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UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO- Associate or Full Professor- Social Work in EL PASO, Texas

The University of Texas at El Paso Department of Social Work in the College of Health Sciences invites applications for a full-time tenured/tenure-track Associate or Full Professor.The University of Texas at El Paso is on the US/Mexico border with Juarez as its sister city.This bi-national and bi-cultural community gives our students a unique perspective on social work. The Department of Social Work is committed to educating culturally competent practitioners who are able to serve the border region.The UTEP Department of Social Work offers both aBachelor of Social Work (BSW)that prepares students for generalist practice and aMaster of Social Work (MSW)that prepares students for advanced practice with a concentration in Social Work in the Border Region. ADoctorate in Social Work (DSW)is in development.This position represents an excellent opportunity for an outstanding individual to build on a record and program of research and external funding commensurate with rank at the time of appointment. The applicant should demonstrate a commitment to social justice and diversity with a record of community-based research. Being that the Department is part of the College of Health Sciences, there is also an emphasis on addressing health inequalities as they relate to the border region. Tenured/Tenure Track faculty members of the Department participate with the colleges Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Health Sciences.Required qualificationsAn earned doctorate in social work or a closely related disciplineAn MSW from a CSWE-accredited programA minimum of three years of post-MSW experience as a practicing social workerKnowledge of and experience with CSWE accreditation guidelinesA record and program of research and extramural funding commensurate with appointment at the rank of Professor or senior-level Associate ProfessorBackground and experience that promotes social justice, diversity, and student access/successLicensure or eligibility for licensure as an LMSW or LCSW.Preferred qualificationsExperience in an Hispanic Serving InstitutionBilingualism in English and SpanishA record of service and leadership in graduate and doctoral educationAn understanding of and commitment to community and globally engaged scholarshipDepartment of Social WorkThe department has been educating social workers for over four decades and founded the accredited MSW degree in 2008 - the only such degree in the country with a concentration on Social Work in the Border Region. The student body is highly diverse, comprises an Hispanic, bilingual majority, and includes a significant number of first-generation and international students.The highly diverse departmental faculty is active in research programs in behavioral health, child welfare, migrants and refugees, partner violence, aging, and health disparities. Current extramural funding in the department is nearly $3 million. In addition to active research programs and scholarly engagement with the community, social work professors chair Ph.D. committees and direct doctoral dissertations.The College of Health SciencesThe College of Health Sciences prepares the next generation of health and human service professionals to improve quality of life and address health disparities in their communities. The Collegeoffers five undergraduate degrees in Clinical Lab Science, Health Promotion, Rehabilitation Sciences, Social Work and Kinesiology.There are six masters degrees in the college: Speech-Language Pathology, Occupational Therapy (transitioning to OTD by 2022), Public Health, Rehabilitation Counseling, Social Work, and Kinesiology.There are currently two doctoral programs in CHS: Doctor of Physical Therapy, and a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Health Sciences.High impact educational experiences enable students to develop leadership, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills, as well as a strong sense of social responsibility through community and global engagement opportunities.Faculty and students engage in teaching, resea

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