Assistant Professor

Updated: about 10 hours ago
Location: Miami, FLORIDA
Job Type: FullTime


Barry University, School of Social Work is currently seeking an Assistant Professor. This position teaches courses in the undergraduate and graduate programs in accordance with assigned teaching workload, participates on various school and university committees, engage in progressive scholarship and community service.

Essential Functions

Teach assigned classes which include:

  • Delivering course content to students enrolled in class in accordance with the course syllabus, using variety of teaching methods
  • Providing for student engagement and class discussions
  • Clearly communicating course requirements and method of grading; reviewing each assignment and respective rubrics with students
  • Collecting, evaluating, providing meaningful feedback, and returning graded assignments to all students in a timely manner
  • Maintaining records of attendance and academic performance for each student
  • Managing classroom activities in a manner that supports a respectful learning environment
  • Supporting and actively participating in the school's assessment plan

Performs all related duties as faculty , which includes:

  • Serving as academic advisor and mentor to assigned students; posting availability for consultation; consulting with students regarding coursework and/or assignments
  • Responding promptly to student e-mails and telephone calls
  • Interpreting academic policies and procedures to students; Following academic and program procedures related to the starting and ending times of classes, grade submission, classroom management, and the processing of all course-related documents, such as Memorandum of Incompletes, Core Performance Evaluations, and grade adjustments
  • Consulting with program director(s) regarding student related issues
  • Participating in community services and other community-based and/or school-based initiatives designed to promote social justice, human rights, student engagement, and service; contributing to the School's social justice agenda by facilitating and/or coordinating community partnerships and initiatives that engage the Barry community and advances the School's agenda
  • Advancing research and scholarship agenda through peer-reviewed presentations and publications, and grant writing

Participates in curriculum development, Professional development activities, and other activities relevant to the business and mission of the school and university which includes:

  • Actively engage in curriculum development and enhancement and the design of new course syllabi to advance contemporary practice
  • Attending and actively participating in Course Clusters; curriculum development and enhancement meetings, and other forums designed to advance academic excellence
  • Assisting in identifying recommended and/or required texts and readings and amendments to course syllabi
  • Attending training designed to enhance pedagogy and/or subject matters specific to courses taught and/or courses scheduled to teach
  • Facilitating professional development workshops for students; Inviting professionals to class as one way to extend the professional development of students and service learning
  • Actively engaging in University and Faculty Senate related business activities and committee meetings; Attending university events
  • Attending all related school functions including student events, student orientations, faculty meetings, school council meetings, and all other programs and projects initiated by colleagues and/or the school


  • Master's Degree in Social Work required. Doctoral Degree in Social Work or related discipline preferred.
  • 5-8 years of related experience.
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated application and assessment of social work practice skills in clinical intervention with individuals, families, groups, communities, and/or organizations.
  • Ability to analyze research data for the purpose of publications and refereed presentations.
  • Ability to plan delivery of course content and related assignments within the designated time frame for the course and in a manner that allows for developmental feedback to students.

  • Serve as principal Investigator on grant projects.

  • Utilize the School's technology, e.g. online courses, online student records, email, Blackboard, in content delivery and communication with students, faculty, and staff.

  • Schedule own appointments; compose and type own correspondence.

  • Technology-based teaching resources, e.g. internet, video.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills necessary to provide feedback to students regarding demonstration of competency via designated course assignments.

  • Ability to offer professional presentations to the professional community, colleagues, and compose material that is meets criteria for publication.

Benefits: Barry University offers a comprehensive benefits package to full-time employees that includes health, dental, vision, life insurance, retirement, tuition assistance, paid time off and work/life balance initiatives such as wellness programs, spirituality in the workplace, and training and development.

Barry University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment.

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