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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor position, School of Social Work [R0139164].

University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Las Vegas, Nevada
Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Date posted
Oct 12, 2023

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for an Assistant/Associate/Full Professor position, School of Social Work [R0139164].


The UNLV School of Social Work invites nominations and applications for an open rank senior or junior tenure-track faculty position. The School welcomes applications from all strong candidates, and is particularly interested in candidates whose research substantive areas include Cultural Humility as Applied to Trauma Informed Practice, Trauma Informed School Social Work, Intergenerational Trauma, Violence and the Elderly, Trauma Focused Treatment using Empirically Supported Treatments (includes all forms of abuse), or Trauma informed Practice in BSW/MSW Field Education. Applicants at the rank of Associate Professor or above must demonstrate significant scholarship, a record of extramural research funding, strong teaching, and past experience in administrative work. Applicants at the Assistant Professor position must demonstrate an ability to conduct research, teach, engage in regional and national service, and provide administrative service when needed.


It is an exciting time to be at the UNLV School of Social Work. We have developed a new focus in trauma-informed care and policy that will be rolled out in three phases, 1) Developing a trauma-informed faculty, 2) A trauma-informed MSW concentration implemented in Summer of 2021, and 3) Development of a trauma treatment center. In addition, the School of Social Work received a $5.68 million child welfare training grant for the state of Nevada and continues to provide integrated behavioral health training to our MSW students via a previous HRSA Behavioral Workforce Grant. According to U.S. News and World Report the UNLV student body is one of the most diverse in the country. A Candidate who is hired will also be in on our new online MSW programing. A Candidate who is hired will also be in on our new online MSW programing. Also, the Greenspun College of Urban Affairs where social work is housed, offers many interprofessional collaboration opportunities including but not limited to working in the Tourist Safety Institute, an Interdisciplinary Workforce Development Initiative involving Foster Care Youth, and simulation education for undergraduates.


This position requires an MSW and Ph.D. in Social Work from a CSWE accredited college or School of Social Work from a university as recognized by the United States Department of Education and/or the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and at least two years post-MSW experience. Credentials must be obtained prior to the start date.

Faculty rank will be dependent upon education and experience as outlined below:

  • Assistant Professor (tenure-track): terminal degree, experience, and demonstrate strong research capacity and potential for external funding. Associate Professor (tenured): terminal degree, experience, and demonstrate distinguished scholarship and a record of extramural research funding. Professor (tenured): terminal degree, experience, and demonstrate distinguished scholarship and a record of extramural research funding.


Social Work licensure, online teaching and development, and bilingual in Spanish


The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.


Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions.


  • Generous compensation packages, up to 48 days of paid time off, sick leave, and holidays Excellent health insurance including medical, dental and vision No state income tax Comprehensive retirement plans and voluntary benefits programs Tuition discounts at Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) schools Tuition discounts for spouses, domestic partners, and dependents



Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. References will not be contacted until the search chair notifies you in advance.

Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.

Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates’ materials will begin on November 15, 2023.

Materials should be addressed to Carlton Craig, Ph.D. (, Director of Social Work, and must be submitted through Workday, as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or


UNLV employees or employees within the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) MUST use the “Find Jobs” process within Workday to find and apply for jobs at UNLV and other NSHE Institutions. Once you log into Workday, type "Find Jobs" in the search box which will navigate to the internal job posting site. Locate this specific job posting by typing the job requisition number, “R0139164” in the search box.

If you complete an application outside of the internal application process, your application will be returned and you will have to reapply as an internal applicant which may delay your application.


Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution of approximately 30,000 students and more than 3,600 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 152,000 degrees, producing more than 130,000 alumni around the world. UNLV is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an R1 research university with very high research activity. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada.

Here at UNLV, we have come together and created one of the most affirmative and dynamic academic environments in the country. UNLV sits in the top spot in U.S. News & World Report’s annual listing of the nation’s most diverse universities for undergraduates. The university has ranked in the top ten since the rankings debuted more than a decade ago. We continue to show our commitment to serving our wonderfully diverse population and building the future for Las Vegas and Nevada.

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The University of Nevada - Las Vegas (UNLV) is committed to providing a place of work and learning free of discrimination on the basis of a person’s age (40 or older), disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities), gender (including pregnancy related conditions), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race (including hair texture and protected hairstyles such as natural hairstyles, afros, bantu knots, curls, braids, locks and twists), color, or religion (protected classes). Discrimination on the basis of a protected class, including unlawful harassment, which is a form of discrimination, is illegal under federal and state law. Where unlawful discrimination is found to have occurred, UNLV will act to stop the unlawful discrimination, to prevent its recurrence, to remedy its effects, and to discipline those responsible.


The University of Nevada, Las Vegas, does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any education program or activity that it operates. Non-discrimination on the basis of sex is mandated by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. §§ 1681 et seq.) and the corresponding implementation regulations (34 C.F.R. Part 106). The University’s commitment to nondiscrimination in its education programs and activities extends to applicants for admission and employment. Inquiries concerning the application of these provisions may be referred to: Michelle Sposito, J.D., Title IX Coordinator, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Box 451062, Las Vegas, NV 89154-1062, Frank and Estella Beam Hall (BEH) Room 553, Telephone: (702) 895-4055; Email:, or to The Assistant Secretary of the United States Department of Education, U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20202-1100; Telephone: 1-800-421-3481 FAX: 202-453-6012; TDD: 1-800-877-8339; Email:; or to both. Information pertaining to the University’s grievance procedures and grievance process, including how to report or file a complaint of sex discrimination, how to report or file a formal complaint of sexual harassment, and how the University will respond can be found online at the Office of Equal Employment & Title IX webpage.


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