Department Head of Social Work

North Carolina State University

United States

May 30, 2022


Posting Details

Posting Information

Posting Number PG191588EP

Internal Recruitment No Working Title Department Head of Social Work Anticipated Hiring Range Salary commensurate with experience and education Work Schedule TBD Job Location Raleigh, NC Department School of Social Work About the Department

NC State's mission as a research-extensive land-grant university is dedicated to excellent teaching, the creation and application of knowledge, and engagement with public and private partners. NC State is the largest of the sixteen public universities in the University of North Carolina System. Housed in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the School of Social Work is one of two schools in the College.

The School of Social Work, accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), is a diverse group of scholars and educators covering many areas of specialization. The mission of the School of Social Work at NC State University is to prepare students for practice that addresses social, economic, cultural, demographic, and political changes affecting individuals, families, groups, communities and organizations. Through teaching, advising, research, and scholarship, the school emphasizes professional ethics, social justice, diversity, and community engagement. The program has a long history of program excellence, leadership in social work education, and continuous national accreditation. Faculty have a strong track record of external funding, interdisciplinary collaboration, and community engagement.

Comprised of fourteen tenured or tenure-track professors, eight professional track faculty, and twenty-one part-time faculty members, the School of Social Work offers a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) and is among the earliest accredited BSW programs in the United States. Also offered is an undergraduate minor in Social Work. Additionally, the School of Social Work offers a Master of Social Work program and an Advanced Standing program. The School has partnerships with the public, nonprofit, and private sectors and emphasizes student and faculty involvement in professional, service, and academic associations and organizations.

Essential Job Duties

The School of Social Work is seeking an outstanding individual with a strong commitment to academic and research excellence commensurate with the expectations of a major research university, a proven record of effective leadership, a commitment to transparent communication, and a visionary approach to administration. The Head will assist in promoting research, outreach, graduate training, and undergraduate education while also advocating the mission and the values of the School of Social Work.

The Head of the School of Social Work reports to the Dean of the college and is responsible for the administration of the school. The Head provides leadership in support of faculty research, teaching, mentorship, and service efforts; recruits, hires, and supervises faculty and staff; manages budgets and enrollment; provides guidance in the strengthening and development of the undergraduate and graduate programs in Social Work, and promotes the school through leadership in college, university, and external strategic initiatives. The successful candidate will possess an outstanding record of research, teaching, and leadership accomplishments. Candidates with demonstrable commitment and experience in fostering diverse, equitable, and inclusive communities for research, teaching, and learning are of particular interest.

Other Responsibilities


Minimum Education and Experience

Requires doctoral degree in social work or a related field, or an equivalent degree.

Other Required Qualifications

  • Record of academic and research excellence commensurate with the expectations of a major research university
  • Evidence of successful, collaborative leadership in educational setting
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism
  • History of administrative experience, including budgetary matters
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both within the school (e.g., promoting an inclusive and collaborative environment) and partners, external stakeholders on and off campus
  • Demonstrated ability to support a positive, student-centered environment
  • The ability to provide values-driven, inclusive and transformational leadership
  • Demonstrated commitment to social work values and ethics
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Rank of full professor
  • A master's degree in Social Work from a CSWE-accredited program and 2 years of post MSW experience.
  • Required License(s) or Certification(s)


    Valid NC Driver's License required No Commercial Driver's License required No

    Recruitment Dates and Special Instructions

    Job Open Date 03/14/2022

    Anticipated Close Date Open Until Filled Special Instructions to Applicants

    In addition to your application, please submit the following:

  • 2-page cover letter
  • CV
  • 2-page statement of leadership philosophy including accomplishments in diversity, equity, and inclusion (Other Document 1)
  • 3 references
  • The nomination committee will review applications starting in April and the position will remain open until the position is filled.

    Position Details

    Position Number 00001020

    Position Type Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week) 1.0 Appointment 12 Month Recurring Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather Non Mandatory - Adverse Weather Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events Non Mandatory - Emergency Event Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies? No Department ID 162701 - School of Social Work AA/EEO

    NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

    If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

    Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

    NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • How did you learn of this opportunity?
  • NCSU Website
  • NCSU Executive Search Services
  • Other Online Job Board
  • Carolina Job Finder / Employment Guide
  • Job / Career Fair
  • The Chronicle of Higher Education
  • HERC
  • Professional Journal
  • Print Advertisement (Newspaper / Periodical)
  • Professional Organization
  • Direct Contact from NCSU HR Representative / Recruiter
  • NCSU Employee Referral
  • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Other)
  • Other
  • If you learned about this vacancy from "other source" or "other website", please provide the source.
  • (Open Ended Question)

    Application Materials Required

    Required Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Other Document (1)
  • Contact Information for References
  • Optional Documents

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