Norfolk State University, located in Norfolk, Virginia, is
pleased to announce its search for the University's next
Dean of the School of Social Work. NSU, a
Historically Black College/University, seeks nominations and
applications for a visionary, strategic and collaborative leader to
serve as Dean of the Ethelyn R. Strong School of Social Work. The
School was established in 1960 and is accredited by the Council on
Social Work Education (CSWE). It offers the BSW, MSW and PhD
degrees in Social Work and enjoys the distinction of the only HBCU
School of Social Work established in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
The Dean’s position is a full-time 12- month senior level
faculty/administrative position. The Dean will serve as the chief
academic and administrative officer of the school.
The successful candidate must possess an earned Masters of
Social Work degree and a Ph.D. in Social Work/Related Field from an
accredited institution. The next Dean will have demonstrated
experience in collaborative team building and student-centered
engagement as well as a demonstrated track record in organizational
management in strategic planning, resource allocation, fundraising,
and risk management. Five years of social work practice and
seven years of teaching experience are also required.
Founded in 1935, Norfolk State College was brought to life
during the Great Depression. More than 40 years later, university
status was attained. Today the University serves approximately
5,100 students and has five academic colleges/schools and 49 degree
programs that operate on one campus.
Candidates are asked to submit electronically in Microsoft Word
or Adobe PDF: (1) a letter of interest that responds to the
Leadership Position Profile and the specific Qualifications for the
Dean of The Ethelyn R. Strong School of Social Work, (2) a current
curriculum vitae, and (3) the names and contact information
(telephone and e-mail) for five professional references. References
will not be contacted without first securing the permission of the
candidate. Applications or nominations can be sent to: NSUDeanSocialWork2021@agbsearch.com.
To receive full consideration, materials should be received on or
before September 24, 2021.
our website to view more complete information about this
position. Additional information about Norfolk State University is
available at: https://www.nsu.edu/.
AGB Search is assisting Norfolk State University with this very
important search. Candidates are encouraged to reach out to the
consultants to discuss this opportunity.
Dr. Gwendolyn Boyd, Executive Search Consultant, AGB Search
Dr. Carlton Brown, Executive Search Consultant, AGB
Norfolk State University is an equal opportunity/equal
access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a
diverse workforce and complies with all applicable Federal and
Virginia State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding
nondiscrimination and affirmative action in its programs and
activities. Norfolk State University does not discriminate on the
basis of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender,
genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender
identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Inquiries should
be directed to the Office of Institutional Equity, Room 137 Wood
Science Bldg, Norfolk, VA 23405. Telephone: 757-823-9084.