Professional Track Assistant Professor, Co-Director of Joint Bachelor of Social Work Field Inst...

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Professional Track Assistant Professor, Co-Director of Joint Bachelor of Social Work Field Instruction Program

Position Type:

Non-Tenure Stream

Position Eclass:

FG - Faculty 12 Mo Leave Earning

University Information:

UNC Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is 1 of only 57 doctoral institutions recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for both higher research activity and community engagement. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC System institutions, UNC Greensboro is one of the most diverse universities in the state with 20,000+ students, and 3,000+ faculty and staff members representing 90+ nationalities. With 17 Division I athletic teams, 85 undergraduate degrees in over 125 areas of study, as well as 74 master’s and 32 doctoral programs, UNC Greensboro is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value, with noted strengths in health and wellness, visual and performing arts, nursing, education, and more. For additional information, please visit and follow UNCG on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit:

Now is an especially exciting time for the department as we near our 50th year of partnership with the Department of Social Work and Sociology at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (NCA&T) a historically black university (HBCU). Specifically, the Joint Master of Social Work (JMSW) Program) is a joint program with North Carolina Agricultural and Technical University (NCA&T), and the BSW Program has a longstanding field program with NCAT. The Department has
over 300 BSW majors, over 100 MSW students, a new Joint Ph.D. with NCA & T, and 18 full-time faculty. The Department, School, and University place a high value on community-engaged scholarships.

Position Summary:

The Department of Social Work at The University of North Carolina Greensboro is searching for one non-tenure track Professional Track Assistant Professor position, available effective July 1, 2022. This will be a 12-month term appointment as Co-Director of Field Instruction for the Joint Bachelor of Social Work Field Program, which is a collaboration between the UNCG Department of Social Work and the Department of Sociology and Social Work at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. The initial appointment will be for a term of 2 years, with reappointment possible based on performance evaluation. The person in this position will also be expected to teach in the BSW and MSW programs.

Responsibilities include working collaboratively with NC A & T State University Co-Director of BSW Field Instruction as well as BSW and JMSW faculty and staff on both campuses to:

1. Provide leadership to the BSW Field Instruction Program around issues of curriculum; program operation, including policies and procedures, field database management, and budget; faculty development; ongoing program assessment; and strategic direction.2. Maintain relationships with current field agencies, develop new field internship sites, and provide orientation and training to field instructors.3. Work collaboratively with BSW faculty to ensure integration of field education with all other core areas of curriculum.4. Manage the field education placement process including planning and implementing Agency Fair, student orientation to field, pre-placement interviews with students, arranging agency-based interviews at field sites, and determining final placements. Supervise 13 to 15 field liaisons each academic year.5. Co-chair field faculty meetings and Field Advisory Committee meetings.6. Serve as a member of the Department’s Administrative Team and BSW Program Administrative Team.7. Manage a comprehensive, online database.8. Teach 2-3 courses per year as assigned.9. Engage in scholarship and service appropriate for a Professional Track Faculty Member – Assistant Professor.

For more information about the Department of Social Work, please visit

For more information about the Joint Master of Social Work Program, please visit

Review of applications will begin immediately and proceed until the position is filled. Application should be made through UNCG

Applicants should apply online at

Questions may be directed to Dr. Daniel Rhodes, Chair of the Search Committee for this position at [email protected]

UNCG is an EEO/AA employer.

Minimum Qualifications:


1. Master’s degree in Social Work from a Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited program and a minimum of 2 years of post-master’s practice experience required.2. Work effectively/engage in collaborative scholarship with a Department committed to inclusive excellence, student success, and human rights.3. Have an interest and commitment to student advising, success, and retention4. Prior experience as a social work field director, field instructor, or field liaison OR experience providing supervision to students in internships/placements.5. Previous successful classroom teaching experience.6. Strong skills in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint software applications.7. Strong written and verbal communication skills.8. Ability to work effectively interpersonally, inter-organizationally, and intra-organizationally.9. Ability to organize and conduct large training for students and field liaisons.10. Ability to work with a large number of students based on two university campuses, deal with diverse cultural needs and manage student problems and conflicts as they arise.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to candidates with knowledge of and experience with social services agencies in North Carolina, particularly the Piedmont Triad, and with social work field education in North Carolina, which includes knowledge of specialized programs in child welfare, mental health, school social work, and Congregational Social Work Education Initiative.

