Asst Professor

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UNT System Overview:

Welcome to the University of North Texas System, or UNT World as we like to call ourselves. UNT World includes the University of North Texas in Denton, the University of North Texas at Dallas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region and we are committed to transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education. Over the past decade, combined UNTS enrollment has grown by more than 25 percent to nearly 44,000 students.

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Asst Professor


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College of Health and Public Service

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Department Summary:

The College of Health and Public Service (HPS) at the University of North Texas, distinguished as one of the few Tier One research universities designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), prepares graduates to address diverse and complex social issues such as aging, disability, disaster management and recovery, criminal justice, health disparities, and public safety, and find solutions to challenges in public administration, public health, and urban design. We have seven academic departments with undergraduate and graduate programs, the Center for Public Management, the UNT Speech and Hearing Center, UNT WISE and a number of professional development and clinical training programs to facilitate careers to address a global society.

HPS students are trained to lead nonprofits, become educators, researchers and professionals who strengthen the diverse communities we serve, with thoughtful, inclusive, and equitable practices as audiologists, behavior analysts, city managers, emergency managers, health care administrators, public safety administrators, public health specialists, rehabilitation counselors, speech language pathologists, social workers, urban planners, and more.

Located within HPS, the Department of Social Work offers both a bachelor and master’s of social work degree (jointly offered with Texas Woman’s University) in a caring, diverse and inclusive environment. Our BSW degree program is well established and has been continually accredited for more than 45 years, and our newly accredited joint master’s of social work program pools the resources of our skilled faculty with those of our friends at Texas Woman’s University to provide a unique learning experience. We develop generalist social work practitioners who will advance equity and optimize quality-of-life outcomes in diverse communities worldwide by helping people overcome the challenges associated with abuse, poverty, homelessness, addiction, disability, illness and discrimination. Graduates practice in a variety of areas including integrated healthcare settings, hospice, substance abuse treatment, mental health, child welfare, aging, criminal justice, veterans, military and first responders, and more.

Position Summary:

The Department of Social Work is seeking an assistant professor for a nine-month tenure track position beginning August 2021. The position will be primarily assigned to the BSW program and will be expected to teach across the generalist social work curriculum, including research methods. The candidate will also be expected to carry out a productive research agenda.

Minimum Qualifications:

•A Master’s in social work from a Council of Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited program and Ph.D. in social work or a related field;
•Demonstrated commitment to excellence in research, teaching, and/or service that supports equity and inclusion for all in the academic community;
•Experience with online/hybrid/remote instruction;
•Minimum of two years of full-time professional post-MSW practice experience;
•Evidence showing the ability to establish a strong research record and/or to attract extramural funding.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Social work licensure
• Ability to teach social work research methods
• Potential to teach graduate-level courses

Physical Requirements:

Ability to communicate

Security Sensitive:

This is a security sensitive position.

EEO Statement:

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

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Applicant Documents
• Cover Letter
• CV
• Philosophy Statements (should be no more than 2 pages each)
o Diversity Statement – A description of how the applicant would contribute to the development of a diverse and inclusive learning community at UNT through their teaching, research, and service. (uploaded as “other document”)
o Research Philosophy
o Teaching Philosophy
• List of 3 names for References

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Job No:
Posted: 11/29/2020
Application Due: 2/27/2021
Work Type: Full Time