Online Faculty (part-time), Master of Social Work
Location: US-Virtual | US-Online
Job ID: 2019-108741
Institution: Chamberlain University
Employment Type: Temporary Part-Time
FLSA Status: U.S. – Exempt
Opportunity at a Glance
Chamberlain University seeks to welcome Online Part-Time Professors to teach in our Master of Social Work program. The Master of Social Work degree program is aimed at developing and empowering students to be agents of social change in their communities and throughout the world.
We build long-term relationships with superior educators who have high professional standards, excellent communication skills, enthusiasm and a commitment to providing the finest in practitioner-focused education. From the convenience of your home or office, you can make a valuable contribution to the success of students preparing to enter and advance in their career field.
The typical course of instruction may include:
MSW-502: Social Work Principles and Foundations
This is a foundational course designed to introduce students to the social work profession and to introduce knowledge necessary for generalist social work practice. During the process of exploring the history of social work practice, this course is designed to increase students’ self-awareness, assertiveness, understanding of social work values and ethics, critical thinking ability in social work practice, promotion of social and economic justice, and appreciation for diversity. The course will emphasize a strengths perspective to the problem-solving process of empowering vulnerable persons, groups and communities to address their needs. Students will also explore current issues and directions for the profession, and the requirements and challenges of being a professional social worker.
MSW-503: Social Work Theories and Practice Techniques
This is a foundational course designed to provide students with an overview of theories as they relate to social work practice. In addition to gaining in-depth knowledge of Motivational Interviewing (MI), students will also explore additional theoretical constructs and applications of various approaches to working with clients, groups, and organizations. The main focus of this course is to teach students the basic tenets of MI and other theoretical modalities, with the goal of teaching students the importance of choosing appropriate treatment techniques and modalities that are compatible with the client system’s cultural and ethnic background. Students should be able to integrate multiple sources of knowledge and models to interview, assess, and respond empathetically when working with individuals, families, and groups.
MSW-504: Human Behavior in the Social Environment I
This course is one of two required to complete the human behavior series. This course provides a foundation for social work practice through an understanding of the major theories of individual and family functioning that encompasses biophysical, cognitive, emotional, social and spiritual dimensions. During this course, students will focus on the roles that culture and cultural identity play in human development within the context of diverse environmental factors. Students will learn the central concepts of theories that provide the basis for many assessment and intervention tools used in social work practice with individuals, families, groups, communities, and organizations.
MSW-505: Direct Practice I (Individuals and Families)
This course is one of two courses required to complete the direct practice series. This foundational course provides the basic knowledge and skills for MSW-512: Direct Practice II curriculum. Using a generalist practice perspective, this course introduces students to the basic principles of Motivational Interviewing (MI) and how it is applied to individuals and families. Essential values, concepts, and ethical considerations as they pertain to generalist social work practice are explored. Students will complete a three-day on-ground immersion experience at a designated location during this course.
The successful professor will:
- Inspire students to complete their program by providing regular, meaningful feedback about their academic performance, development and participation while encouraging them to engage fully in their education
- Engage students in meaningful asynchronous threaded discussions at least 4 days per week, moderating participation, evaluating responses and rationales, and responding to questions or comments
- Evaluate academic progress and comprehension of course content through assigning and grading quizzes, exams and writing assignments
- Exhibit care by displaying behaviors respect and professionalism, creating a culture that fosters collaboration, cooperation and respect among all
- Be readily available to meet the needs of a student body that is diverse in age, culture and academic preparation
- Identify and embrace opportunities to enhance student engagement by reaching out to students in need and responding quickly to requests for help
- Bring your professional experience to life through professional development, introducing industry perspective into courses and sharing information about social work trends and opportunities with students
- Promote student success by demonstrating flexibility in style, schedule, and exhibiting your passion for teaching by devoting time and energy to improve scholarly excellence and subject matter expertise
- Foster a positive learning environment by maintaining accurate records, submitting grades on time, and enforcing academic policies
- Use course-related software and technology effectively, including Websites, e-mail, and online discussions for preparing the course and making it accessible to students.
- Model effective oral and written communications that engage the students, provide clarity, and improve student learning.
- Set clear expectations for the course by publishing course terminal objectives, assignment/examinations dates, and weight the distribution of various evaluation categories.
- Ensure that the content and level of material included on exams correspond to the course terminal objectives.
You are encouraged to apply for this opportunity if you:
- A doctorate (Ph.D. or DSW) in Social Work or very closely related field (required) is required to be considered for this position
- A minimum of 3 years college-level teaching experience is required
- Candidates with online teaching experience, especially at the graduate level, are strongly encouraged to apply
- Candidates with recent, directly-relevant professional experience in the field of instruction are encouraged to apply
- Possess genuine passion for education and lifelong learning
- Have exceptional subject matter expertise as well as excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Are eager to serve students and colleagues with passion, respect and care
- Operate with a sense of responsibility and purpose with the desire to enrich colleagues, students and the broader community
- Have a strong work ethic, learn from mistakes, build positive spirit and always look for a better way
- Put the team first, appreciate diverse points of view, assume positive intent, collaborate and communicate openly
- Are able to provide official transcripts for all earned degrees from a regionally accredited institution
Chamberlain University is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.
We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. At Adtalem, we welcome everyone and have a strong commitment towards diversity and inclusion. We encourage our Colleagues to be their true authentic selves and support laws that prohibit discrimination everywhere we do business. We also maintain a drug-free workplace.
Who We Are
Chamberlain University’s mission is to educate, empower and embolden diverse healthcare professionals who advance the health of people, families, communities and nations. Chamberlain University is an accredited institution comprised of the College of Nursing, which offers a three-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program and flexible post-licensure programs such as the RN to BSN option, Master of Science in Nursing degree program, Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program and graduate certificates, and the College of Health Professions, which offers a Master in Public Health degree program. For the most updated accreditation information, visit chamberlain.edu/accreditation.
Chamberlain University continues to raise the standard of nursing and healthcare education as well as advance healthcare outcomes in communities across the country and around the world. Chamberlain University is a member of Adtalem Global Education (NYSE: ATGE), a global education provider headquartered in the United States.