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Department Chair, Associate/Full Professor Social Work Tenure Track

University of New Hampshire

Last Updated: 1/09/23

Job Description

Department Chair, Associate/Full Professor Social Work Tenure Track
The University of New Hampshire is an R1 Carnegie classification research institution providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs of distinction. UNH is located in Durham on a 188-acre campus, 60 miles north of Boston and 8 miles from the Atlantic coast and is convenient to New Hampshire’s lakes and mountains. There is a student enrollment of 13,000 students, with a full-time faculty of over 600, offering 90 undergraduate and more than 70 graduate programs. The University actively promotes a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, life experiences, and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with mutual respect and shared inquiry.

The UNH Diversity Resource Guide with information and programming available in the seacoast area, New Hampshire, and the region can be found here: https://www.unh.edu/hr/diversity-resource-guide

Summary of Position

The Department of Social Work at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) invites applications for a tenure-track position. We seek a diverse pool of candidates with leadership experience to join and lead a growing department and who will enhance our Department’s commitment to antiracism, diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our program has a focus on generalist practice and social justice. We encourage applicants with a diversity of knowledge, backgrounds, and experiences that will contribute to and lead our Department’s inclusive culture. We are hiring one full-time tenure-track Associate or Full Professor to serve as Department Chair beginning
July 2023.

Responsibilities for this position include: 1) serving as Department Chair for 3-5 years, 2) overseeing a campus-based BSSW and MSW program as well as a successful online MSW program, 3) supporting the R1 research mission of UNH, 4) facilitating the development of a Ph.D. Program in Social Work, and 5) engaging in service activities within and outside of UNH. Additionally, candidates should have academic leadership experience in a CSWE accredited Social Work program, established record of scholarship, and established record of external funding. Additionally, candidates with leadership experience in doctoral-level education is preferred.

Additional Job Information

Applications will be reviewed immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Applicants should be prepared to provide the following at the time of application:

  • Cover letter, indicating candidate’s area of professional interest and specialization, and for which position they are applying,
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Research statement or agenda
  • Leadership philosophy
  • Recent peer-reviewed publication(s)
  • Teaching statement
  • Diversity statement
  • Names and contact information for three professional references to provide confidential letters of recommendation. References will be contacted at the time of application.

Acceptable Minimum Qualifications

Requirements for Associate/Full Professor Position

  • MSW degree and Ph.D. in Social Work from a CSWE accredited institution
  • Earned doctorate in social work or a related field,
  • Evidence of successful undergraduate and/or graduate teaching experience (in-person or online),
  • An established program of research, with successful extramural funding,
  • A demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in both university campus and community settings with faculty, staff, students, and community groups of diverse backgrounds, and • A minimum of two years of post MSW practice experience is preferred.

Additional Preferred Qualifications

  • A minimum of 2-years experience in Social Work Higher Education leadership
  • Experience in Doctoral Education.

Salary Information

Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, retirement, tuition, and paid time off.

This position is responsible for the supervision of:

Professional, Administrative, and Technical, Operating Staff, Adjunct Staff

Special Requirements

A background check will be required as a condition of employment.

Institution Information

UNH is a federal contractor within the meaning of the Executive Order on Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors. This position may require that you be vaccinated against COVID-19 in the future, unless you apply for and receive a religious or medical exemption. You may not test out of this requirement.

Special Instructions to Applicants

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Instructions for reference providers can be access at: https://support.interfolio.com/m/29600/l/266335-submit-a-letter-of-recommendation-to-interfolio.

For more information and to apply visit https://jobs.usnh.edu/postings/51697

Departmental Information

The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or marital status.



Company Details

Durham, New Hampshire, United States
Please visit our website: https://www.unh.edu/