Lecturer in Social Work
University of Washington
United States

Lecturer in Social Work

Position Overview

School / Campus / College: School of Social Work

Organization: School of Social Work

Title: Lecturer Part-Time, Social Work

Position Details

Position Description

The University of Washington, School of Social Work is recognized nationally and internationally for its innovative, broadly collaborative, and rigorous engagement with complex social issues. Hallmarks of the School include its leadership in addressing contemporary Grand Challenges; cutting-edge programs of prevention and intervention research; innovative educational programs; and the quality of its graduates. Located in Seattle, a rapidly growing, dynamic, and diverse urban setting, the School has strong interdisciplinary and community ties, and ranks among the top schools of social work in the country.  Support for faculty teaching and research includes both a well-developed internal infrastructure and University-wide centers and initiatives.  The School of Social Work is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse, inclusive and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to research, teaching and practice in a global multicultural environment.


The University of Washington, School of Social Work invites applications for Part-Time Lecturer. Part-time lecturers are non-tenure track, non-voting members of the UW faculty, appointed at .50FTE or more, with a 9-month service period, (with the possibility of additional teaching in the three summer months). Initial appointment begins in Fall Quarter/September. After initial appointment (1-2 years), positions are eligible for multi-year reappointments following a successful end-of-year review.

The base salary range for these positions will be $4900 - $5,300 per month, commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination.

We seek experienced social work practitioner-educators who are committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice in practice and teaching in BASW foundation practice and/or MSW foundation and advanced practice and/or in a specialization area of professional social work. Applicants must evidence knowledge and skills for engagement, mentorship, and teaching to enrich and educate our diverse student body for future practice. We are recruiting creative colleagues who bring fresh perspectives to the educational mission of the school and the capacity to collaborate with their colleagues to support the integration of the practicum experience with coursework. Our School’s social justice mission leads us to invest in instructors who in their practice and teaching show evidence of experience with, understanding of, and competence in working with diverse individuals, families, groups, and communities. Positive factors for consideration include, but are not limited to, a PhD or Doctorate in Social Work (DSW), and an LICSW.


Part-time Lecturers at the UWSSW are faculty members who are hired to serve as course instructors in the BASW and MSW programs, including MSW Day, Extended Degree, Weekend, and Advanced Standing options (with courses scheduled either during the Day, Evening, or all day Saturday). Lecturers appointed at .50FTE or more teach 3 courses, for a total of 9-12 credits per academic year. Part-time lecturers are expected to plan, teach, and evaluate their courses, and work closely with other faculty with whom they may be teaching course sections. Lecturers will advise, mentor, and work with students in their courses to engage them in course content. Faculty also participate in collaborative course development, planning, and assessment, as needed. Experienced lecturers may advise and mentor new part-time lecturers, doctoral student instructors, and teaching assistants for their courses.



An MSW or graduate degree in a related professional practice discipline (psychology, family and marriage counseling, sociology, health sciences), or the foreign equivalent

Candidates for MSW practice courses must have an MSW from a Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited social work program, or the foreign equivalent, and a minimum of 3-4 years, full-time post-MSW practice experience

Training or experience in theories and best practices related to professional social work

A background in social justice work with diverse communities

Positive teaching evaluations at the university level, and integration of research, theory, and practice in their substantive areas of expertise  


The University of Washington uses Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct faculty recruitments. Applications and/or other application materials not submitted electronically will not be considered.  The search will begin immediately and continue until the position is closed.  For best consideration, submit applications by March 15, 2024, or until the positions are filled.

An MSW or graduate degree in a related professional practice discipline (psychology, family and marriage counseling, sociology, health sciences), or the foreign equivalent

Candidates for MSW practice courses must have an MSW from a Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited social work program, or the foreign equivalent, and a minimum of 3-4 years, full-time post-MSW practice experience

Training or experience in theories and best practices related to professional social work

A background in social justice work with diverse communities

Positive teaching evaluations at the university level, and integration of research, theory, and practice in their substantive areas of expertise  

Questions may be directed to: 

Madeline Galbraith

Email:  madeline@uw.edu

Subject Line: Application for Part Time Lecturer

Please include the following documents in your application:

Required Documents
Cover Letter (1)
C.V. (1)
References (3)
Teaching Portfolio (1)
Diversity Statement (1)

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Benefits Information

A summary of benefits associated with this title/rank can be found at https://hr.uw.edu/benefits/benefits-orientation/benefit-summary-pdfs/. Appointees solely employed and paid directly by a non-UW entity are not UW employees and are not eligible for UW or Washington State employee benefits.

Commitment to Diversity

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint (http://www.washington.edu/diversity/diversity-blueprint/). Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (https://www.washington.edu/admin/rules/policies/FCG/FCCH24.html#2432).

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Disability Services

To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or dso@uw.edu.

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