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Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development, Associate or Full Professor Faculty in the

Employer
University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley
Location
Texas, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jan 16, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Social Work & Human Services
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development, Associate or Full Professor Faculty in the School of Social Work

Job Class Code:
FLSA:
Posting Number: FRGV1245
Location: Rio Grande Valley
Division/Organization: Provost - Academic Affairs
Appointment Period for Non-Tenure Position:
Tenure Status: Tenured
FTE: 1.0

Scope of Job:
We seek applicants who are dedicated to serving The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley's diverse student body as a senior, full-time, tenured Associate or Full Professor to serve as Associate Dean of Research and Faculty Development of School of Social Work beginning 2022-2023 academic year.

The successful candidate will possess a record of research and scholarship, teaching, service, community engagement, and administration commensurate with the rank sought. Applicants' research should be at the intersection of social work and public/population health and blend micro and macro issues. Expertise in some of the areas salient in the School of Social Work's growing research portfolio is welcome, including health and behavioral health in Hispanic/Latinx communities; gerontological social work; sustainability; U.S.-Mexico border issues; and global issues. Faculty members are encouraged to engage in basic, applied and/or translational research that addresses critical community and state needs. Service to the School, University, community, and professional organizations locally, regionally, and nationally is an integral part of the faculty member's responsibilities. The Associate Dean of Research and Faculty Development will work closely with the Dean, the senior leadership of the School of Social Work, other UTRGV health Schools and Colleges (e.g., College of Health Professions, School of Medicine, School of Nursing, School of Podiatry), and with the broader University. Our faculty members are expected to actively engage in research and scholarship and seek external funding from a variety of local, state, federal, and private funding sources. The Associate Dean of Research and Faculty Development will support individual faculty members in their research and scholarship and continue to grow the School of Social Work's research infrastructure and portfolio. The successful applicant will also be expected to teach in our BSW or MSSW programs and contribute to the School's ongoing plans to develop a doctoral program.
About UTRGV: It is UTRGV's Vision “To be one of the nation's leaders in higher education, its premier Hispanic-serving institution, and a highly engaged bilingual university, with exceptional educational, research, and creative opportunities that serve as catalysts for transformation in the Rio Grande Valley and beyond.” As such, UTRGV is committed to building a diverse faculty and staff that can contribute to an enriching learning environment that strives for more equitable outcomes for student success. UTRGV is a distributed campus, one university spanning four counties and multiple locations. Our purpose is to be a university for the entire Rio Grande Valley and beyond. Over 91% of the students enrolled at UTRGV identify as Hispanic, making UTRGV one of the top 3 universities with the highest percentage of Hispanic students. Thanks to a steadfast commitment to safety and success, UTRGV yielded record-breaking outcomes in enrollment and student success in the fall 2021 semester. For additional information, please visit our website.

About the School of Social Work The School of Social Work was established in 2018 as an independent School and is under the leadership of Founding Dean Dr. Luis R. Torres. The Department of Social Work has existed since the 1970s, most recently as part of the Provost, Academic Affairs division. The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) School of Social Work (SSW) is the only institution to offer programs leading to both the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree and the Master of Science in Social Work (MSSW) degree south of San Antonio. Both programs are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). CSWE-COA voted to reaffirm the accreditation of the program for eight years, which extends through February 2023. The BSW Program prepares students for generalist social work practice. Building on the generalist foundation, the MSSW program focuses on two concentrations: Direct Practice with Latino Individuals, Families, and Groups; and Community Practice and Administration. Its goals are to prepare graduates to practice with diverse, vulnerable, and at-risk populations to promote human well-being and social and economic justice, especially in the Texas-Mexico border region; to prepare graduates for leadership in developing and implementing policies and services for at-risk populations with an emphasis on the Texas-Mexico border region; and to develop the knowledge base of the social work profession, particularly as it relates to addressing the needs of at-risk populations with an emphasis on the Texas-Mexico border region. We offer all MSSW programs in two modalities, traditional on-campus and online. A PhD in Social Work is in the planning stages. The School of Social Work is committed to preparing generalist and advanced professional social workers to meet the needs of a binational and multicultural community. The educational emphasis is on social work practice with Latinos considering multicultural competence, ethical practice, knowledge building, and social services that promote social and economic justice.



