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Adjunct Instructor, Intervention Research
Simmons University

Date Posted Mar. 25, 2022
Title Adjunct Instructor, Intervention Research
University Simmons University
Boston, MA, United States
Department School of Social Work
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Social Work

The School of Social Work at Simmons University seeks an adjunct instructor to teach Intervention Research to Social Work PhD students in the Summer 2021 semester. The Summer 2021 is a condensed 7-week term - course dates are May 27 - July 8, 2021.

The Summer term is remote with classes held online. Each class session will be held for 3-hour live sessions on Thursdays from 10AM - 1PM EST, with a 90 minute lab session on Mondays from 5:30-7:00PM EST each week. In addition, students will have 90 minutes of asynchronous learning time each week. The instructor is expected to be available to meet with students one-on-one through video calls, in lieu of office hours, as needed. Most PhD students are returning to graduate school having worked in the field for many years. These courses are designed to be student-friendly while at the same time delivering substantial content.

Course Title and Description

SW 624: Intervention Research
This PhD-level course focuses on preparing advanced graduate students with the knowledge and skills needed to design and evaluate interventions that address social needs, problems, and conditions. Students learn to:
  • Identify and assess the social-environmental factors involved in defining a specific need, problem, or condition;
  • Analyze a need, problem, or condition relevant to a particular population and identify appropriate interventions;
  • Assess the theoretical and empirical support for alternative interventions that address a selected need, problem, or condition with a particular population;
  • Describe and apply a logical sequence of research activities that guides the design, implementation, and evaluation of interventions;
  • Select and apply appropriate research methodology in developing an intervention;
  • Demonstrate awareness of the interplay of different levels of intervention and moderators such as age, class, culture, disability status, ethnicity, gender, language, race, religion, and sexual orientation in designing, implementing, and evaluating an intervention;
  • Generate hypotheses for guiding empirical inquiry for testing interventions.

  • Candidates should have a Ph.D., preferably in the social sciences
  • Have prior graduate-level teaching experience, preferably experience teaching online
  • A record of research that includes intervention research as demonstrated through peer-reviewed publication within the past 5 years
  • Familiarity with Moodle
  • Strong communication skills, ability to provide mentorship and guidance remotely by email, phone and or video call, and willingness to offer extensive feedback on student work

Required Application Materials:
  • Please submit a cover letter, CV, and names and contact information of two references.

Applicants may be requested to provide supporting materials including publications and prior teaching evaluations if selected for an interview. The School will interview selected candidates. Applications will be reviewed beginning immediately and continue until the position is filled. The selected instructor is not required to come to the Simmons campus to teach in the Summer term.

Instructions to Applicants: Please upload all applicable application materials (e.g. resume/cv, cover letter, writing sample, teaching philosophy, etc.) in the "Resume/CV" box on page 2 ("My Experience") of this application. Documents can be uploaded individually or as a combined document (e.g. PDF).

Simmons University is committed to inclusive excellence in all aspects of an individual's community experience. As a university committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, Simmons encourages applications from all under-represented groups. Simmons is committed to creating, developing, promoting, and enhancing inclusive hiring practices-at all levels, for all positions-ensuring diverse talent pools and the delivery of a consistent positive candidate experience. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body, and curriculum.

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Located in Bostons historic Fenway area, Simmons College is a small, private, non-sectarian College which has educated students for enriching careers and purposeful lives since 1899. Working at Simmons means joining a collaborative, diverse and mission-driven community of educators and professionals.

We prepare students to be leaders for themselves, their communities and the world. Our faculty and staff members lead by example - sharing a commitment to excellence and putting the students first.

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