Associate or Full Professor

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Position TypePermanent Faculty Working TitleAssociate or Full ProfessorPosition NumberAppointment TypeTenured/Tenure TrackSalary RangeFull-time/Part-timeFull-Time PermanentIf part-time, hours per weekFTE1.0Vacancy IDFAC0002805Posting Open Date05/28/2019Application DeadlineOpen Until FilledYesProposed Start Date01/01/2020Position Summary

The School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites nominations and applications for two tenure-track positions at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. These nine-month faculty positions will start either January 1 or July 1, 2020.

Candidates should have a considerable record of external funding, high-quality publications, and be committed to teaching and mentoring. As the School aims to advance equity, transform systems, and improve lives, we seek applicants with a demonstrated capacity to conduct rigorous research focused on informing, designing, developing, implementing, and/or evaluating social interventions and/or social policies.

Successful applicants will be joining a community of active scholars with a vision to be the leading school of social work for accelerating discovery and the translation of knowledge into action. Intervention research and implementation science cut across the School’s teaching, research, and engagement activities. A commitment to working in collaborative research teams is highly valued. We are particularly interested in applicants with backgrounds and expertise in child well-being, behavioral health, criminal justice, older adults, and vulnerable populations to join our scholar groups already working in these areas. Expertise in working with cutting edge research methods are also desirable.

Successful candidates at the Full Professor rank will be considered for the Tate Distinguished Professorship for Children in Need and the Johnson-Howard-Adair Distinguished Professorship of Social Work, which are permanent appointments that provide annual research funding. These two professorships are reserved for experienced, distinguished scholars who have an extensive history and planned trajectory of cutting-edge, innovative, and significant scholarship.

Salary is competitive and will be commensurate with experience.

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 UNC Injury Prevention Research Center. 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

Educational Requirements

Candidates must have a doctoral degree in social work or a related field.

Qualifications and Experience

Successful applicants will have demonstrated commitments to social work education, research, teaching, and social work values. Successful applicants will also have a successful program of funded research and a demonstrated commitment to social justice.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Special Instructions

Candidates should submit a curriculum vita, a letter outlining their fit with the description of the position, and the names of four-to-six persons who can provide the equivalent of peer-review evaluations of the candidate’s research and scholarship. (If selected for interview, four letters of evaluation are required). Applications should be submitted online to: .

Address correspondence to:

Gary L Bowen, Ph.D., ACSW
Dean & Kenan Distinguished 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 positions are filled. Please address questions to Dr. Mimi Chapman ([email protected]) and/or Dr. Paul Lanier ([email protected]), Search Committee Co-Chairs.

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Department Contact Name and TitleDr. Mimi Chapman (Co-Chair), Dr. Paul Lanier (Co-Chair)Department Contact Telephone or [email protected]/[email protected] Information

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the University’s Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost office at (919)-962-1091 or send an email to [email protected]

Please note: The Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost office will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

If you have any questions about the job requirements or the hiring department notify the Department Contact.

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  2. List of References
  3. Cover Letter
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    Posted: 5/29/2019
    Application Due: 8/28/2019
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