POOL - Lecturer

Position Overview

A lecturer in the School of Social Welfare serves in a part- time capacity with responsibility for teaching content in person (on the Lawrence Campus and/or the Edwards Campus), online, or a combination of both in person/online in the school’s curriculum area (current openings in: DEI, Human rights & social/econ environ justice, Engagement/Assessment, Clinical practice, MH & Psychopathology, Sexuality & gender diversity). Classes are taught to students at the BSW and MSW degree level. Amount of work required can vary by position and will range from .10 FTE to 1.0 FTE.

Applicants will be reviewed and considered for teaching in the upcoming semester and as future needs arise.

The KU SSW is committed to fostering an inclusive and supportive educational environment for students, faculty, and staff. We also encourage our school community members to engage in service to the larger community to advance social, racial, economic, and environmental justice. The successful candidate will have a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the university actively encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups in higher education. The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the U.S. prior to the start of the position.

Job Description

Lecturer: 100% teaching. Teach in the BSW and/or MSW program in content areas within the School of Social Welfare. Class availability depends on Campus and program level. Responsibilities include, but not limited to:
  • Attending instructor orientation and trainings
  • Planning and organization of the course, including syllabus preparation and approval by faculty mentor, textbook acquisition, etc.
  • Instruction through the semester
  • Administration of tests and assignments, including grading
  • Being available to students through office hours and/or individual appointments
  • Assigning and posting final grades
  • Participating in School of Social Welfare curriculum development as appropriate

Required Qualifications

For teaching clinical practice classes: MSW from an accredited program with at least five years post-MSW experience.

For teaching non-clinical practice classes: Minimum of Master’s degree with at least two years of professional experience in the area related to the potential teaching assignment.

For teaching ALL classes: Previous work experience that required the ability to conceptualize the curriculum area. Previous work experience that required the ability to organize multiple tasks. Strong communication skills as demonstrated in application materials and interview. A commitment to fostering an inclusive and supportive educational environment for all students.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Experience with training, educating, and/or curriculum development in a professional role.
  2. Successful classroom teaching experience in a social work degree program.
  3. Experience using Canvas

Additional Candidate Instructions

A complete application includes an online application, resume, cover letter - including a statement on teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references.

Contact Information to Applicants

Dana Shafer

Advertised Salary Range

$2,250-$4,500 per class

Application Review Begins

Thursday May 4, 2023

Anticipated Start Date

Saturday May 27, 2023

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Posting Information

  • Posting ID:  24734BR
  • Department:  Social Welfare
  • Primary Campus:  University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
  • Reg/Temp:  Temporary
  • Employee Class:  F-Faculty
  • Review Begins:  04-May-2023

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