Job Announcement : University of Texas at San Antonio

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The Department of Social Work at The University of Texas at San Antonio seeks to fill three departmental faculty positions to begin in the Fall Semester, 2018: one at the Associate Professor level and two at the Assistant Professor level. Each professorial position hired will be based on qualifications and pending budget approval. Applicants must indicate the professorial rank at which they would like to be considered. Tenure is contingent upon Board of Regents approval.

UTSA is a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) that is one of the fastest growing public universities in Texas and gaining momentum in its quest to become the state’s next premier Tier 1 university. It serves the San Antonio metropolitan area, the seventh largest U.S. city, and the broader region of South Texas through programs and services offered from its three campuses. More than 57% of UTSA's students come from groups underrepresented in higher education. Many students are the first in their families to attend a college or university.

The UTSA Department of Social Work, the first publicly funded graduate social work program in San Antonio, began in 2005 with 17 MSW students; current MSW student enrollment is more than 200. Capitalizing on its location in San Antonio and its commitment to South Texas, the Program offers a single concentration in cultural competence, with an innovative micro to macro framework. The Program’s mission is to develop socially responsible, culturally competent social work professionals within a transformative and global context. The UTSA MSW Program was accredited by the Council on Social Work Education in 2008. The majority of our students are working professionals with considerable diversity in life experience and ideas. More details about the Program and faculty research can be found at: http://copp.utsa.edu/department/category/social-work.

Required qualifications for Assistant rank applicants: 1) a Ph.D. in Social Work or a closely related discipline; 2) a MSW from a CSWE accredited program; 3) a demonstrated commitment to cultural competence and working with diverse populations; and 4) research, scholarship and strong potential for external fund development. Preferred applicant qualifications include at least two years post-MSW practice experience. Candidates applying at the assistant rank who are currently ABD will be considered.

Required qualifications for Associate rank applicants: 1) a Ph.D. in Social Work or a closely related discipline; 2) a MSW from a CSWE accredited program; 3) a demonstrated commitment to cultural competence and working with diverse populations; 4) must have proven active success for tenured faculty in external fund development, research and scholarship; and 5) must have a solid record of mentoring, teaching and service. Preferred applicant qualifications include at least two years post-MSW practice experience.

Applications with all areas of expertise will be considered; we especially encourage applications in the areas of policy, aging/gerontology, mental health/substance abuse, and child welfare. Qualified applicants must submit: 1) a letter of interest to include a statement concerning applicant’s research agenda, teaching philosophy and potential for external grant funding; 2) current curriculum vita; 3) one representative published, forthcoming, or potentially publishable work; and 4) full contact information for three references. All materials must be submitted through: https://jobs.utsa.edu. When entering the portal, click on the “Faculty” tab to find the position announcement. Direct any questions to Dr. Richard Harris, Professor and Search Committee Chair, Department of Social Work, University of Texas at San Antonio. 501 W. César E. Chávez Boulevard, San Antonio, Texas 78207-4415. Phone: 210-458-2843; E-mail: Richard.Harris@utsa.edu.

Initial screening of completed applications will begin October 9, 2017, and will be open until positions are filled. Search Committee members will be available at the APM to provide position information and meet with potential applicants. UTSA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants who are selected for interviews must be able to show proof that they will be eligible and qualified to work in the United States by time of hire.