Visiting Instructor

University of Southern Mississippi

United States

July 16, 2021


Visiting Instructor

The University of Southern Mississippi is currently accepting applications for the position of Visiting Instructor.

Position Details

Location Hattiesburg

118 College Drive Hattiesburg, Mississippi, 39406-0001 United States Division School of Social Work Position Type Faculty Employment Status Full Time Grant Funded No Posting Close Date Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please feel free to contact Dr. Bret Blackmon ( to inquire about the position. A completed application will include 1) a cover letter, 2) Curriculum Vitae, 3) names and contact information for three references, 4) academic transcripts (official transcripts are necessary for hire), and 5) copy of LCSW license. Job Summary The School of Social Work is seeking applications for a Visiting Instructor position for the 2021-2022 academic year. The position will begin on August 16, 2021 and end on May 15, 2022. The Visiting Instructor will function as an important part of the School of Social Work team by teaching advanced practice courses across the MSW and BSW curricula.

The School of Social Work at The University of Southern Mississippi is deeply committed to the values of social, economic, environmental, and racial justice. We are inspired by a vision of social justice and advocacy for the health and well-being of all people. Our graduates engage clients who primarily reside in the increasingly diverse Gulf South to produce dynamic solutions for personal, interpersonal and system problems – especially those unique to the poor, oppressed and under served.

The School offers a Bachelor of Social Work and Master of Social Work, both of which require field internships and licensure exams in order to practice. A child advocacy studies minor is also available. The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredits both degree programs.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Teaching courses across the BSW and MSW curricula.

  • Adhering to class teaching schedules.

  • Communicating any concerns or issues with program coordinators and/or the school director.
  • Maintaining a weekly schedule for office hours to assure availability to students.

  • Collaborating with program coordinators and the school director in planning, implementing, and evaluating assigned courses.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Minimum Qualifications

    Applicants must have a Master's of Social Work degree from an accredited college or university. LCSW licensure is required.

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of the Social Work Code of Ethics

  • Knowledge of Social Work Professional and Technical Standards

  • Knowledge of MSW, BSW, and Field Policies

  • Excellent written, interpersonal, and oral communication skills

  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Doctorate in social work or a closely related field

  • Online teaching experience

  • Experience teaching clinical social work courses in a university setting

  • About The University of Southern Mississippi The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is a comprehensive public research institution delivering transformative programs on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, at teaching and research sites across the Mississippi Gulf Coast, as well as online. Founded in 1910, USM is one of only 131 universities in the nation to earn the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education's "R1: Doctoral Universities - Very high research activity" designation, and its robust research enterprise includes experts in ocean science and engineering, polymer science and engineering, and large event venue safety and security, among others. USM is also one of only 37 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music. As an economic driver, USM generates an annual economic impact of more than $600 million across the state. USM welcomes a diverse student body of more than 14,000, representing 71 countries, all 50 states, and every county in Mississippi. USM students have collected four Truman Scholarships and 37 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, while also leading Mississippi with 27 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Home to the Golden Eagles, USM competes in 17 Division I sports sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). For more information, visit www.

    As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.