Adjunct Instructor/Lecturer in Social Work
University of Illinois Urbana Champaign School of Social Work
United States

Adjunct Instructor/Lecturer Positions

School of Social Work

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign 

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) School of Social Work is a freestanding unit renowned for its achievements in research, teaching, and community engagement. The School is committed to developing and disseminating knowledge for practice, developing responsive social welfare programs, and promoting social and economic justice. Our BSW and MSW degree programs prepare students for social work practice in public and private agencies, in the areas of mental health, health care, children and family services, public school settings, and leadership and social change, and students will gain knowledge and skills to work with disempowered communities in these areas.

The School of Social Work is accepting applications for adjunct faculty to teach BSW and MSW courses in a range of curricular areas, including but not limited to: social work practice (direct and macro); specialized clinical assessment and interventions (e.g., in the areas of trauma-informed practice, substance use disorders, integrated health care, Schools, child welfare, telehealth); field practicum and professional development; social work policies and services; social work and the law; clinical research; program evaluation; and human behavior in social environment. Courses may be scheduled in-person on campus, hybrid, or fully online. Adjunct faculty will be considered for teaching opportunities starting Fall 2022.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, or veteran status. For more information, visit

Required Education and Experience:

  • Master’s degree in Social Work, or in a highly related field (such as clinical psychology or counseling psychology)
  • Expertise in needed curricular areas

Preferred Experience:

  • Prior experiences in teaching and/or training
  • Post-master experiences

Application Process:

To ensure full consideration, completed applications must be submitted by May 15, 2022.  Please create your candidate profile at and upload a cover letter that addresses your interest in teaching as an adjunct instructor/lecturer and area(s) of expertise; curriculum vita; and the name, email address, and phone numbers of three references. There are multiple positions available, and adjunct faculty positions remain open until they are filled. Interviews and hires may occur before the search closes; however, all applications received by the closing date will receive full consideration.

Candidates may be offered an affiliate, non-service appointment initially; when teaching need is determined, salary and service will be commensurate with course load.

For further information about this specific position, contact You may also visit for additional information. For questions about the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.

University of Illinois faculty, staff and students are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are not able to receive the vaccine for medical or religious reasons, you may seek approval for an exemption in accordance with applicable University processes.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Convictions are not a bar to employment. The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment.  As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility.   

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