Assitant Professor Social Work / Part-time Temp...
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Assitant Professor Social Work / Part-time Temp...
About Westfield State University:
In 1839, Horace Mann founded Westfield State University as the first public higher education institution without barrier to race, gender or economic class. Westfield State University is committed to a policy of non-discrimination, equal opportunity, diversity and affirmative action. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people including minorities, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and other protected persons, or individuals with diverse cultural backgrounds.
Westfield State is the most residential of the state universities in Massachusetts, with over 60% of our 5600 full-time undergraduate students living on campus. The campus is ideally situated on the edge of the Berkshire Mountains in western Massachusetts just 30 minutes from the thriving cultural centers of Northampton and Amherst, and 1.5 hours from both Boston and Albany.
Campus Title: Assistant Professor Social Work Part-Time Temporary
State Job Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Social Work
Job Type: Part-time Temporary
Timeframe: Academic Semesters 2022/2023
Regular Days Off: Saturday and Sunday
Unit Member per credit $ 1,953.83 / Per 3 credit class $5,861.49
Non-Unit Member per credit $1,297.64 / Per 3 credit class $3,892.92
General Statement of Duties:
The Master of Social Work Program, within the School of Health, Natural Sciences, and Human Services, invites applicants to apply for the adjunct faculty pool for positions beginning in the 2022/2023 academic year. Westfield State's MSW Program has a single clinical concentration with an optional specialization in: Children, Youth, and Family, Health Social Work, Substance Use and Addictions, and Latinx Community Health (course content offered in Spanish). Our students often work full time, have families, and possess a variety of employment and life experiences.
The MSW Program is delivered in a hybrid format where 2/3 of the class is provided in real time and 1/3 is asynchronous. There are two tracks, one in person onground at our Westfield MA campus, and the other is fully online where the real time coursework is delivered via Zoom. Our MSW courses are fully built. Our adjuncts do not have responsibility to create syllabi or curriculum, in addition, courses with multiple sections have a course lead for support. Adjunct faculty complete a social work faculty orientation and a WebCamp from our Center for Instructional Technology to prepare for the online teaching components.
We are seeking well-qualified, highly motivated, well-organized individuals with online/onground teaching experience to teach the following courses:
- Foundation and Advanced field seminar
- Human Behavior in the Social Environment
- Social Work Practice I - V
- Research Methods
- Social Welfare Policy & Advanced Policy Analysis
- Social Work Electives
Duties and Responsibilities:
Duties include but not limited to:
- Using innovative teaching techniques
- Completing course prep such as reviewing the course, ordering texts, and understanding the course topics and course set-up
- Responding to students in a timely manner through the course or email
- Grading within the university guidelines
- Meeting with students on Zoom, by telephone, or in the office
- Maintaining course records such as attendance, grades, etc.
- Modeling the NASW Code of Ethics and monitoring students to ensure the same
- Attending adjunct faculty orientation and/or field supervisor meetings
- Completing all, new faculty, on-boarding training.
- Candidates must have an MSW degree from a CSWE accredited program
- Two-years, post-masters work experience.
- Preference will be given to candidates with prior teaching experience at the university level
- Who have a proven ability to work effectively with a broad mix of student ages, life experiences, and culturally diverse backgrounds.
For the majority of new employees, the minimum starting salary will apply. Specific salary for current Westfield State University employees and individuals currently working for the state of Massachusetts must be calculated individually in accordance with collective bargaining and state policies and procedures.
State job specifications for this position may be found at the department of higher education website: http://www.mass.edu/foremployees/classificationspecs/classspecs-pers.asp
Westfield State University understands that persons with disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance regarding disability accommodations, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (413) 572-8106.
Employment at Westfield State University is contingent upon a background check that is satisfactory to the University. Failure to provide written authorization for a background check will nullify the offer of employment.
As a condition of employment, you will be required to complete an initial series of COVID vaccination (2 doses of Pfizer/Moderna or 1 dose of J&J) prior to coming to campus. Initial booster doses are strongly encouraged for everyone who is eligible. New employees will be required to provide proof of vaccination to Human Resources prior to onboarding. Employees who require a medical or religious exemption should email Tina Bones, Benefits Manager in Human Resources, at [email protected].
An online application is required. A complete application includes:
- Cover Letter*
- Curriculum vitae
- Unofficial copy of transcripts of highest degree
- Statement of teaching philosophy with areas for continuing scholarship
- Contact information for three reference letter providers**
* Contact information for three reference letter providers should be completed on the reference form. Applicants that are using Interfolio for an existing confidential letter of recommendation should provide the Interfolio based email address (e.g. [email protected]).
NOTE: If you need assistance completing your application please contact our online Help Desk. The link to the help desk can be found at the top of the page via Contact Us.
Westfield State University provides equal access to employment opportunities for all applicants, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, age, disability or veteran status in compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and policies.
To apply, visit https://westfield.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=148869&CNTRNO=30&TSTMP=0
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