Dean, School of Social Work

Columbia University
New York City, New York (US)
August 30 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Columbia University

Dean, School of Social Work

Columbia University is seeking candidates and nominees of exceptional scholarly and professional accomplishment for the position of Dean of the School of Social Work.

The Columbia University School of Social Work’s (CSSW)  traditions and values were established more than a century ago, rooted in the desire to address the injustices, poverty, and discrimination faced by immigrants who had come to the U.S. seeking better lives for themselves and their families. Today, the School’s commitment to social justice and human rights remains at its core, and has taken on new meanings within a dynamic, multidisciplinary, and interconnected global, national, and local environment. The School joins rigorous, evidence-based academic theory with real-world practice. The School’s multidisciplinary faculty are known for their intellectual creativity and leadership in research, education, and fieldwork. They conduct research and service programs locally, nationally, and globally, and provide their expertise to leaders in academia, government, NGOs and the private sector.

The Dean works in close cooperation and consultation with the President, Provost, Deans and other senior staff across the University. The Dean oversees more than 40 full-time faculty, 179 adjuncts, and 1,116 students, and is responsible for faculty recruitment and promotion, instructional staffing, fundraising, and financial and administrative management. Faculty members have published in over 510 journals across multiple fields including addictive behaviors, demography, gerontology, human resources management, policy analysis, psychiatry and psychiatric services, public health, research on AIDS, and others.

The School is seeking a strong, innovative leader deeply rooted in interdisciplinary and global scholarship. The Dean will maintain and enhance the infrastructure and resources needed to support the highest levels of scholarship and training in support of the School’s core mission. S/he will be expected to ensure the continued excellence of education, research, and applied evidence-based solutions and to lead the School to new levels of excellence, impact, and innovation. A doctoral degree in Social Work or a related field is required.

Columbia University is a private, Ivy League, research university in Upper Manhattan, New York City. The University comprises 20 schools, including Columbia College, the School of Engineering and Applied Science, and the School of General Studies, and has global research outposts in Amman, Beijing, Istanbul, Paris, Mumbai, Rio de Janeiro, Santiago, Nairobi, and Tunis. For more than 250 years, Columbia has been a leader in higher education in the nation and around the world. At the core of its wide range of academic inquiry is the commitment to attract and engage the best minds in pursuit of greater human understanding, pioneering new discoveries, and service to society.

For best consideration, please send nominations and application materials to:

Shelly Weiss Storbeck, Managing Partner

Tammarah Townes, Managing Associate

Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates, LP 

Columbia University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action –
Race/Gender/Disability/Veterans employer.

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