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Associate Professor & Director OR Professor & Director

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Job Title:

Associate Professor & Director OR Professor & Director

Position Number :


Vacancy Open to :

All Candidates

Department :

AAH School of Social Work

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Division :

Academic Affairs

Classification Title :

Associate Professor & Director OR Professor & Director

Working Title :

Associate Professor & Director OR Professor & Director

Number of Vacancies :


Full Time Equivalent (FTE) :


Full Time or Part Time :

Full Time

Recruitment Range:

Commensurate with Qualifications

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Position Type:

Faculty (Teaching)

Job Category :

Faculty (Teaching)

Organizational Unit Overview:

Overview of the College – Health and Human Performance (HHP)The College of Health and Human Performance (HHP) is comprised of eight units: The Department of Health Education and Promotion, Department of Human Development and Family Science, Department of Interior Design and Merchandising, Department of Kinesiology, Department of Recreation Sciences, School of Social Work, Air Force ROTC, and Army. We are a community of students, faculty, staff, alumni and partners working together to offer transformational educational experiences, impactful scholarship that aims to improve health and quality of life for all, and public service that establishes trust and benefit within our community of constituents. We offer 13 undergraduate degree programs, 8 master’s level degree programs, 2 doctoral degree programs, and several other educational credentials (minors, certificates, and microcredentials).

Overview of the Unit within the HHP – School of Social WorkThe School of Social Work was established in 1972 and has offered accredited social work degrees since 1974. It is the second oldest social work program in North Carolina. The School offers a BSW (current enrollment: 252) and MSW (current enrollment: 138) with the latter being one of the largest graduate programs on main campus. The alumni base is over 5,000. Field education is the signature pedagogy in the School of Social Work. On average School students contribute nearly 100,000 hours of field education annually in agencies serving Eastern North Carolina’s most vulnerable, for a significant economic impact across 53 counties. The School of Social Work offers two undergraduate minors, Gerontology and Promoting Equity in Health & Human Services, and two graduate certificates, Gerontology and Substance Abuse as well as pathways into child welfare and school social work licensure. The Substance Abuse certificate trains a significant number of the Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialists serving clients in Eastern North Carolina, and provides more affordable supervision toward clinical licensure aimed mostly at increasing the number of underutilized groups working as addictions specialists. The School’s efforts to enhance its role in interprofessional education at ECU have been considerable and are gaining momentum.

Job Duties :

The Director of the School of Social Work has administrative and academic responsibilities for all faculty, staff, and facilities in the School of Social Work and reports directly to the Dean of the College of Health and Human Performance. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Serve as the School representative to the Dean and other Departments within the College, other units and departments within the University, and other agencies, organizations, and institutions.
  • Facilitate the development and attainment of School goals that align with College strategies that aim to achieve the mission and vision priorities conveyed in ECU’s strategic plan, Focus Focused, Innovation Driven
  • Plan, administer, and evaluate the affairs and resources of the School in accordance with the policies and procedures determined by the University, College, and School.
  • Lead and manage faculty, staff, and others to ensure all accreditation/oversight requirements for specialized programs are met and reports are filed correctly and in a timely manner.
  • Serve as the responsible budget officer for the School; exercise budgetary oversight, supervise the handling of funds and articulating budgetary needs.
  • Participate and mentor others in revenue generating activities (fundraising, grants, contracts)
  • Provide workload assignments to faculty and staff and evaluate performance and plan scheduling and other activities accordingly.
  • Manage student, staff, and faculty relations within the School and address/resolve conflict in a productive and fair manner and fosters a culture of care, belonging, and opportunity for all.
  • Provide strategic leadership to the field office in terms of resources and staffing, partner with agencies and other social work colleagues in the field; continue to position the School for accreditation by the CSWE.
  • Teach, conduct research, and provide service to the institution and discipline/field.

Contingent upon availability of funds.

Minimum Education/Experience :

  • Earned Ph.D. in social work or closely related field or interdisciplinary fields
  • MSW from a CSWE accredited program
  • Evidence of leadership experiences
  • Strong record of research to warrant tenure and appointment at the associate or professor rank.
  • Record of teaching in MSW programs

License or Certification Required by Statute or Regulation :


Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education :

  • Prior academic administrative experience at the university level
  • Two years of post-MSW practice experience
  • Experience with online teaching and learning and distance education programs
  • Experience with rural populations.
  • Service at the national level with CSWE or similar organizations
  • Advanced experience with and/or knowledge of CSWE accreditation standards and processes.

Special Instructions to Applicant :

Application screening begin December 2023.

In order to apply, candidates must submit the following materials online at

  1. Cover letter addressing the position description
  2. Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  3. A list of three references with contact information.

As part of the screening process, the references provided may be contacted.

At the time of employment two to three original letters of reference, official transcripts, a criminal background check, and proper documentation of identity and employability are required.

Applicants must complete a candidate profile by creating an account (see “Create Account” by following the link below) online via the PeopleAdmin system (

Please be aware that if selected as a candidate of choice, an automatic e-mail will be sent to the individuals entered by the applicant in the References section of the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system.

Letters of reference submitted via the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system will be verified and considered for meeting this requirement.

For letters of reference not submitted via the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system, please have the original signed letters mailed to Lee Gaylord (SW 940773) East Carolina University, College of Health and Human Performance 1000 East 5th Street, Rivers West 238 Mail stop 505, Greenville, NC 27858.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with achievement and experience. It is expected that this position will begin in July 2024.

For further information, please contact: Dr. Michelle Wallen at

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Additional Instructions to Applicant:

In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable.

Job Open Date :


Open Until Filled:


Initial Screening Begins :


Rank Level:

Professor, Associate Professor

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East Carolina University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. We encourage qualified applicants from women, minorities, veterans, individuals with a disability, and historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race/ethnicity, color, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, political affiliation, or veteran status.

Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) should contact the Department of Human Resources at (252) 737-1018 (Voice/TTY) or

Eligibility for Employment :

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. ECU participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Office of Human Resources Contact Information :

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (252) 328-9847 or toll free at 1-866-489-1740 or send an email to Our office is available to provide assistance Monday-Friday from 8:00-5:00 EST.


ECU offers a challenging academic environment and an energetic campus life. We are committed to excellence through a talented and diverse faculty and staff. One of the perks of working at ECU is that you can take up to 9 credit hours of classes per year at no cost to you. There is also a textbook loan program in place available to permanent ECU staff and faculty, or their eligible dependent children or spouse. ECU also offers excellent benefits, including health care and retirement plans, and generous leave time.

Scholarship. Discovery. Service. Leadership.

Here, those values are more than just buzzwords. They indicate the wealth of opportunity that ECU students experience while engaging in the rigorous pursuit of knowledge. They define the many ways in which students innovate and forge new paths. They encompass the life lessons our students learn while serving others and improving communities. They emphasize the encouragement our students receive to stand up and lead the way into a brighter tomorrow.

To be a national model for student success, public service and regional transformation, East Carolina University:

  • Uses innovative learning strategies and delivery methods to maximize access;
  • Prepares students with the knowledge, skills and values to succeed in a global, multicultural society;
  • Develops tomorrow's leaders to serve and inspire positive change;
  • Discovers new knowledge and innovations to support a thriving future for eastern North Carolina and beyond;
  • Transforms health care, promotes wellness, and reduces health disparities; and
  • Improves quality of life through cultural enrichment, academics, the arts, and athletics.

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