Sociology, Social Work & Criminal Justice Department Temp Pool

Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Jun 04, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Sociology, Social Work, and Criminal Justice Department (Social Work Program) 

Full Year Temporary Faculty Position Advertisement


Bloomsburg University's Department of Sociology, Social Work, and Criminal Justice seeks applicants for a full-year temporary instructor for social work. Our full-time course load is 12 credits (4 courses per semester; maximum of three preparations), however, this search is for a 75% (3 course) assignment in the Fall of 2021 and a 100% (4 course) assignment in the spring.  The department has 15 full-time faculty and approximately 400+ majors.

A successful applicant must be qualified to teach Child Welfare (SOCWORK 236), Statistics for Social Work (SOCWORK 240), and Introductory Practice Experience in Social Work (SOCWORK 297).  This will be the assignment for the Fall semester.  Spring semester needs are not finalized yet, but successful applicants must be prepared to teach Social Welfare Policy (SOCWORK 453) and contribute to the Social Work Field Education program, including field liaison work (SOCWORK 497) and possibly our Integrative Senior Seminar (SOCWORK 498) that accompanies students’ field assignments. 

Our Mission: The mission of the Social Work Program at Bloomsburg University is to prepare students for baccalaureate level generalist social work practice with a liberal arts foundation and a focus on critical thinking. Opportunities are provided for the student to gain social work knowledge, values, ethics, and skills to work with client systems of all types and sizes. An emphasis is placed on an appreciation for human diversity and a strong commitment to social and economic justice. Students are prepared through courses to engage in the social change process through interface with the regional community. Please see our website for additional information: .


Qualifying Experience / Education

Minimum Requirements: Master’s degree in social work and at least two years post-graduate experience is required. 

Preferred Qualifications: College teaching experience and demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations preferred. Candidates should be prepared for the possibility of teaching classes online. Ph.D. or DSW would be preferred.


Supplemental Information

A complete application includes a letter of application addressing qualifications and experiences for the position, teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts (undergraduate and graduate) and contact information for three references. Submit application materials online at www.bloomu/jobsApplications must be received by July 1, 2021 for full consideration. Position will remain open until filled. Questions may be directed to Search & Screen Committee Chair, Dr. Seokwon Yoon,

Finalist(s) for these positions must communicate well and successfully complete an interview process as judged by the department faculty. Recommendation for hiring is needed from a majority of the regular, full-time department faculty.
Prior to a final offer of employment, the selected candidate will be required to submit to a background check including, but not limited to: employment verification, educational and other credential verification, Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance and criminal background.
Completing this search is contingent upon enrollment and available funding.
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