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Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary

Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary

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Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary Description

Teach courses in social work. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary Related Job Titles

Bachelor of Social Work Program Coordinator (BSW Program Coordinator), Clinical Professor, College or University Faculty Member, College Professor, Dean, Faculty Member, Family Welfare Social Work Professor, Field Education Coordinator, Field Education Director, Field Instructor, Geriatric Social Work Professor, Health Social Work Professor, Instructor, Lecturer, Master of Social Work Program Coordinator (MSW Program Coordinator), Master of Social Work Program Director (MSW Program Director), Professor, School of Social Work Director, Social Work Department Chair, Social Work Instructor, Social Work Lecturer, Social Work Professor,


Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary Related Careers
Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary Tasks
Core Tasks
  • Provide professional consulting services to government or industry.
  • Keep abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences.
  • Conduct research in a particular field of knowledge and publish findings in professional journals, books, or electronic media.
  • Prepare course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
  • Supervise undergraduate or graduate teaching, internship, and research work.
  • Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, course materials, and methods of instruction.
  • Compile, administer, and grade examinations, or assign this work to others.
  • Advise students on academic and vocational curricula and on career issues.
  • Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records.
  • Write grant proposals to procure external research funding.
  • Serve on academic or administrative committees that deal with institutional policies, departmental matters, and academic issues.
  • Compile bibliographies of specialized materials for outside reading assignments.
  • Select and obtain materials and supplies such as textbooks and laboratory equipment.
  • Participate in student recruitment, registration, and placement activities.
  • Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, and papers.
  • Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as family behavior, child and adolescent mental health, and social intervention evaluation.
  • Maintain regularly scheduled office hours to advise and assist students.
  • Collaborate with colleagues and community agencies to address teaching and research issues.
  • Perform administrative duties such as serving as department head.
  • Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.
  • Supervise students' laboratory and field work.
  • Participate in campus and community events.
Supplemental Tasks
  • Act as advisers to student organizations.

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