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Two Position Openings for Lecturers (Undergraduate Level Courses)

February 28, 2014

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Social Work Faculty at Wayne State
Detroit’s Urban University

Two Position Opening for Lecturer (Undergraduate Level Courses)

Our research infrastructure, innovative curriculum, inspired teaching and community engagement make the Wayne State School of Social Work an exciting place for those committed to social work education. We are currently recruiting two outstanding candidates to teach undergraduate courses in social work practice and/or human behavior. Preference will be given to candidates who exemplify the School’s mission of challenging minds, leading change and transforming lives through dedicated teaching, community involvement and collaborative efforts with colleagues. Candidates must demonstrate knowledge on issues and concerns of urban, poor or vulnerable populations and the ability to engage students in the practical application of social work policy and practice from the classroom to the community.

At a minimum, all candidates must have a masters degree in social work (MSW) with at least 3 years of professional post-MSW work experience and hold an active social work license. All applicants must also have previous teaching experience and be well versed in the use of technology in the classroom. Preferred applicant qualifications include a doctorate in social work, social welfare or a related discipline. We will consider MSW, ABD applicants for this position as well.

The School of Social Work, accredited since 1945, is a national leader in preparing students for professional practice. Affirming this tradition, the School is committed to addressing complex problems, promoting social justice and fostering overall well-being through engaged teaching, applied research and partnerships within an urban and global context. The Center for Social Work Research staff, housed in the School, provides support for faculty research, scholarship, and interdisciplinary collaboration. For more information about the School please visit our website at http://socialwork.wayne.edu.

Wayne State University is a Research University/Very High Research Activity (RU/VH) with 13 Schools and Colleges, offering more than 370 undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs to over 29,000 students.  The University is located in Midtown Detroit, a vibrant academic and cultural center within a few blocks of the Detroit Medical Center, Henry Ford Health System, several libraries, the Detroit Institute of Art, the Museum of African American History, the Detroit Symphony, and two Wayne State theaters. 

Applications must be made online, at http://jobs.wayne.edu, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae,three references, a writing sample and teaching philosophy statement. This position will remain posted until suitable candidates are found.

Posting Number: 040122

Contact Cheryl Waites at Email: ag6461@wayne.edu or Phone: 313-577-4400 for additional information.

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