Asia Campus (UAC) BSW Program Professor/Lecturer

University of Utah

Asia Campus (UAC) BSW Program Professor/Lecturer (All Ranks)

Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) Program

College of Social Work


Track: Career-line (Non-Tenure Track) – 2-Year Contract

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

New Position Start Date: July 1, 2015


Position Qualifications/Responsibilities: The University of Utah Asia Campus (UAC) BSW Program Professor/Lecturer will be responsible to teach full-time (three classes per semester for two semesters), a full range of undergraduate social work classes at the University of Utah Asia Campus in Songdo, South Korea (e.g., introductory classes; child welfare, alcohol and drug interventions, HBSE; practice classes with individuals, groups and families, communities and organizations; policy; research; social work writing; and field). All academic ranks are encouraged to apply. A variety of skills and knowledge is required for the position, which will include the following responsibilities:

  • Be highly knowledgeable with direct practice experience in the subject matter for the specific courses they are assigned to teach, maintain expertise in those subject areas, and support student-learning success within those courses.
  • Teach material from approved curriculum in accordance with assigned course schedule.
  • Maintain all administrative/academic components of the courses being taught, including grading of assignments and exams, and any relevant field-related activities.
  • As part of a faculty team, develop and review curriculum to ensure classes will meet licensure requirements of the Korean Association of Social Work (KASW), as well as developing instructional design and learning strategies with sensitivity to Korean and Asian culture.
  • Recruit, orient, and mentor students as required by the University of Utah Asia Campus BSW Program Director.
  • Actively participate in faculty coordination meetings at the Program- and University-level, as required and scheduled by the UAC BSW Program.
  • Foster and encourage both a Program- and University-level culture of learning that values mutual responsibility, life-long learning, diversity, and ethics, as well as personal and professional development within a community of faculty and students that is supportive, respectful, safe, and committed to providing an optimal learning environment for students.
  • Provide regular, accurate, and timely student-specific assistance, feedback, and support to students, relative to their performance.
  • Support the expanded academic support student services provided by the UAC and the UAC BSW Program, including providing support to extracurricular programs.


The Professor/Lecturer will live and teach in Korea (subsidized faculty housing at UAC) for the entire contract period. All BSW Program courses are taught from an approved Master Course syllabus. The Master Course syllabus will be provided to all instructors. The course plan contains a suggested outline for the class lectures, along with CANVAS and online support teaching materials. The BSW Program values the disciplinary competency that individual faculty members bring to the course and to students        through insight provided by their knowledge and experience. Any course modifications must be discussed with and approved by the UAC BSW Program prior to implementation with students.           


The Asia Campus Professor/Lecturer will hold a career-line (i.e., non-tenure-line contract position) teaching faculty position at the University of Utah and will teach six courses per year. This is a 12-month faculty position (for up to three years in total) where the emphasis will be placed upon participation as a team member in building and maintaining the BSW Program at the Asia Campus. This position reports to the UAC BSW Program Director. The Asia Campus Professor/Lecturer is expected to engage in the same program development, teaching, scholarship, and research expected of all BSW Program faculty. In particular, the Professor/Lecturer will assist the UAC BSW Program in developing and maintaining relationships with diverse agencies in Korea, developing an effective and efficient BSW Program in Asia, and recruiting and mentoring BSW students.

Minimum Qualifications: The minimum qualifications for the position include:

  • A Ph.D. in Social Work or related field.
  • An MSW from a Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited program (or foreign equivalency approved by CSWE).
  • An established record of professional accomplishments in teaching, scholarship, service, and research that is commensurate with rank.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated leadership in international and cross-cultural teaching and research.
  • Three to five years post-MSW direct social work practice experience, and a clinical license in social work.
  • Leadership in professional organizations, university/college committees, and community service.
  • Demonstrated experience and focus within the BSW Program’s paradigms of community-based action program development and research, as well as outreach to marginalized communities, including indigenous and native peoples, rural communities, and refugees.
  • Strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills, and the ability to work with current BSW faculty.


The Incheon Global Campus (formerly known as the Songdo Global University Campus) was established with the aim of producing next-generation global talent that will lead Korea’s industries based on knowledge, culture, and arts. The University of Utah is one of the founding institutions of the Incheon Global Campus, and the College of Social Work’s BSW Program will be one of the first University of Utah programs to be launched at the Asia Campus SGUC in 2014, having been granted approval from the Korean Ministry of Education. More information on the campus can be found at: or


Application: Candidates must submit a letter of application detailing their interest and qualifications; a full curriculum vitae; and contact information for three professional references. Copies of recent teaching evaluations are also required. Review of applications will begin on the deadline date and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries regarding the position may be directed to Ruth Gerritsen-McKane, Associate Director of the BSW Program ( The College of Social Work website is located at:



The University of Utah is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educator. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.  Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified veterans.  Reasonable disability accommodations will be provided with reasonable notice.  For additional information:


The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students (

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