Posted on October 13, 2021 by Amanda Cerreto

The University of Texas at San Antonio Department of Social Work seeks to fill two faculty positions to begin in Fall 2022: one at the Assistant Professor level and one at the Assistant/Associate Professor level. Successful candidates must demonstrate their ability to work with and be sensitive to the educational needs of diverse urban populations and support the University's commitment to community engagement and public service. We especially encourage applications with strong research agendas in the areas of 1) mental health/behavioral health, 2) child welfare/foster care/child maltreatment or 3) veterans/military health.

UTSA is a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) that is one of the fastest growing public universities in Texas and gaining momentum in its quest to become the state's next premier Tier 1 University. It serves the San Antonio metropolitan area, the seventh largest U.S. city, and the broader region of South Texas through programs and services offered from four campuses. More than 67% of UTSA students come from groups underrepresented in higher education, and a majority are the first in their families to attend a college or university. The San Antonio/Bexar County area is rich with opportunity for community collaboration. The Department of Social Work maintains a strong relationship with child and family serving agencies in the San Antonio metro area, including the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. San Antonio is also home to one of the largest concentrations of military bases in the United States, and UT Health San Antonio hosts the Strong Star Research Network, a multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional research consortium funded by the Department of Defense and Veteran Affairs. San Antonio offers the cultural attributes and amenities of a large, metropolitan city with a low cost of living.

The UTSA Department of Social Work is the first publicly funded graduate social work program in San Antonio. Our MSW program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and enrolls more than 230 students. Capitalizing on its location in San Antonio and commitment to South Texas, the Program offers a single concentration in cultural competence, with an innovative micro to macro framework. The Program's mission is to serve as catalysts for transformative culturally competent social work through research, education, and service within a local-global context. The department supports faculty pursuing a robust research agenda, while fostering a collegial work environment. Social work faculty members collaborate with colleagues across departments in the College for Health, Community and Policy to nurture a strong interdisciplinary research and teaching community. More details about the program and faculty research can be found on our website .

Required qualifications for Assistant rank applicants : 1) a Ph.D. in Social Work or a closely related discipline; 2) MSW from a CSWE accredited program; 3) at least two years post-MSW practice experience; and 4) demonstrated commitment to cultural competence and working with diverse populations. Candidates ABD will be considered.

Required qualifications for Associate rank applicants : 1) a Ph.D. in Social Work or a closely related discipline; 2) MSW from a CSWE accredited program; 3) demonstrated success in external fund development, research and scholarship; 4) solid record of mentoring, teaching and service; 5) at least two years post-MSW practice experience; and 6) demonstrated commitment to cultural competence and working with diverse populations. Preferred qualifications include a research focus on mental health/ behavioral health.

Qualified applicants must submit: 1) a letter of interest describing the applicant's research agenda, history of external grant funding, and teaching philosophy, including the role diversity and inclusion plays in an academic environment; 2) current curriculum vita; 3) one representative published or forthcoming work; and 4) full contact information for three references. Applicants must consolidate all materials into a single PDF file to be submitted with all required documents included. All materials must be submitted through: . When entering the portal, click on the "Faculty" tab to find the position announcement. Direct any questions to Dr. Lucinda Nevarez, Associate Professor and Search Committee Chair, Department of Social Work, University of Texas at San Antonio. 501 W. César E. Chávez Boulevard, San Antonio, Texas 78207-4415. Phone: 210-458-3000; E-mail: .

Initial screening of completed applications will begin October 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. UTSA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants who are selected for interviews must be able to show proof that they will be eligible and qualified to work in the United States by time of hire. Tenure is contingent upon Board of Regents approval.

— Amanda Cerreto