Assistant Professor, School of Social Work
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The School of Social Work in the College of Health Professions and Sciences (CHPS) at the University of Central Florida (UCF) invites applications for one 9-month, tenure-earning assistant professor position who will pursue innovative, collaborative, and interdisciplinary research and publicly engaged scholarship; teach undergraduate and graduate level social work classes; and participate in meaningful service at the school, college, university, and community levels. The position is assigned to the main Orlando campus with a projected start date of Fall 2024.
The School of Social Work is recognized regionally and nationally for the superior quality of its educational offerings and its contributions to clinical social work, health care, scholarship, and service to our community. The school has 34 full-time faculty, 14 staff, numerous adjunct faculty, and over 900 students. We offer a BSW, an MSW, and a Social Work track in the Interdisciplinary Public Affairs Ph.D. program. There are various face-to-face and online tracks in the MSW program.
CHPS is home to three schools, one department, and six centers and institutes and is a leader in creating positive community change by building partnerships that transcend traditional disciplinary boundaries. The college is a core member of the newly formed UCF Academic Health Sciences Center along with the existing Colleges of Nursing and Medicine. As a diverse institution, we center access, belonging, and diverse perspectives. We are seeking an individual who can demonstrate effective engagement in an environment where colleagues and students come from many backgrounds and identities, as well as someone who can demonstrate commitment to equitable and inclusive teaching practices.
UCF is a metropolitan research university built to make a better future for our students and society. We solve tomorrow's greatest challenges through a commitment to academic, inclusive and operational excellence. Leveraging innovative learning, discovery and partnerships, we foster social mobility while developing the skilled talent needed to advance industry for our region, state and beyond. UCF is committed to innovative community partnerships, world-class research with local impact, and the integration of technology and learning.
- Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from a CSWE-accredited program and a Ph.D./DSW in Social Work or a related discipline from an accredited institution. ABD's will be considered if degree is earned by the start of the appointment period.
- A research agenda showing opportunities for collaboration with the Center for Behavioral Health Research and Training and faculty at UCF.
- A publication record and current funding or evidence of potential for external funding.
- Teaching experience in social work.
- Two years of post MSW social work practice experience.
Additional Application Materials Required:
UCF requires all applications and supporting documents be submitted electronically through the Human Resources employment opportunities website, https://www.ucf.edu/jobs/. In addition to the online application, candidates should upload:
Letter of application outlining how you are prepared to join the faculty at UCF highlighting research achievements, teaching experience, and other qualifications for the position.
Teaching philosophy that addresses how you are prepared to instruct and mentor students in one of the most diverse universities in Florida and the U.S.
Reference list (including the names and contact information from at least three professional references, not reference letters)
NOTE: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be simultaneously uploaded. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents later.
The selected candidate will be required to submit official transcripts (and, as applicable, U.S. degree equivalency evaluations) documenting the conferral of their qualifying academic credentials.
Questions regarding this search should be directed to: Shawn Lawrence, search committee chair, at Shawn.Lawrence@ucf.edu
Special Instructions to the Applicants:
Job Close Date:
Open until filled.
Are Benefits Important to You?
Working at UCF has its perks! In addition to helping drive change and having a positive impact by supporting our students, staff, and faculty, UCF offers:
Benefit packages including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, healthcare flexible spending accounts, and an Employee Assistance Program.
Paid time off, including annual and sick leave and paid holidays.
Retirement savings options.
Employee discounts, including tickets to many Orlando area attractions.
Flexible work environment.
And more…For more benefits information, go to ‘Prospective Employees' on the UCF Human Resources website (https://hr.ucf.edu/).
Who Are We?
Founded in 1963 to fuel the region's talent pipeline and support the growing U.S. space program, UCF is built to make a better future for our students and society. It's one of the reasons U.S. News & World Report ranks UCF among the nation's top 20 most innovative colleges, while Forbes, Kiplinger, and The Princeton Review rank us a best-value university. UCF is one of 14 universities nationwide designated as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Research 1 university. With 13 colleges, including a fully accredited College of Medicine, UCF offers more than 240-degree programs between its main campus, downtown campus, hospitality campus, academic health sciences campus, and 11 UCF Connect centers located throughout the region. In addition, UCF extends its reach to communities in and beyond Central Florida by offering complete online programs leading to bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, Ph.D.'s., certificates, and more.
The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer. Unless explicitly stated on the job posting, it is UCF's expectation that an employee of UCF will reside in Florida as of the date the employment begins.
Additional Requirements related to Research Positions
Pursuant to Florida State Statute 1010.35, prior to offering employment to certain individuals in research-related positions, UCF is required to conduct additional screening. Applicants subject to additional screening include any citizen of a foreign country who is not a permanent resident of the U.S., or who is a citizen or permanent resident but is affiliated with or has had at least 1 year of higher education, employment, or training in China, Cuba, Iran, Russia, North Korea, Syria, or Venezuela.
The additional screening requirements only apply to employment in research-related positions, including, but not limited to faculty positions (including employed visiting positions), graduate positions, individuals compensated by research grants or contract funds, postdoctoral scholar positions, and undergraduate positions.
DepartmentCollege of Health Professions and Sciences (CHPS) - School of Social Work
Type of AppointmentRegular
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
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.
The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.