The School of Public Affairs at the University of Colorado
Colorado Springs (UCCS) invites applications to establish and
maintain an ongoing pool of lecturer applications from which future
appointments to temporary, non-tenure track positions for the
Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) and Master of Social Work (MSW)
programs will be made.
UCCS's Bachelor of Social Work and Master of Social Work
programs launched in Fall 2020. Both programs are in pre-candidacy
with candidacy anticipated in February 2021 and full accreditation
anticipated by 2023. More information about UCCS Social Work is
available here: https://spa.uccs.edu/programs/social-work.
This is a part-time lecturer position and appointments are made
on a semester-by-semester basis. The person in this position will
primarily teach undergraduate-level courses in Social Work, with
the possibility of occasional course assignments at the graduate
level as needed. The successful candidate will be prepared to teach
required courses within the Social Work major including but not
limited to: Introduction to Social Work; Social Work Research;
Human Behavior and the Social Environment; Contemporary Issues in
Social and Public Policy; Social Work Practice with Individuals,
Families, and Groups; and/or Social Work Practice with
Organizations and Communities. Course offerings include day and
evening classes as well as the ability to teach in a variety of
formats (e.g., face-to-face, hybrid, and online). This position
reports to the Chair of Social Work.
Duties include preparing syllabi, conceptualizing development,
teaching tasks in accordance with Council on Social Work Education
(CSWE) accreditation, and management of student course grades in
the learning management system.
Who We Are:
The School of Public Affairs (SPA) is a dynamic learning
community serving those who seek to make a difference in the public
sector. Degrees offered by the School of Public Affairs include the
Bachelor of Social Work, Master of Social Work, Bachelor of Arts in
Criminal Justice, Master of Criminal Justice, and Master of Public
Administration. Our programs emphasize critical thinking and
analytical skills necessary for leading and managing effectively in
a diverse society. Our graduates are prepared to innovate in the
complex world in which we live.
The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is one of four
campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to over
10,500 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students.
What We Offer:
Pay rate is dependent on the number of courses taught for the
School of Public Affairs (SPA):
* 1st & 2nd course taught for SPA = $3,250/course * 3rd & 4th
course taught for SPA = $3,450/course * 5th course and beyond
taught for SPA = $3,750/course
Temporary Lecturer appointments are not eligible for group
health and life insurance benefits or vacation leave accrual. This
position is eligible for paid sick leave. Information on benefits,
including eligibility, is located at:
Tentative Search Timeline:
* Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis and
lecturers will be selected in anticipation of UCCS's three
semesters, Fall, Spring, and Summer.
Detailed Application Instructions:
To receive consideration, applicants must submit the following
* Current resume/Curriculum Vitae that must include date ranges
to include month and year (mm/yyyy) and whether the position was
full time or part time. * Cover letter specifically describing the
following: 1) how you meet this position's minimum and, if
applicable, preferred qualifications, 2) your professional social
work experience with racially, ethnically and culturally diverse
practice and/or student populations, 3) which Social Work major
courses and in which emphasis area(s) you are qualified to teach,
and 4) if interested in teaching at the graduate level, which MSW
courses and in which emphasis area(s) you are qualified to teach. *
Unofficial transcripts for MSW and, if applicable, DSW or Ph.D.
The University of Colorado is committed to providing a safe and
productive learning, living and working community. To assist in
achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all
prospective applicants being considered for employment. Background
investigations include a criminal history record check, educational
verification, and, when appropriate, a financial and/or motor
vehicle history check.
UCCS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In
compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its
commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces
diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the
basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender,
disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender
identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation
or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including
employment, admissions, and educational programs. Alternative
formats of this ad can be provided upon request for with
disabilities by contacting the Office of Human Resources at (719)
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to
perform each of the established essential functions and meet the
physical and environment demands described satisfactorily. The
requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill,
ability, physical and environmental conditions required of the
employee on the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
functions, physical and environmental demands.
Applicants with disabilities: If you have a mental or physical
impairment, which limits one of your major life activities (e.g.
walking, hearing, seeing, speaking, breathing, or learning) and
require special accommodations for testing or interviewing, it is
your responsibility to notify the office scheduling the interview
or test at least 3 working days before the interview or test date.
If you need special accommodations at the work site, you must
notify the appointing authority or Human Resources.
The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that
verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new
employees by the end of the third day of work
* An earned Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from a program
accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. * A minimum of
24 months full-time, or equivalent, post-MSW professional social
work experience. * An active social work license in any U.S. state
by the time of hire. Must have active social work license in
Colorado within 12 months of hire.
* An earned Doctor of Social Work (DSW) or Ph.D. in Social Work
(or related field). * At least 9 months of teaching and/or
professional training experience in Social Work, or a related
discipline. * Experience in teaching in a variety of formats (e.g.,
face-to-face, hybrid, and online).
* While performing the duties of this job, the employee is
frequently required to sit. Employee is occasionally required to
move. Tasks may involve looking at computer screen continuously for
long periods of time. The employee must occasionally lift and/or
move up to 10 pounds.