Diana R. Garland School of Social Work - Associate Dean of Research and Faculty DevelopmentEdit

Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas, Baylor University is the oldest university in Texas and the world’s largest Baptist University.  Baylor’s mission is to educate men and women for worldwide leadership and service by integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment within a caring community.  Baylor is actively recruiting new faculty with a strong commitment to the classroom and an equally strong commitment to discovering new knowledge as Baylor aspires to become a top tier research university while reaffirming and strengthening its distinctive Christian mission as described in Pro Futuris, the university’s strategic vision adopted in 2012:

The Diana R. Garland School of Social Work prepares BSW, MSW, and PhD students to integrate faith and the spiritual dimension of life with professional social work practice, and to provide leadership in both public and religiously affiliated organizations around the world. The School is home to the Journal for Family and Community Ministries, as well as educational and research initiatives in Gerontology, Trauma, Human Diversity, Global Mission Leadership, and Congregational Social Work. For information about the school, visit our website:

POSITION: The School of Social Work invites applications for the position of Associate Dean of Research and Faculty Development in a tenure-track faculty position, at the Associate Professor or Professor level, beginning August 2017.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants should have an MSW or equivalent degree from a CSWE-accredited program, PhD or its equivalent, enthusiasm for the mission of the Garland School of Social Work, an active Christian faith, and demonstrated ability to pursue a rigorous research agenda with commensurate publications and extramural funding.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The position will include teaching at two or more levels - undergraduate, graduate, and PhD. The position requires active involvement in the life of the faculty and school through strategic and operational functions in regards to faculty research and development.

Responsibilities include: promoting opportunities for extramurally funded research, strengthening faculty research initiatives, fostering student involvement in research, supervising PhD program directors and staff related to research and extramural funding, organizing research workshops, encouraging faculty to apply for grants, overseeing faculty sabbatical and release time processes, establish and maintain strong relationship with the Associate Provost for Research, Office of Sponsored Research and other appropriate University committees and interfacing with Communications and Marketing Office, PhD Committee and Research Committee.

RANK AND SALARY: Commensurate with experience and qualifications.

'SUBMISSION DEADLINE:  Applications will be reviewed beginning September 1, 2016, and will be accepted until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be submitted by December' 1, 2016.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Please submit a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, and transcripts. Include names, addresses, and phone numbers of three individuals from whom you have requested letters of recommendation. Submissions should be made electronically to:

Jon Singletary, Dean and Search Committee Chair

Baylor University

One Bear Place #97320

Waco, Texas  76798-7320


Baylor is a Baptist university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, Baylor encourages minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities to apply.

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