Social Work-Academic Programs - Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh - (20002673)
The School of Social Work at the University of Pittsburgh has a rich history of being committed to social justice, excellent educational programs, and is a world-class research institution that is rooted in the Pittsburgh Community. The Masters of Social Work program aims to prepare graduate students in specialized knowledge and skills that reflect the social work profession's values. Pitt's School of Social Work is one of the first schools of social work in the country to offer Community Organization Social Action (COSA) track. The COSA specialization of the MSW curriculum prepares students for professional management, leadership in community service, engaging in community change, and conducting community development. With these skills, graduates can work in public and private sector as program managers, organizers, planners, grant officers, and educators in local, state, national, and international agencies.
The MSW program is looking to hire adjunct faculty within the COSA specialization who hold an MSW degree from a CSWE-accredited institution. They must also have minimum of two-years post MSW professional social work experience. Specifically, COSA Adjunct Instructors need to have areas of specialized knowledge or practice experience in areas such as community organizing, community planning and development, advocacy, governance, organizational management, and non-profit management. They should have skills to address core skill competences and national standards for community building and social work management. Instructors are expected to create engaging and inclusive learning environments and demonstrate mastery of course content. This often includes service-learning and using applied research within the classroom. Their schedules should allow them to meet with students as needed, attend meetings, trainings, and orientations as required, and follow established program/institutional guidelines. The MSW program is committed to academic excellence and is looking for social work professionals who embody the values of the profession and can provide quality education
Rate: $3,500 per three credit course
Appointment type: Part-time regular, NTS adjunct instructor (provides health insurance)
Minimum education requirements
Earned Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from a CSWE-accredited institution
Minimum experience requirement
Minimum of two-years post MSW professional social work experience
Any preferred specializations
Social Administration/Nonprofit Management
Community based health care, mental health, and social services
Please submit a curriculum vitae along with a cover letter.
The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets
Assignment Category: Parttime-Regular
Required Attachments: Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae
Internal Number: 20002673
About University of Pittsburgh
Founded in 1787, the same year the U.S. Constitution was signed, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. One of three state-related research universities in Pennsylvania, Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America.Pitt faculty members have expanded knowledge in the humanities and sciences, earning such prestigious honors as the National Medal of Science, the MacArthur Foundation’s “genius” grant, the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award, and election to the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. Pitt scientists have defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, lead the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, among numerous other accomplishments.Pitt students have earned Rhodes, Goldwater, Marshall, and Truman Scholarships, among other highly competitive national and international scholarships.Alumni have pioneered MRI and TV, won Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes, led corporations and universities, served in government and the military, conquered Hollywood and The New York Times bestsellers list, and won Super Bowls and NBA championships.