Undergraduate Social Work Adjunct Instructor
| National Louis University|
United States, Illinois, Chicago
|November 17, 2023|
Undergraduate Social Work Adjunct Instructor
National Louis University's Undergraduate College is seeking a Social Work Adjunct Faculty member to join our team, to instruct several of the core Social Work major courses, including, but not limited to:
BSW Core Curriculum
Introduction to Social Work and Social Justice
Trauma Informed Practices Concentration
National Louis University (NLU) is looking to honor its past while defining a bold new future as a contemporary, comprehensive university that prepares diverse students for sustained professional success with a deep commitment to Access, Excellence, Innovation and Equity. The university is focused on inspiring and empowering all learners to be leaders ready to address tomorrow's challenges in the context of increasing global urbanization. NLU is dedicated to providing a career-building, life-changing education that is accessible to all students. The University offers 80 +programs within its five colleges: National College of Education, Kendall College of Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management, Undergraduate College, College of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences and the School of Business and Information Technology. The University serves over 9,700 students per year and has experienced unprecedented growth in its undergraduate programming. Most students are from Illinois, but the University also attracts students from throughout the U.S. and from around the world who take advantage of campus based, blended and online programming.
Founded in 1886, National Louis University is a private not-for-profit university offering programs through the doctoral level. NLU is also classified as an Engaged Institution by the Carnegie Foundation and has been named as a top ten institution by Money Magazine where its alumni believe they are making the world "a better place." The University has had more Golden Apple Award winners among its graduates in teacher preparation than any institution across the state. The University has a deep commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and is among the top 25 most diverse national universities according to U.S. News and World Report (2019). Graduates from NLU enter the workforce earning an estimated $43,000 per year after graduation, ranking NLU among the top five of all Illinois post-secondary schools. The University has received more than $80 million in funding for applied research projects in urban development, child development, school improvement, and teacher preparation. NLU recognized as a national leader in closing the post-secondary completion through its innovative approach to undergraduate education. NLU is located in the center of Chicago's downtown loop, across the street from the Art Institute, in an area which has been recognized as America's largest campus with over25 institutions and 50,000 students attending a college across the city. In addition, the University has several suburban locations and a Florida regional campus.
Demonstrate excellence in teaching:
Demonstrate, maintain, and continuously strengthen content expertise:
Engage in data-driven instruction and student support planning:
Commit to continuous improvement of self and colleagues (i.e., professional development):
About the Bachelor of Social Work Program at NLU
Program Description: Turn your passion for service and social justice into a career transforming lives and communities. Develop professional competencies to effectively serve diverse communities and effect social change through an inter-disciplinary, social justice perspective. Gain knowledge, skills and experience in social work processes, collaborative problem-solving, direct practice, advocacy and community organizing that leverages the strengths and capacities of individuals, families, groups and communities. The growing profession of Social Work provides numerous opportunities for meaningful employment and graduate education pathways after completion of the degree.
Program Mission: The BSW program engages students through inclusive, community-centered educational experiences to develop and practice professional Social Work competencies necessary for effectively serving in diverse generalist practice roles and communities, and successful application to Social Work graduate education pathways.
Through a culturally grounded, equity-minded and justice-driven approach, the program builds on the values and ethics of the Social Work profession to prepare future generalist practitioners with diverse intersectional identities. NLU Social Work graduates will leverage the strengths of individuals, families, groups and communities to effect social change.
Commitment to DEI Principles and Practices:
Through direct practice, advocacy, community organizing, and policy changes, Social Work advances racial equity, social justice and social change. The Bachelor of Social Work program leadership and stakeholders demonstrate a systemic commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion by upholding social justice and anti-oppressive practices and policies. This commitment aligns with Social Work values, ethics, competencies and culturally grounded practices. DEI principles and practices are reinforced through student engagement and support practices, our integrative curricular model and our programmatic culture.
Program Culture: Our Social Work Program recognizes that the Social Work profession has historically participated in colonizing and oppressive practices. We are committed to cultivating a program and culture which uplifts diverse intersectional identities of all team members, through organizational processes, programmatic aspects and our relationships with each other. Our team members are committed to embodying norms of integrity, accountability and support with open dialogues, inclusive and collaborative processes and a growth mindset towards the promise of an anti-oppressive and justice-oriented Social Work profession.
Curriculum focused on Social Justice and Anti-oppressive Practices: Our curricular model intentionally embeds community-based resources, experiences and integrative learning sources. The language, sources, theoretical foundations and instructional design of the BSW curriculum aligns with culturally inclusive and anti-oppressive practices, including opportunities for students to develop critical thinking, reflexivity and collaborative problem-solving skills. The key learning sources leverage primary sources and multicultural community-based organizations
Please attach scanned or downloaded copies of official transcripts for all graduate and terminal degrees completed and for all relevant graduate coursework. Official documentation from the university(ies) via mail or e-transcript may be required if approved to teach any course(s).