Job Details

Simmons University
  • Position Number: 1703487
  • Location: Boston, MA
  • Position Type: Liberal Arts - Social Work


Associate Professor and MSW Director


Main Campus - Boston, MA
R06521

Simmons University School of Social Work (SSW) seeks an MSW Director to lead its nationally distinguished MSW program. The MSW Program Director provides leadership and vision for our campus-based and online MSW program and is a key member of the SSW's senior management team. The position will start on or before July 1, 2020, subject to the selected candidate's availability.

Simmons University is committed to inclusive excellence in all aspects of an individual's community experience. As a university committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, Simmons encourages applications from all under-represented groups. Simmons is committed to creating, developing, promoting, and enhancing inclusive hiring practices-at all levels, for all positions-ensuring diverse talent pools and the delivery of a consistent positive candidate experience. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body, and curriculum.

Simmons University is a small, highly collegial and dynamic university located in the heart of Boston's world-renowned Longwood Medical Area. Simmons is comprised of an undergraduate liberal arts education program for women plus professional graduate schools with masters and doctoral programs for men and women, presenting unique and rich opportunities for interdisciplinary research and collaboration. The SSW is part of the College of Social Sciences, Policy, and Practice and offers degrees at the Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctoral levels (BSW, MSW, PhD). The MSW degree is offered through both our traditional campus-based program and via our innovative online platform, SocialWork@Simmons (SW@S). The MSW program offers a number of specialty certificates, including Social Work and Healthcare, Trauma Practice, and School Licensure. The Doctoral Program leads to the PhD degree with an emphasis on practice scholarship and research. Areas of current SSW faculty expertise include: dynamics of diversity, family and intimate partner violence, immigration, health and health policy, health disparities, aging, behavioral health, substance abuse, child maltreatment, social policy and innovations in social work education.

The MSW Director provides strategic leadership for the program, leads MSW curriculum review and renewal, oversees compliance with accreditation standards and anticipates curricular development in terms of emerging areas of practice. Additionally, the MSW Director supports teaching excellence through mentorship and faculty development activities, oversees the online platform leadership team, coordinates with the Associate Director regarding student issues, participates in recruitment and orientation activities, and oversees academic scheduling and adjunct hiring for the campus platform.

The successful applicant will have an MSW from a CSWE-accredited program and a PhD in social work or a closely related field, a proven record of excellence in teaching in an MSW program, an established research agenda and publication record, experience with program administration, and the ability to work collegially and effectively with all SSW constituents (students, faculty, administration).

This is a ten-month position with a reduced course load. Summer availability for administrative responsibilities is required and will be compensated with an administrative stipend. Applicants must have demonstrated excellence in teaching, research and service commensurate with the rank of Associate Professor.

To apply, please submit a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae (CV), examples of written scholarship, and the names and contact information of three professional references.

Applications will be reviewed beginning November 30, 2019 and will be accepted until the position is filled.

Instructions to Applicants: Please upload all applicable application materials (e.g. resume/cv, cover letter, writing sample, teaching philosophy, etc.) in the "Resume/CV" box on page 2 ("My Experience") of this application. Documents can be uploaded individually or as a combined document (e.g. PDF).



Instructions to Applicants: Please upload all applicable application materials (e.g. resume/cv, cover letter, writing sample, teaching philosophy, etc.) in the "Resume/CV" box on page 2 ("My Experience") of this application. Documents can be uploaded individually or as a combined document (e.g. PDF).

Simmons University is committed to inclusive excellence in all aspects of an individual's community experience. As a university committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, Simmons encourages applications from all under-represented groups. Simmons is committed to creating, developing, promoting, and enhancing inclusive hiring practices-at all levels, for all positions-ensuring diverse talent pools and the delivery of a consistent positive candidate experience. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body, and curriculum.


To apply, visit https://simmons.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Simmons-Careers/job/Main-Campus---Boston-MA/Associate-Professor-and-MSW-Director_R06521

Located in Bostons historic Fenway area, Simmons College is a small, private, non-sectarian College which has educated students for enriching careers and purposeful lives since 1899. Working at Simmons means joining a collaborative, diverse and mission-driven community of educators and professionals.

We prepare students to be leaders for themselves, their communities and the world. Our faculty and staff members lead by example - sharing a commitment to excellence and putting the students first.