The Temple University School of Social Work invites applications for full-time Non-Tenure Track Instructional Faculty and an MSW Online Program Coordinator. We seek individuals who share our dedication to nurturing the development of social work practitioners who are committed to evidence based practice at all systems levels within a framework of social justice.
Positions and Qualifications. Applicants should have an MSW and an earned doctorate in social work, social welfare, or relevant discipline. We seek candidates with experience in social work practice as well as in teaching at the undergraduate and/or master’s levels. We especially seek persons with experience in and commitment to online education. This may include familiarity with Canvas, Zoom, WebEx and/or similar learning management, communication and other educational software as well as experience in designing courses, monitoring instructional quality and incorporating discussion boards, video segments, and virtual instruction modules. For the position of Online Program Coordinator, applicants should demonstrate knowledge and skills to take online instruction to new levels involving both synchronous and asynchronous components, virtual reality, avatar-supported instruction and emerging online instructional approaches. In addition, applicants for the Online Program Coordinator should be familiar with CSWE and other instructional accreditation requirements including for continuing education.
Appointment at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor depends on experience and qualifications. We value diversity and seek persons committed to inclusive practices in education. The appointment for the Online Program Coordinator will be calendar year with appointment beginning July 1, 2019. Instructional faculty positions may begin January 1, 2019 or in August 2019 and are academic year appointments with opportunities for additional compensation in summers.
The School of Social Work. Dr. Philip McCallion, an international expert in aging, dementia and intellectual disabilities, joined Temple in 2017. Under his direction, SSW’s 26 faculty serve 800 students in CSWE-accredited BSW and MSW programs. The BSW program focuses on generalist practice and the MSW program requires advanced-year students to concentrate in a practice method and specialize in a field of practice. These programs are fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education through 2023. SSW plans to launch a doctoral program soon.
There is a strong commitment to the support of students already in the workforce, building interdisciplinary education and expanding educational opportunities. The School is in its 2nd year of delivering a fully online MSW program. Through a partnership with other disciplines within the College, MSW students can earn a concurrent MPH and additional joint degrees are in development. A strong Department of Field Education assists about 400 students annually with field placements. SSW contributes significantly to the College’s Office of Clinical Practice and Field Education, which makes 3,500 placements annually and maintains relationships with 3,000 community agencies. In the past year, SSW faculty contributed to 40 continuing education opportunities for 400 participants supporting the School’s growth in answering career development needs for social workers.
The School of Social Work’s impressive research portfolio includes research on fatherhood, aging, HIV/AIDS, mental health, substance abuse, health services, LGBTQ social and health issues, acculturation, interpersonal violence, and poverty. Collaborations at Temple exist with the Fox Chase Cancer Center (a NCI comprehensive cancer center), the Center for Obesity Research and Education, Public Health and Rehabilitation Science departments, and other schools and colleges including Medicine, Law, Liberal Arts, Education and Business.
Opportunities exist to contribute to writing grants to support student training and education. Temple SSW has been fortunate to receive grants from the Human Resources and Services Administration for advanced clinical education and scholarships for disadvantaged students.
The College of Public Health. The College is leading a new movement to reimagine the future of public health. Through transdisciplinary research and interprofessional education, our students, staff and faculty embrace public health as a catalyst for individual and community change in pursuit of the common good.
The School of Social Work is one of 9 CPH academic units enrolling 4,600 students in in 8 undergraduate and 28 graduate degree programs. The College, fully accredited by the Council on Education in Public Health as a school of public health, has seen remarkable growth and organizational expansion in configuration of programs, interprofessional education, research funding, and interdisciplinary collaboration. The School of Social Work is an active participant in the College’s research portfolio that includes behavioral, social and environmental inquiries, medical interventions, and basic science. Particular research strengths include obesity, cancer, mental health, aphasia and other language disorders, HIV/AIDS, organ and tissue donation, and aging. In addition, a new Center focused on Community Engaged Research and Practice is being launched.
The College has the highest level of extramural funding per faculty member and second highest amount of total research dollars among the 17 schools and colleges at Temple University. Much of this research support comes from the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Department of Defense as well as a wide range of foundations. CPH faculty collaborate with the Center for Public Health Law Research, the Center for Obesity Research and Education, Fox Chase Cancer Center, the Temple University Health System and other area health care systems.
The University. Temple University is an urban, research-intensive Carnegie R1 university located in historic and culturally rich Philadelphia, the nation’s 6th largest city. The city was ranked 3rd by the New York Times as a world tourist destination. The National Science Foundation ranks Temple among the top 100 universities in the country for research expenditures. Temple is the 6th largest provider of professional education in the nation and includes Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Podiatry, Law, and Dentistry in addition to research centers including the NCI-designated Fox Chase Cancer Center.
To apply, send a letter of interest, curriculum vita, a teaching statement that includes a description of experience with online education, and list of references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Application review will begin immediately.
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