Adjunct Instructor - School of Social Work

Simmons University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jun 29, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Social Work & Human Services
Employment Level
Employment Type
Part Time

Adjunct Instructor - School of Social Work

Main Campus - Boston, MAMain Campus - Boston, MAMain Campus - Boston, MA

The School of Social Work at Simmons University seeks adjunct instructors to teach SW 409: Dynamics of Racism and Oppression to our MSW students in the Fall 2022 semester. The course will be held in-person at our Boston campus.

Course Description

This is a 3-credit. This course is an intensive examination of the dynamics of various forms of oppression in U.S. society. The selection of the oppression of racism is deliberate. Through the analysis of critical race theory and intersectionality, students will come to understand the reasoning for this initial emphasis. The course begins with an analysis of racism from structural, (social) psychological and applied perspectives. This approach frames the analysis of other forms of oppression. Types of oppression (sexism, classism, homophobia, etc.) are examined in relationship to sociopolitical and economic factors, and historical themes that continue into the present day are identified. The course will explore the costs of oppression to all individuals and its differential impact on individuals in dominant and subordinate positions. The importance of power and the dynamics of domination and subordination in all forms of oppression will be explored. Practice issues will be examined in relation to multi-level interventions (i.e., individual, group, organizational and institutional).

The Fall 2022 semester consists of 14 sessions and begins on September 6, 2022. Classes will be held in person, with each class session lasting 2 hours and 50 minutes, and they are offered during the day and evening. Class sizes are for this course are capped at 17 students.


  • Applicants must possess a graduate degree in social work or a related field and at least five years of post-graduate practice experience.
  • Applicants must possess teaching or training experience.

Required Application Materials:

  • Applicants should submit one document that combines a letter of interest, current resume or CV, and the names and contact information of two references who can speak to the applicant's teaching/training experience.

Instructions to Applicants: Please upload all applicable application materials (e.g. resume/cv, cover letter, writing sample, teaching philosophy, etc.) in the Application Materials box on page 2 ("My Experience") of this application. Documents can be uploaded individually or as a combined document (e.g. PDF).

Simmons University is committed to inclusive excellence in all aspects of an individual's community experience. As a university committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, Simmons encourages applications from all under-represented groups. Simmons is committed to creating, developing, promoting, and enhancing inclusive hiring practices-at all levels, for all positions-ensuring diverse talent pools and the delivery of a consistent positive candidate experience. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body, and curriculum.

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