Social Work Ph.D. Program Director

Location
Texas, United States
Salary
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted
Nov 11, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

About Our Lady of the Lake University:

On the foundation of faith, wisdom and trust in Providence, Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) prepares graduates to transform their communities, families and professions.

OLLU, founded in 1895 by the Congregation of Divine Providence, is a coeducational comprehensive institution with an enrollment of more than 3,100 students. With its main residential campus in San Antonio and non-traditional programs in San Antonio, Houston, the Rio Grande Valley (La Feria), and online, OLLU has a presence in two of the largest cities in Texas, the border region, and literally around the world.

The University offers more than 30 undergraduate majors and minors, 14 master's programs and three doctoral programs through its College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business and Leadership, and the College of Professional Studies. OLLU offers classes in daytime, evening, weekend and online formats.

 

 


Job Description:

The Worden School of Social Service invites applications for Director of the Ph.D. Program (Associate or Full Professor). The successful candidate will join a diverse school with faculty and staff who are committed to creating a community that lives up to the principles of social work. Now, in its second year, the Ph.D. program provides traditional and rigorous doctoral education that is mission-driven.  We seek to increase access, diversity, and inclusion in social work higher education. The Ph.D. curriculum emphasizes advanced social work practice and focuses on preparing practitioner-scholars who bridge the gap between academic researchers and practitioners, while preparing them to serve at minority-serving institutions.

The Ph.D. Director provides administrative oversight to the Ph.D. Program and reports directly to the Director of the Worden School of Social Service.  The Ph.D. Program Director is a member of the Worden School of Social Service leadership team, and supervises staff associated with the Ph.D. program. 

Appointment

This will be an 11-month appointment, and the selected candidate, will come in at the rank of at least Associate Professor. 

 


Requirements:

The Worden School of Social Service is searching for a dynamic Ph.D. Director, who will embrace the vision of the WSSS whose Ph.D. curriculum focuses on preparing practitioner-scholars who bridge the gap between academic researchers and practitioners, while preparing them to serve at minority-serving institutions. Requirements include:

  • An MSW degree from a CSWE accredited program with doctorate in social work.
  • Documented research and funding agenda.
  • Extensive record of publication and scholarly activity.
  • Experience teaching and advising students from undeserved populations.
  • Experience in grant writing

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with online learning and education.
  • Expertise in cross-cultural social work practice with emphasis on Hispanic families and children.
  • Prior academic administrative experience.
  • Bilingual (Spanish-English).

 


Additional Information:

For questions about the position contact: 

Dr. Alegnta Shibikom at afshibikom@ollusa.edu or (210) 431-3911.

OLLU seeks to attract, develop and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administrators. The University is committed to diversity and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities. EOE.

Employment with Our Lady of the Lake University is contingent upon the applicant undergoing a background investigation.

 

About the Worden School of Social Service

The Worden School of Social Service (WSSS), the first school of social work in Texas, was established more than 75 years ago, and since has set the standard for social work education by providing innovative curriculum in different modalities including online, on campus and hybrid, and by its commitment to honoring, celebrating and respecting diversity and its Hispanic heritage. Accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), WSSS offers degrees at the bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels. Student enrollment is over 950.

The Worden School is often recognized for excellence in educating the country's social workers. In 2009, the WSSS won the coveted Council on Social Work Education Presidential Award for Excellence in Social Work Education and in April 2015, won the Outstanding Commitment to Excellence and Innovation in Distance Learning by a 4-Year Higher Education Organization presented by Texas Distance Learning Association. Additionally, WSSS hosts annually the Social Work Distance Education conference.

The Worden School is housed at Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU). Founded in 1895 by the Congregation of Divine Providence, OLLU has developed a reputation for its expertise in Mexican American culture, its deep connection to the history and the community of San Antonio, and its dedication to social justice. As a point of pride, OLLU hosted the U.S. commission on Civil Rights Hearing on Mexican American in the Southwest in 1968 and houses the first National Institute of Mexican American History of Civil Rights. OLLU is also famous for its beautiful, lakeside campus, which mixes historic buildings with a contemporary library, residence halls and technology infrastructure.

 


Application Instructions:

OLLU seeks to attract, develop and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administrators. The University is committed to diversity and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities. EOE.


Employment with Our Lady of the Lake University is contingent upon the applicant undergoing a background investigation.

Please complete the online Application for Academic Employment and attach the following: letter of Interest denoting position for which applying, Resume and/or Curriculum Vitae, Copies of all transcripts reflecting receipt of terminal degree in discipline for which applying, and a listing of three professional references. For consideration for Academic Employment, all materials above must be submitted together and at one time. Incomplete packets for academic employment will not be considered.


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