The Director of the Social Work Program will develop and implement an aggressive Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) program enrollment growth and development plan, carry a 75% teaching appointment and a 25% administrative appointment, equivalent to 3 courses per semester, and lead the program in meeting local, state, national, and global needs through community engagement and through building effective collaborations.
Salary Grade: UC
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Area of Specialization:
Anticipated Appointment Date:
July 1, 2021
Tenure Track Status:
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
1) Oversee all aspects of program development, enrollment growth, student recruitment and retention efforts.
2) Hire, orient, support, and supervise faculty members.
3) Perform budgeting responsibilities and other BSW administrative duties.
4) Teach undergraduate courses.
5) Develop, review, revise, update, and monitor program curriculum and syllabi.
6) Develop, revise, and oversee policies for the BSW program.
7) Lead efforts to maintain alignment with professional standards and CSWE accreditation requirements.
8) Promote the knowledge, skills, and values expected of professional Social Workers, and consistently role model them.
9) Demonstrate a commitment to develop professionally as a teacher, scholar, and practitioner.
1) Master's of Social Work from a CSWE-accredited program.
2) Commitment to Social Work program enrollment growth and development.
3) Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, community engagement, and social justice.
4) Experience with teaching, service, and engaged scholarship at the university level.
5) Minimum of two years’ experience with administrative leadership.
ABDs or degree pending considered (all but DISS):
1) PhD or DSW in Social Work from a CSWE-accredited program.
2) Social Work license.
3) Experience in curriculum development.
4) Experience in fundraising and development.
5) Experience with the CSWE accreditation process.
6) Experience with community agencies and networking on a regional and state basis.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
1) Vision, energy, and creativity for building the program.
2) Management skills, including budgeting and supervision.
3) Collaboration and interpersonal communication skills, using a strengths-based approach.
4) Ability to use evidence to identify program and community needs, and to envision and implement innovative strategies to meet those needs.
Instructions for Applying:
Link to apply: http://explore.msujobs.msstate.edu/
To be considered for this position, applicants should submit a letter of interest summarizing required and preferred qualifications, a current CV which includes the names and contact information of three references, official transcripts, and a personal statement of commitment to, and experience with, diversity and inclusivity.
Applicants must also apply online at http://www.msujobs.msstate.edu by completing a personal data information form.
References will be contacted later in the process. Advance notice will be given to applicants prior to contacting references.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.