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Adjunct Instructor, School of Social Work

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Adjunct Instructor, School of Social Work

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The University at Buffalo School of Social Work is looking for exceptional part-time adjunct instructors who are dedicated to providing quality educational experiences to our Doctor of Social Work ( DSW ), Master of Social Work ( MSW ) and Undergraduate students. The successful candidate will deliver courses by utilizing the Brightspace platform, also known as UBLearns.

DSW : The DSW program is delivered fully online. The successful candidate will deliver courses using advanced technologies. For a description of the DSW program and a list of course offerings, please visit the DSW program website .

MSW & Undergraduate: For a list of course offerings, please visit the MSW program website .

Please view the special instructions summary for the contact information for each of the programs.

Essential duties:
  • Develop a full syllabus using the Course Description and Course Objectives on the Master Course Syllabus, and following the Syllabi Requirements outlined in the School’s Handbook.
  • Deliver the School’s TI-HR curriculum to help facilitate and advance students’ skills and knowledge development.
  • Attend (in-person or virtually) meetings in the fall and spring semesters.
  • Function and communicate effectively and respectfully within the context of varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities, and cultural backgrounds.
  • Maintain a strong commitment to Social Work’s ethics and values, as well as the School’s mission, values, and vision.
This is a pooled posting, and positions are filled on an as-needed basis.

University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Two or more years of relevant social work experience post- MSW degree.
  • Knowledge of the American Psychological Association ( APA ) reference citation style.
  • For the DSW program: Doctorate degree.
  • For the MSW & Undergraduate program: M.S. or M.A. in Social Work (or closely related field).
Preferred Qualifications
  • Current SW Licensure ( LMSW / LCSW ) or equivalent in related field.
  • Previous graduate-level social work teaching experience.
  • Prior exposure to supervising in a social work setting.
  • Experience with Brightspace or other online learning management systems ( LMS ).
  • Experience with other teaching technologies (e.g. Collaborate, Voicethread, Zoom, etc.)
  • Experience with online instruction is preferred for candidates interested in teaching online.
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For questions regarding the MSW program:
Contact Name: Katie McClain-Meeder ( MSW Contact)
Contact Title: Associate Professor, Director of the MSW Program
Contact Phone/Extension: 716-645-1252
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For questions regarding the DSW program:
Contact Name: Louanne Bakk ( DSW Contact)
Contact Title: Clinical Associate Professor, DSW Program Director
Contact Phone/Extension: 716-645-1861
Contact Email:

For questions regarding the Undergraduate program:
Contact Name: Filomena Critelli (Undergraduate Contact)
Contact Title: Associate Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Contact Phone/Extension: 716-645-1250
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Clinical Associate Professor, Director of the MSW Program

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