School of Social Work

College of Health and Human Services

Onslow Campus (Jacksonville, NC)

Lecturer - 9 month

Vacancy: #14F136
Position: #6778

The School of Social Work (SSW), within the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) at the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW), seeks a 9-month position at the Lecturer rank for appointment beginning August 11, 2014.  This position would be located at the UNCW Onslow Extension Campus in Jacksonville, NC, and would have some workload assignment dedicated to the administrative role of Assistant BSW Coordinator. In this role, this position serves as the primary contact for the BSW Program on the Extension Campus, and would oversee the administrative functioning of the academic program. 

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to, teaching courses in social work, serving on School and College committees, and working closely with the BSW Coordinator to coordinate the functioning of the Onslow BSW social work program. Included responsibilities are overseeing and processing student admissions; conducting recruitment of prospective students; coordinating advising of extension students; and facilitating regular collaboration and communication between full-time and part-time faculty, staff, students, and Jacksonville and surrounding communities.

Applicants must have a Master’s Degree in Social Work from an accredited program and two years of practice experience.  Qualified candidates will also possess administrative experience, preferably in an academic setting. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience teaching and working with students in a college setting. Candidates who show attention to detail, the ability to manage multiple tasks at the same time, and experience with diverse populations are especially encouraged to apply.  

The School of Social Work has a collegial and collaborative faculty who care deeply about teaching, scholarship, meaningful service, and regional engagement. The SSW offers both the BSW and MSW programs from the strengths perspective, with emphasis on practice labs, small classes, and specially reinforced field instruction. The MSW program has a clinical concentration, specialized coursework in solution-focused, cognitive-behavioral, and motivational theories.

The College of Health and Human Services was created in July 2010 to provide UNCW with a new mechanism to link and focus its health-related research, professional continuing education, and health knowledge dissemination and application. In the formative stage of development, the CHHS is currently home to three professional schools: School of Health and Applied Human Sciences, School of Nursing, and School of Social Work.  This is an outstanding opportunity to join a dynamic College that seeks to be nationally recognized for its interprofessional collaboration, community engagement and impact, and implementation science. The faculty, staff and students of the CHHS are committed to the pursuit of excellence and enhancing health and quality of life across the lifespan for individuals, families and communities in southeastern North Carolina and beyond.

UNCW is one of 17 constituent campuses of the University of North Carolina system, with an enrollment of 13,733. It offers 52 undergraduate, 38 master’s, and two doctoral degree programs. At UNCW, passionate and engaged teaching, learning and research are valued. UNCW, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. UNCW is unique in its dedication to combining a commitment to excellence in teaching with research opportunities for student involvement. Located in the port city of Wilmington, the university is situated between the Cape Fear River and the Atlantic Ocean. The UNCW Onslow Extension Campus, in Jacksonville, NC, is home to a major military community, with Camp Lejeune, MCAS Cherry Point, and MCAS New River nearby. 

Please complete the online application process available on the Web at A letter of application, a curriculum vitae detailing teaching, research, service experience, and contact information for three professional references should be addressed to Dr. Noell Rowan, Search Committee for the Assistant BSW Coordinator, School of Social Work, and attached to the online application – not emailed, mailed, or faxed. Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF attachments are required. For questions regarding the online application process, contact Jonia Smith at (910) 962-3203. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by June 17, 2014; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  More information about the institution is available through For questions about the position, contact Dr. Noell Rowan, Search Committee Chair, at or (910) 962-2652.

UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified men and women from all racial, ethnic, or other minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

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