Assistant or Associate Professor
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 36 reviews - Chapel Hill, NC

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The School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites nominations and applications for three tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The positions will start July 1, 2013. Candidates will join a community of active scholars and are expected to have the ability to obtain external funding to support their research; publish their research findings; infuse their classroom teaching with knowledge based on the latest and strongest evidence; and provide service to the State of North Carolina, the nation, as well as in international settings. We seek applicants with a demonstrated capacity to conduct rigorous research focused on informing, designing, developing, and evaluating social interventions and social policies that strengthen individuals, families and communities in the areas of direct practice, community practice, management, and policy. We hope to hear from applicants with expertise in social or health problems related to a broad array of diverse populations.

The School of Social Work offers M.S.W. and Ph.D. degrees. Dual degrees are offered with Law, Public Health, Public Administration, and Divinity (with Duke University). The faculty members of the School of Social Work have strong collaborative relationships with many campus units such as the Schools of Medicine, Public Health, Nursing, Law, Government, Education, and the Department of City and Regional Planning as well as University Centers and Institutes such as the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, the Carolina Population Center, the Center for Developmental Sciences, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, and the Institute on Aging. We also maintain dynamic relationships with community agencies, state and federal government, and research groups in the Research Triangle Park and across the U.S. To learn more about the School of Social Work, please visit our home page at Salary is competitive and will be commensurate with experience.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly and actively committed to diversity. Women and minority applicants are encouraged to apply.

Educational Requirements

Applicants must possess a doctoral degree in social work or a related field or be at an advanced stage of completing a doctoral dissertation. Preference will be given to applicants with a master’s degree from a CSWE accredited social work program and a minimum of two years of post-masters social work practice experience and also to applicants who have demonstrated the capacity to secure extramural funding for research or who have worked in research groups with substantial extramural funding.

Qualifications and Experience

The successful applicant is expected to have demonstrated strong commitments to social work education, research, and teaching.

Special Instructions

Candidates should electronically submit a curriculum vita, a letter outlining teaching and research expertise, a current writing sample, and the names of four persons who can provide professional references.

Submit online to:

Candidates should be prepared to provide supporting documentation, including publications and teaching evaluations.

Address correspondence to:
Jack M. Richman, Ph.D., Dean and Professor

UNC -Chapel Hill School of Social Work

325 Pittsboro Street, Suite 302

Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3550

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please address questions to the search chairs Dr. Sheryl Zimmerman (, Dr. Mark Fraser (, and Dr. Gary Cuddeback (

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