Chair, Master’s and Doctoral Social Work Programs

Jackson, Hinds County
Apr 20, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
The College of Public Service invites applications and nominations for a tenure-track faculty position to serve as Chair of the MSW/PhD Programs for fall 2014. Administrative positions are 12-month appointments and the proposed beginning date is July 1, 2014. The School of Social Work offers the BSW, MSW, and PhD degrees in Social Work. Both the BSW and MSW Programs are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The Ph.D. Program is the only social work doctoral program offered in the state of Mississippi. The School is rapidly expanding and has a diverse and committed cadre of faculty, staff, and students. The School provides many excellent opportunities for research through its Southern Institute for Mental Health Advocacy, Research and Training and its Mississippi Child Welfare Institute. Responsibilities include administration and evaluation of academic programs, budget administration, advisement of students, provide guidance in both curriculum and faculty development, secure external funding; supervise support staff and evaluation of faculty and staff. This candidate would be expected to participate in academic governance at school, college and university levels, and professional achievement in the discipline. It is expected that the candidate create and maintain an academic and collegial environment that fosters excellence in teaching, research, and community service. Our ideal candidate will have exceptional credentials, including: • A MSW and a PhD in Social Work or a related discipline; • A clear innovative vision for extending the School's regional, national, and international reach in research, teaching, and community engagement; • Demonstrated experience with CSWE accreditation standards as they apply to graduate programs; • Extensive success in attracting external competitive research funding; • Demonstrated commitment to Social Work classroom and field education at all levels; • An impressive track record of publications in national and international peer-reviewed Journals; • Demonstrated track record in successful graduate student supervision; • A track record of integrating high quality research with high quality teaching; • Extensive experience mentoring junior faculty members; and • A vision for supporting a healthy, collegial work environment. Applicants and nominees should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, description of research program (1 page), statement of teaching philosophy and academic program development experience (1 page), and also arrange to have three letters of reference sent by e-mail to the Chair of the search committee by the referees only ( Apply online at Review of complete applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, complete the online application. Nominations, including letters of reference, should be submitted to: Search Committee, Chair; College of Public Service, School of Social Work, Jackson State University 3825 Ridgewood Road, Suite 4-1, Jackson, MS 39211. Salaries are competitive and commensurate with educational background and experience. The University operates under an affirmative action policy that covers recruitment, hiring and promotion in all job classifications without regard to race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability or any other illegal basis.