Job Information

University of Utah Associate Instructor in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date

Requisition Number PRN09191N

Job Title Associate Instructor

Working Title Associate Instructor

Job Grade A00

FLSA Code Administrative

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? Yes

Standard Hours per Week Varies - Dependent on Credit Hours

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Is this a work study job? No

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 00166 - College of Social Work

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range Varies - Dependent on Credit Hours

Close Date

Job Summary

The College of Social Work is seeking instructors to teach in the Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Training Certificate ( SUDC ) Program. Several courses may be available, depending on the semester. While instructors ordinarily teach only one course per semester, this may vary depending on the program’s need. The courses taught in the program range Introduction to Dynamics of Addiction, Introduction to Professional Development, Introduction to Counseling, Special Topics Lab I, Neurochemistry, Intermediate Professional Development, Special Topics Lab II. Advanced Dynamics of Addiction, Advanced Professional Development, Advanced Counseling, Field Training, and Functions and Recovery. Classes in the SUDC Program held one day a week at the main University of Utah campus in Salt Lake City. This is a one-semester assignment with possible work in future semesters as needed.


Under the administrative direction of the Director, Bachelors of Social Work Program and SUDC Program, individual shall perform some or all of the following duties:

Teaches assigned courses in field of study; Plans, prepares, and facilitates an approved course of study that includes measurable objectives for each course taught; Prepares instructional materials (course outlines, syllabi, exams, mock-ups, visual aids, and instruction sheets) as necessary; Instructs, manages, and supervises individual and groups of students in the classrooms, laboratories, Maintains a student-oriented approach to education; Evaluates instruction and learning by means of appropriate didactic and experiential methods; Recommends students for advancement and completion; Maintains and submits accurate and current reports and records involving student accountability, attendance, performance, and follow-up; Assists program director, faculty, and staff in maintaining an effective program; Attends faculty and other meetings and serves on Ad-hoc committees; Is thoroughly familiar with the University and College academic freedom and professional responsibility statement and adheres to these policies; Maintains desirable and safe classroom and laboratory conditions.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor’s degree in the subject matter or a closely related area and two years of teaching or closely related professional experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of subject matter and course content.

Skill in effective instructional strategies and techniques.

Effective interpersonal, problem-solving and decision-making skills.

Ability to manage, motivate, and evaluate students and instruction.

Ability to communicate both orally and in writing.


A master’s degree in Behavioral Science or a closely related area AND one year of teaching or closely related professional experience.

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to applicants, consistent with University policy and Utah state law. To inquire about this posting, email: “” or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: “” .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.