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Practicum Support/Temporary Lecturer in Social Work

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School / Campus / College: University of Washington, Tacoma

Organization: School of Social Work and Criminal Justice

Title: Practicum Support/Temporary Lecturer in Social Work

Position Details

Position Description

The University of Washington Tacoma (UW Tacoma) invites application for a position of Practicum Support/Temporary Lecturer in Social Work. This position has a summer 2021 part-time temporary appointment (50% FTE)  beginning June 16, 2021 and concluding September 15, 2021. Beginning September 16, 2021, the position will be a full-time, temporary, nine month appointment at 100% FTE through June 15, 2022. This position is non-renewable and non‐tenure track. The successful candidate will coordinate and supervise students’ field placements. In addition to practicum support responsibilities, the successful candidate will teach 1 social work course.

The School of Social Work and Criminal Justice at UW Tacoma offers three degrees. The Master of Social Work (MSW) program includes a part‐time evening program with approximately 115 students and an Advanced Standing evening program with 35 students. The Bachelor of Arts in Social Welfare (BASW) program enrolls approximately 105 students. The School also offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice with both on‐campus and online delivery formats and offers a multidisciplinary understanding of crime and justice.

One of three campuses of the University of Washington, UW Tacoma is an urban‐serving university that offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees for the diverse population of the South Puget Sound region. UW Tacoma’s commitment to equity and inclusion is central to maintaining an atmosphere wherein students, staff, faculty and residents find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal, and professional growth. For additional information about UW Tacoma, please see our website at

The School of Social Work and Criminal Justice affirms the tradition of promoting social and economic justice. We aim to enhance the quality of life for all, with special attention to human diversities, populations at risk, public social services, and the prevention of social problems. As a community of diverse scholars, we advance the social work and criminal justice professions through our preparation of graduates for ethical, culturally responsive, evidence‐based practice and through scholarship that advances the knowledge base of both professions. The faculty at UW Tacoma value relationships with students and each other. We are committed to fostering the success of our students, serving the greater Tacoma community through publicly engaged scholarship, and upholding excellence in teaching in the classroom and online.

Position Functions:

The main functions of the Practicum Support/Temporary Lecturer are to support practicum placements for BASW students during the 2021-22 academic year including conducting field visits and serving as the first point of contact for field placements; provide off-site field instruction to BASW and MSW students without MSW level supervision at their practicum site; maintain program data in compliance with School and Council on Social Work Education standards; teach one course to be determined; and other tasks as may arise.


Salary for this position is competitive and commensurate with experience and background.


  • MSW from a CSWE accredited institution, or foreign equivalent;
  • Minimum of two years full‐time post-degree practice experience in any area of social work;
  • Minimum of two years full-time as a field instructor in any area of social work (for a total of four years post-degree experience);
  • Ability to articulate an inclusive and multicultural perspective;
  • Experience and commitment to social justice work within diverse communities;
  • Experience with higher education teaching or training in human service contexts


Priority screening of applicants will begin on May 21, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. Questions only may be sent to: (Subject: Practicum Support position)

Applicants should submit the following materials electronically.                                 

  1. Letter of application outlining practice experience, experience supervising social work practicum students, and teaching or training experience. Application statement should detail how practice, service, and teaching/training has supported the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their fields; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further UW Tacoma's commitment to diversity and inclusion.
  2. Curriculum vitae.
  3. Contact information of three references.

Offers of employment are contingent upon acceptable outcomes regarding background check and sexual misconduct.  State law requires that the University of Washington obtain the Disclosure of Sexual Misconduct declaration signed by the successful candidate. Candidates will also be required to provide official transcripts for degreeverification purposes.

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