. Both programs are in pre-candidacy with candidacy anticipated in February 2021 and full accreditation anticipated by 2023. More information about UCCS Social Work is available here: https://spa.uccs.edu/programs/social-work.

This is a part-time lecturer position and appointments are made on a semester-by-semester basis. The person in this position will primarily teach undergraduate-level courses in Social Work, with the possibility of occasional course assignments at the graduate level as needed. The successful candidate will be prepared to teach required courses within the Social Work major including but not limited to: Introduction to Social Work; Social Work Research; Human Behavior and the Social Environment; Contemporary Issues in Social and Public Policy; Social Work Practice with Individuals, Families, and Groups; and/or Social Work Practice with Organizations and Communities. Course offerings include day and evening classes as well as the ability to teach in a variety of formats (e.g., face-to-face, hybrid, and online). This position reports to the Chair of Social Work.

Duties include preparing syllabi, conceptualizing development, teaching tasks in accordance with Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accreditation, and management of student course grades in the learning management system.

***Please note that we will contact qualified individuals as needed to teach classes. This posting is to create a pool of applicants.***

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs will not sponsor work visas or permanent resident applications for this position.

Who We Are:

The School of Public Affairs (SPA) is a dynamic learning community serving those who seek to make a difference in the public sector. Degrees offered by the School of Public Affairs include the Bachelor of Social Work, Master of Social Work, Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice, Master of Criminal Justice, and Master of Public Administration. Our programs emphasize critical thinking and analytical skills necessary for leading and managing effectively in a diverse society. Our graduates are prepared to innovate in the complex world in which we live.

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is one of four campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to over 9,000 undergraduate and 1,800 graduate students. UCCS offers 53 undergraduate degree programs, 24 graduate degree programs, and 8 doctoral programs. UCCS is also home to the world’s only Bachelor of InnovationTM program, which allows our graduates to master multi-disciplinary skills and graduate ready to create real change in the world. UCCS was recently classified as a “High Research Activity” university by the Carnegie Foundation and takes pride in being the only higher education institution in southern Colorado that explicitly includes research as part of its mission. We have a strong focus in fueling student success by creating, using, and maintaining a multitude of offices – First Year Experience, Excel Centers, Academic Advising, and the Career Center just to name a few. Overall, UCCS is constantly focused of preparing our students to have success in the future, and we understand that every single employee on our campus has a significant effect on that focus.

The city, which was recently ranked as the number two Best Places to Live by U.S. News & World Report in 2022, known as Olympic City USA, rests at the base of Pikes Peak, the inspiration for the song “America the Beautiful” and a must-see for residents and visitors alike. The 14,115 foot summit is just one of dozens of area attractions, including scenic trains, museums, parks, a zoo and more. With a mild climate and 247 days of sunshine each year, the Springs boasts some of the state’s best recreation opportunities.

Work Location: Determined by course modality (i.e., on-site if teaching an in-person course; remote if teaching an online course; or a combination of the two if teaching a hybrid course)

Remote work will be available for emergency events. This will be offered based on the emergency and allowance will come from leadership and the guidelines provided at the time of the emergency.

This position has been determined to be exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

What We Offer:

Salary Range: 

Pay rate is dependent on the number of courses taught for the School of Public Affairs (SPA):

  • 1st & 2nd course taught for SPA = $3,250/course
  • 3rd & 4th course taught for SPA = $3,450/course
  • 5th course and beyond taught for SPA = $3,750/course
This position is eligible for paid sick leave. Information on benefits, including eligibility, is located at: http://www.cu.edu/employee-services.

Detailed Application Instructions:

To receive consideration, applicants must submit the following materials:

  • Current resume/Curriculum Vitae that must include date ranges to include month and year (mm/yyyy) and whether the position was full time or part time.
  • Cover letter specifically describing the following: 1) how you meet this position’s minimum and, if applicable, preferred qualifications, 2) your professional social work experience with racially, ethnically and culturally diverse practice and/or student populations, 3) which Social Work major courses and in which emphasis area(s) you are qualified to teach, and 4) if interested in teaching at the graduate level, which MSW courses and in which emphasis area(s) you are qualified to teach.
  • Unofficial transcripts for MSW and, if applicable, DSW or Ph.D.
The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check. 

Applicants with disabilities: If you have a mental or physical impairment, which limits one of your major life activities (e.g. walking, hearing, seeing, speaking, breathing, or learning) and require special accommodations for testing or interviewing, it is your responsibility to notify the office scheduling the interview or test at least 3 working days before the interview or test date.  If you need special accommodations at the work site, you must notify the appointing authority or Human Resources.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.



Qualifications
Please note that while the position details both required qualifications as well as preferred qualifications below, we want applicants to be aware that they do not need to have all of the desired skills and experience to be considered for this position. If you meet the minimum qualifications, have passion for the work, along with experience in a related field, you are encouraged to apply. We encourage on-the-job training for any additional skills or knowledge that become relevant to the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

    An earned Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.A minimum of 24 months full-time, or equivalent, post-MSW professional social work experience.A doctoral degree or an active social work license in any U.S. state by the time of hire. Applicants without a doctoral degree must have active social work license in Colorado within 12 months of hire.
Preferred Qualifications:

    An earned Doctor of Social Work (DSW) or Ph.D. in Social Work (or related field).At least 9 months of teaching and/or professional training experience in Social Work, or a related discipline.Experience in teaching in a variety of formats (e.g., face-to-face, hybrid, and online).
Physical Requirements:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit. Employee is occasionally required to move. Tasks may involve looking at computer screen continuously for long periods of time. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

UCCS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the Office of Human Resources at (719) 255-3372.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the established essential functions and meet the physical and environment demands described satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability, physical and environmental conditions required of the employee on the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, physical and environmental demands.



Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Colorado Springs
Schedule: Part-time
Posting Date: Jun 30, 2022
Unposting Date: Jun 30, 2023, 10:59:00 PM

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