Lecturer - Social Work

University of North Carolina, Wilmington
North Carolina, United States
Salary Not Specified
Apr 05, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

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Position Title

Lecturer - Social Work

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CHHS - Dean's Office - 31500 College


School of Social Work - 31520

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Location of Workplace

Onslow Extension

Brief Summary of Work for this Position

The School of Social Work within the College Health and Human Services at the University of North Carolina Wilmington ( UNCW ), seeks an outstanding faculty member for a Lecturer, nine-month non-tenure track position in the Social Work program beginning August 2021.

This position will be primarily located at the UNCW Onslow Extension Campus in Jacksonville, NC, serving as the primary contact for the BSW Program on the Extension Campus, and would oversee the administrative functioning of the academic program. Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to, teaching courses in social work, serving on School and College committees, and working closely with the BSW Coordinator to coordinate the functioning of the Onslow BSW social work program.

Included responsibilities are overseeing and processing student admissions; conducting recruitment of prospective students; coordinating advising of extension students; and facilitating regular collaboration and communication between full-time and part-time faculty, staff, students, in Jacksonville and surrounding communities. Currently, the typical teaching load for lecturers is four courses per semester with one administrative course release per semester for program coordinators.

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 Education and Experience Requirements

Applicants must possess the following qualifications:

• Master’s degree in Social Work from an accredited program.
• Two years of practice experience.

Qualified candidates will also possess administrative and teaching experience, preferably in an academic setting.

Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills & Experience

Preference will be given to candidates who possess the following qualifications:

• Experience teaching and working with students in a college setting.
• A Licensed Clinical Social Worker
• Experience in social work field education
• Five years post MSW practice experience

Candidates who show attention to detail, the ability to manage multiple tasks, and experience with diverse populations are especially encouraged to apply.

Required Certifications or Licensure

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:

• Bachelor in Social Work – full-time programs on the main campus in Wilmington and at the Onslow Extension Site in Jacksonville
• Master in Social Work – full-time, part-time, and Advanced Standing programs in Wilmington
• Child Welfare Collaborative
• School Social Work Licensure
• LCAS Credentialing – 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 Sciences, School of Nursing, and School of Social Work. This is an outstanding opportunity to join a dynamic College that seeks to be nationally recognized for its inter-professional 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 southeastern North Carolina and beyond.

University Information

The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to the integration of teaching, mentoring, research and service. Widely acknowledged for its world-class faculty and staff and continuously recognized at a national level for scholarly excellence and affordability, UNCW offers a powerful academic experience that stimulates creative inquiry and critical thinking and a community rich in diversity, inclusion and global perspectives.

A public institution with nearly 18,000 students, UNCW offers a full range of baccalaureate- and graduate-level programs, as well as doctoral degrees in educational leadership, marine biology, nursing practice and psychology; and many distance learning options, including clinical research, an accelerated RN-to- BSN program, an Executive M.B.A. program structured for working professionals, and the nation’s only bachelor’s degree program focused on coastal engineering.

The university’s efforts to advance research and scholarly activities have earned UNCW the elevated designation of “Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity” institution (R2 University) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

UNCW has been part of the University of North Carolina System since 1969.

EEO Statement

At the University of North Carolina at Wilmington ( UNCW ), our culture reflects our values of inclusion, diversity, globalization, ethics and integrity and innovation and we are committed to providing equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, sex (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color, national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents – except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs. UNCW believes that embracing the unique contributions of our faculty, staff and students is critical to our success and paramount in being recognized for our global mindset.

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Special Notes to Applicants

Prior to the official appointment to the university, the candidate(s) selected for hire must be able to demonstrate eligibility to teach assigned courses by successfully meeting the credentialing requirements based on official transcripts and other documentation as required.

Please note that a minimum of three professional references are required for all applications.

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