The University of Southern Mississippi is currently accepting applications for
the position of Visiting Instructor.
118 College Drive
Hattiesburg, Mississippi, 39406-0001
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
(firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
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.
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
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. usm.edu.
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.