* Director, School of Social Work * Regular, Tenured position * Twelve-month academic appointment
The University of Missouri, Columbia seeks applications for the position of Director of the School of Social Work who can lead the School to national leadership in research and scholarly activity. The position includes a concurrent appointment as a faculty member at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor.
The Director holds a 12-month appointment and functions as the chief executive officer of the School of Social Work, and reports to the Dean of the College of Human Environmental Sciences.
The School has approximately 327 students (Pre-majors, BSWs, MSWs and PhDs), 23 full-time faculty, more than 9 adjuncts, and 7 professional staff members.
The Director is expected to exercise vision and leadership in promoting interdisciplinary research and scholarly activities and in obtaining external funding. The School has a vigorous research program which it desires to grow and is seeking a candidate who can help lead the School into Tier One status in research and scholarly activity. The School currently has approximately $13.4 million in externally funded research and interdisciplinary research collaborations. Advocacy for education, leadership in promoting interdisciplinary research and scholarly activities in obtaining external funding.
The Director also oversees faculty development, curriculum, and professional service, placing emphasis on the continuing development and maintenance of outstanding on-campus and online programs.
Administrative oversight and management tasks include: *provide leadership in recruitment, retention, and evaluation of diverse and distinguished faculty *increase scholarly and grant activity *advise, recruit, and retain diverse and distinguished students *promote professional development for faculty and staff *provide high quality instructional programs *maintain accreditations and accreditation standards *facilitate and develop a strategic plan *prepare, monitor, and execute the School's budget *oversee curriculum and student degree plans *effectively collaborate with campus and community stakeholders *lead development activities *initiate and oversee faculty development, curricula on-campus and online programs and professional service *facilitate alumni, policy-maker, and other stakeholder relations *facilitate a strong initiative to assist junior faculty progress toward tenure *further develop the existing grant writing and post-award structures *develop support for doctoral students
Earned doctorate in social work or a related field from an accredited program and at least 10 years of experience in undergraduate and graduate social work education
The School has a vigorous and growing research program and is seeking a candidate who can establish a national reputation for excellence in scholarship, teaching and service with evidence of externally funded research.
Evidence of successful administrative academic experience in leadership positions of increasing responsibility, with special emphasis on ability to interact and communicate with alumni, donors and funders and stakeholders in the university system and local community.
Evidence of ability to manage a large operating budgets, develop new revenue streams and enhance support for faculty research that will enhance the fiscal health of the School, with a special emphasis on developing existing grant writing infrastructure that will support research goals of tenured/tenure track faculty.
Proven ability to develop an effective strategic plan for the School based on shared decision-making process that focuses on developing the School's capacity for externally funded research, ability to obtain federal funding and produce interdisciplinary scholarship that reflect trends of national and regional importance.
Commitment to mentoring junior faculty in the areas of research, teaching and service.
Commitment to the School of Social Work's mission to provide leadership for social and economic justice and to address issues of inclusivity and diversity.
Must know and understand CSWE accreditation standards and have the ability to direct maintenance and renewal of School's accreditation.
Salary commensurate with education and experience.
Applications should be submitted on-line through the University of Missouri website along with letter of application, curriculum vita, statement of your philosophy regarding social work education, official transcript(s) and contact information including email addresses for three references combined into one PDF or Microsoft Word document uploaded as a resume attachment to: http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/academic/ Questions regarding the online application are best directed to Human Resources: (573)882-7976, or PSHRSUPPORT@umsystem.edu.
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