Adjunct Instructor (Social Work) - College of Nursing and Human Services

The University of Pikeville (UPIKE), the Leading University in Central Appalachia, is currently seeking adjunct instructors for the School of Social Work who are passionate about teaching and learning. Each semester, we may need part-time instructors in the undergraduate and or graduate social work programs to teach generalist social work courses and concentration courses focused on mental health and addictions. The adjunct instructor will serve under the supervision of specific full-time social work faculty and the Chair of the School of Social Work, while accepting the following responsibilities:  


  1. Teaching the assigned social work course(s), this includes preparing lecture notes, presentation prep, designing assignments, assessment of student competence, and syllabus prep.  May also include coordination of co-curricular activities. 
  2. Participating in and recommending curriculum development and evaluation.
  3. Providing educational support for students on an as-needed basis.
  4. Participating in orientation sessions and School of Social Work planning activities, if appropriate.
  5. Providing educational support for students on an as-needed basis.
  6. Other duties as assigned by the Chair of the School of Social Work and the Dean of the College of Nursing and Human Services.


Position requires daily contact with co-workers, supervisor, students, faculty, and staff in order to disseminate necessary information and coordinate for daily operations. These relationships are maintained through person-to-person contact, phone, e-mail, and fax. 


  • Must have a minimum of master’s degree in social work from a CSWE accreditation program; a doctorate is preferred for teaching in the MSW program.
  • Must have a minimum of two (2) years of post-MSW social work practice experience. 
  • Must have excellent organizational, communication, teaching and ethical decision-making skills.
  • Prior college teaching and field instruction supervision experience is strongly preferred.
  • Experience using CANVAS and/or other web-based learning platform is required.

Classes are offered days, evenings, and online. Positions are available in the Spring, Summer and Fall semesters on an as needed basis. Review of applications will begin immediately.

Important Notes: Resume and other application materials will be reviewed to determine if you meet the required qualifications for the position. If it is determined that you meet the required qualifications, your application materials will be used to identify a top group of the most highly qualified candidates. Please, specifically address the qualifications, competencies and desired qualifications in your resume and application materials.

The University of Pikeville is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To achieve this goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history.

The University of Pikeville is an equal opportunity employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. The University of Pikeville does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age or disabilities in its programs, activities, hiring, or the admission of students. Inquiries may be directed to the University of Pikeville Title IX Coordinator by calling 606-218-5344.

For more information about the University of Pikeville, please visit Interested applicants should complete the online application by visiting In addition to the application, interested applicants are requested to attach to their application a letter of interest, current resume, and the contact information for three to five professional references.

Date Posted: 01/13/2020
Department: Social Work
Employment Type: Part-Time (20 hours)
Position Type: Adjunct Faculty