Social Work Adjunct Faculty
The Smith College School for Social Work is seeking candidates to serve as adjunct faculty in its MSW and PhD programs. Selected candidates will teach social work courses(s) in specific areas related to one of the following sequences: Social Work Practice, Human Behavior in the Social Environment, Policy, or Research. Courses are offered in one or both of its summer terms (Term 1: June 3 – July 5, 2024; Term 2: July 15 – August 16, 2024). We are seeking candidates who are available for the entire 10-week summer session period, as well as potentially either 5-week period. Please make your availability clear in your application. For a complete course listing, see our website at www.ssw.smith.edu Course instruction is held twice a week; two hours per session (First-year Practice courses are held three times a week). Adjuncts are responsible for instructional preparation and assessment of student performance, providing assistance to students by appointment, and attending sequence meetings.
In addition to compensation, campus meals and on-campus housing is provided to adjuncts.
An MSW from an accredited school of social work is preferred; Master level degrees from a closely related profession with direct relevance to social work will be considered. Three years of applied post-master’s experience is strongly preferred in most areas of teaching. Candidates should have a demonstrated trajectory of successful teaching excellence.
About Smith College School for Social Work:
The Smith College School for Social Work was founded in 1918 for the express purpose of preparing social workers to provide mental health services to traumatized soldiers and their families at the end of World War I. Building on this history and its reputation for excellence in clinical education, the School’s pedagogical mission remains focused on developing clinical social workers firmly grounded in a synthesis of psychological and social theories. With its intensive block program structure and immersive internship experiences, the MSW curriculum is designed to educate students on the provision of effective clinical social work services in diverse settings and populations. The Ph.D. program, established in 1964, prepares advanced clinical practitioners for leadership positions in social work education, research, and practice. In both programs, the School aims to produce generative clinical social workers adept in relationally-based, culturally responsive social work practices, well-prepared to meet the challenges of the rapidly changing field, and to help shape clinical social work for future generations.
The School’s commitment to becoming an anti-racism institution infuses all aspects of its programs; all faculty members are expected to actively contribute to this commitment in all aspects of their work.
Smith College is part of a five-college consortium centrally located in the Northeast corridor between Boston and New York in an academically engaged and demographically diverse area.
Cover letter; vita; contact information for 3 professional references. In the subject line of the cover letter, please indicate in which sequence(s) you feel you are qualified to teach.
Email application materials to firstname.lastname@example.org not later than December 1, 2023. CVs will be reviewed upon receipt and on a rolling basis until positions are filled. If you have questions, please contact Nieves Ayala, Faculty Support and Systems Specialist, at
(413) 585-7978 or at email@example.com.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS ADJUNCT POSTING IS FOR AN ADJUNCT POOL. POSITIONS MAY OR MAY NOT BE IMMEDIATELY AVAILABLE. WHENEVER OPENINGS OCCUR, SEQUENCE CHAIRS WILL TURN TO THE ADJUNCT POOLS TO FILL THE OPENINGS. APPLICANTS TO THESE POOLS WILL NOT HEAR BACK ON THEIR STATUS UNLESS AN OPENING OCCURS AND THE CHAIR DECIDES TO INTERVIEW THAT CANDIDATE TO POSSIBLY FILL THE NEW OPENING.
Smith College is committed to maintaining a diverse community in an atmosphere of mutual respect and appreciation of differences. Smith College does not discriminate in its educational and employment policies on the bases of race, color, creed, religion, national/ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, or with regard to the bases outlined in the Veterans Readjustment Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. For more information, please contact the adviser for equity complaints, College Hall 103, (413) 585-2141, or visit www.smith.edu/diversity.