Assistant Professor of Social Work - #002326

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Assistant Professor of Social Work - #002326


Social Work

Position Summary:

The Department of Social Work at Western Carolina University invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Social Work. The position is a nine-month fixed term appointment with an anticipated begin work date of August 2021. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until a candidate has been selected.

Responsibilities include teaching in both the undergraduate and graduate programs, participating in service to department, college and university, student advising, and possibly supervising field students. Another expectation for this position is to engage in learning opportunities regarding online teaching.

Some teaching responsibilities may be at off-site locations and/or during evening hours. Position is primarily located on the main WCU Cullowhee, NC campus.

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:

A Master’s Degree in Social Work from a Council on Social Work (CSWE)-
accredited university and 3 years of demonstrated social work practice experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

A doctoral degree in Social Work or a closely related field.

Position Type:

Permanent Full-Time

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Hard copy application materials will not be considered. Applicants must apply online are required to attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, unofficial graduate transcripts, and the contact information for at least three professional references. Salary, and academic rank are commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Anticipated begin work date is August 1, 2021.

For questions or additional information contact: Dr.Josie Crolley-Simic, Search Committee Chair Department of Social Work Western Carolina University Cullowhee, NC 28723

[email protected]


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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Job No:
Posted: 5/5/2021
Application Due: 8/3/2021
Work Type: Full Time