August 31, 2016

Senior Lecturer

University of Chicago - Chicago, IL

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    University of Chicago University of Chicago
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    Chicago, IL
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Job Description

The School of Social Service Administration (SSA) at the University of Chicago invites applications for a full-time Senior Lecturer position to teach in the SSA Master's program. While Senior Lecturers may write and conduct research, their primary responsibilities involve educating students and they are evaluated primarily on their excellence in the classroom, student advisement and involvement in the intellectual life of the School. Responsibilities will include teaching six courses per academic year, membership on two or three standing committees (e.g. admissions, curriculum) and student advising. This is a non-tenure track renewable appointment.

Qualified applicants must:
- Hold a clinical licensure and be eligible for licensure in Illinois,
- Have a doctoral degree in social work, psychology, counseling or marriage and family therapy,
- Have extensive clinical practice experience (10 years or more preferred) with vulnerable populations (such as people from oppressed minorities, people who have extensive trauma histories, people with substance use problems, foster children, incarcerated individuals, etc.),
- Have an extensive documentable record of teaching excellence,
- Possess exceptional mastery of the theoretical orientations from which they practice,
- Be trained in evidence-based clinical protocols,
- Have an extensive history of external recognition of their expertise using such indicators as authoring peer reviewed publications, books, or training manuals, leadership in professional associations, invited lectures, lectures at national conferences, or consulting history.

We prefer applicants who:
- have taught social work students at a graduate level, and
- have expertise in modern cognitive behavioral therapies, such as functional analytic psychotherapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, mindfulness based therapies, cognitive reprocessing therapy, motivational interviewing, behavior activation, prolonged exposure therapy, and/or trauma-focused cognitive behavior therapy.

The School of Social Service Administration builds upon a legacy of more than a century of scholarship, education and leadership in social work and social welfare, mixing a distinctive interdisciplinary tradition with applied problem solving to foster innovative solutions to some of society's most pressing social problems. For more information about SSA, please visit our website at: SSA offers degrees at the Master's and Ph.D. levels.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement describing teaching interests, experience, methods, and fit with SSA; documentation of teaching excellence; and the names of at least two references. Deadline for submission of all required application materials is November 15, 2016.

Please apply online at the Academic Career Opportunities web page at the University of Chicago website using the following link: . Please search for Posting No. 03091

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