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Dean, School of Social Work

Boston University
Boston, Massachusetts
Posted Date
Nov 15, 2022

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Administrative, Deans, Executive
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Full Time
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Dean, School of Social Work

Boston University invites applications for its next Dean of the School of Social Work. The incoming Dean will provide vision, leadership, and strategic direction, to advance the school’s strategic plan, which is focused on transformation, radically collaborative education and compassion. It is an exciting time at BUSSW as the school has recently completed an intensive strategic planning process. The new Dean will have the opportunity to implement the plan, which is focused on dismantling injustice and liberating possibility, to integrate it with the mission of the University, and to communicate the vision and goals of the school to constituencies internally and externally.

Our next Dean will be a nationally recognized scholar in social work or a closely related field, with demonstrated leadership and administrative experience and a visible commitment to advancing social justice. Moreover, they will have a strong commitment to excellence in research, teaching, and practice and will lead the School in continuing its mission to develop dynamic and diverse social work practitioners, leaders, and scholars to advance a just and compassionate society that promotes health and well-being and the empowerment of all oppressed groups, especially those affected by racial, social, and economic inequities.

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Confidential review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For consideration, prospective candidates should submit a letter of interest and current curriculum vitae to Candidates will be asked to provide references after preliminary review and screening. While nominations and applications will be accepted until a new Dean is selected, interested parties are encouraged to submit their materials by Wednesday, January 11, 2023, to ensure full consideration.

Please note all newly hired staff and faculty will need to be in compliance with Boston University’s COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster Requirement within 30 days of date of hire. You must upload your vaccine documentation or request a medical or religious exemption (instructions). For further information on the University’s response to COVID-19, please visit the COVID-19 Resources site.

 Boston University is committed to fostering a diverse University community within a supportive and respectful environment. We believe that the diversity of our faculty, students, and staff is essential to our success as a leading research university with a global reach, and that diversity is an integral component of institutional excellence. 

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. If you require a reasonable accommodation to complete the employment application, please contact the BU Equal Opportunity Office at 617-358-1796 or

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