Associate Dean, School of Social Work

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Position Title: Associate Dean, School of Social Work

Position Number: 008133

Department: School of Social Work

Posting Number: 0401187

SHRA/EHRA: EHRA (Non-Faculty)

Job Category: Professional

Minimum salary: Commensurate with Education and Experience

Maximum salary: Commensurate with Education and Experience

Overall Position Competency: EHRA

Description of primary duties and responsibilities:
Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit:

The School of Social Work, located in the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) at Fayetteville State University, prepares competent social work professionals at undergraduate and graduate levels. The primary goals of the School of Social Work are to promote lifelong learning and to enhance the well-being of individuals, children and families residing in rural, urban, and military communities throughout North Carolina and the nation. Committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, service, and leadership, faculty members strive to alleviate poverty and oppression, advance social and economic justice in a multicultural society and in the global community.

Primary Purpose of the Position:

The Associate Dean serves as the chief representative of the School, the leader of the School in its internal affairs, and the liaison between the School faculty and the university administration. The Associate Dean is the administrative and instructional leader of the School. The duties of the Associate Dean involves collaboration and interaction with faculty, staff, students, and other administrators.

The inaugural Associate Dean of the School of Social Work at Fayetteville State University assumes his/her responsibilities at a time of significant momentum and transformation in its seventeen-year-old history of being formerly referred to as a Department of Social Work. The Associate Dean, in collaboration with the Dean for the College of Arts and Sciences, senior administration, and faculty, provides strategic leadership to foster, promote, broaden, and maintain the academic excellence of the BSW, MSW, and Certificate programs. The Associate Dean position is a 12-months position.

Description of Work Continued:
Duties and Responsibilities
The Associate Dean reports to the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and he/she is a member of the CAS leadership team. Under the general direction of the Dean of CAS, the Associate Dean is responsible for the entire scope of planning, operations, and resource management for the School to ensure the smooth execution of the School's administrative, instructional, service, and research functions.
The duties of the Associate Dean are instructional and administrative. Duties and responsibilities of the Associate Dean will include leadership with respect to personnel, budgets, and administration. More specifically, the Associate Dean will exercise responsibilities to include the following key areas:
• Strategic Leadership:
Work collaboratively with all stakeholders to help articulate and sustain a vision of excellence.
• Academic Innovation and Quality:
Ensure outstanding BSW, MSW, and Certificate programs that attract exceptional students and prepare them for impactful careers for the public good; particularly among marginalized, impoverished, and oppressed populations, as well as with persons with military affiliations. Additionally, the Associate Dean will also oversee and monitor all Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accreditation processes.
• Scholarship and Faculty Development:
Promote rigorous evidence-based inquiry and excellence in research; foster efforts to cultivate; develop and secure new research funding streams; and maintain and nurture a vibrant faculty.
• External Relations and Fundraising:
Communicate Fayetteville State University's strengths; build ties with alumni, the neighborhood and communities, foundations and corporations, and successfully raise funds.
• Management:
Manage the school's resources, both personnel and financial, to achieve the School's and University's mission; market the University in general and the School of Social Work in a manner that demonstrably enhances student enrollment and retention.
• University and Community Relations:
Strengthen ties and increase collaboration with other Schools of Social Work nationwide, as well as with units at Fayetteville State University; forge and enhance mutually productive partnerships with community leaders and organizations.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
Must have an MSW degree and a doctorate degree, as well as a record of excellence in teaching, research, and service commensurate with the rank of a tenured Associate Professor or full Professor. Experience in academic administrative leadership, fundraising, and developing new programs preferred. The Associate Dean must subscribe to the principle of shared governance and collegiality; and he/she must have a collaborative working style and the ability to work effectively with diverse constituencies.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
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Please include:
-a letter of application (including statement of administrative and leadership philosophy),
-a curriculum vita

Please send three original letters of reference from people who are familiar with the applicant's employment history to:
Dr. Oliver Johnson, Chair of the Search Committee
CAS Dean's Office
Fayetteville State University
1200 Murchison Road
Fayetteville, NC 28301-4298.

Note: Position is open until filled; however, applications received by January 2, 2018 will receive full consideration.

Open Until Filled: Yes

Supplemental Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Masters of Social Work degree from an accredited university?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Have you earned a Doctorate degree from an accredited institution?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • FSU Website
    • UNC Job Board
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Wounded Warriors
    • Fort Bragg ACAP
    • Employment Security Commission
    • Other
    • Referred by friend or relative
    • Career Fair

Optional & Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  3. Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document

EEO Statement:
This position is subject to the successful completion of an employment background check. An employment background check includes a criminal background check, employment verification, reference checks, license verification (if applicable), academic verification and credit history check (if applicable).

Fayetteville State University is committed to equality of educational opportunity and employment and does not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status. Moreover, Fayetteville State University values diversity and actively seeks to recruit talented students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds.

Veterans Statement:
Fayetteville State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and seeks priority referrals of protected veterans for our openings.





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Posted: 2/17/2018
Application Due: 4/18/2018
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