Cluster Hire: University of Texas at Arlington School of Social Work

The University of Texas at Arlington
School of Social Work
Assistant Professor Positions
Job Post Number: F00002P

The University of Texas at Arlington School of Social Work invites nominations and applications for 5 tenure track assistant professor positions effective fall semester 2017.

We are especially interested in adding faculty who will strengthen our capacity in the areas of Health, Aging, and Mental Health domains with a special emphasis on diversity and interdisciplinary research activities. In particular, we are interested in candidates who can further our collaborations with the College of Engineering (see for faculty interdisciplinary projects with engineering). Additionally, we support the UTA Strategic Plan and its Health and Human Condition theme (see Candidate interests, strengths and experiences collaborating with these interdisciplinary areas should be highlighted in the application cover letter.

Minimum requirements for the positions are:

• Ph.D. in social work or a related field (ABD considered)
• A record of publication in recognized refereed academic journals
• Evidence of a commitment to interdisciplinary research and moving toward obtaining external funding

Preferences include:

• Masters of Social Work (MSW) Degree
• Two years of post-MSW practice experience
• Teaching experience, with the ability to teach in our Health, Aging and Mental Health tracks
• Ability and interest in teaching online courses

The University of Texas at Arlington is a Carnegie Research-1 “highest research activity” institution. With a projected global enrollment of close to 57,000 in AY 2016-17, UTA is the largest institution in The University of Texas System. Guided by its Strategic Plan Bold Solutions | Global Impact, UTA fosters interdisciplinary research within four broad themes: health and the human condition, sustainable urban communities, global environmental impact, and data-driven discovery. UTA was recently cited by U.S. News & World Report as having the second lowest average student debt among U.S. universities. U.S. News & World Report also ranks UTA fifth in the nation for undergraduate diversity. The University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is ranked as the top four-year college in Texas for veterans on Military Times’ 2017 Best for Vets list.
The School of Social Work is one of the largest in the country, with more than 2,000 students enrolled in the BSW, MSW, and Ph.D. programs. The School is home to the Center for Addiction and Recovery Studies, the Judith Birmingham Center for Child Welfare, and the Center for Clinical Social Work, as well as serving as host for the University’s Diversity Studies Minor. It is also home to three professional journals: the Journal of Technology and Human Services, The Journal of Policy Practice, and Adoption Quarterly.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. Applicants should upload the following information using the following website link: .
(1) a letter of application
(2) recent curriculum vita;
(3) a research agenda specifying areas of collaborative interest and potential external funding sources;
(4) a recent, single authored writing sample (not necessarily a publication);
(5) full contact information for three professional references, and;
(6) a statement either giving or not giving the search committee permission to contact persons in addition to those listed as references.

Should you have any questions you can contact:

Dr. Catheleen Jordan
Search Committee Chair
School of Social Work
The University of Texas at Arlington

Search Committee representatives will be available at SSWR in New Orleans to conduct preliminary interviews and provide information to candidates

A criminal background check will be conducted on all finalists. The use of tobacco products (including cigarettes, cigars, pipes, smokeless tobacco products) by students, faculty, staff, and visitors are prohibited on all UT Arlington properties. UT Arlington is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.