Visiting Assistant Professor/Instructor

Miami University
Ohio, United States
Salary Not specified
Jun 07, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Family Science & Social Work: Visiting Assistant Professor/Instructor (nine-month, non-tenure track position), two positions, beginning fall semester of the 2021-2022 academic year. These persons will teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses in social work, family science, and/or child life depending upon expertise and department need. Appointments are for August 2021-May 2022 with the possibility of renewal depending on available funding and job performance.

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The Department of Family Science and Social Work (FSW) promotes a comprehensive understanding of the interconnected relationships between theory, research, and practice (e.g., prevention, intervention) by incorporating social work knowledge, values, and skills. Our programs prepare students to ethically respond to the complex needs of individuals, families, communities, groups, and organizations, from a global, social justice orientation. Faculty are committed to understanding the impact of intersecting identities, recognizing the impact of power and privilege for oneself and clients, and promoting social justice.

Required: Doctorate in Family Science or Social Work or closely related field for appointment as Visiting Assistant Professor or Master’s degree in Family Science or Social Work or related field for appointment as Instructor  by date of appointment. Position is not eligible for H-1B sponsorship.

Consideration may be made for candidates with demonstrated commitment to social justice and anti-oppression in teaching and practice; applied professional experience, including but not limited to a minimum of two years practice experience post master’s degree achievement; those holding the designation as a Certified Family Life Educator, Certified Child Life Specialist, or licensed (e.g., LSW, LISW, LISW-S) social worker; and experience teaching hybrid or fully online as well as face-to-face courses.

Submit cover letter (describing college-level teaching experience and/or relevant professional experience) and curriculum vitae to Department will contact references listed on application for a recommendation, for those selected for a virtual interview. Inquiries about the position may be addressed to Dr. Kate Kuvalanka at Screening of applications will begin June 21, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.

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