Associate Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs

The University of Georgia
Athens, GA
Closing date
Jun 6, 2023

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Associate Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs
Social Work-Dean's Office
About the University of Georgia:
Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to higher education. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University's main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA employs approximately 3,000 faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University's enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.
About the College/Unit/Department:
The School of Social Work provides professional education to over 600 students through its CSWE- accredited B.S.W. and M.S.W. programs, Ph.D. program, as well as the Master of Arts in Nonprofit Leadership and Management program. The School of Social Work also offers joint M.S.W. degree programs with the School of Law, the College of Public Health, and the Emory University Candler School of Theology. The School of Social Work is nationally and internationally known for excellence in research, teaching, public service, international programs, and a commitment to social and economic justice.
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Special Instructions to Applicants:
Candidates should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the name and contact information of four referees (no letters are required at this time and referees will only be contacted after consultation with the candidate). Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Questions regarding the position should be routed to Search Committee Chair Dr. Orion Mowbray ( Please note "Faculty Search" in the subject line.
Location of Vacancy:
Athens Area
EEO Statement:
The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (
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Assoc/Asst Dean AC
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Open Rank
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Academic (9 mo.)
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Minimum Qualifications:
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in social work or cognate discipline and an MSW degree.
Position Summary:
The University of Georgia School of Social Work invites applications and nominations for the Associate Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs, preferably to start in spring 2023. This is a nine-month position, with summer administrative salary and responsibilities.

The Associate Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs will have responsibility for oversight and leadership of the academic and instructional programs within the School of Social Work. The Associate Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs will interpret and operationalize the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) policies and standards related to curriculum in accredited social work programs.

The School of Social Work is committed to hiring diverse faculty who work toward alleviating disparities through scholarship/research, teaching, public service and/or administrative responsibilities. We expect successful candidates to share our commitment to diversity and social justice.
Additional Requirements:
Candidates must be engaged in teaching, research, and service consistent with a tenured faculty appointment at the rank of associate professor or full professor.

For information on the requirements for appointment at the associate professor or full professor rank, please see the University of Georgia Guidelines for Appointment, Promotion and Tenure.

To be eligible for tenure on appointment, candidates must have been tenured at a prior institution and bring a demonstrably national reputation to the institution. They also must be approved for tenure upon appointment before hire.
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Candidates should have a background that includes mentoring and providing support to faculty of diverse backgrounds.
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Candidates should be informed of CSWE policies and standards related to curriculum in accredited social work programs. A working knowledge of the social work reaffirmation processes is desirable.
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Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.
The Associate Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs will:
  • Coordinate the curriculum offerings for the school, in collaboration with the Degree Program Directors. This task will include coordinating course scheduling across the four degree programs, collaborating with Program Directors for instructional assignments, and assigning teaching assistants and part time faculty.
  • Work with the Dean to identify instructional gaps for faculty searches and part time faculty appointments.
  • Serve as an ex officio member of all four academic programs and all curriculum sub-committees in the school.
  • Coordinate the evaluation of instruction for all degree programs.
  • Work with Program Directors to ensure regular evaluations of the curriculum in assessing academic effectiveness.
  • Coordinate faculty professional development plans with the Degree Program Directors. These include distribution of faculty development opportunities, and orientation of new faculty, part time faculty and teaching assistants.
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