The Director of the School of Social Work provides policy, programmatic leadership, and vision for the activities and operation of the School of Social Work. The Director provides oversight to, and collaborates with, the Directors of the M.S.W. program, the B.S.S.W. program and the Office of Field Instruction for curricula, accreditation and student progress. The Director’s areas of responsibility include decisions with respect to hiring and monitoring performance of personnel, and assurance that resources are sufficient to meet the School's needs. The School’s Director is the face of the School of Social Work within the University and Falk College and in local and national settings. The Director reports to the Dean of Falk College, and serves on the Dean’s cabinet. The Director will continue to pursue a program of research and publication, and teach two courses per year depending upon the requirements of other duties. The College is interested in candidates who have demonstrated commitment to excellence by providing leadership in teaching, research or service towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment. The Director serves a 4-year renewable term. This is a tenured position with appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. The successful candidate will be requested to participate in an expedited tenure review process. Dependent upon academic credentials and interests, the Director also may be appointed as the Jocelyn Falk Endowed Professor. The Falk chair is designated for a senior scholar, with an extensive resume of publications and a strong track record of funded research. The person holding the Falk Chair is expected to lead efforts for collaborative, externally funded research with members of the Social Work faculty and to serve as a research mentor.
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