The PSU School of Social Work is committed to the enhancement of the individual and society. Further values and beliefs include a dedication to social change and to the attainment of social justice for all peoples, the eradication of poverty, the empowerment of oppressed peoples, the right of all individuals and groups to determine their own destinies, and the opportunity to live in harmony and cooperation. While the School maintains a special commitment to these values, it recognizes the need for joining with others in society who are working toward this same purpose. The School of Social Work has two undergraduate majors: BSW and Children, Youth, and Family Studies and two graduate programs: MSW and PhD.
Now in its 11th year, the PSUBSW Program is the only undergraduate social work degree offered in a public institution of higher education in Oregon. The program has distinguished itself in offering a CSWE accredited curriculum that emphasizes critical thinking, innovative pedagogy, and anti-oppressive and equity-aligned social work practice. Instructors who demonstrate an interest in and ability to realize the mission, values, and vision of the School are strongly encouraged to apply, particularly those with knowledge of and demonstrated commitment to racial equity and critical, anti-oppressive, and social justice-oriented frameworks. Each academic year, there is a need to hire adjunct faculty to teach. While there is no guarantee that a course you are interested in and qualified to teach will require additional instructors, qualified instructors are regularly hired to teach the following courses: (All courses will be offered in person and online). SW 301U Introduction to Social Work (4 credits) SW 339 Introduction to Oppression & Privilege (4 credits) SW 340 Advocacy for Policy Change (4 credits) SW 341 Social Justice Practice (4 credits) SW 350 Human Behavior Through the Lifespan (4 credits) SW 351 Beginning Generalist Practice (4 credits) SW 400 Field Placement and Seminar I, II, III (12 credits) SW 430 Generalist Practice w/Communities & Organizations (3 credits) SW 431 Generalist Practice w/Individuals & Families (3 credits) SW 432 Generalist Practice w/Groups (3 credits) SW 450 Social Work Research and Evaluation I (3 credits) SW 451 Social Work Research and Evaluation II (3 credits) SW 460 Senior Integrated Portfolio (3 credits) Other courses as identified. SW 400 Field Placement and Seminar I, II, III (12 credits) Requires MSW with two or combination of the following: – field liaison; or – BSW/MSW field instructor; or – staff supervisor; or – social work educator, trainer or community member in service to the PSUSSW (i.e. admissions committee, mentor program, Equity, Inclusion & Community Partnership, etc)
M.S. or M.A. in Social Work (or closely related field), and two or more years in combination of the following: – field liaison; or – BSW/MSW field instructor; or – staff supervisor; or – social work educator, trainer or community member in service to the PSUSSW And as noted above for SW 400.
Previous undergraduate teaching experience. Prefer experience with online instruction for faculty interested in teaching online.
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About Portland State University
Located in Portland, Oregon, one of the nation's most livable cities, the University's innovative approach to education combines academic rigor in the classroom with field-based experiences through internships and classroom projects with community partners. The University's 49-acre downtown campus exhibits Portland State's commitment to sustainability with green buildings, while many of the 124 bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees incorporate sustainability into the curriculum. PSU's motto, "Let Knowledge Serve the City," inspires the teaching and research of an accomplished faculty whose work and students span the globe. PSU seeks talented individuals who understand our values and strategic goals and enjoy sharing ideas and collaborating in an environment of mutual respect to achieve those values and goals. We are committed to leading through engagement and seek individuals who support this strategy. Engagement describes Portland State's collaborative approach to the exchange of knowledge and resources with local, regional, national, and global partners for mutual benefit of students, faculty, and the community. As a component of the Diversity Action Plan and the President's... Strategic Mission of achieving global excellence, Portland State University strives to become an institution that is recognized nationally and internationally for the accomplishments of its faculty, the reputation of its programs, and the preparation of it students as world citizens. For more information visit http://www.pdx.edu/about-portland-state