Clinical Assistant Professor

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Position Type:

Permanent Faculty

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Clinical Assistant Professor

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Fixed Term Faculty


Full-Time Permanent



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Position Summary:

The School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites nominations and applications for a twelve-month, non-tenure-track, open rank, full time (1.0 FTE) faculty position. The mission of the School of Social Work is to advance equity, transform systems and improve lives. The curriculum supports this mission and includes a focus on evidence-based practice; concern for disadvantaged, vulnerable, and oppressed individuals, families, and communities; and the design and development of social interventions.

The Behavioral Health Springboard (BHS) at the School of Social Work, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill links current research to initiatives in mental health and substance use disorder treatment systems. The program offers curricula development, technical assistance, program consultation, and face-to-face and online educational programs.

This position will be funded by the Behavioral Health Springboard (.70 FTE) and the School of Social Work (.30 FTE). This position is a twelve-month appointment beginning July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022 and is reviewed annually for reappointment. We are seeking applicants with social work practice experience and expertise, and the ability to teach primarily in the community, management and policy practice concentration as well as the generalist curriculum. Applicants should have demonstrated skill and experience teaching graduate level classes and/or related trainings. Applicants with demonstrated practice skills and experience will enhance graduate-level teaching in the MSW program.

This position will primarily work with Ms. Tara Bohley, Clinical Associate Professor and Director of BHS (.70 FTE). Specific responsibilities will include the identification, development, design, delivery, and evaluation of programs under contract with the NC Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services (DMH/DD/SAS). This manager position requires a high level of ability to develop protocols, policies, and procedures, and to discern the needs of the contractor as well as all stakeholders. This position will support and provide oversight for existing programs such as the NC Peer Support Certification program and the BHS continuing education and professional development program for licensed clinicians.

The Program Coordinator will plan, coordinate, implement, and finalize projects according to stakeholder specifications and deadlines; working within the project budget. This position requires a substantial capacity to work independently in a complex environment. Strong interpersonal skills, organizational skills, and writing skills are required. Critical and creative thinking, as well as managerial skills to help plan the workload of team members, and to work collaboratively with others is expected. The Program Coordinator will work independently to provide leadership on other short-term, time-limited projects as they arise.

Additionally, .30 FTE of this position will be focused on the educational needs of the MSW program within the School of Social Work. These responsibilities include teaching 6.0 credit hours of graduate coursework per academic year, advising MSW students, and participation as a faculty member on School of Social Work committees. This aspect of the position will report to the Senior Associate Dean for MSW Education, Dr. Lisa de Saxe Zerden.

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). To learn more about the School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, we invite you to visit our home page at

Educational Requirements:

Candidates must possess an MSW degree from an accredited CSWE social work program and a minimum of five years’ post-MSW practice experience in substance use treatment and/or mental health practice setting, and demonstrable expertise in project management are required.

Qualifications and Experience:

Familiarity with the NC service system and a high capacity for collaboration are expected.
Candidate must also be able to demonstrate prior teaching and/or training experience.

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:

All candidates should electronically submit an online application and upload a curriculum vita, a letter outlining teaching interests and experience, teaching evaluations, sample course materials (syllabus, assignments, sample lecture notes), and a list of three to four professional references. The list should include the institution, email address, and phone number for each reference. (Referees will receive a system-generated email to upload a reference letter when a finalist pool has been established. Please note: Reference letters should not be mailed directly to the School of Social Work.) For additional information please contact Search Committee Chair Tara Bohley, Director BHS ([email protected])




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Posted: 6/10/2021
Application Due: 9/8/2021
Work Type: Full Time