The College of Social Work and the Ohio State regional campuses offering Social Work programming rely on lecturers to provide instruction for many courses in the undergraduate and MSW programs. Lecturers from our communities bring extensive knowledge and expertise to the classroom based on their educational backgrounds and practice experience. Their efforts enrich the curriculum for our students and they provide a perspective that keeps our curriculum anchored in current issues and practices from the field.
The Ohio State University and the College of Social Work recognize that diversity, equity, and inclusion are the foundations of excellence. Because diversity and social justice are central to the mission of the College of Social Work, we encourage applicants whose backgrounds, experiences, knowledge, and talents contribute to an inclusive and productive culture.
Individuals interested in becoming a lecturer for the College of Social Work or an Ohio State regional campus please apply for this position.
MSW and a minimum of two years of post-graduate social work experience.
We ask that you please upload all documents including your resume/CV, cover letter, Social Work area of specialization, and a course or teaching evaluation to the Resume/CV section of this application form.
Lecturers are an essential component of social work education in the College of Social Work as we strive to provide quality instruction to our students. In an effort to provide a consistent educational experience for students, lecturers are expected to provide an outstanding educational experience by:
Following the course syllabus for each course that has been developed by the Colleges program committees;
Utilize Carmen Canvas as the Learning Management system to post your syllabus, allow students to submit work for grading, maintain your course grade book, and provide other resources/materials, as applicable for students use in the Carmen Canvas shell.
Attending course planning meetings to coordinate with other course instructors on class readings, assignments, exercises, and grading rubrics;
Grading student assignments and providing written comments and feedback to students in a manner that is consistent with the timelines set by the Ohio Department of Higher Education and The Ohio State University;
Reporting final grades on time;
Reporting any instances of academic misconduct;
Following up with students who are granted incompletes and insuring that final grades are submitted; and
Being accessible to students by email or phone outside of class and having office hours for individual student meetings. If hired, all OSU business should be conducted using the OSU email account assigned to you. Please check it regularly.
The Ohio State University is a dynamic community of diverse resources, where opportunity thrives and where individuals transform themselves and the world. Founded in 1870, Ohio State is a world-class public research university and the leading comprehensive teaching and research institution in the state of Ohio. With more than 63,000 students (including 57,000 in Columbus), the Wexner Medical Center, 14 colleges, 80 centers and 175 majors, the university offers its students tremendous breadth and depth of opportunity in the liberal arts, the sciences and the professions.