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Part-Time Faculty-Instruction Lead for Online MSW – Program Evaluation

Syracuse University
New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jun 14, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Humanities, History, Other Humanities, Professional Fields, Social Work & Human Services, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Geography, Other Social & Behavioral Sciences
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Job # 075764 Job Title Part-Time Faculty-Instruction Lead for Online MSW – Program Evaluation Location Syracuse, NY Pay Range Commensurate w/ Experience FLSA Status Exempt Hours

As determined by department/chair

Job Type Part-time Rank PTI/Adjunct Campus Syracuse, NY Unionized Position Code UA Job Description

Part-time faculty to be a course build and instructional lead for SWK 775- Program Evaluation (3 credits). Course description: Evaluation of human service programs reflected in students’ field placements. Evaluability assessment. Program description. Posing evaluation questions. Quantitative and qualitative methods of needs assessment, information management, process evaluation, outcome evaluation, cost analysis, reporting results. Students enrolled in the course must have a taken pre-req of SWK 662 with a co-req of SWK 771 or SWK 772.
The purpose of the course is to help students develop the conceptual knowledge and research skills necessary to evaluate social work practice and human services programs. While the course emphasizes the internal evaluation of service delivery programs, connections are drawn to policy level evaluation and to the evaluation of clinical practice. The course presents an overview of basic elements of program evaluation and examines the agency context of evaluation, using students’ field settings. Throughout the course, ethnic and cultural competence are addressed as core issues of evaluation practice. Students also will become more critical consumers of published research and evaluation literature.

SWK 775 is designed for graduate students whose primary interest is in developing knowledge and skill for the evaluation of health and human service programs.
Position begins August 2, 2021


Qualification is an MSW with previous graduate-level social work practice teaching experience preferred. Candidate must have 2 years post-masters experience.

Job Specific Qualifications Responsibilities

As an instructional lead, it is expected that the candidate will create the content and assignments for the course over a time of approximately 10 months prior to the launch of the course. In building your course, the candidate will determine the timing and method of assignments and quizzes/tests. The candidate will work with 2U Content Specialists to enhance the course material with available video and interactive techniques. After each offering of the course, the candidate will work with the 2U team to make minor refreshments to the asynchronous material, as necessary. The candidate will teach and grade at least one live, synchronous section (14 weeks) per class offering. For the specific term, synchronous sections will run based on regular semester session.
As part of the appointment, the candidate will coordinate the other section lead(s) work plan and grading expectations. This will include:
• Suggest follow-up on asynchronous content, timely topical information, assignments, case, and problem discussions
• Create grading rubrics/guidelines for section lead(s) to administer

In the role as a section lead, the candidate will:
• Meet all designated class periods.
• Conduct discussions for each week’s live session.
• Grade any assignments and exams in a timely manner based on instructions/rubrics provided.
• Submit completed mid-semester progress reports and final grades according to University regulations.

Physical Requirements Tools/Equipment Application Instructions

In addition to completing an online application, please attach a curriculum vitae/resume and cover letter.

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience.

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About the Syracuse area

Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. The area offers a low cost of living and provides many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping venues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites, visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails along the Erie Canal.

EEO Statement

Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community

Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

Quick Link Job Posting Date 06/14/2021 Application Deadline Open Until Filled Yes Priority Consideration Job Category Faculty Message to Applicants
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