Director, School of Social Work

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Illinois State University
Location
Normal, Illinois

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Job No: 512278
Work Type: On Campus
Location: Normal, Illinois

Title: Director, School of Social Work

Employee Classification: Dir School Of Social Work

Division Name: Academic Affairs

College/Unit: College of Arts and Sciences

Department: School of Social Work

Campus Location: Normal, IL

General Summary

The School of Social Work at Illinois State University invites applications for the position of Director, for a 12-month, 5-year (renewable) term, preferably to begin July 1, 2022. As the School’s chief administrative officer, the director reports to the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. The director will be expected to provide vision and leadership, secure resources to accomplish the School’s goals, and foster a collegial atmosphere conducive to teaching, research, and service. The director also teaches one course per year.

To be considered for this position, applicants must have a Ph.D. in Social Work or a closely related discipline and must hold the rank of Associate Professor or Professor. An MSW from a CSWE-accredited program is required. Two years of post-MSW practice experience, and clinical licensure or license-eligibility are preferred. In addition, the successful candidate should possess demonstrable leadership, management, and communication skills, as well as have significant research and teaching accomplishments. Knowledge of and experience with CSWE accreditation guidelines is desirable. State law mandates demonstrable oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement for this position. This position is security sensitive and subject to a criminal background investigation based on University policy. Employment is contingent upon the candidate’s satisfactory clearance of a criminal background investigation.

The School has a special interest in candidates who can demonstrate commitment to the core values of both the School and the University, which include shared governance, equity, diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are especially welcomed to apply. Women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and people of color are encouraged to apply.

Additional Information

The School of Social Work: The School is a vibrant, dynamic, and energetic group of faculty, staff, and students. We are academically diverse and passionate about meeting the needs of our students. We have built a strong reputation for scholarly work while maintaining a commitment to teaching, collegiality, and service. For more information about the program visit: https://socialwork.illinoisstate.edu: Illinois State University (http://www.illinoisstate.edu) is committed to fostering a small-college atmosphere with large- university opportunities. Founded in 1857, ISU is the oldest public university in Illinois with an enrollment of approximately 20,500 students in its six colleges. The School of Social Work is housed with the College of Arts and Sciences (http://www.cas.ilstu.edu) which is home to 19 academic departments and interdisciplinary programs. Please visit the University’s points of pride at https://illinoisstate.edu/points-of-pride/. Illinois State made U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 rankings of America’s best public national universities based on academic quality and excellence. The Chronicle of Higher Education and The Edvocate have consistently named Illinois State University one of the “Great Colleges to Work For”. Washington Monthly ranked the University No. 62 out of all national universities for the institution's contribution to the public good through social mobility, research, and public services. The American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) recognized Illinois State University with the 2021 Excellence and Innovation Award for Civic Learning and Community Engagement, highlighting the University’s efforts encouraging students to be engaged and educated citizens in partnership with the community.

Bloomington-Normal Community: Illinois State University is located in the growing twin cities of Bloomington and Normal, with a population of approximately 167,000. The community is home to Illinois Wesleyan University, Lincoln College, Heartland Community College, OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Carle BroMenn Medical Center, Rivian Motors, Country Financial, and State Farm Insurance Corporate Headquarters. The community has distinguished itself for its outstanding school systems and educational attainment, parks and recreation, health care, job growth, economic opportunity, and low crime. Forbes magazine ranked Bloomington-Normal the 66th best small places for businesses and careers and 13th best for education (https://www.forbes.com/places/il/bloomington/) Bloomington-Normal is conveniently located about three hours from Indianapolis, two hours from both Chicago and St. Louis and an hour from Peoria, Champaign-Urbana, Decatur, and Springfield, many of which are accessible by Amtrak Train. For more information on our community, please visit http://www.visitbn.org/.

Required Qualifications

1. Ph.D. in Social Work or a closely related discipline and must hold the rank of Associate Professor or Professor. An MSW from a CSWE-accredited program is required.
2. Successful candidate should possess demonstrable leadership, management, and communication skills.
3. Have significant research and teaching accomplishments.
4. State law mandates demonstrable oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement for this position.

Desired Qualifications

1. Two years of post-MSW practice experience, and clinical licensure or license-eligibility are preferred.
2. Knowledge of and experience with CSWE accreditation guidelines is desirable.

Work Hours

Varies depending on class hours and office hours.

Functional Expectations

Must be able to complete the following with or without reasonable accommodation:

1. Ability to effectively communicate on a daily basis.
2. Ability to conduct or attend meetings in various locations across campus.

Proposed Starting Date

7/01/2022

Salary Rate / Pay Rate

Pay is commensurate with qualification and experience, combined with an excellent benefits package.

Required Applicant Documents

1. Cover Letter of Application

2. Detailed letter indicating fit to the position and giving concise philosophies about teaching, research, and leadership style, as well as a statement about your commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

3. Curriculum Vita

4. Names and contact information for three professional references. In addition, please arrange to have three letters of reference sent via e-mail to Eric Wesselmann, [email protected] Your file will be considered incomplete and will not be reviewed until all required items and letters are uploaded.

