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Chair of Social Work and Associate or Professor


University, MS, US, 38677

Department:  Social Work (10000891)
Employee Designation:  Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)
Position Description

The School of Applied Sciences, Department of Social Work at The University of Mississippi, is seeking applications for Chair of Social Work/Associate or Full Professor. This is a twelve-month, tenure-track position at the rank of associate or full professor as determined by research/scholarly publication records and academic achievements. The Social Work Department ( is housed within the School of Applied Sciences ( in Oxford, MS. The Department currently offers a B.S.W., M.S.W., and Ph.D. in Social Work.



Candidates must demonstrate evidence of administrative experience, an engaged/ongoing research agenda with a strong record of extramurally-funded research and/or community engagement grants, a record of peer-reviewed publications in high impact journals, research/scholarly achievement, and a record of excellence in teaching undergraduate and graduate students. Reporting to the Dean of the School of Applied Sciences, the primary administrative responsibilities of the position will include overall direction of the department, fostering positive/collegial relationships, enhancing scholarly activities within the department, personnel administration, budgeting, planning, maintaining accreditation standards, assessment, development/fund raising, sponsored program activities, agency outreach, alumni relations and other duties as assigned.



In 2017, the University of Mississippi initiated Flagship Constellations, which are designed to bring together a wide range of faculty from across campus to address some of the most difficult and complex problems facing our nation and world. If you're interested in working with cross- disciplinary researchers to solve key, grand challenges, this is an exceptional opportunity for you.

Position Details

Appointment: 12 Month

Assignment Type: Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must have a M.S.W. or equivalent degree and a Ph.D. in social work or a related field. Administrative experience and experience in accredited and undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs; research/scholarly achievement; an engaged/ongoing research agenda; experience with extramural-funded research grants; and excellent teaching is required.

Application Procedures

Review of applications will begin immediately. The position will remain open until filled or until an adequate applicant pool is established. Applicants must apply online and must include a letter of application, curriculum vitae and contact information of five professional references.

About the University of MS & Oxford, MS

Founded in 1848, the University of Mississippi (UM), affectionately known to alumni, students and friends as Ole Miss, is Mississippi's flagship university. Included in the elite group of R-1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification, it has a long history of producing leaders in public service, academics and business. The University of Mississippi, consistently named by The Chronicle of Higher Education as a “Great College to Work For,” is located in Oxford, MS, which is ranked one of the “Top 10 Best College Towns.” With more than 24,000 students, UM is the state's largest university and is ranked among the nation's fastest-growing institutions. The University of Mississippi, which has aggressively implemented many health and wellness initiatives for its more than 2,900 employees, has consistently been named one of Mississippi’s Healthiest Workplaces.


Touted as the “Cultural Mecca of the South”, creativity abounds in Oxford as musicians, artists and writers alike find inspiration in Oxford’s rich history, small town charm and creative community. Oxford is a one-hour drive south of Memphis, TN and is known as the home of Nobel Prize winning author William Faulkner. Over the years Oxford has also been known for offering exceptional culinary experiences and as the home of the University of Mississippi and the Ole Miss Rebels, there is always something here to immerse yourself in. Oxford has also been featured as a literary and arts destination in such publications as The New York Times, Southern Living, Condé Nast Traveler, and GQ. Among other cultural activities, annual events include the Oxford Film Festival, a thriving local music scene, and the Ford Center Performing Arts Series. Oxford is a vibrant university town, filled with unique shops and galleries, eclectic restaurants and clubs, historic landmarks, and comfortable inns.


Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.


EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

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