Full-time Clinical Instructor

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Job description

UMBC’s Baccalaureate Social Work Program announces a full-time clinical instructor (non-tenure track) position at The Universities at Shady Grove (USG) campus in Rockville, MD. The responsibilities include instruction, service, and academic advising. The position is a 9-month contract from September to May with opportunities to teach summer classes if interested. Minimum requirements: Candidates must have a minimum of a Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW) with at least two years post-MSW practice experience. Candidates with a Ph.D. are welcome to apply.

UMBC’s Social Work Program presents an opportunity to work with a diverse student population, and collaborate with community and academic partners to enhance the learning of future social workers. We are looking for a dynamic instructor, who values the richness of our student population, incorporates a global perspective, exhibits an understanding of oppression and discrimination, and demonstrates a commitment to vulnerable populations.

Seeking candidates whose policy, clinical, teaching, research, and/or service prepare them to contribute to engaging a culturally diverse student population. The Clinical Instructor at UMBC’s Social Work Program has three primary responsibilities: 1) instruction, 2) service, 3) academic advisement. Tasks associated with these duties include but are not limited to:

· Teach three social work courses per semester, which includes courses in the policy sequence
· Engage students from multiple perspectives, cultures, and backgrounds
· Participate in curriculum design
· Ensure that course content is consistent across UMBC’s Social Work Program, which adheres to Council of Social Work Education’s requirements

· Identify an area of service that supports the students and/or social work program at the USG campus
· Support the Social Work Program and students through commitment to committees and learning opportunities for students at UMBC at USG
· Involvement in the professional community (CSWE, BPD, NASW) including conference attendance and presentations

Academic Advising
· Maintain a physical presence on campus including office hours
· Attend faculty meetings at UMBC and USG
· Meet with assigned students each semester to review and approve their academic schedules, review graduation requirements, and mentor and provide recommendations for the long-term academic/professional goals of students knowing that many students are first generation college students from varying cultural, economic, and racial backgrounds
· Support the academic and professional growth of students through individual meetings and supporting the planning and implementation of student events

How to apply

Please submit cover letter, curriculum vita, a brief description of teaching and research interests, a description of commitment to diversity and inclusion and, how that commitment could be applied in the role as clinical instructor, and the names and contact information of three references to: https://apply.interfolio.com/48606. Screening of applications will begin March 16, 2018 and continue until position is filled. If you have questions, please contact Katie Morris at kath@umbc.edu.

From our modest beginnings in 1856 as a small agricultural school with four faculty members and 35 students, the University of Maryland has developed into a globally preeminent research university with more than 37,000 students from more than 130 countries around the world.