Clinical Assistant Professor

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC
Closing date
Oct 12, 2021

Job Details

Position Type:

Permanent Faculty

Working Title:

Clinical Assistant Professor

Appointment Type:

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])


The nation’s first public university is at the heart of what’s next, preparing a diverse student body to become creators, explorers, innovators and leaders in North Carolina and throughout the world. Carolina’s nationally recognized, innovative teaching, campus-wide spirit of inquiry and dedication to public service continue the legacy that began in 1795 when the University first opened its doors to students.

Here, in one of America's most beautiful college settings, we offer exceptional careers in richly diverse fields. Come explore what UNC-Chapel Hill has to offer you.

Undergraduate Enrollment: 19,117

Graduate/Professional Enrollment: 10,894

Total Student Enrollment: 30,011

Founded: 1789, as the first state university in the United States

Type of Institution: Public, four-year

Undergraduate Admission: 15,961

Graduate/Professional Enrollment: 10,039

Total Student Enrollment: 26,000

Faculty: 3,000

Percentage of faculty who hold Ph.D.s or the highest degrees in their field: 94 percent

Faculty/student ratio: 1/14

Location: UNC is located in the heart of Chapel Hill, the best college town in America! It's a friendly town of about 40,000 in the geographical center of North Carolina. Chapel Hill is at the western point of the Research Triangle, an area of about one million people, comprised of Chapel Hill, the cities of Durham and Raleigh, and the Research Triangle Park, home of many corporate offices and scientific research centers. Carolina is about 30 miles from the state capital, Raleigh, and 20 minutes from Raleigh-Durham International Airport.

Chapel Hill's main street, Franklin Street, borders the campus and offers shops, coffee houses, cafés, movie theaters and houses of worship. The town has a historic district, museum, library, parks, malls, and many recreational facilities.

Origins of Carolina's students: 82 percent of UNC's freshmen are from North Carolina and 18 percent are from out-of-state. Our students come from 42 different states and our international students represent 37 countries.

Size of freshman class: Approximately 3,400

Class size: Barely five percent of undergraduate classes contain more than 100 students; two-thirds of undergraduate classes have fewer than 30 students. Forty-one percent have fewer than 20 students, including First Year Seminars, in which first-year students work closely with professors.

Sports and athletic programs: UNC is an NCAA Division I school with 28 varsity teams. Carolina is the proud home of the Dean Smith Center, Kenan Stadium, Carmichael Auditorium, Koury Natatorium, and many other fine athletic facilities. Students join more than 60 intramural and club sports, which include baseball, bowling, crew, golf, lacrosse, rock climbing, rugby, tae kwon do, and ultimate frisbee. The Student Recreation Center offers weight training, aerobics, stair machines, and all the equipment you would expect to find at a great health club! Carolina offers a newly renovated outdoor pool and indoor pools, a golf course, tennis courts, and the longest zipline in America!

Number of residence halls: Incoming undergraduates will live in one of Carolina's 29 residence halls, which are wired for Internet access and cable television.

Scholarships and financial aid: About 40 percent of UNC-Chapel Hill students receive scholarships and/or some form of financial aid.

Special research institutes: Institute for Research in Social Science, Institute of Outdoor Drama, Morehead Planetarium, Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, Institute of Government, Institute of African American Research.

Career services: On-campus counseling, job fairs, résumé writing service, internships, placement services.

Technological facilities: Students find multiple uses for Carolina's state-of-the-art technological resources. They can access Carolina's computer services through Academic Technology and Networks, which manages academic computing, e-mail, microcomputing labs, interactive media presentation, video and classroom support, and a help desk. The MetaLab oversees the development of SunSITE, one of the world's busiest digital library and electronic publishing projects.

Students may open e-mail accounts, and many use campus computer resources to construct personal Web pages. Students in residence halls have hardwired network connections to the Internet and cable television in their rooms. At the ATN Training center, students may take classes on software packages and utilities. Computer labs are available for student use all over campus.

Carolina Computing Initiative: Beginning with the freshman class of 2000, undergraduates must purchase laptop computers. The University has arranged for IBM to offer computers at excellent prices. Students, faculty, and staff will enjoy cost savings, higher quality compatible equipment, and better technical support through CCI.

The Study Abroad program allows students to live and learn in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific Rim, Africa, and the Americas.

The Honors Program offers special seminars, research programs, and the chance to design your own independent studies.

Carolina students spend time in public service through student organizations, the Campus Y, the Carolina Center for Public Service, and courses that incorporate community service.

UNC's chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, a national collegiate honor society, is the oldest in North Carolina, dating from 1904. There are many other honorary societies at Carolina.

UNC offers ROTC programs in all branches of national military service.

Through the First Year Seminars program, first year students will understand what it means to study at a premier research university. They will learn from faculty members and share in their research in seminars of no more than 20 students.

Life outside the classroom: More than 370 clubs, teams, and student organizations offer something for everyone! You can choose from among musical and dramatic performing groups, publications, ethnic and religious clubs, the Campus Y and other service organizations, fraternities and sororities, and pre- professional organizations. Whatever your interests, you will find others at Carolina who share them!

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