MSW Program Director

The School of Social Work invites applications for an MSW Program Director with a proposed starting date of August 16, 2015. This is a full time, tenured faculty appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. Candidates must have an established record of funded research, scholarship and teaching, and must meet the University’s requirements for that rank.


  • Provides leadership in program design and administration (on-campus and state-wide outreach)
  • Chairs the MSW Program Committee and supports the concentration committees (Health, Mental Health, Schools, Children, Youth and Family Services, and Advocacy, Leadership, and Social Change)
  • Ensures compliance with CSWE accreditation standards
  • Oversees recruitment activities, admissions, student support, and field education
  • Coordinates with the Associate Dean regarding curriculum and assessment
  • Promotes teaching excellence through mentoring and encouragement of new models such as online and blended learning


Ph.D. and MSW are required, preferably a Ph.D. in Social Work. Candidates must be knowledgeable about CSWE accreditation standards. Preference will be given to candidates with prior experience in administering either a BSW or MSW program or who have prior experience with CSWE accreditation, such as serving as a site visitor.

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign School of Social Work is a freestanding unit renowned for its achievements in research and teaching.  The School has a long history of innovation in professional education including the Illinois Plan for Block Placement; off-site online and blended educational models. The student body has grown by 40% in the last 5 years. The School is committed to developing and disseminating knowledge for practice, with special emphasis on identifying the needs of vulnerable groups, developing responsive social welfare programs, and promoting social and economic justice. The School is the home of the Children and Family Research Center, which it operates in collaboration with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.  The University is committed to hiring and promoting persons of color, women and other designated class members.

Salaries are competitive and negotiable, based on experience and qualifications.

Application Procedures:

Please create your candidate profile at and upload your letter of application, a resume and list of three references with their addresses and telephone numbers by December 5, 2014. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered.

For further information regarding application procedures, you may contact Kathy Dysart at  You may also visit for information about the School.

Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (