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Dean, Wurzweiler School of Social Work

Yeshiva University
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Dean, Wurzweiler School of Social Work

Yeshiva University (YU) invites inquiries, nominations, and applications for Dean of the Wurzweiler School of Social Work (WSSW). Reporting to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Dean will provide strategic intellectual leadership and administrative oversight to the Wurzweiler School, a nationally prominent graduate school of social work. The new Dean will assume office by July 1, 2023.

About Yeshiva University

Founded in 1886, Yeshiva University has a strong tradition of combining Jewish scholarship with academic excellence and achievement in the liberal arts, sciences, medicine, law, business, social work, Jewish studies, education, psychology, and more. YU is a leading global educational institution that employs 2,000 people across its various campus locations -- Wilf Campus, Beren Campus, Brookdale Center, Resnick Campus in the Bronx, the Gruss Institute in Jerusalem, the Boys High School in Manhattan and the Girls High School in Queens. From the distinguished faculty who teach at YU to the dedicated staff, the university works to fulfill its mission through all that it teaches, by all that it does and for all those it serves. YU seeks to attract and retain engaged and committed individuals who contribute to an exciting working environment, where there is a sense of community and belonging, balanced with a significant cross section of people from diverse backgrounds working and studying together.

About the Dean of the Wurzweiler School of Social Work

The Dean is responsible for providing leadership, continuing the extraordinary enrollment growth and creative programming the school has become known for and affirming the Wurzweiler School's mission to train highly competent social workers who reflect the Jewish values and mission of Yeshiva University. The Dean's additional responsibilities include strategic planning, supervision of program directors and faculty, enrollment management, financial and strategic planning, faculty and staff development, and promotion and tenure. The Dean will serve as the University liaison with external Social Work bodies on matters relating to professional standards, accreditation reviews, public relations, and marketing of the school. Promising candidates should have the ability and disposition to lead efforts in substantive fundraising.

Required Qualifications

  • An MSW is required
  • A required doctorate in Social Work or a related field as well as other qualifications appropriate for appointment as a tenured member of the faculty, with a preference for candidates eligible for a full professorship
  • Prior experience in higher education, teaching and administration, as well as familiarity with the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards of the Council on Social Work Education along with at least 3 years prior senior administrative experience
  • Demonstrated evidence of scholarly achievement, grant acquisition, successful fundraising, and a commitment to student learning and cultural and ethnic diversity

    Application and Nomination Procedures

    Yeshiva University is being assisted in this search by Academic Search. Inquiries, nominations, and applications should be sent to [email protected]. For more information about the institution, position, leadership agenda, a full list of qualifications, and application process, please review the search prospectus, available for download, under the “Open Searches” tab at

    The position is open until filled, but to assure full consideration by the search committee, applications should be submitted by Monday, November 21, 2022. Applications should consist of a substantive cover letter, resume, and a list of five professional references with full contact information and a note explaining their relationship to the applicant. References will not be contacted without the explicit permission of the candidate.

    Confidential discussions about this position may be arranged by contacting Senior Consultant Eric Richtmyer at [email protected], or by phone at 202-332-4049.

    Yeshiva University is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

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