Tenure Status:

Not on Track

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants must complete and submit an electronic application for employment to be considered. The application must be completed in full detail for your qualifications to be considered.
Applicants are required to upload the following documents with their electronic application:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • List of References

Applicants are required to upload a list of references of at least three (3) professional references that include:
  • Name
  • Company Name
  • Type of reference (Professional, Supervisor, Colleague, Academic, or Personal). One (1) of those references will need to be a current or previous supervisor.
  • Email Address
  • Contact Phone Number

Applications are not successfully submitted until an online confirmation number has been received at the end of the application process.

Recruitment Range:

Salary is commensurate with experience

Org #-Department:

Social Work - 12401

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Physical Effort:

Hand Movement-Repetitive Motions - F, Finger Dexterity - F, Reading - C, Writing - C, Hearing - C, Talking - C


UNCG at a Glance

Founded in 1891, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is the largest and most diverse state university in the Piedmont Triad. Standing apart from other universities, the UNCG community is joined together by a shared value: We define excellence not only by the people we attract, but by the meaningful contributions they make. 

With more than 19,400 students and 2,500 faculty and staff, UNCG is the largest state university in the Piedmont Triad and has an annual economic impact of more than $1 billion. The campus has grown to include 30 residence halls and 30 academic buildings on 210 acres.

UNCG takes pride in being a learner-centered public research university. The College of Arts & Sciences and seven professional schools offer 79 undergraduate majors, 65 master's programs and 30 doctoral programs.

The university holds two classifications from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, as a “research university with high research activity” and for “community engagement” in curriculum, outreach and partnerships. More than $35 million in grants and contracts for research and creative activity are awarded to faculty members annually. Among the most prominent of UNCG's research initiatives are the Gateway University Research Park and the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering. Both are partnerships with North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.

Globalization of the curriculum has expanded opportunities for international education, through new programs such as the UNC Exchange Program and the Lloyd International Honors College. In addition, innovative signature programs such as Building Entrepreneurial Learning for Life (BELL), Communication Across the Curriculum, Undergraduate Research and Freshman Seminars enhance the student experience.

As a cultural leader, UNCG offers concerts, lectures, dance and theater performances, exhibitions at the internationally known Weatherspoon Art Museum and readings by nationally known authors. In athletics, Spartan teams compete in nine women's and nine men's sports in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. With ethnic minority students making up 26 percent of the student body, UNCG is the most diverse of the UNC system's historically white campuses.

Although much has changed, some things remain the same. The university motto — “Service” — continues to be a guiding principle put into practice through all aspects of university life.

UNCG Schools and College of Arts & Sciences

The University's Academic Affairs Division consists of seven academic schools, the College of Arts & Sciences, the Graduate School and the Lloyd International Honors College. The names below are the ones currently in use. In some cases, the names have changed since the academic units were founded. The schools and their dates of establishment are: Graduate School 1921-22;College of Arts & Sciences 1969, Lloyd International Honors College 2005, Joint School of Nanoscience & Nanoengineering 2007, Joseph M. Bryan School of Business & Economics 1969, School of Education 1921, School of Health and Human Sciences 2011, School of Music, Theatre and Dance 2010, and School of Nursing 1966.

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UNCG is garnering national attention and awards for its challenging academic programs, supportive environment and engaged community. Take a look at some of our latest accomplishments and meaningful contributions on campus, in the community and around the globe. Curious about more accolades, achievements, our student body, faculty and staff excellence and other signs of our success? Find out more at UNCG Now:

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