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Full-Time Lecturer Position

University of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jun 1, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Social Work & Human Services
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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University of Pennsylvania
School of Social Policy & Practice

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top social work universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn's distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

Full-Time Lecturer Position

The University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice invites applications for the position of full-time lecturer beginning in Fall 2022. This appointment will be for one academic year; there is the possibility that the appointment may be renewed twice for a total of three years, contingent upon a satisfactory performance review after each year. We seek experienced and motivated applicants who are interested in teaching and contributing to the Master of Social Work Program.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: The position will be a full-time, nine-month academic support staff appointment. The primary goal of this position is to enhance the School's teaching capacity in core foundational and advanced social work courses, including two-semester foundation and advanced clinical courses, American Racism and Social Work Practice, Human Behavior in the Social Environment, History and Philosophy of Social Work and Social Welfare, and Mental Health Diagnostics.
Candidates for the position will be expected to maintain a combination of teaching and service responsibilities equivalent to eight courses per year. In addition to teaching, other responsibilities include contributing to MSW curricular issues, including curriculum sequence meetings and assisting with the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) self-study and reaccreditation process. Individuals in this position will report to the MSW Program Faculty Director.

QUALIFICATIONS: We seek applicants with demonstrated commitment to excellence in social work education and practice and to the pursuit of social justice, equity, and inclusion. The successful candidate will have at a minimum a master's degree from a CSWE-accredited school of social work. A doctoral degree in social work is preferred. Additional qualifications are as follow: 1) at least 5 years of post-MSW practice experience, including practice in agency-based contexts with diverse populations; 2) at least 2 years of social work supervisory experience; 3) a minimum of 3 years of teaching experience, preferably in practice; 4) strong teaching evaluations; 5) demonstrated expertise in at least one practice area; 6) demonstrated leadership in the field; and 7) strong recommendations.

How to Apply: In order to apply, please submit a detailed curriculum vitae, recent prior teaching evaluations (within the last 3 years), names and contact information for three references, and a cover letter describing courses you would like to teach, your educational and professional background, and how your teaching contributes to excellence in social work education and practice and to the pursuit of social justice, equity, and inclusion to Malitta Engstrom at

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