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Social Work, Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Las Vegas, Nevada

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Professional Fields, Social Work
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Tenured & Tenure-Track
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The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for School for a Social Work, Assistant/Associate/Full Professor, College of Urban Affairs [R0126642]


Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution comprised of approximately 31,000 students and more than 3,900 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 136,000 degrees, producing more than 120,000 alumni around the world. UNLV   is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an R1 research university with very high research activity. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine.  UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada.  For more information, visit us on line at:


The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.


The UNLV School of Social Work invites nominations and applications for an open rank tenure-track or tenured faculty position. The School welcomes applications from all strong candidates, and is particularly interested in candidates whose substantive areas include Trauma Informed Interpersonal violence and/or child welfare at either the macro or micro level or both. The candidate selected for this faculty position will be a strong scholar and teacher. Applicants at the rank of assistant professor must demonstrate strong research capacity and potential for external funding. Applicants at a higher rank must demonstrate distinguished scholarship and a record of extramural research funding.

It is an exciting time to be at the UNLV School of Social Work. We have developed a new focus in trauma-informed care and policy that will be rolled out in three phases, 1) Developing a trauma-informed faculty, 2) a trauma-informed MSW concentration, and 3) a trauma treatment center. In addition, the School of Social Work just received a $5.68 million child welfare training grant for the state of Nevada and continues to provide integrated behavioral health training to our MSW students via the HRSA Behavioral Workforce Grant. The UNLV student body is one of the most diverse in the country as is our social work faculty. A Candidate who is hired will also be in on the development of new doctoral and online MSW programing. Also, the Greenspun College of Urban Affairs where social work is housed, offers many interprofessional collaboration opportunities in interpersonal violence and child welfare.


This position requires a Ph.D. in Social Work or cognate discipline (e.g., psychology, sociology, public health, neuroscience, and economics) and an MSW degree with a minimum of two years post-masters social work experience from a CSWE accredited college or university. It is preferred but not required that candidates will also possess the highest clinical state license in social work (e.g., LCSW, LISW) and be bilingual in Spanish and English. Credentials must be obtained prior to the start of employment.

Faculty rank will be dependent upon education and experience as outlined below:

  • Assistant Professor (tenure-track): terminal degree, experience, and demonstrate strong research capacity and potential for external funding.
  • Associate Professor (tenure-track): terminal degree, experience, and demonstrate distinguished scholarship and a record of extramural research funding.
  • Associate Professor (tenured): terminal degree, experience, and demonstrate distinguished scholarship and a record of extramural research funding.
  • Professor (tenured): terminal degree, experience, and demonstrate distinguished scholarship and a record of extramural research funding.


Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. Position is contingent upon funding. 


Submit a letter of interest, a diversity statement (see this website for examples:, a detailed Vitae listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.

Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates’ materials will begin on November 15, 2021 and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date. Materials should be addressed to Kathleen Bergquist, LCSW, J.D., Ph.D., Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted online as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or [email protected].


UNLV employees or employees within the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) MUST use the “Find Jobs” process within Workday to find and apply for jobs at UNLV and other NSHE Institutions. Once you log into Workday, type "Find Jobs" in the search box which will navigate to the internal job posting site. Locate this specific job posting by typing the requisition number, R0126642 in the search box.

If you complete an application outside of the internal application process, your application will be returned and you will have to reapply as an internal applicant which may delay your application.


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UNLV is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action educator and employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas employs only United States citizens and non-citizens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.


UNLV does not discriminate in its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities, including admissions, on the basis of sex/gender pursuant to Title IX, or on the basis of age (40 or older), disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities), gender (including pregnancy related conditions), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race, color or religion pursuant to Title 4, Chapter 8, Section 13 of the NSHE Handbook. Reports of discriminatory misconduct, questions regarding Title IX, and/or concerns about noncompliance with Title IX or any other anti-discrimination laws or policies should be directed to UNLV’s Title IX Coordinator Michelle Sposito. The Title IX Coordinator can be reached through the online reporting form, by email at [email protected], by phone at (702) 895-4055, by mail at 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Box 451062, Las Vegas, NV, 89154-1062, or in person at Frank and Estella Beam Hall (BEH), Room 555.

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