PLEASE NOTE: These documents are required to be submitted online in order to complete the application process. Please have these documents ready prior to clicking on "Apply"

Special Instructions for Applicants

Application Procedure: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For optimal consideration, submit all materials by November 12, 2021. Please complete an online faculty application (www.jobs.ilstu.edu) by uploading the requisite documents, which include:

- cover letter of application

- detailed letter indicating fit to the position and giving concise philosophies about teaching, research, and leadership style, as well as a statement about your commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion

- curriculum vita

- names and contact information for three professional references. In addition, please arrange to have three letters of reference sent via e-mail to Eric Wesselmann, [email protected] Your file will be considered incomplete and will not be reviewed until all required items and letters are uploaded.

Contact Information for Applicants

Search Committee Chair, Dr. Eric Wesselmann ([email protected]).

Important Information for Applicants

This position is subject to a criminal background investigation based on University Policy 3.1.30 and any offer of employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.

Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or other state or federal law you may request an accommodation by contacting the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at (309) 438-3383. The Office of Equal Opportunity and Access will hold any confidential information you provide in confidence.

If you are having difficulty accessing the system, please call Human Resources at (309) 438-8311.

Application Opened: 10/01/2021 03:35 PM CST
Application Closes: Open until filled


Organization

About

Illinois State University, founded in 1857, is the oldest public university in Illinois. Illinois State is a co-educational, residential university committed to fostering a small-college atmosphere with large-university opportunities and promoting the highest academic standards in teaching, scholarship, and community service. Serving more than 20,000 students, our six colleges offer 178 undergraduate majors, 77 minors, 102 master’s programs, 18 doctoral degrees, and 42 certificate options. We have repeatedly been named a “Great Place to Work” by the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Illinois State University is committed to and accountable for advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our mission.

Vision

Illinois State University, a first-choice public university, will be increasingly recognized as a national leader for educating high-achieving, motivated students who seek an individualized and transformative experience at an institution that:

  • Offers premier undergraduate and graduate programs that integrate traditional knowledge and methods with emerging ideas and innovations
  • Generates knowledge through high-quality research, scholarship, and creative activities
  • Supports student learning and development inside and outside of the classroom
  • Serves the region, state, nation, and world through its commitments to responsible stewardship, meaningful civic engagement, cultural enrichment, and the development of global citizens

Mission

We at Illinois State University work as a diverse community of scholars with a commitment to fostering a small-college atmosphere with large-university opportunities. We promote the highest academic standards in our teaching, scholarship, public service and the connections we build among them. We devote all of our resources and energies to creating the most supportive and productive community possible to serve the citizens of Illinois and beyond.

Values

Pursuit of Learning and Scholarship

Illinois State University works with students as partners in their educational development inside and outside of the classroom so that students come to appreciate learning as an active and lifelong process. The University contributes new knowledge through research, scholarship, and creative activities in which all students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to participate. Faculty members embrace a balanced teacher–scholar model that values their contributions as teachers (facilitators of learning) and scholars (creators and discoverers of knowledge and information). 

Individualized Attention

Illinois State University provides a supportive environment that places all learners at the center of teaching and scholarship. Innovative curricular and cocurricular programs, strong student-faculty-staff connections, and superior student services focus on each student as an individual. The University fosters academic and personal growth, recognizes unique educational aspirations, and acknowledges that each faculty and staff member is integral to student success.

Diversity

Illinois State University affirms and encourages community and a respect for differences by fostering an inclusive environment characterized by cultural understanding, ethical behavior, and social justice. The University supports a diverse faculty and staff who mentor a diverse student population. The University endeavors to provide opportunities for all students, staff, and faculty to participate in a global society.

Integrity

Illinois State University promotes an environment defined by the highest ethical standards. Leadership of the University is characterized by stability, adherence to shared values, collaborative decision making, and accountable stewardship of all university resources. Members of the University community work collaboratively through shared governance to ensure the success of the University and are dedicated to making ongoing improvements, always enhancing their contribution to Illinois State University and building on prior accomplishments. Teaching and learning, including research and creative activities, are conducted at the highest level of academic quality and integrity.

Civic Engagement

Illinois State University prepares students to be informed and engaged global citizens who will promote and further the goals of society. The University promotes active learning experiences through which students will gain an awareness and understanding of civic engagement as a lifelong responsibility. The University partners with business, industry, government, and educational entities providing leadership in local, statewide, national, and international initiatives; expanding service and outreach; and enhancing financial support for instructional, scholarly, and service activities.

Illinois State University, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding affirmative action, nondiscrimination, and anti-harassment. Illinois State University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, order of protection, gender identity and expression, ancestry, age, marital status, disability, genetic information, unfavorable military discharge, or status as a veteran in employment, educational programs and activities, or admissions. Inquiries or complaints may be addressed by contacting the director of the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access by email at [email protected], by calling (309) 438-3383, or by mail at Illinois State University, Campus Box 1280, Normal, IL 61790.

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Illinois State University
Normal
Illinois
61790
United States

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