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Faculty - Associate Professor/Professor & Chair - Sociology & Social Work - 14AS-SOWK02

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Denton, TX
  • Faculty - Liberal Arts - Sociology
  • Faculty - Liberal Arts - Social Work
Application Due:
Open Until Filled
Full Time
Texas Woman's University - Denton Campus

Department - Sociology and Social Work

Title: Associate Professor/Professor and Department Chair

Job Code: 14AS-SOWK02

Date Closed: Review of applications will begin November 4, 2013, and will continue until filled.

Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copy of graduate transcripts, and names with email address and phone numbers of three references via email to (e-mail Header or Subject line must include job title and job code 14AS-SOWK02).


The Department of Sociology and Social Work invites applications and nominations for the position of Chair of the Department of Sociology and Social Work. Successful applicants should have a doctorate in Sociology or Social Work, as well as a strong record of teaching, scholarship and service appropriate for a tenured appointment at the rank of Professor (preferred) or Associate Professor. Academic leadership and administrative experience are essential. Active participation in professional and/or academic associations is expected, and successful grant writing experience is a plus. The Chair will be responsible for providing leadership to faculty, staff and students in all programs. Management of departmental activities includes budget oversight, strategic planning, scheduling, personnel evaluation, curriculum development, faculty development and scholarly endeavors. The Chair must demonstrate a collaborative leadership style, an appreciation for a multidisciplinary environment and a commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education. This position is a 12-month administrative appointment with responsibilities for overseeing programs leading to Bachelor's degree in Sociology, Criminal Justice (in collaboration with the Department of History and Government), B.S.W. in Social Work, M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology. The Social Work Program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

Texas Woman's University occupies a notable position in higher education as the nation's largest university primarily for women. Established in 1901, TWU is a doctoral/research-intensive public university which emphasizes the liberal arts and sciences as well as specialized and professional studies in business, nursing, health sciences, and education. The College of Arts and Sciences, with over thirty-five percent of TWU's graduate and undergraduate population of over 15,000, prepares students for success in a global world. TWU operates three campuses: Houston, Dallas, and the main campus in Denton (population 115,000), located 40 miles north of the Dallas/Fort Worth area. This metroplex, the nation's fourth largest urban center, has world-class museums, orchestras, opera, ballet, theatre companies, as well as an array of professional and collegiate sports venues. Additional information about the University is available at

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