DEPARTMENT: Division of Social Work
POSITION TITLE: Lecturer Pool – Social Work
The Division of Social Work at Sacramento State is one of the largest accredited social work programs in California. Our faculty and staff are dedicated to training a highly diverse study body to prepare the next generation of social work professionals for our region, and beyond. The Division prepares ethical and competent generalist and specialized social workers who can both lead and serve our richly and intersectionally diverse communities in the development and delivery of psychosocial and clinical services that contribute to human wellbeing and social justice. We offer a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work (BSW) for generalist practice. For the Master of Social Work degree, we offer three pathways: a traditional two-year program, an extended part-time (three-year) program, and an Advanced Standing (one-year) program for those who hold an accredited BSW degree (within 5 years of application). MSW students specialize in one of three areas: behavioral health; health and aging; or, practice with children and families. We also offer a training program for those wanting to commit to a career in child welfare (i.e., Title IV-E program). The benefits of our social work programs are outstanding. We encourage applicants who are highly intersectionally diverse, who are seasoned practitioners (micro through macro), and ultimately who are committed to participating in and building an equitable and highly diverse scholarly learning environment promoting health equity and social justice.
Subjects area needs will vary, but include:
- Generalist practice (BSW or MSW)
- Advanced graduate-level practice in behavioral health, health & aging, or children and families
- Field (practicum) supervision
- Macro practice, including administration, supervision, community organizing, and policy practice
- Psychodiagnosing (using DSM-5-TR), substance use disorders, forensics
- Social science research methodologies, including experimental (quantitative) methods and qualitative traditions
- Social science and critical theories, in particular human behavior and the social environment (HBSE)
- Cultural diversity, social justice, power/privilege/oppression
- U.S. social welfare policy
- Practice with specialty populations (e.g., Veterans, LGBTQ+ communities, international settings, gerontology, neurocognitive and developmental disabilities)
Courses occur throughout the entire work week and (all day) weekends. They may be during day or evenings. Courses are most often in-person or may be less frequently offered on-line.
Duties of a part-time lecturer include instruction, class preparation, grading, and office hours. Other duties may be assigned based on departmental needs. Course assignments, including dates, time, and modality, are made by the Department Chair under the direction of the College Dean.
Part-time lecturers are instructional faculty with conditional appointments based on enrollment and budget. Hires from the pool of applicants are made when there are instructional needs to fill coursework offered by an academic department based on changing enrollment patterns, changes to tenure-track faculty assignments, and other factors that cannot be addressed with our existing faculty. Initial appointments are typically for one semester, but occasionally academic year initial appointments are made. Appointments may be renewed based on department needs, funding, and performance. Often appointments are made just prior to the start of the semester.
Initial rank and salary for lecturer faculty are based on professional and/or teaching experience and educational background and are determined by the hiring department. Most new lecturers are hired at the Lecturer A or B rank. As of July 2022, the classification salary ranges for the respective ranks are:
Lecturer A: $4,530-$6,056
Lecturer B: $5,406-$11,994
Lecturer C: $6,190-$13,172
Lecturer D: $7,794-$13,797
The salary ranges indicated are based on a "full-time rate" (15 weighted teaching units [WTUs]). A semester's worth of compensation is made up of six (6) payments of the given amount. To calculate your salary for a semester, the base rate would be pro-rated based on the units worked out of 15 WTUs.
If you were a Lecturer A assigned 3 units at the minimum salary, your pay would be structured as follows: $4,530 x 3/15 (3 units out of a possible 15 units total) = $912.60 x 6 checks = $5,475.60 total for 3 units/semester.
For most courses, the required educational preparation is:
- A Master of Social Work (MSW) or comparable social work degree (e.g., MSSW, MA/AM in social work / welfare), or other graduate degree congruent with subject area (e.g., PhD [Social Welfare or related], DSW, PsyD, JD, or MA/MS [e.g., Sociology, Economics, Psychology, Public Health, Feminist Studies])
- Two-years post-MSW practice experience.
For some undergraduate practice or field seminar courses, it can be possible to have:
- A Bachelor's of Social Work (BSW)
- Minimum 5 years of post-BSW relevant practice experience.
Please make note in cover letter.
- Hold a license in social work in the State of California from the BBS (i.e., LCSW), or comparable other independent clinical social work license from another state.
- Hold relevant credentials in the State of California (e.g., PPSC), nationally from NASW (e.g., ACSW, DCSW), or other reputable credentialing body (e.g., BCD).
- In teaching graduate practice courses, five or more years post-MSW practice experience.
New applicants are required to submit:
1. Cover letter
2. Current Curriculum Vita (CV)/Resume
3. Unofficial transcripts of highest degree or degree required for position
4. List of references with contact information
5. Please review the course catalog (https://catalog.csus.edu/colleges/health-human-services/social-work/#coursestext) for a description of courses in the department, and upload a document which lists the courses you believe you are qualified to teach.
About Sacramento State
Sacramento State is located in the heart of California’s capital city, five miles from State Capitol. The lush, 300-acre campus is situated along the American River, close to numerous bike trails and other recreational areas. Sacramento, also known as the “Farm-to-Fork Capital,” is one of the most ethnically diverse and livable cities in the country, with a population of half of a million. Sacramento State’s 31,000 students come not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1,800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission: “As California’s capital university, we transform lives by preparing students for leadership, service, and success. Sacramento State will be a recognized leader in education, innovation, and engagement.” As the regional hub of higher education, Sacramento State is dedicated to student success, diversity, equity and inclusion, community engagement, philanthropy, and campus safety.
As evidenced by the values embedded in our Hornet Honor Code, Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all faculty, staff, students, and guests are welcome and valued. Our commitment is more than simply ensuring that our campus is free from bias and discrimination, but is one devoted to celebrating many diverse identities, life experiences, and perspectives that enrich our community, teaching and learning.
To learn more about why you should join the Hornet Family, please visit the Why Sac State? page.
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A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position.
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Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their highest degree earned and must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.. California State University, Sacramento is not a sponsoring agent for non-tenure track (temporary/lecturer) faculty for the H1-B Visa.
Out of State Employment
Per CSU-wide policy (HR2021-04), all faculty who will begin initial employment (or return from a 12-month break in service) on or after January 1, 2022 are required to perform their work from within the State of California. Faculty hired prior to January 1, 2022 must be available to perform work in the State of California if their assignment is in-person.