Minimum Qualifications:
Qualifications for Associate Professor: Earned doctorate in social work or a related field; record of research and scholarship, teaching, service, community engagement, and administration commensurate with the rank sought; evidence of teaching effectiveness; record of sustained research and publication commensurate with rank; record of grant writing with success in securing external grants commensurate with rank; record of peer-reviewed presentations at social work professional conferences and related professional conferences commensurate with rank; evidence of university and community service commensurate with rank. Candidates must meet the institutional requirements for tenure to be considered for a position at the rank of Associate Professor.

Qualifications for Full Professor: Earned doctorate in social work or a related field; record of research and scholarship, teaching, service, community engagement, and administration commensurate with the rank sought; evidence of teaching effectiveness; record of sustained research and publication commensurate with rank; record of grant writing with success in securing external grants commensurate with rank; record of peer-reviewed presentations at social work professional conferences and related professional conferences commensurate with rank; evidence of university and community service commensurate with rank. Candidates must meet the institutional requirements for tenure to be considered for a position at the rank of Full Professor.

Discipline Specific Required Qualifications:


Preferred Qualification:
Master’s in Social Work from a CSWE-accredited social work program, 2+ years of practice experience, and social work licensure or license-eligibility in Texas; teaching expertise in advanced clinical practice or advanced macro practice; experience in online teaching and distance education programs; bilingual (English and Spanish); mixed methods background and strong quantitative skills; research at the intersection of social work and public/population health with a blend of micro and macro issues; expertise in some of the areas salient in the School’s growing research portfolio, including health and behavioral health in Hispanic/Latinx communities; gerontological social work; sustainability; U.S.-Mexico border issues; and global issues; knowledge of the cultural, social and economic characteristics of the United States/Mexico border region; international experience.

Salary: Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience
License or Certification Required?: No
Number of Vacancies: 1
Desired Start Date: 09/01/2022

EEO Statement:
EEO Statement
It is the policy of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to promote and ensure equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or protected veteran status. In accordance with the requirements of Title VII of the civil rights act of 1964, the title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, our University is committed to comply with all government requirements and ensures non-discrimination in its education programs and activities, including employment. We encourage women, minorities and differently abled persons to apply for employment positions of interest.
Diversity Statement
UTRGV is a Hispanic-serving Institution dedicated to student success and building a diverse faculty committed to working in a multicultural environment. UTRGV has an NSF ADVANCE grant to increase the representation of women in STEM fields and to promote a positive, family friendly workplace for all faculty. We strongly encourage applications from women and minorities.

Open Date: 10/21/2021

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Dear Applicant,

Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following:

Date of Birth
Social Security Number
Gender
Ethnicity/Race

Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission.

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley reserves the right to discontinue accepting applications prior to the stated close date of this position, after meeting the posting requirement of three (3) calendar days.
Security sensitive; All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). CBCs will be conducted for all candidates invited for an on-campus interview.



Additional Information:
UTRGV is a distributed institution. As such and as assigned, the position may require presence at multiple locations throughout the Rio Grande Valley. Work is performed primarily in a general office environment. This position is security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215. The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length. This position has the option to elect the Optional Retirement Program (ORP) instead of TRS, subject to the position being 40 hours per week and at least 135 days inlength.

Please Note:
Texas law requires faculty members whose primary language is not English to demonstrate proficiency in English as determined by a satisfactory paper-based test score of 500 (computer-based of 173 or internet-based of 61) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a satisfactory test score of 6.0 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
Incomplete applications will not be considered. All positions are subject to budget approval.

To apply, visit https://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/31454 jeid-20d55de52f03574ea614719eb08c65b8
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