Adjunct Instructor

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Adjunct Instructor
Posting Number F1700176
Employer State
Appointment Term Temporary
Position Type UUP Faculty

Posting Detail Information

Position Summary

The University at Buffalo is looking for exceptional part-time adjunct instructors who are dedicated to providing quality educational experiences to our students in the School of Social Work. The successful candidate will deliver online or seated courses by utilizing the Blackboard platform, also known as UBLearns. For a list of course offerings, please visit:

Essential duties:
• Develop a full syllabus using the Course Description and Course Objectives on the Master Course Syllabus, and following the Syllabi Requirements outlined in the School’s Handbook.
• Deliver the School’s TI-HR curriculum to help facilitate students’ skills and practice knowledge development.
• Attend (in-person or virtually) Adjunct Faculty meetings in the fall and spring semesters.
• Function and communicate effectively and respectfully within the context of varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities and cultural backgrounds.
• Maintain a strong commitment to Social Work’s ethics and values, as well as the School’s mission, values, and vision.

This is a pooled posting, and positions are filled on an as needed basis.

Minimum Qualifications

• M.S. or M.A. in Social Work (or closely related field).
• Applicants must hold current professional licensure in their state of practice.
• Two or more years of relevant social work experience.
• Knowledge of American Psychological Association (APA) reference citation style.

Preferred Qualifications

• Previous graduate level social work teaching experience.
• Prior exposure to supervising in a social work setting.
• Experience with Blackboard (Bb) or other online learning platform.
• Experience with other teaching technologies (e.g. Collaborate, Voicethread, Zoom, etc.)
• Experience with online instruction is necessary for candidates interested in teaching online.

Physical Demands
FTE Varies
Campus As Assigned
Special Instructions to Applicants

• Hiring is contingent on course availability, funding, and course enrollment.

• For questions regarding this posting please email the contact listed above, please no phone calls.

Additional Information

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Contact Information

Contact's Name Diane Elze
Contact's Title Associate Professor, MSW Program Director
Contact's Email
Contact's Phone 716-645-1228

Posting Dates

Posted 11/06/2017
Deadline for Applicants Open Until Filled
Date to be filled

Reference Letters

Number of Reference Letters Required
Reference Cutoff Date
Instructions to Applicant

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please indicate your subject area(s) of expertise and/or course interests. (For a list of course offerings, please visit the link listed in the position summary of the posting)

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Please specify your preferred teaching methodology?
    • Seated instruction
    • Online instruction
    • Both
  3. * Please indicate your semester availability
    • Fall/Spring
    • Fall only
    • Spring only
    • Summer only
    • All
  4. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Public Job Posting
    • Internal Job Posting
    • Agency Referral
    • Advertisement/Publication
    • Personal Referral
    • Website
    • Other
  5. * List source mentioned from question 4

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Contact Information for References
Optional Documents