Social Work Department Chair
The Social Work Department at Mount Mary College invites applications for the position of Department Chair. This full-time, tenure track position will begin in August, 2013. The mission of Mount Mary College, which centers on social justice, is reflected in the curriculum, in student organization activities, and in the remarkable diversity of the students and faculty of the Social Work Department. This baccalaureate program has been accredited by the Council on Social Work Education since 1974. The location of the college on the western edge of the city of Milwaukee creates opportunities for social work field placements within the city and the larger metropolitan area. The Social Work Department’s position within the Social Sciences and Related Disciplines Division affords special opportunities for cross disciplinary collaboration and renewal.
This position requires an MSW and a PhD in social work or a related field, although candidates nearing completion of a PhD will be considered. A minimum of two years of full-time practice experience is required.
This department chair position also requires teaching experience at the baccalaureate level and experience with CSWE accreditation including thorough knowledge of the 2008 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards. Demonstrated leadership in social work education will be sought in candidates; this would include excellence in teaching and program administration in baccalaureate social work education; scholarship demonstrated through publications and national or regional conference presentations; collaborative and collegial relationships with faculty and staff; and contributions to the local community. Consistent with the Mount Mary College mission, the successful candidate will reflect commitment to social justice and valuing of human diversity, with special attention to the education and advancement of women.
Responsibilities of the Chair Position:
Leadership for the Social Work Department includes recruitment and mentoring of faculty and staff; recruitment, retention, and advisement of majors; chairing of several committees including an active community advisory committee and admission screening committee for upper division students; teaching classroom and field courses including research; academic advising of majors; departmental budget development and administration; participation in college committee work; sponsorship of social work continuing education offerings; and maintaining relationships with the social work practice community.
Position will remain open until filled.