Dean of the Silberman School of Social Work

New York, NY
May 14, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Hunter College of The City University of New York invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College. Hunter College and its Silberman School of Social Work have national reputations as leaders in public urban education. Established in 1958, Hunter's Silberman School of Social Work prepares students for responsible, advanced, and creative practice in social work with a particular focus on serving the needs of diverse urban populations. This is a critical and exciting time for the new Dean to lead the School of Social Work. The School's more than 48 full-time faculty teach nearly 1,100 students pursuing both the M.S.W. and, in conjunction with The Graduate Center, CUNY, a Ph.D. in social welfare.

The Dean is responsible for the school's general academic and administrative management, including but not limited to faculty, resource and program development, and accreditation reviews. S/he will be expected to build an environment of support and innovation while further advancing the stature of the School's academic programs. Reporting to the Provost and President of the College, the Dean will foster high-quality teaching and academic programs as well as research and service-related activities. In addition, s/he will support the mission of professional preparation, develop and strengthen external partnerships and alliances, and enhance community among faculty, students, alumni and other constituencies. The incumbent will be expected to provide intellectual leadership, facilitate a culture of innovation and collaboration, raise funds, serve as a strong internal advocate for the school, represent the school to a variety of internal and external constituencies, and continue to enhance the school's profile, visibility, and effectiveness..


The ideal candidate will have an earned doctorate and/or Master's Degree in Social Work and at least five years of related experience. The Dean will be an energetic, experienced social work professional with vision, creativity, and a willingness to take risks. S/he must be a proven administrator with a track record of working collaboratively with a diverse group of faculty and fellow deans, as well as social agencies and the social work community. The new dean will also have the organizational skills and ability necessary to navigate effectively in a complex academic setting.




Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.


Click on the "Apply Now" button and follow the application instructions. Please have your curriculum vitae/ resume and scholarly interest or cover letter with names and contact information of 3 references available to attach into the application before you begin. Please note that the required material must be uploaded as ONE document. The document must be in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf, or text format- and name of file should not exceed ten (10) characters. Incomplete application packages will not be considered.


Open until filled. Review of application materials will begin after February 18, 2017.


CUNY Job Posting: Executive


CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

Location: Hunter College

Job Title: Dean of the Silberman School of Social Work

Job ID: 16215

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


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