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MSW Program Director

Seattle University
Seattle, Washington State
$90,000 - $115,000 + a generous benefit package
Posted Date
Feb 23, 2023

Seattle University

MSW Program Director


The Social Work Department in the College of Arts & Sciences at Seattle University (SU) invites applications for a tenure-eligible Associate or Full Professor to serve as the Director for the Master of Social Work (MSW) Program. The Director position has a three-year renewable term. The rank will be determined by level of experience. Anticipated position start date: July 1, 2023.


The SU Social Work Dept. has a CSWE-accredited Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) and Master of Social Work (MSW) programs. The mission of the SU Social Work Dept. is to educate students for social justice-focused and community-based social work practice:

The SU MSW program specializes in advanced clinical social work and is a national leader in social justice-focused and community-based clinical social work education: - d.en.1856856


The MSW Program Director is responsible for providing overall academic and administrative leadership for the MSW program, including MSW program curriculum, assessment and planning, budget, and personnel (hiring, supervision, and review of full time and adjunct faculty and staff within the MSW program). The MSW Program Director provides leadership for student recruitment, enrollment, evaluation, and retention. The MSW Program Director ensures all aspects of MSW curriculum coherence and adherence to the CSWE accreditation standards and insures reaffirmation of accreditation. The MSW Program Director teaches within the generalist and specialized (clinical social work) curriculum and engages in ongoing discipline-based research.


The ideal candidate will demonstrate strong record of leadership in education administration and exemplify excellence in scholarship, teaching, community engagement, and commitment to social and economic justice.


Minimum Requirements: a doctorate degree in Social Welfare/Social Work or a closely related field; an MSW degree from a CSWE-accredited social work program; minimum 2 years of demonstrated leadership in program development/management/evaluation within education or administration; minimum 5 years of teaching in social work or a closely related field; a minimum of 2 years post-Master’s degree professional social work experience; and eligible for tenure at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor.



Preferred Requirements: five or more years of demonstrated success in education leadership or administration experience; 5 or more years of teaching in MSW programs; 4 or more years of post-Master’s degree professional experience; experience in technology and online instruction and program development;

and eligible for tenure at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor.





The SU Social Work Dept. is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty in affirmation of our institutional values and our program’s social justice commitment.


Compensation at a Glance:

Overall Pay Range: $90,000 - $115,000

Seattle University has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, and not based on a candidate’s gender or any other protected status.

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. Seattle University provides generous leave, health plans, and retirement contributions that add to your total compensation package.

Benefits at a Glance

Consistent with its fundamental Jesuit values, Seattle University offers a wide range of benefits designed to care for the whole person. Choose from three different medical plans, a dental, and vision insurance programs. Protect your income with life, short & long-term disability coverage. Plan for your future with up to a 10% employer contribution for retirement benefits, comprised of a 5% nonelective employer contribution and an additional dollar-for-dollar match of your voluntary contributions up to a maximum of 5%. You may also take advantage of 100% paid tuition benefits for the employee and dependents, a subsidized transportation benefit, a wellness program with free access to an onsite fitness facility, and a wide variety of campus events. Enjoy a generous holiday schedule, including a paid Holiday break closure in December, and paid sick leave. For more information explore the Benefits website at:

Founded in 1891, Seattle University is a Jesuit Catholic university located on a beautiful campus of more than 50 acres in the dynamic heart of Seattle. Our diverse and driven population is made up of more than 7,200 students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within eight schools and colleges. Seattle University is an equal opportunity employer.



In support of its pursuit of academic and scholarly excellence, Seattle University is committed to creating a diverse community of students, faculty and staff that is dedicated to the fundamental principles of equal opportunity and treatment in education and employment regardless of age, color, disability, gender identity, national origin, political ideology, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The university encourages applications from, and nominations of, individuals who will further enrich the diversity of our educational community.


Applicants should submit applications online at  Please submit a cover letter (including a statement on social work educational leadership/administration vision and experience), Curriculum Vitae, research statement, teaching statement, evidence of strong teaching (such as teaching evaluations), and contact information for three references. Recommendation letters may be requested electronically following submission of application. Review of applications begins March 25, 2023.


The preliminary interviews will be conducted online, and the campus interview will be in person.


Questions regarding the position may be directed to Dr. Hye-Kyung Kang, Chair of the Search Committee, at

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