Faculty (Open Rank and Tenure Status) - Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs
January 10, 2018
New York, New York
Summary Description: The Columbia University School of Social Work (CSSW) seeks a proven academic leader to join its senior leadership as Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs. CSSW has been a leader in social work education and research since 1898. It joins rigorous academic theory with real-world practice to enhance the welfare of citizens and communities in New York City, the nation and around the world.The Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs plays a critical role in promoting and maintaining the academic excellence of the School. Reporting to the Senior Associate Dean for Research and Academic Affairs and serving as an integral part of the senior leadership team, the Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs (ADAA) ensures the high academic quality of the residential and online Masters in Social Work (MSW) programs. The ADAA provides leadership, oversight, planning, development, implementation, evaluation and coordination of all aspects of the MSW program. Current priorities of the ADAA include ensuring that faculty are informed of the most recent developments and innovations in social work practice education and integrating an anti-oppressive approach to social work practice throughout the curriculum. The ADAA will provide full or partial oversight of five departments: Field Education, Academic Advising, Writing Center, Faculty Development and Support, and Institutional Research and Evaluation.The Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs will hold a primary faculty appointment with a secondary administrative position and is expected to serve throughout the entire calendar year. Faculty are expected to teach, develop their research agenda to undergird their scholarship or provide leadership around pedagogical methods, and serve the broader School, University, and other communities. The ADAA will be relieved of their teaching and research requirements to assume administrative responsibilities of the position.We are seeking candidates with expertise in the areas of health, mental/behavioral health, community development, children and families, poverty and economic disparity. However, candidates in all areas are encouraged to apply. Other requirements include:- Excellent leadership and planning skills- Ability to work collaboratively- Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills- A management style that is collegial and consultative- Demonstrated commitment to share governance- Experience with developing and implementing policies and decisions.- Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills.- Demonstrated ability to successfully set priorities, analyze data, and to think systematically from both a detailed and a strategic perspective- Knowledge in an anti-oppressive framework for social work practice- Demonstrated ability to engage organizational stakeholders toward the goals of an anti-oppressive social work practiceAdministrative responsibilities include:- Coordinate efforts to develop new programs within the MSW curriculum- Oversee assessment of the MSW program- Assure adherence to accreditation standards- Oversee the preparation of the CSWE self-study report- Manage faculty workloads and coordinate course schedules- Review faculty leave requests- Supervise the Director for Faculty Development in the recruitment, orientation and mentorship of part-time faculty and full-time lecturers- Oversee the evaluation of student performance and related issues- Develop and administer academic policies and procedures- Serve on various school-wide committees- Manage master calendar of committee meetings- Promote and maintain effective working relationships with the school's standing committees
Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must have a Doctorate in Social Work or related fields to hold a tenured/tenure-track Professor or Associate Professor appointment. Candidates must have a Master's in Social Work or related fields to hold a Professor or Associate Professor of Professional Practice appointment. A Doctorate in Social Work or related field is strongly preferred.Faculty rank and tenure status will be determined based on the candidate's record of achievements and excellence in research, scholarship, teaching and service. To hold the rank of Professor, candidates are expected to be widely recognized for their distinction. To hold the Associate Professor rank, candidates are expected to have a demonstrated record of scholarly and teaching achievement and show great promise of attaining distinction in their field of specialization. To be considered for tenure, the candidate must show an established record of innovative and vigorous research productivity.
Preferred Qualifications: - Professional engagement in the social work field.- A strong record of executive-level administrative experience in higher education.
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Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It... seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.