Professor - Social Work - (FAC001800)

The Graduate College of Social Work (GCSW) at the University of Houston, a Carnegie Designated Tier One Research University, invites applications for a full-time tenured full professor. At the GCSW, our vision is to achieve social, racial, economic, and political justice, local to global. We invite applicants whose research, scholarship, and teaching advance the social work profession and contribute to achieving this vision. Specifically, the successful candidate will have an extensive federally-funded research record with expertise in health and health disparities. Appointments begin September 1, 2021.

ABOUT THE GCSW: The GCSW is the largest graduate social work program located in Houston, the fourth largest city in the United States. Houston is an international and multicultural city, and the University and College reflect this diversity. The University of Houston has been designated a Hispanic Serving Institution and is recognized as being one of the most racially and ethnically diverse research institutions in the nation. Our MSW program is ranked in the top 10% of all social work programs nationwide, and offers face-to-face, hybrid, and online curriculum options. Our PhD program focuses on developing scholars that contribute to evidence-based social work. Our MSW and PhD programs include a strong focus on and commitment to social justice and anti-racism. As a graduate-only College, the GCSW serves approximately 500 MSW and 30 PhD students. The University of Houston is a member of the Texas Medical Center and has recently begun training its inaugural class in the newly established UH College of Medicine. This environment is rich in potential for numerous collaborative opportunities. Our faculty are actively engaged in groundbreaking research and scholarship to address complex challenges facing society, reinforcing our long-standing commitment to social and racial justice. For more information please visit our web site at

The University of Houston is responsive to the needs of dual career couples. The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

Qualifications :

A PhD and MSW in Social Work are required. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to meet the meritorious requirements for tenure at the level of full professor at the University of Houston. In addition, applicants should:

  • Currently hold a position of full professor or associate professor with tenure and have a strong and sustained record with demonstrated success in securing NIH research funding.
  • Demonstrate leadership at the federal level with the National Institutes of Health or other federal research agencies.
  • Demonstrate a significant history of mentorship to PhD students and tenure-earning faculty.

In addition, applicants should demonstrate a commitment to the GCSW’s vision and identify how their research, teaching, and community engagement contribute to this vision. The GCSW has a strong commitment to diversity and strongly encourages candidates from underrepresented groups to apply.

Notes to Applicant: Official transcripts are required for a faculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of the final candidate. All positions at the university are security sensitive and will require a criminal history check.

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