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Associate Professor-Social Work

Company: Department of Social Work at Western Carolina Univ
Location: Cullowhee
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Western Carolina University has been named to the 2022 America s Best Employers by State list by Forbes, ranking 14 out of the top 100 employers in North Carolina. Forbes has also ranked Western Carolina University in the Top 100 of America s Best Midsize Employers for 2023. Western Carolina University is the UNC system s westernmost campus and has been consistently ranked as one of the top 15 public regional institutions in the South. WCU s main campus is nestled in a beautiful valley of the Blue Ridge Mountains, 50 miles west of Asheville. WCU is located just 25 miles from the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, one of the nation s most spectacular and most visited national parks. The entire region is known for its excellent quality of life and access to outdoor activities.Employees of WCU are provided a comprehensive benefits package as well as other resources, policies and programs to ensure a happy and healthy work/life balance. Benefit eligible employees have access to dental, vision and health insurance plans eligibility begins on the first of the month following date of hire. Retirement plan contributions begin on the eligibility date following election and include employer contributions for either a defined contribution or a defined benefit plan. Optional disability plans are also available.Also offered are free group exercise classes multiple times per week, a discounted membership to the campus recreation center, and free vaccine and booster shots offered on campus. Position SummaryThe Department of Social Work at Western Carolina University invites application for a 9-month tenure track Social Work faculty position with employment beginning in January 2024. Qualifications include a MSW and a doctorate in Social Work or a related field. Candidates should demonstrate a well-developed research agenda and a commitment to scholarship, teaching and service. Duties include teaching graduate and undergraduate Social Work courses, serving as the program director for the MSW program, conducting research, publishing and presenting in professional venues, seeking extramural funding, advising students.

Carnegie statementWCU embraces its role as a regionally engaged university and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a community engaged university. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to public engagement through their teaching, service, and scholarship

Keywords: Department of Social Work at Western Carolina Univ, Asheville , Associate Professor-Social Work, Education / Teaching , Cullowhee, North Carolina

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