| THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN|
DEAN OF THE SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK
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The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the School of Social Work. The University seeks a visionary leader dedicated to enhancing the performance of the School and to furthering the values of the social work profession, including intelligent and informed policies, diversity and social justice.
The School of Social Work at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is known for developing and disseminating knowledge that contributes to effective social welfare policies, programs and practices. The School emphasizes theoretical and empirical analysis and research-based practice addressing vulnerable and marginalized populations and community needs. Home to a wide-ranging student body and faculty, the School houses approximately 350 undergraduate students (majors and minors), 300 graduate students, and 20 tenure-track faculty members, as well as a large number of specialized faculty and other academic professionals. The School offers Bachelor of Social Work, Master of Social Work, and Ph.D. programs, is home to two research centers -- the Children and Family Research Center and the Center for Prevention Research and Development -- and supports a variety of research and service initiatives.
As chief academic and executive officer of the School, the Dean will be responsible for the global reputation and effectiveness of the School and its programs. The Dean will provide leadership in forging key partnerships and collaborations with internal and external constituencies. The Dean will enhance the breadth and depth of the faculty, staff, and students. She or he will have primary responsibility for strategic planning, faculty and staff development, fundraising, budgetary oversight and planning, academic and curricular programming, and facilities. The ideal candidate will possess a track record of outstanding leadership, including support for research, teaching, outreach, and equal opportunity; the ability to attract and retain a diverse faculty, student body, and staff; the demonstrated aptitude to generate public and private resources for the School; and a commitment to both undergraduate and graduate education. Expertise in social work or a related discipline is a requirement. Successful candidates will possess qualifications warranting an appointment at the rank of tenured full professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
The position of Dean of the School of Social Work reports to the Provost-Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, and is a senior administrative position with a seat on the Provost's Council of Deans. This is a full-time, 12-month appointment with a negotiable start date. Salary will be commensurate with experience.
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites letters of nomination or applications to be submitted to Vik Amar at email@example.com. The search will continue until the position is filled.
Full consideration will be given to complete applications (a letter of interest, resume/CV, and five references who will be contacted with the candidate's permission) received by January 23, 2017. By law, the University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. For further information regarding application procedures, contact Jennifer Steiling at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founded in 1867, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a world leader in research, teaching, and public engagement, distinguished by the breadth and consistent excellence of its academic programs, the intellectual strength and diversity of its student body and graduates, and the accomplishments of its internationally renowned faculty. Illinois faculty and alumni have earned 23 Nobel Prizes; two faculty and 18 alumni are Pulitzer Prize winners; and its faculty and alumni are well represented in memberships of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Sciences, and the National Academy of Engineering. The campus is also a leader in access for students with disabilities. Additional information about the University may be obtained from its website, www.illinois.edu.
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