Assistant Professor Position: Department of Social Work
The Department of Social Work at Western Carolina University (WCU) invites applications for a nine-month tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August, 2017. Salary and rank are commensurate with qualifications and experience.
A Master’s Degree in Social Work from a Council on Social Work (CSWE) - accredited university is required. A doctoral degree in Social Work or a closely related field, and/or eligibility for licensure as a clinical social worker (LCSW) in North Carolina are preferred.
The successful candidate will teach in the Social Work Department’s graduate and undergraduate programs and engage in clinical, research and service activities.
WCU has adopted the Boyer model of scholarship and is committed to student engagement and integrated learning. The candidate should have a willingness to engage in clinical activities, service learning activities, aggressively seek extramural funding, as well as publish and present research findings in professional venues.
The Department of Social Work has both BSW and MSW programs accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and is one of several quality professional programs within the College of Health and Human Sciences. WCU, one of the 16 state supported institutions in the University of North Carolina system, is located in picturesque Cullowhee, North Carolina, 52 miles west of Asheville. The University also has an instructional site in Asheville North Carolina. The main campus is located near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indian Reservation (Qualla Boundary). The department is housed in a technologically advanced 160,000 square feet Health and Human Sciences building located on WCU’s millennial campus, where university faculty and students partner with private and government industries to support research, clinical and other hands-on educational opportunities for students.
Hard copy application materials will not be considered. Applicants must apply online at https://jobs.wcu.edu/ and should attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, unofficial graduate transcripts, and the contact information for at least three professional references.
Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Starting Date: August 1, 2017
For questions or additional information contact:
Dr. Josie Crolley-Simic—Search Committee Chair
Department of Social Work
Western Carolina University
Cullowhee, NC 28723
All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified within 30 days of employment. All new employees who will be teaching are required to provide official transcripts within 30 days of employment. Transcripts should be provided for the highest earned degree and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements.
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