Dean for Social Work

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Dean of the School of Social Work


Adelphi University invites nominations and applications for the position of dean of the School of Social Work. We seek a proven, inspirational and collaborative leader capable of bringing a bold, creative vision as well as strong organizational and management skills to the position.

Located just 23 miles from New York City, Adelphi is a private university in the midst of one of the most dynamic phases of its 122-year history. With robust enrollments, an increasingly diverse student body and faculty, expanding graduate programs and growing financial and administrative strength, Adelphi is being transformed just as it is transforming the lives of its students through its personalized approach to higher education. The University is a doctoral granting institution with eight colleges and schools and more than 100 different degrees at the bachelor's, master's, doctoral and professional levels serving approximately 8,000 students.

For close to seven decades, the School of Social Work has developed programs that lead and inform professional practice. Today the School grants the Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.), Master of Social Work (M.S.W.), Ph.D. and four certificate programs taught by world-class faculty who are leaders in the social work field. U.S. News & World Report has consistently ranked our M.S.W. program as being among the Best Graduate Schools in Social Work, ranked 44 out of 262 schools.

The student population, with an enrollment of 125 undergraduate and 570 graduate students, at five locations, is diverse in age, ethnic origin and cultural background, presenting an invigorating atmosphere for learning. Similarly, the school's 26 full-time and 140 part-time student-centered faculty and field instructors, represent diverse personal histories and areas of expertise.

For detailed information on School of Social Work programs, see

Reporting to the provost, the dean of the School of Social Work is responsible for the administration and leadership of the unit and works collaboratively with other leaders at Adelphi.

Through the University's shared governance structures, the dean oversees curricula within the School, program development, faculty recruitment and support, and student recruitment and retention. The dean collaborates with the Office of Advancement and Alumni Relations, and works with the academic administration in the College of Arts and Sciences, Adelphi's professional schools and the College of Professional and Continuing Studies to develop and implement interdisciplinary and inter-professional programs and initiatives. The dean also oversees assessment and accreditation-related activities, budget preparation and oversight and supervision of support staff.

The successful candidate must meet the requirements of a tenured full-professor at Adelphi.

To read the full position prospectus, go to

This position is anticipated to begin in the summer of 2019. The salary and benefits will be competitive. For best consideration, please send all nominations, inquiries and expressions of interest in confidence electronically to:

Adelphi University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to building a diverse workforce. It strongly encourages applications from women, underrepresented groups, members of the LGBTQ+ community, people with disabilities and veterans. Adelphi University is an EEO/AA employer.

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