The University of Texas at Tyler is seeking candidates for a tenure-track faculty position in Social Work at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will serve as a founding faculty member of the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree currently under development. The planned launch for the BSW is Fall 2020. The faculty member will be responsible for assisting the Director with program planning, communication, assessment, and evaluation. The faculty member will also teach, conduct research, and provide service to the social work program, the department, college, and university. The faculty member will report to the Director of the Social Work Program. This position will have a competitive salary and benefits. All questions can be directed to Neil Gray, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, firstname.lastname@example.org, 903-566-7368.
A letter of Interest, CV, and a list of 3 professional references is required in order to apply. Combine all documents into one pdf file prior to uploading and upload that file.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Work with the Director of the Social Work Program and Chair of Social Sciences to:
Develop and launch the BSW degree.
Develop a vision and strategic plan for the Social Work program.
Design, implement, and administer accreditation for the BSW program.
Develop curriculum that is CSWE accredited.
Assist with accreditation efforts and reports.
Engage the community about the program.
Assist with continuous programmatic review and assessment to ensure the program remains in compliance with CSWE standards.
Teach courses in the Social Work Program.
Conduct research in his or her specialized area.
Provide service to the university and community.
Participate in program evaluation and accreditation based on the CSWE EPAS and program assessment for the university.
Ensure adherence to and modeling of the NASW Code of Ethics.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Familiarity with the CSWE self-study process, submission guidelines, and time-lines for accreditation by CSWE
Academic experience with skills and experience in instructional design and course development to include online teaching
Ability to develop and maintain effective and constructive collaborative relationships with faculty and administration throughout the university
Ability to develop partnerships with local and regional agencies to identify appropriate clinical placements and nurture on-going support and collaboration
Record of professional activities related to social work practice and education.
The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length. This position has the option to elect the Optional Retirement Program (ORP) instead of TRS, subject to the position being 40 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.
The University of Texas at Tyler is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. Women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
MSW from CSWE Accredited Program.
Two years practice, post MSW Degree.
We encourage applications from both recent graduates and early career assistant professors.
Doctoral degree in social work, sociology, psychology, or related social science.
We are particularly interested in candidates with teaching experience in social work.
Candidates with a record of scholarly publication and/or external funding are highly encouraged to apply.
Experience working with diverse student populations and first-generation students is highly desirable.
Internal Number: 98995
About The University of Texas at Tyler
The University of Texas at Tyler is part of the prestigious University of Texas System that includes 14 institutions located throughout the state. Founded in 1971, UT Tyler today enrolls more than 10,000 students and consists of six colleges. Our beautiful Tyler campus features more than 200 acres nestled along a lake and surrounded by thick pine and oak forests, providing a picturesque location for study and recreation. For student convenience, we also maintain regional campuses in Palestine and Longview, as well as a location in Houston. With more than 80 bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs offered, UT Tyler provides a wealth of learning opportunities and dynamic programs.
Most UT Tyler classes are taught by professors, not teaching assistants, and our average student-professor ratio of 19:1 is a definite advantage over larger, less intimate campuses. Our learning environment is truly student-centered: We offer private university quality at affordable public university prices.