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Non-Tenure Track Faculty Opening

The Graduate College of Social Work (GCSW) at the University of Houston is accepting applications for a full-time non-tenure track faculty member for AY 2013-2014. We are seeking an individual with experience and expertise in either Clinical Practice or Leadership, Administration and Advocacy; substantive area must include experience in social work trauma education and/or trauma practice (


Individuals appointed to clinical ranks will hold, at a minimum, the MSW degree from a CSWE accredited program and will be licensed as a social worker as defined by the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners, or their equivalent. Strong preference will be given to applicants with experience in social work trauma education and/or practice. Applicants with experience in social work field education as a field instructor or classroom instructor are also preferred.


Faculty appointment will be commensurate with record and experience. Individuals at each clinical rank, assistant, associate, or professor, must have demonstrated experience and expertise congruent with the needs of the GCSW as it fulfills its multifaceted mission of professional social work education, knowledge dissemination, and service.

The University of Houston’s GCSW is privileged to be the only graduate social work program in the fourth largest city in America. Houston is an international and multi-cultural city with a university populace reflective of this diversity. The University of Houston is the most racially and ethnically diverse research-I institution in the nation. The GCSW is located on the University of Houston main campus, less than two miles from the Texas Medical Center which is home to the MD Anderson Cancer Center, the Menninger Clinic, UT Medical School and Baylor College of Medicine. This environment is rich in potential for numerous collaborative opportunities in research and health care. Current enrollment in the GCSW is approximately 350 M.S.W. and 40 Ph.D. students; the fall 2013 class includes 58% of students representing diverse racial and ethnic groups as well as individuals who speak 20 different languages. In addition, the GCSW houses the Office of Community Projects (OCP), the Child and Family center for Innovative Research, the Center for Health Equity Evaluation and Research, and the Office for Drug and Social Policy Research (ODSPR). For more information about the GCSW, its faculty and programs, please visit our web site at:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Persons from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Send letter of interest, curriculum vita, and contact information for three references to:

Paul R. Raffoul, Ph.D., Chair, Faculty Search Committee
Associate Dean for Administration and Information Technology
Graduate College of Social Work
University of Houston
110HA Social Work Bldg.
Houston, TX 77204-4013
Tel: 713-743-8085
Fax: 713-743-3267

The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.