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Job ID: 133498

Associate/Full Professor
University of North Carolina--Greensboro

Date Posted Nov. 13, 2019
Title Associate/Full Professor
University University of North Carolina--Greensboro
Greensboro, NC, United States
Department Social Work
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Aug. 1, 2020
  • Associate Professor
  • Social Work

The Department of Social Work at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) invites applications and nominations for a nine-month, tenure-track position at the Associate or Full level. This teacher-scholar position is available Fall 2020. Now is an especially exciting time for the department as we welcomed our inaugural cohort of PhD students in Fall 2019 and also enter into over forty years of partnership with the Department of Sociology and Social Work at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (NCA&T) a historically black university (HBCU). Specifically, the PhD and MSW programs are joint programs with the Department of Sociology and Social Work at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (NCA&T); and the BSW Program has a 45 year joint field program with NCA&T.

A strong commitment to diversity/inclusion, social justice, and student-centered social work education is essential for this position. Candidates must demonstrate an established agenda of research, publication, and external funding reflective of the rank for which one is applying. The person in this position will have teaching responsibilities across the BSW, MSW and PhD programs. Candidates must demonstrate excellence or potential for excellence in teaching across the BSW, MSW and PhD programs. Candidates applying at the Full rank should demonstrate evidence of leadership (e.g., served in administrative roles, chaired committees, served on national social work teaching and research bodies, served as an editor, be nationally recognized for their research, etc.). Candidates applying at the Full rank must have experience with and a commitment to doctoral education (e.g., chaired dissertation committees, taught at the doctoral level, etc.). All candidates must possess a masters and a doctorate in social work (preferred) or a related social science field by August 1, 2020. Two years of post-master’s practice experience is preferred. Applicants must meet the department’s tenure requirements for the given rank.

Additionally, the successful candidate must:

  • Work effectively within a diverse department and promote a collegial work environment;
  • Be an active citizen in the school and university, with partnering universities and the broader community;
  • Have excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills and enjoy interdepartmental and interdisciplinary collaboration;
  • Have a record of scholarship appropriate for appointment at the rank for which one is applying; and
  • Strengthen graduate and undergraduate programs, and support student needs.

The Department has CSWE-accredited BSW and MSW programs and National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)-accredited BSW and MSW school social work licensure programs. The Department also houses an interdisciplinary gerontology program. The Department has strong external funding from sources such as the National Institutes of Health, Health Resources and Services Administration, and Cone Health Foundation.

For more information about the Department of Social Work, please visit For more information about the Joint Master of Social Work Program and Joint PhD Program, please visit

UNCG and the Triad area are ideal settings for the social work teacher and scholar who values work-life balance. UNCG is part of the 17-campus University of North Carolina system and was recently ranked #1 in North Carolina for Social Mobility by US News and World Report. UNCG is classified as a high research activity and community-engaged institution. Greensboro, with a population of about 290,000, is a thriving, civic-minded city with its own Symphony Orchestra, Community Theater, Opera Company, Civic Ballet, and many outstanding public and private recreation areas and facilities. Greensboro is situated in the Piedmont Triad, an area of great natural beauty, diverse industry, cultural arts, and mild temperatures. North Carolina’s mountain resorts are an easy two-hour drive from Greensboro, and the beaches of North and South Carolina are three to four hours away. The Research Triangle is about an hour and a half away. More information is available at:

Applications will be reviewed beginning November 1, 2019 until the position is filled. Candidates should apply online at A complete online application package includes: an online application, cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample, teaching and research statements, and a list of 3 references. Please direct questions to the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Danielle Swick, at

  • The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is committed to equality of employment opportunity and does not discriminate against applicants or employees based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin, political affiliation, genetic information, veteran’s status, disability, or age. Moreover, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is committed to recruiting and advancing women and minorities at all faculty/staff levels.

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Contact Information

  • Dr. Danielle Swick
    Social Work
    University of North Carolina-Greensboro
    PO Box 26170
    Greensboro, NC 27402


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