POOL - Lecturer (Pittsburg, KS area)

University of Kansas

United States

June 8, 2022


POOL - Lecturer (Pittsburg, KS area) - 21303BR

POOL - Lecturer (Pittsburg, KS area)


Social Welfare


University of Kansas Lawrence Campus



Employee Class:


Position Overview

A lecturer in the School of Social Welfare serves in a part-time capacity with responsibility teaching content, primarily in-person at the Pittsburg State University campus, in one of the school's curriculum areas: social work practice, social welfare policy, human behavior, research, race/social justice, or an elective in the area of the individual's expertise (e.g., clients with drug/alcohol problems). Classes are taught to students enrolled at the MSW degree level. Amount of work required can vary by position and will range from .20 FTE to 1.0 FTE.

Applicants will be reviewed and considered for teaching positions as needs arise. Applicants will be accepted throughout the year. The successful applicant must have appropriate authorization to work in the U.S. before employment begins.

Pay per class has been increased from $4,000 to $4,500.

Job Description

100% - Teaching, primarily in-person Teach in MSW program in content areas of social work practice, social welfare policy, human growth and behavior, research, or electives at the Pittsburg State University campus in blended (half online/half in the classroom) or traditional classroom formats. This includes:

  • Attending instructor orientation and trainings
  • Planning and organization of the course, including syllabus preparation and approval by faculty mentor, textbook acquisition, etc.
  • Instruction through the semester
  • Administration of tests and assignments, including grading
  • Being available to students through office hours and/or individual appointments
  • Assigning and posting final grades
  • Participating in School of Social Welfare curriculum development as appropriate
  • Required Qualifications

    For teaching clinical practice classes: MSW from an accredited program with at least five years post-MSW experience.

    For teaching non-clinical practice classes: Minimum of Master's degree with at least two years of professional experience in the area related to the potential teaching assignment.

    For teaching ALL classes: Previous work experience that required the ability to conceptualize the curriculum area. Previous work experience that required the ability to organize multiple tasks. Strong communication skills as demonstrated in application materials and interview. A commitment to fostering an inclusive and supportive educational environment for all students.

    Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with training, educating, and/or curriculum development in a professional role.
  • Successful classroom teaching experience in a social work degree program.
  • Experience working with clients with alcohol/drug issues.
  • Additional Candidate Instructions

    A complete application includes an online application, resume, cover letter - including a statement on teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references.

    The review for this position is ongoing throughout the year. The current review period will begin May 12th, 2021, and continue as needed.

    Contact Information to Applicants

    Dana Shafer dshafer@ku.edu1

    Advertised Salary Range

    $4,500 per class

    Application Review Begins

    Monday, May 9, 2022

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