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Dean, School of Social Work

Rhode Island College
Providence, Rhode Island
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Posted Date
Apr 21, 2023

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Dean, School of Social Work

School of Social Work

Rhode Island College


Rhode Island College invites applicants for the position of Dean, School of Social Work. This is a full-time, calendar year, continuing position.


The individual will serve as chief academic officer for the School of Social Work.


As the only publicly funded social work program in Rhode Island and the sole program offering the MSW degree, the School of Social Work prepares students for practice in the community, in public social service, and in social agencies. For almost 30 years the programs have graduated practitioners, clinicians, advocates, and managers committed to assisting people to meet their basic needs, to accomplish their personal goals, and to enhance social and economic justice.


The School’s overall mission is to prepare graduates for entry-level and advanced practice by providing knowledge-based and value-informed education concerned with improving social conditions and individual well-being. Its programs prepare practitioners to work with oppressed groups, to alleviate injustice, discrimination and poverty, create social policies and resources that meet basic human needs and enhance the quality of life, and create accessible, responsible, accountable human service programs. The School is committed to achieving social and economic justice in accordance with the NASW Code of Ethics.

The MSW and BSW programs have been re-accredited until 2026 by the Council on Social Work Education.


Required qualifications: 

  • A Graduate degree in Social Work (master’s) from a CSWE accredited institution and an earned doctorate in social work or a closely related field. Experience as a social work faculty member at least at the rank of associate professor At least five years’ administrative experience at the level of department chair, program director, associate dean or higher. Teaching and administrative experience in a CSWE-accredited program Sufficient experience, scholarship, and/or professional achievement for appointment at the rank of associate or full professor.


Preferred qualifications:

  • Bilingual


Application deadline: 07/01/2023


Proposed starting salary: Salary is commensurate with experience


For a full job description, which includes additional responsibilities and requirements for the position and application procedures, see Candidates must apply on-line, using Rhode Island College’s PeopleAdmin Applicant Tracking system.


As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity institution that values and is committed to inclusion and expanding the diversity of its faculty and staff, the College invites members of protected classes, including minorities and persons with disabilities, to identify themselves as such at the time of application.

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