Associate Professor/Professor, Hill Crest Foundation Endowed Chair in Mental Health Research - The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa Alabama

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The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, Alabama


United States
(0809274)

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Detailed Job Description

We seek talented and innovative scholars who are actively engaged in research and will bring depth to their teaching of courses, and service to the university, community and profession. As is expected of all senior faculty members in the School, the chair holder will be expected to seek external funding and mentor junior colleagues and students in developing and carrying out their research and scholarship activities. Classroom and or online teaching in the chair’s area of expertise will also be expected. The school will provide generous resources in support of the chair holder’s program of scholarly research and external funding. As a community of knowledge builders, we are looking for a productive, collegial, and creative colleague who, through their scholarship, research and teaching, will bring new perspectives to the synthesis of mental health practice, policy, theory and research to our school and university.


The University of Alabama
School of Social Work

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Hill Crest Foundation
Endowed Chair in Mental Health Research

(One faculty position effective 8/16/2015)

Position Summary
The School of Social Work at The University of Alabama invites nominations and applications for the well-established Hill Crest Foundation Endowed Chair in Mental Health Research. Applicants should be eligible for appointment at the rank of associate or full professor with tenure. The position is a nine-month, full time, 1.0 FTE academic appointment.

Qualifications
We seek a colleague with a doctorate in social work or a related discipline who has: an exceptionally strong record of scholarship in mental health, evidence of interdisciplinary or interprofessional collaboration, a vibrant history of ongoing mentorship with colleagues and students, national recognition in the broad field of mental health, and an ongoing chronicled narrative of externally funded research.

Expectations
We seek talented and innovative scholars who are actively engaged in research and will bring depth to their teaching of courses, and service to the university, community and profession. As is expected of all senior faculty members in the School, the chair holder will be expected to seek external funding and mentor junior colleagues and students in developing and carrying out their research and scholarship activities. Classroom and or online teaching in the chair’s area of expertise will also be expected. The school will provide generous resources in support of the chair holder’s program of scholarly research and external funding. As a community of knowledge builders, we are looking for a productive, collegial, and creative colleague who, through their scholarship, research and teaching, will bring new perspectives to the synthesis of mental health practice, policy, theory and research to our school and university.

School of Social Work
The University’s School of Social Work, established in 1966, has an accomplished faculty of 19 tenured and tenure-track faculty, 15 full-time teaching faculty and 17 dedicated professional and support staff. The School has a long-standing internship program in Washington, DC and several international initiatives in locations including China, Brazil, Hong Kong, Mexico and soon Cuba. The School of Social Work has an active enrollment of approximately 400 students in the MSW program, 200 students in the BSW program and 40 in the Ph.D. program.

Our school enjoys excellent collaborative relationships with mental health agencies throughout the state of Alabama. Additionally, there are many opportunities for interdisciplinary research within the University. These opportunities include strong program relationships with Psychology, Nursing, and Community Health Sciences. Additional collaboration involves affiliations with the University’s research centers and institutes including the Center for Mental Health and Aging, the Institute for Rural Health Services, the Institute for Social Science Research and the Center for the Prevention of Youth and Behavior Problems – all of which provide rich opportunities for interdisciplinary and interprofessional research and collaboration.

The University of Alabama
The University is located in a vibrant, energetic college community in the center of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Located on 1,000 acres of tree-lined pathways, it is one of the most beautiful campuses in the state. The University of Alabama has an enrollment of more than 36,000 students. Founded in 1831, it is the state’s oldest public university and the state’s flagship university. In recent years, it has achieved impressive growth in student enrollment and research funding and is ranked as a VH (very high) research university.

Our Community
The city of Tuscaloosa is located along the banks of the Black Warrior River in West Central Alabama. Approximately 200,000 people live in or near the Tuscaloosa metropolitan area. Our community offers good neighborhood schools, low crime rates, affordable housing, and excellent recreational opportunities. Residents are within easy driving distance to other fine cities such as Birmingham, Atlanta, Nashville, Memphis, New Orleans, the Gulf Coast, and the Great Smoky Mountains.

Compensation
Rank and salary are competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Compensation includes a benefits package with healthcare, reduced tuition rates and retirement.

Application Process
We invite applications from well-qualified individuals who meet the scholarly and research qualifications. The School strongly encourages applications from women, persons of color and members of other underrepresented groups.

Please submit the following documents to: http://facultyjobs.ua.edu

• Letter of interest (in your cover letter, please address how your application meets the qualifications and expectations and what you would bring to this position)

• Curriculum Vitae

• Names and contact information for FOUR references (include with your Vitae document)

Timeline
Review of applications begins January 2, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.

Inquiries
Confidential inquiries may be directed to:
Vikki Vandiver, Dean and Professor; Chair, Search Committee,
The University of Alabama School of Social Work,
Box 870314, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0314;
vlvandiver@sw.ua.edu 205-348-3924

The University of Alabama is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. Reasonable accommodation in the application and interview process may be requested by contacting Dr. Vandiver.

Please visit our websites for additional information about the School of Social Work, www.socialwork.ua.edu, and The University of Alabama, www.ua.edu.



Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction before a hiring decision is made. EOE/AA

The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status.

Keyword Phrases

  • SOCIAL WORK
  • The Capstone of Higher Education
  • Student Centered Research University
  • Fostering a diverse student body & workforce
  • Mental Health
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Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Associate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Department Chair
Professor
Associate Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter