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Jane Addams College of Social Work is accepting applications for adjunct faculty positions. Please use the link below to apply.

Teaching Assistant Appointments

The Jane Addams College of Social Work offers graduate courses under the SOCW rubric. The teaching assistant position shall consist of two semesters for a total of nine months from August 16 through May 15 (with no allowable vacation). The teaching assignment may include a practice course sequence (e.g. Practice I and Practice II) or two unrelated courses.

All courses are enrollment driven. For elective courses, if there are fewer than ten students registered for the course, the course may be cancelled in accordance with Jane Addams College of Social Work policy. This policy does not apply to required courses in the MSW program, however. In the case that an elective course is canceled the TA will be assigned another course to satisfy the 9-month appointment.

To apply for a TA position, applicants must upload the following documents in one file labeled with the applicant’s name (Last Name_First Name TA Materials). PDF format is preferred.

  1. Resume or CV
  2. Two references regarding teaching and professional experience
  3. Academic Writing Sample (e.g. a previous paper written for a course)
  4. Brief paragraph addressing the following appointment preferences and availability:
    1. Day and time range available each week to attend scheduled class sessions (all classes are in person, held on the east side of UIC’s campus)
    2. TA must be available for 3 hours, in addition to their course teaching time in order to hold office hours over the course of the academic week.

TAs in JACSW courses are the instructor of record but are not responsible for syllabi development. The typical TA duties for JACSW courses involve instructing assigned courses, maintaining office hours, grading assignments, monitoring the course Blackboard site, and other related duties as assigned. Teaching Assistants must meet with their course consultant before the start of the semester to discuss specific TA expectations for their courses.

Teaching Assistants are appointed based on academic qualifications, completion of doctoral program coursework, and approval by doctoral program director. Teaching Assistants are reappointed based upon successful course evaluations.

Guidelines for Appointment of Graduate Assistant

Graduate Assistant Appointments

The Jane Addams College of Social Work (JACSW) offers graduate assistantships in the areas of IT Service Management, Field Instruction, Business Office, and Marketing and Communications. The Graduate Assistant positions support the Jane Addams College of Social Work faculty and staff and its satellite offices.  This assistant will interact with faculty/staff at all levels to resolve problems and implement solutions.   The person will receive calls for assistance and manage help tickets through the IT Service Management System if they are supporting the IT Service Management Team and/or the Business Office. Or they will work closely with their manager on projects in the Field Instruction and/or Marketing and Communications area to complete assigned tasks.    The appointment for this assistantship will run for 9 months, both in the Fall and Spring semesters.  The assistant is expected to be available to work throughout the academic year.  They must meet the requirements for enrollment and participation in the academic program in which they seek their degree for the entire academic year.  They will also adhere to the campus guidelines related to the percentage appointment that they can have during the Fall and Spring Semesters.

To apply for a GA position, applicants must submit the following (PDF format is preferred):

  1. Resume
  2. Two references

These materials should be sent to the hiring Manager, who will guide the applicant through the interview process.

GAs in JACSW will occupy their assigned office space, available for drop-in requests for assistance.  Also, the GAs within the IT Service Management team will need to be available ½ hour before class start, based on the overall class schedule set by the college.


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Grants Specialist (Grants and Contracts Associate) – Jane Addams College of Social Work
Hiring Department: JACSW Academic Affairs/Instruction
Location:  Chicago, IL USA
Requisition ID: 1025001
Posting Close Date: 6/7/24
Salary: $68,300-$75,000 commensurate with experience

About the University of Illinois Chicago

UIC is among the nation’s preeminent urban public research universities, a Carnegie RU/VH research institution, and the largest university in Chicago. UIC serves over 34,000 students, comprising one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation and is designated as a Minority Serving Institution (MSI), an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPSI) and a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). Through its 16 colleges, UIC produces nationally and internationally recognized multidisciplinary academic programs in concert with civic, corporate and community partners worldwide, including a full complement of health sciences colleges. By emphasizing cutting-edge and transformational research along with a commitment to the success of all students, UIC embodies the dynamic, vibrant and engaged urban university. Recent “Best Colleges” rankings published by U.S. News & World Report, found UIC climbed up in its rankings among top public schools in the nation and among all national universities. UIC has nearly 260,000 alumni, and is one of the largest employers in the city of Chicago.

This is a full-time and benefits eligible position. Hybrid and flexible work schedules are available. UIC offers competitive salaries commensurate with experience.  In addition all full time benefits eligible positions include a comprehensive benefits package which include; Health, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability & AD&D insurance, a defined benefit pension plan as well as paid leave which includes; Vacation, Holiday and Sick.  In addition we offer tuition waivers for employees and dependents.  Click for a complete list of Employee Benefits.


The Grants Specialist will provide proposal/grants development and post-award support to faculty in the College of Social Work and identify and inform College faculty of funding opportunities which correspond to their interests and background. The Grants Specialist is responsible for maintaining knowledge of grant submission and approval procedures, liaising with external funding agencies, assisting with planning and preparation of grant proposals, and post-award administration of grant-related projects.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Research and review sponsor requirements at the proposal state and ensure compliance prior to application submission.
  • Prepare proposal timeline. Prepare proposal budget and budget justification.
  • Secure cost-share approval, faculty teaching reallocation approval and documentation from external subcontractors.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert on grant management for the College and act as a liaison to the Office of Sponsored Programs and Grants and Contracts, external sponsors and internal/external auditors.
  • Manage, review, edit and administer all financial activities of grants, contracts, consulting agreements, subcontracts and vendor agreements for sponsored projects.
  • Develop a shadow system to reconcile sponsored project expenses against Banner, track cost share expenses, and forecast budget balances.
  • Request accounts and prepare budgets; manage requests for no-cost extensions, progress reports, budget changes, prior approvals, and grant close-outs.
  • Process labor redistributions and personnel transactions for reassignment or termination.
  • Track all personnel CFOP changes to ensure personnel are accurately reflected in Effort Reporting process.
  • Prepare ad hoc reports for the Dean and Associate Dean for Administration as requested.
  • Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications Required:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in business administration, accounting, finance, economics or a field related to the position
  2. Three years’ experience with pre-and post-award grant management and submission.
  3. Minimum two years’ experience in an office environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certified Research Administrator (CRA).
  • Previous UIC and/or University experience in a similar role preferred. UIC research administration experience and UIC systems experience is strongly preferred
  • University Research Administration background is strongly preferred.
  • Master’s degree is preferred.
  • Knowledge of principles and processes involved in contractual and grant monitoring procedures strongly preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal, management, and communication skills preferred.
  • Excellent independent judgment and decision-making skills preferred.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment preferred.

To Apply: For fullest consideration click on the Apply Now button, please fully complete all sections of the online application including adding your full work history with specific details of your duties & responsibilities for each position held.  Fully complete the education, licensure, certification and language sections. You may upload a resume, cover letter, certifications, licensures, transcripts and diplomas within the application.

Please note that once you have submitted your application you will not be able to make any changes. In order to revise your application you must withdraw and reapply. You will not be able to reapply after the posting close date. Please ensure the application is fully completed and all supporting documents have been uploaded before the posting close date. Illinois Residency is required 180 days of employment.

The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

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