The School of Social Work at the University of Central Florida (UCF) invites applications for a 12-month, tenured position at the full professor rank to serve as director of the school, beginning late summer or fall of 2020. The university seeks an innovative, energetic, inter-professional leader who has the capacity to leverage the existing strengths of the school to create a meaningful impact on the college, university and community. The selected candidate will be a visionary with the ability to lead the school through exciting changes as UCF strengthens health and medical programming on the main campus and the Academic Health Sciences campus at Lake Nona. The director oversees the school’s faculty and staff, is a member of the College leadership team and reports directly to the Dean of the College of Health Professions and Sciences.
The School of Social Work is recognized regionally and nationally for the superior quality of its education offerings and its contributions to clinical social work, health care, scholarship, and service to our community. The school has 37 full-time faculty, 11 staff, adjunct faculty and over 900 students. The school offers both a bachelor’s, and a master’s degree in social work. There are two tracks in the MSW program (face-to-face and on-line). The school is home to a Center for Behavioral Research and Training.
The College of Health Professions and Sciences is home to three schools, one department, and six centers and institutes and is a leader in creating positive community change by building partnerships that transcend traditional disciplinary boundaries.
UCF and its 13 colleges provide opportunities to more than 68,000 students, offering 189 bachelor's and master's degrees, and 32 doctoral programs. Students come from all 50 states and over 147 countries. A priority on diversity and inclusiveness led UCF to co-found the University Innovation Alliance, a consortium of large public research universities committed to better serving first-generation, low-income students. U.S. News & World Report ranked UCF the 10th "Most Innovative School" in its Best Colleges 2019 report. Additionally, UCF is one of 56 public universities with the Carnegie Foundation's highest designation in two categories: community engagement and very high research activity. As one of the largest universities in the country, UCF is committed to innovative community partnerships, world-class research with local and global impact, and the integration of technology and learning. For additional information about the University of Central Florida, please visit www.ucf.edu.
The successful candidate will provide academic and administrative leadership (i.e. management of human resources, budget, enrollment, curriculum development and program assessment, CSWE accreditation compliance and reporting, and academic programming) and will facilitate intra- and inter- departmental collaborations to enhance the impact of scholarship, teaching and service. Furthermore, the candidate will support faculty in securing external funding, promote a collegial and collaborative environment, and be able to facilitate meaningful growth to fill the clinical social work and healthcare needs of the community.
Equal Employment Opportunity Employer:
As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at:
As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.
A doctoral degree in social work or closely related discipline from an accredited institution; an MSW from a Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited program; an outstanding record of teaching, research, and scholarly achievements commensurate with a tenured faculty appointment at the rank of professor; demonstration of significant and successful administrative leadership experience in a university setting; knowledge of and experience with CSWE accreditation; and experience in curriculum development and program assessment.
The ideal Candidate should be a proven leader with the ability to oversee social work programs at the bachelor’s and master’s level. The applicant should also have experience overseeing complex budgets and accreditation processes, a history of federally-funded research, effective communication and interpersonal skills with a demonstrated commitment to fostering diversity and possess the ability to support the future growth and expansion of the school, including its healthcare emphasis. The selected candidate should have the necessary academic experience to be a committed and effective mentor to the faculty and staff within the school’s programs and have experience with developing and implementing policies. The ideal candidate will have the ability and experience to cultivate collaborative relationships with university administrators, faculty, staff, students, and alumni, as well as create partnerships both within and outside the college and university.
Additional Application Materials Required:
The university requires that all applicants apply and submit all supporting documents through the UCF online recruitment system at https://www.ucf.edu/jobs. No paper applications or incomplete applications will be considered. Applicants must submit the following items online at www.jobswithucf.com, under position number 38340.
Applicants must complete the online Faculty Applicant Affirmation form and submit the following: (1) a letter of application indicating qualifications for the position; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) copy of transcripts; and (4) contact information for three [up to five] professional references. The selected candidate will be required to provide official transcripts within thirty days of hire date.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates will not be considered until all the above materials are received. Candidates are responsible for ensuring all materials have been uploaded correctly.
UCF is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Ethnic minorities, women and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. As an agency of the State of Florida, UCF makes all search materials available to the public upon request, in accordance with Florida statutes.
Internal Number: 38340
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