The School of Social Work in the College of Health Professions and Sciences at the University of Central Florida (UCF) invites applicants for two 9-month, tenured positions at the rank of associate or full professor, anticipated to begin August 2019. Salary is contingent upon experience and qualifications.
Successful candidates will provide leadership to the school’s behavioral health focus in research, teaching, and practice in the MSW and proposed DSW programs. Candidates will have a successful record of externally funded grants and contracts, research experience, and a research agenda that attracts post-doctoral fellows to the university. The school seeks scholars who have demonstrated strong commitments to education, research, and teaching, and will help advance the university’s research achievements through collaborative/interdisciplinary funding opportunities with community partners, faculty within the Academic Health Science Center, and across the university. Candidates must demonstrate research, practice, and/or teaching experience in at least one of the following areas: evidence-based and culturally competent social work practice focused on health and mental health concerns such as health disparities in the community, behavioral health, substance abuse and addiction, mental illness and co-occurring mental disorders, trauma-informed care, or violence prevention and intervention. The successful candidate will be expected to teach across the school’s curriculum and will participate in mentoring doctoral students.
The UCF School of Social Work offers a bachelor’s degree in Social Work, a master’s degree in Social Work, and a Social Work track in the interdisciplinary Public Affairs Ph.D. program. For more information regarding the School of Social Work at the University of Central Florida, visit our website https://www.healthprofessions.ucf.edu.
The University of Central Florida is an emerging preeminent research university in Florida and one of the largest universities in the U.S. with a diverse student body of approximately 67,500 students and has grown substantially in size, quality, diversity and reputation in its first 50 years. UCF and its 13 colleges offer 216 degrees from UCF’s main campus, hospitality campus, health sciences campus, online and through our 10 regional locations. UCF has been identified as one of the top five “Schools to Watch” by U.S. News & World Report. The university and college stress the importance of community engagement and partnerships, and offer the unique opportunity for collaborative research and work with dedicated community professionals in a wide range of policy and management areas, both inside and outside academia. UCF is committed to innovative community partnerships, world-class research with local impact, and the integration of technology and learning. Faculty at UCF enjoy the region’s mild climate, natural beauty, area attractions and nearby beaches.
Position Minimum Qualifications:
Earned Ph.D./DSW in Social Work or a related health or social science discipline (e.g., Public Health, Sociology, Psychology) from an accredited institution at the time of application,
S.W. degree from a CSWE-accredited institution,
Two years post-M.S.W. practice experience,
Teaching experience across the curriculum (undergraduate, graduate),
Research, practice, and/or teaching experience in at least one of the areas identified in the Job Description, and
A record of strong extramural research funding and scholarly publications commensurate with the ranks of associate or full professor.
In order to obtain tenure, the selected candidate must have a demonstrated record of teaching, research, and service commensurate with rank.
Experience in evidenced-based research and culturally competent clinical practice with a health or behavioral health focus,
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with faculty, staff, students, and community groups of diverse backgrounds,
Experience in inter-professional education (IPE),
Experience in developing and teaching online courses,
Experience in mentoring doctoral students.
Applicants applying for this position will also be considered for position number 36615.
Equal Employment Opportunity Employer:
As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF’s Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: http://www.oie.ucf.edu/documents/PresidentsStatement.pdf. As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.
Additional Application Materials Required:
The university requires that all applicants apply and submit all supporting documents through the UCF online recruitment system at https://www.jobswithucf.com. No paper applications will be considered. Along with the online application, in order to be considered for this position, candidates must include the following documents at the time of application:
Cover letter outlining teaching and research expertise and experience,
Copy of transcripts, and
List of names and contact information for at least 4 professional references (please include telephone and email addresses).
The selected candidate will be required to provide official transcripts within thirty days of hire date.
Note: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents at a later date.
The deadline for receipt of applications is November 29, 2018. Candidates will not be considered until all of the above materials are received. Candidates are responsible for ensuring all materials have been uploaded correctly. Please contact Dr. Ana M. Leon (firstname.lastname@example.org), Search Committee Chair, with any questions about this position.
Internal Number: 36219
About University of Central FL/School of Social Work
The School of Social Work at UCF offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social work. Each program is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
The Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) program prepares generalist social work practitioners skilled in the design and delivery of social services across a wide range of practice settings.
The Master of Social Work (MSW) program prepares generalist and advanced clinical social work practitioners to engage effectively in clinical social work practice to promote human and community well-being through assessment, intervention and evaluation.
The school also offers doctoral-level education in social work through the Doctoral Program in Public Affairs.