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BSW Adjunct Pool - Academic Year 2017-2018 (External)

Position Announcement

Position Details

Proposed Start Date 09/16/2017
Working Title BSW Adjunct Pool - Academic Year 2017-2018 (External)
Department 240100 - SSW School of Social Work
Position Number D97731
Representation AP - AFT, Local 3571

Position Summary

Brief Description of PSU/School/Dept

The PSU School of Social Work is committed to the enhancement of the individual and society. Further values and beliefs include a dedication to social change and to the attainment of social justice for all peoples, the eradication of poverty, the empowerment of oppressed peoples, the right of all individuals and groups to determine their own destinies, and the opportunity to live in harmony and cooperation. While the School maintains a special commitment to these values, it recognizes the need for joining with others in society who are working toward this same purpose. The School of Social Work includes two undergraduate majors, the MSW Program, and PhD Program.

Position Summary

Now in its successful 9th year, the PSU BSW Program is the only undergraduate social work degree offered in a public institution of higher education in Oregon. The program has distinguished itself in offering a CSWE accredited curriculum that emphasizes critical thinking, innovative pedagogy, and anti-oppressive and equity-aligned social work practice.

Instructors who demonstrate an interest in and ability to realize the mission, values, and vision of the School are strongly encouraged to apply, particularly those with knowledge of and demonstrated commitment to racial equity and critical/anti¬ oppression/social justice frameworks. Qualified instructors are regularly hired to teach the following courses. Beginning in Fall 2019, all courses will be offered online through BSW Program Hybrid Option.

SW 301U Introduction to Social Work (4 credits)
SW 339 Introduction to Oppression & Privilege (3 credits)
SW 340 Advocacy for Policy Change (4 credits)
SW 341 Social Justice Practice (3 credits)
SW 350 Human Behavior Through the Lifespan (4 credits)
SW 351 Beginning Generalist Practice (3 credits)
SW 400 Field Placement and Seminar I, II, III (12 credits)
SW 430 Generalist Practice w/Communities & Organizations (3 credits)
SW 431 Generalist Practice w/Individuals & Families (3 credits)
SW 432 Generalist Practice w/Groups (3 credits)
SW 450 Social Work Research and Evaluation I (3 credits)
SW 451 Social Work Research and Evaluation II (3 credits)
SW 460 Senior Integrated Portfolio (3 credits)
Other courses as identified.

Minimum Qualifications

M.S. or M.A. in Social Work (or closely related field), and two or more years in combination of the following:
- field liaison; or
- BSW/MSW field instructor; or
- staff supervisor; or
- social work educator, trainer or community member in service to the PSU SSW

Preferred Qualifications

Previous graduate teaching experience. Prefer experience with online instruction for faculty interested in teaching online.

Key Cultural Competencies

• Creates an environment that acknowledges, encourages and celebrates differences.
• Functions and communicates effectively and respectfully within the context of varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities and cultural backgrounds.
• Seeks opportunities to gain experience working and collaborating in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings with a willingness to change for continual improvement
• Adheres to all PSU’s policies including the policies on Prohibited Discrimination & Harassment and the Professional Standards of Conduct.

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Required Professional Standards of Conduct

At Portland State University, all employees are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner which maintains a safe, respectful, and productive environment for faculty, students, administrators, and staff. It is the responsibility of every member of the Portland State University community to conduct themselves in accordance with our PSU Professional Standards of Conduct which are available at

Compensation Adjunct faculty are paid per credit hour, per the AFT Collective Bargaining Agreement: Salary may be adjusted above the minimum rates based on qualifications and experience.

Application Instructions

Additional Information

Please Submit Cover Letter and Resume/CV. In your Cover Letter please specify which course(s) you are interested in teaching, what makes you qualified to teach these courses and evidence of teaching/training effectiveness.

Does this position require the employee to drive a motor vehicle? No
Background Check Required Yes

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness
Optional Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae