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February 1, 2023 - July 31, 2023

University of Pennsylvania

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School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2)
MS in Social Policy (MSSP) Program
Part-Time Lecturer in Social Policy

JOE ID Number: 2023-01_111471759
Date Posted: 04/20/2023
Date Inactive: 07/31/2023
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Part-Time Lecturer in Social Policy
Section: US: Other Academic (Part-time or Adjunct)
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
H -- Public Economics
P -- Political Economy and Comparative Economic Systems
Full Text of JOE Listing:

Job title: University of Pennsylvania, Part-Time Lecturer in Social Policy

The MS in Social Policy (MSSP) Program at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) seeks experienced part-time lecturers for the following course, offered in Fall 2023 (Aug 29-Dec 21, 2023) and Spring 2024 (Jan 18-May 14, 2024).

MSSP 6290: Research & Evaluation Design 
Research & Evaluation Design introduces social research methods in the context of social policy and program evaluation. The course provides a conceptual and practical understanding in the design of experimental, quasi-experimental, and non-experimental research and in the application of quantitative and qualitative methods. Students learn about the application of the research process and skills in all phases of assessing a social policy and developing a social program, including needs assessment, implementation analysis, and evaluation of policy or program effectiveness. Students learn to be critical and informed consumers of research and to apply guidelines of research ethics in social policy settings. 

Additional information on the MSSP program can be found at:

Required experience:

• Experience with/understanding of program evaluation and policy evaluation.
• 5-7yrs experience directing/leading program evaluations for social service programs.
• Proficient in conducting needs assessments, creating logic models, facility with designing research proposals.
• Experience with qualitative and quantitative research design.
• Prior teaching experience preferred.
• An advanced degree, preferably in social science, social policy, macro social work, or a closely related field.

Instructors should be available to teach the course in-person for morning, afternoon, and/or evening sections. Pay is competitive.

To apply: Please provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching evaluations for two to three courses from prior teaching, and the names and contact information for three references. Due to the volume of applications, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No letters of recommendation are required at this time. Please e-mail application materials in one PDF file titled with your name to: and put “MSSP Instructor Application” in the e-mail subject. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Application Requirements:
  • External Application Link
Application deadline: 07/31/2023