Job Description
The University of Washington Tacoma invites applications for one or more positions in Social Work beginning
September 16, 2014. Positions are available at the rank of Full-Time Lecturer.

The Social Work Program at UW Tacoma offers three degrees. The Master of Social Work (MSW) program, initiated in 1998, is a three-year, part-time evening program with approximately 150 students. The Baccalaureate of Arts in Social Welfare (BASW) program, with approximately 95 students enrolled, started in
2002 and can be completed over a two-year or longer period of time. In 2010, the Social Work Program implemented a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice. This major, developed by social work faculty, places a heavy emphasis on social justice and offers a multidisciplinary understanding of crime and justice.

One of three campuses of the University of Washington, UW Tacoma is a metropolitan university that offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees for the diverse population of the South Puget Sound region. The campus is located in both new and historic facilities in downtown Tacoma. For information about UW Tacoma, see our website at

The Social Work program 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 profession through our preparation of graduates for ethical, culturally competent evidence-based practice and through scholarship that advances the knowledge base of the profession. We value collaborative relationships, a commitment to fostering the success of the students and faculty in the program, a commitment to community involvement and partnerships, and excellent classroom and online teaching.

Candidates must have a master’s degree or foreign equivalent in social work or closely related field, and training in one or more aspects of social work. A doctoral degree or foreign equivalent in social work or a closely related field is preferred but is not a requirement. For all positions, we seek applicants with a record of excellent teaching, experience teaching across the social work curriculum, a history of developing community partnerships, a commitment to social justice, and expertise in or scholarship related to disadvantaged communities.

Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with credentials. Applicants should submit the following materials electronically: a statement discussing the applicant’s fit with the qualifications and responsibilities outlined above, a curriculum vitae, names and contact information for four references, and quantitative teaching evaluations from the prior year (if available), or other evidence of teaching effectiveness. Submit all application materials electronically at: Hard-copy applications will not be reviewed. Screening of applicants will begin October 15th, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions
only may be sent to:

These positions are contingent on available funding. University of Washington faculty engage in research, teaching, and service.

The University of Washington is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

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The University of Washington Tacoma educates diverse learners and transforms communities by expanding the boundaries of knowledge and discovery.
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Address :
1900 Commerce St.
Campus Box 358425
Tacoma, WA 98402
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