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Associate Dean of Academic Planning



Boston College School of Social Work is seeking to fill the Associate Dean of Academic Planning, Masters in Social Work (MSW) Program opening.  Successful candidate will also be appointed as Associate or Professor of the Practice depending on qualifications and experience. Associate Dean of Academic Planning plays a critical leadership role in the academic and administrative functions of the MSW program within the Boston College School of Social Work. This position is responsible for overseeing the program's curriculum development and planning, accreditation, faculty support, and administrative operations. The Associate Dean will work closely with the Dean and other faculty members to ensure the program's continued quality, development, and excellence.


Key Responsibilities:


Curriculum Development and Planning:


Lead the development, evaluation, and enhancement of the MSW curriculum to ensure it remains current, relevant, and aligned with accreditation standards and best practices.


Collaborate with faculty to create new courses or update existing ones to reflect emerging trends and research in social work.


Faculty Development and Support:


Provide leadership and support to faculty, including mentoring, guidance, and professional development opportunities to ensure excellence in course planning and teaching.


Encourage and facilitate innovation in social work curriculum and teaching among faculty members.


Support MSW Student Recruitment:


Support the Associate Dean of Enrollment Management in showcasing the MSW curriculum to ensure a robust class of MSW students.


Accreditation and Compliance:


Ensure the MSW program complies with all accreditation standards and requirements.


Collaborate and coordinate with relevant accrediting bodies to maintain and update program accreditation.


Administrative Leadership:


Manage the day-to-day administrative operations of the MSW program, including recruitment of part-time faculty, course assignments, and course scheduling in consultation with Director, Student Services and Advising.


Strategic Planning:


Contribute to the development and implementation of the MSW program's strategic goals and initiatives.  Collaborate with the Dean on long-term planning and vision for the program.




An MSW or preferably a doctoral degree in social work. Current licensure as a clinical social worker, if applicable. Extensive experience in academia, including teaching and administrative roles. Knowledge of accreditation standards and processes related to social work education. Strong leadership and team-building skills. Excellent communication, interpersonal, and problem-solving abilities.


Application Instructions




Interested applicants should apply online via Interfolio:


Please include a cover letter addressing experience relevant to academic and administrative functions of an MSW program, social work practice, and teaching experience. Please also include a curriculum vitae and three confidential letters of recommendation. Additional documents helpful in the evaluation of the candidate are welcome. Inquiries regarding this position may be directed to Dean Gautam Yadama at




Application Process


This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.


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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement


Boston College conducts pre-employment background checks as part of the hiring process.


Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university that strives to integrate research excellence with a foundational commitment to formative liberal arts education. The university is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. In concert with our Jesuit, Catholic mission, Boston College is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans.


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