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

Position Announcement

Position Details

Proposed Start Date 09/16/2017
Working Title MSW 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

The MSW Program provides a statewide program that prepares master’s social workers for practice and leadership with diverse individuals, families, groups, communities and organizations.

Position Summary

The PSU MSW Program is ranked among the top 25% of all social work programs nationally, offering the MSW program in 5 different locations (Portland, Salem, Eugene, Ashland, Bend) and Online.
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 frequently hired to teach the following courses in most locations.
Generalist/Foundation Year Courses (all options)
SW 511 — Field Seminar and Faculty Advisor/Liaison – Requires MSW and 2 years post- MSW practice experience 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 PSUSSW
SW 530 —Skills for Helping – Individuals and Families (Requires MSW and 2 years post-MSW practice experience)
SW 515 —Skills for Helping – Groups (Requires MSW and 2 years post-MSW practice experience)
SW 532 — Advocacy and Empowerment (Requires MSW and 2 years post-MSW practice experience)
SW 539 – Diversity and Social Justice
SW 540 – Human Development across the Lifespan
SW 541 – Societal, Community and Organizational Structures and Processes
SW 520 – Social Welfare History and Policy
SW 550 -Research and Evaluation I
SW 551 – Research and Evaluation II
Advanced Year Practice Courses – (Requires MSW and 2 years post-MSW practice experience, additional requirements as noted)
SW 512 – Faculty Advisor/Liaison (all options) (Requires previous Field Instruction)
Clinical Social Work Practice (SW 533, SW 534, and SW 535) (Portland, Salem, Eugene, Ashland, Bend) (experience in adult mental health practice)
Practice and Leadership with Communities and Organizations (SW 593, SW 594, and SW 595) (Portland, Online) (experience in community and organizational practice)
Social Work with Children, Youth, and Families (SW 586, SW 587, and SW 588) (Portland) (experience in child, youth, and family practice)
Health Across the Lifespan (SW 517, SW 518, and SW 519) (Portland, Online) (experience in aging and/or healthcare practice)
Other courses as identified.

Minimum Qualifications

M.S. or M.A. in Social Work (or closely related field), and as noted above.

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.

Environmental Stewardship
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. If you are applying to teach SW 511 or SW 512, please address how you meet the required qualifications.

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

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Posting Close Date
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Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

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