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Assistant Professor - Social Work

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Title Assistant Professor - Social Work
Department School of Social Work - 31520
Vacancy Number 16F-154
Position Number 429
Location of Workplace Main UNCW Campus
Brief Summary of Work for this Position:

The School of Social Work within the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) at the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW), seeks candidates for a 9 month, tenure-track position for appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 13, 2018. Upon initial appointment responsibilities include: teaching in the BSW and MSW programs, advising BSW students, research and scholarship, and providing service to the profession, school, college, university and the community. Currently, the typical teaching load for research-active faculty is three courses per semester.

We are a school that values diversity and interprofessional research and teaching. Candidates from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. We seek colleagues who value finding joy in work, strive to have a healthy work/life balance and embrace an engaging collaborative culture.

Minimum Requirements

Qualifications include an accredited Master’s Degree in Social Work and a PhD in Social Work or a related field. Persons who are ABD will be considered. The doctorate is required by August 1, 2018 for appointment as Assistant Professor for the 2018-2019 academic year; otherwise, it must be obtained within first academic year of employment. Qualified candidates will demonstrate potential for excellent teaching and scholarly productivity. Candidates should be able to teach in at least two areas of the BSW and MSW Foundation curriculum.

Preferred Qualifications

Persons interested in teaching practice must have at least three years of direct practice experience. Those candidates who qualify for clinical licensure are preferred. Candidates who have research, teaching, and/or practice experience with diverse populations are preferred.

Primary Function of Organizational Unit

The School of Social Work (SSW) is dedicated to the development of excellent social workers through in-depth education, professional partnerships, applied research, regional engagement, and community outreach and impact. Our School prepares our students to help individuals, families, and groups discover and build upon their own strengths and external resources to meet the challenges of poverty, discrimination, health and mental health issues, and other difficult life situations. UNCW Social work graduates work in social service, health, and mental health agencies in Southeastern North Carolina, throughout the state, and across the country. The School of Social Work is located in McNeill Hall, a state-of-the-art facility that includes offices, classrooms, a large lecture hall, computer laboratories, a Student Learning Commons and Success Center, and a state-of-the art Simulation Learning Center. Through the use of simulation, we strive to create a realistic environment and a powerful learning experience that promotes cognitive, affective, physical, and social development for Social Work students, while incorporating interprofessional collaborative experiences with students across the other degree programs in the College.

The SSW offers both the BSW and MSW programs from the strengths perspective, with emphasis on practice labs, small classes, and specially reinforced field instruction. The MSW program has a clinical concentration, specialized coursework in solution-focused, cognitive-behavioral, and motivational theories.

We are proud to offer the following programs: full-time Bachelor in Social Work programs on the main campus in Wilmington and at the Onslow Extension Site in Jacksonville, a full-time Master in Social Work program in Wilmington, part-time Master in Social Work programs in Wilmington and Jacksonville, and four courses towards LCAS credentialing in substance use disorders and addictions. We will be launching our advanced standing MSW in Summer 2018.

College/School Information

The College of Health and Human Services was created in July 2010 to provide UNCW with a new mechanism to link and focus its health-related research, professional continuing education, and health knowledge dissemination and application. In the formative stage of development, the CHHS is currently home to three professional schools: School of Health and Applied Human Science, School of Nursing, and School of Social Work. This is an outstanding opportunity to join an energetic College that seeks to be nationally recognized for its interprofessional collaboration, community engagement and impact, and implementation science. The faculty, staff, and students of the CHHS are committed to the pursuit of excellence and enhancing health and quality of life across the lifespan for individuals, families, and communities in the southeastern North Carolina and beyond.

University Information

The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. A public institution with nearly 16,000 students, the university is known for its superb faculty and staff and powerful academic experience. With an array of high-quality programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is consistently recognized at a national level for academic excellence and affordability by publications like U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and The Business Journals. UNCW also recently earned the 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, bestowed to higher education institutions dedicated to community involvement.

EEO Statement

UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified persons from all racial, ethnic or other minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicant Instructions
Position Type Permanent
Anticipated Ending Date if Time-Limited Positions
Job Posting Date 11/16/2017
Priority Consideration Date 01/02/2018
Priority Consideration Information

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by the Priority Date; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vita
  3. List of 3 Professional References
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