Gerontology Assistant Professor position available at UNCG

Posted on Friday, April 28th, 2017 by Ann Stringfield under Hot Flashes!.
The Department of Social Work at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) invites applications and nominations to join us in our online Master of Science (MS) in Gerontology Program.  

We seek one 12 month, non-tenure, academic professional track (APT) Assistant Professor. This position is available Summer 2017. The successful candidate will serve as Coordinator of the asynchronous online Master’s in Gerontology Program and will, specific to the MS Program:

Teach online courses in the MS program
Advise and mentor students
Work with UNCG Online to market and promote the MS Program
Assist in the design and updating of online courses


APT faculty are fixed-term, non-tenure track positions that come with full UNCG Benefits. This is an especially exciting time for UNCG’s Department of Social Work as we enter our forty-fifth year of partnership with the Department of Sociology and Social Work at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (NCA&T), a historically black university (HBCU) located in Greensboro. Specifically, both the Joint Master of Social Work (JMSW) Program and the BSW Program with NCA&T, have enjoyed a forty-four-year-old field program partnership. UNCG’s Department of Social Work has 300 BSW majors, 90 MSW students, and 15 full-time faculty. The Department, School, and University place a high value on community-engaged scholarship.

A strong commitment to diversity/inclusion, social justice, and student-centered education is essential for this position.
Additionally, the successful candidate must:

Work effectively/engage in collaborative scholarship with a culturally diverse department (Social Work)
Be an active citizen in the school and university, with partnering universities and the broader community
Possess a Master’s Degree and a Ph.D. (preferred) in gerontology, social work or a related field
Have been successful or demonstrated potential for effective teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level
Have excellent interpersonal skills


Because this position will teach nearly exclusively in the MS Gerontology Program, the following online and gerontology-specific skills will also be sought:

Experience in the design of asynchronous online courses
Experience in teaching and mentoring asynchronous online students
Experience working with community agencies that serve aging populations


UNCG’s Department of Social Work has CSWE-accredited BSW and MSW programs and National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)-accredited BSW and MSW school social work licensure programs. The Department has external funding from the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA), National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other sources.

For more information about UNCG’s Department of Social Work, please visit


The School of Health and Human Science (HHS) is committed to recruitment and advancement of women and minorities at all faculty/staff levels. Within the School of HHS, the diversity of the faculty and students is 20% and 30%, respectively, from non-white ethnic groups, well above the national average in both categories. For additional information on the School of HHS, visit


The Triad area is an ideal setting for the teacher and scholar who values balance. Greensboro, with a population of about 280,000, is a thriving, civic-minded city with its own Symphony Orchestra, Community Theater, Opera Company, Civic Ballet, and many outstanding public and private reception areas and facilities. Greensboro is situated in the Piedmont Triad, an area of great natural beauty, diverse industry, cultural arts, and mild temperatures. North Carolina’s mountain resorts are an easy two-hour drive from Greensboro and the beaches of North and South Caroline are three to four hours away. The Research Triangle is about an hour and a half away. More information is available at:


UNCG is an EEO/AA employer.


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