Associate or Full Professor - Tenure Track Faculty Positions (2)

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work
Posting Date

The School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites nominations and applications for two tenure-track positions at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. These nine-month faculty positions will start either January 1 or July 1, 2020.

Candidates should have a considerable record of external funding, high-quality publications, and be committed to teaching and mentoring. As the School aims to advance equity, transform systems, and improve lives, we seek applicants with a demonstrated capacity to conduct rigorous research focused on informing, designing, developing, implementing, and/or evaluating social interventions and/or social policies.

Successful applicants will be joining a community of active scholars with a vision to be the leading school of social work for accelerating discovery and the translation of knowledge into action. Intervention research and implementation science cut across the School’s teaching, research, and engagement activities. A commitment to working in collaborative research teams is highly valued. We are particularly interested in applicants with backgrounds and expertise in child well-being, behavioral health, criminal justice, older adults, and vulnerable populations to join our scholar groups already working in these areas. Expertise in working with cutting edge research methods are also desirable.

Successful candidates at the Full Professor rank will be considered for the Tate Distinguished Professorship for Children in Need and the Johnson-Howard-Adair Distinguished Professorship of Social Work, which are permanent appointments that provide annual research funding. These two professorships are reserved for experienced, distinguished scholars who have an extensive history and planned trajectory of cutting-edge, innovative, and significant scholarship.

The School of Social Work offers M.S.W. and Ph.D. degrees. Dual degrees are offered with Law, Public Health, Public Administration, and Divinity (with Duke University). The faculty members of the School of Social Work have strong collaborative relationships with many campus units such as the Schools of Medicine, Public Health, Nursing, Law, Government, Education, and the Department of City and Regional Planning as well as University Centers and Institutes such as the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, the Carolina Population Center, the Center for Developmental Sciences, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, and the UNC Injury Prevention Research Center. We also maintain dynamic relationships with community agencies, state and federal government, and research groups in the Research Triangle Park and across the U.S. To learn more about the School of Social Work, please visit

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.


Candidates must have a doctoral degree in social work or a related field. Successful applicants will have demonstrated commitments to social work education, research, teaching, and social work values. Successful applicants will also have a successful program of funded research and a demonstrated commitment to social justice. Salary is competitive and will be commensurate with experience.

Job Overview

Job Type
Full time

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
325 Pittsboro Street, Tate, Turner, Kuralt Bldg.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
United States

How to Apply

Candidates should submit a curriculum vita, a letter outlining their fit with the description of the position, and the names of four-to-six persons who can provide the equivalent of peer-review evaluations of the candidate’s research and scholarship. (If selected for interview, four letters of evaluation are required). Applications should be submitted online to:

Address correspondence to:

Gary L Bowen, Ph.D., ACSW
Dean & Kenan Distinguished Professor
UNC-Chapel Hill School of Social Work
325 Pittsboro Street, Suite 302
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3550

Application Deadline
Open until filled.