(REVISED) Academic Staff Lecturer, Social Work (Department of Human Behavior, Justice and Diversity) Vacancy Announcement - Human Resources Office - UW-Superior Employment Opportunities

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Vacancy Announcement

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UW-Superior is committed to making excellence inclusive in every aspect of the institution. Diversity, inclusion and equity are prioritized learning resources for all community members. We strive to offer quality programs in an environment of trust and cooperation that centers on the worth of all individuals. The University is seeking candidates who will contribute to the achievement of this goal.


(REVISED) Academic Staff Lecturer, Social Work (Department of Human Behavior, Justice and Diversity)


Academic Staff Lecturer Social Work, Department of Human Behavior, Justice and Diversity


  • Instruction of 12 credits or their equivalent per semester in social work field as well as in any of the additional four curriculum areas: H.B.S.E., policy, research, and methods-practice.
  • Student advisement to meet accreditation requirements and serve increasing numbers of social work advisees to meet the CSWE requirement (1 faculty: 25 advisees)
  • Program development and maintenance, including travel to community and tribal colleges for the purposes of teaching, advisement and recruitment.
  • Service to the University, including departmental meetings and social work program work.


  • An earned M.S.W. or M.S.S.W. from an accredited social work program and a minimum of two years post masters social work practice experience.
  • Experience teaching in a post-secondary education institution
  • Must be licensed/certified, as a social worker, by July 1st 2014.


  • Willingness to engage in community partnership and program development.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with social work practice with American Indians and knowledge of the contributions of women and other minorities to the disciplines.
  • Experience teaching at least 2 courses in a post-secondary education institution
  • Familiarity with the generalist, ecological and ethnic-sensitive models of social work practice.
  • Demonstrated flexibility and experience with teaching as many as possible of the four areas of the social work curriculum (H.B.S.E., policy, research, and methods-practice).
  • Ability to serve as field liaison.
  • Practice experience with individuals, families and groups.
  • Experience with field instruction and/or agency supervision.

The successful candidate will be dynamic, energetic, creative, and engaging. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to the public liberal arts mission and must be committed to the highest ethical standards and must demonstrate effective leadership and teamwork skills. Candidates that incorporate values of inclusive excellence and diversity in their work are especially encouraged to apply.


UW-S offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including health insurance coverage for domestic partners and their eligible dependents.


Fall Semester, 2014


For additional information visit www.uwsuper.edu or contact Dr. Lynn Amerman Goerdt, Assistant Professor, Chair, Search and Screen Committee, 715-394-8158


Review of completed applications will commence on March 12, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. Please apply on-line at UW-Careers (http://www.uwsuper.edu/hr/employment/career-gateway.cfm) and submit your application packet to include:

1) letter of application,
2) detailed statement of education and teaching philosophy,
3) curriculum vita,
4) unofficial college transcripts, and
5) contact information of three references with telephone numbers and email addresses Please contact Dr. Lynn Amerman Goerdt with any questions regarding the posting. Dr. Goerdt can be reached by e-mail at lgoerdt@uwsuper.edu or by phone at (715)394-8158.

UW-Superior: A Special Place:

The University of Wisconsin-Superior is Wisconsin’s leading public liberal arts college. Established in 1893 with a mission to train teachers, it later became a part of the University of Wisconsin-System, and in 1998 was designated as Wisconsin’s Leading Public Liberal Arts College by the University of Wisconsin System Board of regents. The University serves 2,900 traditional and non-traditional students and is dedicated to the integration of liberal and professional studies and serving a diverse student population. UW-Superior maintains the values of its founding as a teacher education college through emphasis on excellence in teaching as well as service to the community and region. The core mission is student-centered and values oriented, as the institution fosters intellectual growth and career preparation within a liberal arts tradition that emphasizes individual attention and embodies respect for diverse cultures and multiple voices. The richness of programs lend to a very personalized educational environment that integrates theory and practice, liberal and professional education, teaching, scholarship, and creativity. The University has launched a significant campus-wide Liberal Arts Initiative that includes a First Year Experience, Academic Service Learning, Global Awareness, Writing Across the Curriculum, and a Senior Year Experience. At UW-Superior, we promote the values of academic excellence, integrity, and community within a collegial environment. At the core of our values is the appreciation for, and examination of, diversity, inclusivity, and equity. UW-Superior offers day, evening, weekend, and distance learning classes.

The University will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identities of "final candidates" must be revealed upon request. According to the Attorney General, "final candidates" under Wisconsin law means the five candidates who are considered most qualified for the position. See Wis. Stat. Sec. 19.36(7)(a).

The University reserves the right to check additional references with notice given to the candidates at the appropriate time in the process.

Employment will require a criminal background check. A pending criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the University does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.

Employment is subject to federal laws that require verification of identity and legal right to work in the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

For UW-Superior campus safety information and crime statistics/Annual Security Report, see http://www.uwsuper.edu/safety/clery or contact the Office of Campus Safety at (715) 394-8114 for a printed copy.

UW-Superior is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator.

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