Major Duties: The director promotes shared governance and provides overall management and leadership for the school and all of its functions and activities, included but not limited to: - Recruiting, retaining, and evaluating faculty and staff to enhance program strength and quality.- Strategic planning including program planning, implementation and assessment. - Financial and resource management, including preparing and monitoring budgets and aggressively pursuing external funding; allocating resources and assigning school responsibilities equitably.- Identifying and supporting faculty development in teaching, learning, and scholarship.- Fostering scholarship and externally funded grants and contracts with continued growth in these areas.- Fostering a collegial and collaborative environment within the School, University, and broader community.- Outreach activities consistent with the duties of Director including community relations. - Fundraising and development of pertinent external constituencies.- Promoting university goals and policies as well as strong advocacy for Western Michigan University and its faculty, staff, and students.- Working productively and collaboratively in the context of a faculty union.- Promoting and supporting diversity and inclusion.- Promoting student engagement.- Promoting social justice in ideals, organizational values, and action.- Adhering to all university policies and practices as well as ensuring compliance with all state and federal regulations and laws as related to the School of Social Work.
Minimum Qualifications: - The M.S.W. degree and a doctorate in social work or a related discipline.- At least two years of experience in the administration of a social work program.- A successful track record of fundraising, budget and personnel management, and accreditation.- Substantial experience in social work education.- A demonstrated record of academic leadership.- Evidence of administrative experience.- A body of work commensurate with an appointment to a tenured full professor.- Demonstrable skill in teaching, research, and service.- Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Internal Number: 352_56793
About Western Michigan University
One of the top-100 public universities in the United States, Western Michigan University is committed to being learner centered, discovery driven and globally engaged. Founded in 1903, what was once Western Michigan College became Michigan's fourth public university in 1957. Since then, WMU has undergone dramatic growth in size and stature. Today, the University offers more than 240 academic programs to students pursuing degrees through the doctoral level. More than 20 percent of its 25,000 students are enrolled in graduate course work, studying in disciplines ranging from atomic physics and graph theory to medieval literature and blind rehabilitation. Of 101 graduate offerings available, 30 lead to a doctoral degree.