Lecturer - Social Work

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Position Title: Lecturer - Social Work
Department: School of Social Work - 31520
Vacancy Number: 16F-106
Position Number: 1077
Location of Workplace: Main UNCW Campus

Summary of Position:
The School of Social Work within the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) at the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW), seeks candidates for a 9-month, non-tenure track position for appointment at the rank of Lecturer to begin August 7, 2017. Upon appointment, responsibilities will include: teaching in the BSW and MSW programs in Wilmington and on our Onslow extension campus, advising BSW students, and providing service to the profession, school, college, university and the community. Currently, the typical teaching load for lecturers is four courses per semester.
We are a school that values diversity and interprofessional research and teaching. Candidates from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. We seek colleagues who value finding joy in work, strive to have a healthy work/life balance and embrace an engaging collaborative culture.

Minimum Requirements:
Qualified candidates must have an accredited Master’s Degree in Social Work and at least five years of professional social work practice experience, with knowledge of strengths-based approaches to social work practice.

Preferred Qualifications:
Preferred qualifications include clinical licensure in social work (LCSW), previous field placement coordination experience, strong skills in mediation and collaboration, knowledge of area social service agencies, strong computer skills, and experience in program development and management. Candidates that have experience with diverse populations, including military populations, are especially encouraged to apply.

Primary Function of Organizational Unit:
The School of Social Work (SSW) is dedicated to the development of excellent social workers through in-depth education, professional partnerships, applied research, regional engagement, and community outreach and impact. Our School prepares our students to help individuals, families, and groups discover and build upon their own strengths and external resources to meet the challenges of poverty, discrimination, health and mental health issues, and other difficult life situations. UNCW social work graduates work in social service, health, and mental health agencies in Southeastern North Carolina, throughout the state, and across the country. The School of Social Work is located in McNeill Hall, a state-of-the-art facility that includes offices, classrooms, a large lecture hall, computer laboratories, a Student Learning Commons and Success Center, and a state-of-the art Simulation Learning Center. Through the use of simulation, we strive to create a realistic environment and a powerful learning experience that promotes cognitive, affective, physical, and social development for Social Work students, while incorporating interprofessional collaborative experiences with students across the other degree programs in the College.
The SSW offers both the BSW and MSW programs from the strengths perspective, with emphasis on practice labs, small classes, and specially reinforced field instruction. The MSW program has a clinical concentration, specialized coursework in solution-focused, cognitive-behavioral, and motivational theories.
We are proud to offer the following programs: full-time Bachelor in Social Work programs on the main campus in Wilmington and at the Onslow Extension Site in Jacksonville, a full-time Master in Social Work program in Wilmington, part-time Master in Social Work programs in Wilmington and Jacksonville, and four courses towards LCAS credentialing in substance use disorders and addictions.

College/School Information:
The College of Health and Human Services was created in July 2010 to provide UNCW with a new mechanism to link and focus its health-related research, professional continuing education, and health knowledge dissemination and application. In the formative stage of development, the CHHS is currently home to three professional schools: School of Health and Applied Human Science, School of Nursing, and School of Social Work. This is an outstanding opportunity to join an energetic College that seeks to be nationally recognized for its interprofessional collaboration, community engagement and impact, and implementation science. The faculty, staff, and students of the CHHS are committed to the pursuit of excellence and enhancing health and quality of life across the lifespan for individuals, families, and communities in the southeastern North Carolina and beyond.

University Information:
The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. A public institution with over 15,000 students, the university is known for its superb faculty and staff and powerful academic experience. With an array of high-quality programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is consistently recognized at a national level for academic excellence and affordability by publications like U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and The Business Journals. UNCW also recently earned the 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, bestowed to higher education institutions dedicated to community involvement.

EEO Statement:
UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified men and women from all racial, ethnic or other minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Position Type: Permanent
Job Posting Date: 04/04/2017
Priority Consideration Date: 05/04/2017

Priority Consideration Information:
Priority consideration will be given to applications received by the Priority Date; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.