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  • College of Social Work Lecturer
    8T110:College of Social Work
    University of Kentucky

    THE UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY, COLLEGE OF SOCIAL WORK (CoSW) is a renowned leader in social work. Our mission is clear: Through rigorous research, excellence in instruction, and steadfast service, the CoSW works to improve the human condition. Always, in all ways.

    As the state’s flagship university, CoSW is committed to actualizing our mission through innovative, accessible academic programming. CoSW is home to Bachelor of Arts in Social Work (traditional and online), Master of Social Work (hybrid and online), Doctorate of Social Work (online), and PhD (traditional) degree programs. In addition to Lexington’s main campus, we have a satellite campus at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas.

    To continue to advance our support infrastructure for CoSW, we invite applicants for 12-month, non-tenure eligible Lecturer positions in the Lecturer Title Series to begin as early as January 2023.

    The University’s mission involves three primary functions across our faculty cohort: instruction, research, and service. Each year, various ranking faculty work with the Office of the Dean to delineate their distribution of effort (DOE). This DOE outlines how faculty will spend their time. Of course, the DOE can fluctuate depending on an array of factors (e.g., grant funding, new course development, etc.).

    The Lecturer positions will include in-person and online teaching along with some service expectations. Such expectations include conducting classes, seminars, and lectures as part of the courses taught with a primary focus on graduate programs. Additionally, these positions will be utilizing career and working experience to educate students, advise them on both educational and professional levels, and will continuously contribute to their department’s development. While a doctorate in Social Work or a related field is preferred, candidates with an ABD or an appropriate master’s degree and substantial relevant professional experience will be considered.


    The University of Kentucky offers comprehensive benefits. To find out more information, click here.

    Applicants are requested to submit a curriculum vitae (resume), a letter of interest detailing applicant’s goodness of fit for the position (upload as Cover Letter), contact information for at least three professional references (upload as Specific Request #1), and relevant teaching experience (upload as Specific Request #2). Application reviews will begin right away and continue until the positions have been filled.

    The University of Kentucky considers the health, safety and well-being of our entire community to be a top priority. In alignment with this priority, all new hires must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or obtain an approved medical or religious exemption as a condition of employment. For areas that fall under the federal CMS mandate, start of employment cannot occur until two weeks after receiving the full COVID-19 vaccination series or upon obtaining an approved exemption. Only vaccines approved by the World Health Organization can be accepted.


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