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150 miles north of Minneapolis. The Department of Social Work is one of five departments housed in the College of Education and Human
Services Professions and offers a BSW program and an MSW program. The BSW program is partially online. Both programs have a special emphasis
on working with American Indians and social justice. The MSW program meets distinctive professional needs of the region and follows an
advanced generalist model with opportunities for clinical practice. The UMD home page may be found at http://www.d.umn.edu.
The UMD Department of Social Work seeks to add to its pool of temporary instructors
available to teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate level such as Organization and Community Practice, Global Issues, Social
Welfare Policy, Field Seminar, Social Work with Diverse Populations, Dynamics of American Indian Families, and American Indian Social Work
Practice Issues. Fall Term is August 21st to January 3rd, 2018. Spring Term is January 4th to May 20th, 2018. Term contracts only. Note:
Being a member of the pool does not ensure a contract will be offered; course offerings, and therefore teaching appointments, vary with
demand and are subject to funding.
Job duties and responsibilities include teaching courses at the undergraduate and graduate
levels such as Organization and Community Practice, Global Issues, Social Welfare Policy, Field Seminar, Social Work with Diverse
Populations, Dynamics of American Indian Families, and American Indian Social Work Practice Issues.
1) A Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW) from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work
2) Excellent written communication skills.
3) Valid Minnesota social work license or verification of
eligibility for licensure by the Minnesota Board of Social Work.
years post-MSW practice experience (required for practice courses).
2) Social work practice experience in specific courses
assigned to teach.
3) Experience working with students and/or social work clients from diverse backgrounds.
Prior experience in working with American Indian people and communities.
5) Evidence of effective academic classroom teaching
or professional training experience.
6) Demonstrated skills related to the development and implementation of on-line courses.
7) Evidence of effective communication skills necessary for a faculty position.
8) Ability to contribute to
fostering diversity across campus, the social work curriculum, and the social work department.
Applications must be submitted
online. To apply for this position, go to http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/ and search for job opening 317880. Click on the job title to view the job details
and application instructions.
Complete applications must include the following four items. Please note that the cover letter
and resume will be attached during the application process. First submit the application and then return to the “My Activities” page to
attach the additional documents.
1) A cover letter expressing your interests, experience, accomplishments, and strengths as
they relate to the position, including your experience working with students and/or social work clients from diverse backgrounds
2) Your current resume
3) A list of the names. phone numbers and email addresses of three references (return to “My
Activities page and select “Reference Attachments” under “Attachment Purpose” to upload)
4) An unofficial transcript of your
highest level of education (return to “My Activities page and select “Transcripts” under “Attachment Purpose” to upload)
Complete online applications will be considered beginning June 28, 2017. Finalists may be required to submit additional materials. The
position will remain open until filled. The starting date is August 21, 2017. Please send any inquiries to Wendy Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.
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