Assistant/Associate Professor - Social Work - #182756 and #192794

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Assistant/Associate Professor - Social Work - #182756 and #192794


Social Work

Position Summary:

The Department of Social Work at Western Carolina University invites application for a 9-month tenure track Social Work faculty position with employment beginning in August 2021. Two positions are available.

Rank will be either at the Assistant or Associate level and will be determined at point of hire. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until a candidate has been selected for hire.

Qualifications include a MSW and a doctorate in Social Work or a related field completed on or before August 31, 2021. Candidates should demonstrate a well-developed research agenda and a commitment to scholarship, teaching, and service. Duties include teaching graduate and undergraduate Social Work courses, conducting research, publishing and presenting in professional venues, seeking extramural funding, advising students, and engaging in social work practice.

Carnegie statement:

WCU embraces its role as a regionally engaged university and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a community engaged university. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to public engagement through their teaching, service, and scholarship.

Minimum Qualifications:

MSW from a CSWE- accredited Social Work program

Preferred Qualifications:

An earned doctorate in Social Work or a related field or completion of a doctorate in Social Work or a related field by August 31, 2021.

Eligibility for licensure as a clinical social worker (LCSW) in North Carolina.

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Permanent Full-Time

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Application materials must be submitted online and include cover letter, vitae, research statement, unofficial transcripts and list of references (include complete contact information).

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until a candidate has been selected for hire.

For questions or additional information contact: Dr. Amy Murphy-Nugen, Search Committee Chair, Department of Social Work, HHS 322 Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC 28723: 828-227-7112.


Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks.

Western Carolina University uses E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment.

Credential Verification:

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.


Western Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; religion; sex; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; national origin; age; disability; genetic information; political affiliation; National Guard or veteran status, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program.
Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (828) 227-7218 or email at [email protected]

University Safety:

The Western Carolina University Annual Safety Report is available online at University Annual Safety Report or in hard-copy by request at the office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, 227 HFR Administration Building, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7147) or the Office of University Police, 111 Camp Annex, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7301). The report, required of all universities participating in Title IV student financial aid programs, discusses crime statistics, procedures for reporting suspicious or criminal activity, security, police authority, crime prevention strategies, university policies on substance abuse and sexual offenses, workplace violence and fire safety.




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Posted: 1/20/2021
Application Due: 4/20/2021
Work Type: Full Time