Director, School of Social Work

Boise State University, powered by creativity and innovation, and uniquely positioned in the Northwest as a metropolitan research university of distinction is seeking a new Director of its School of Social Work.  The new director will be expected to lead and continue to develop thriving MSW and BSW programs, develop and expand an existing distance education program and other alternative education platforms, and support interdisciplinary, inter-professional and community-engaged teaching, scholarship, and service.


Qualifications: The successful candidate will have:

  • PhD in social work or closely related field
  • MSW from CSWE accredited program
  • Administrative experience
  • Budget experience
  • CSWE accreditation experience


Preference will be given to those candidates who have:

  • Proven skills in leadership and a commitment to excellence and innovation in teaching with a vision for the future of online classes and distance education in social work
  • Program development – online & distance education
  • Ability to secure external research funding, as well as provide assistance to faculty and students applying for external research grants and opportunities.   Evidence of developing and maintaining community partnerships
  • Experience in Title IVE, mental health, health, or refugees
  • Creative and innovative curriculum, research and/or program development
  • Eligibility for social work license in Idaho


School of Social Work:   The 98 undergraduate students and 275  MSW students are served by sixteen faculty.  In addition to the undergraduate BSW program, the School also offers both the Full-Program MSW and the Advanced Standing MSW.  All programs are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.


Boise State University:  Boise State University, a metropolitan research university, is the largest  university in Idaho with over 19,000 students from all 50 states and 65 different countries.  Ranked by US News & World Report as one of the “top up-and-coming” universities in the West, Boise State offers over 150 academic programs, including 76 Master’s degrees, and four doctoral programs.  The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has recognized Boise State as one of the fewer than 100 universities with a community engagement classification.


Boise is Idaho’s capital, and a city that is consistently recognized as one of the nation’s best places to live for safety, business, careers, and enjoying the great outdoors. Beautifully situated at the base of the Rocky Mountain foothills, the metropolitan area has a population of over 650,000 people, making “the City of Trees” the largest city in Idaho. A river runs through the heart of the city and is traced by a twenty-five mile riverfront greenbelt featuring walking and biking paths and prime wildlife habitat. As the major metropolitan area within a 300-mile radius, the airport is served by nine airlines, connecting it to cities across the country. Idaho’s cost of living is the second lowest of the 11 western states.


Nominations and Applications:  Nominations and applications are encouraged.  Completed applications will include a letter of application indicating your interest and qualifications for this position, curriculum vitae that includes employment history (including dates), and contact information for a minimum of three professional references:  one from an administrative superior, one from a supervisor, and one from a colleague or peer.  The application packet should be e-mailed to at Rent Consulting Group, LLC (704-366-2388,) Screening of applicants will begin after October 27, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.


Boise State University is a smoke free / drug free campus.


Boise State is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity.  The University actively encourages applications and nominations of women, persons of color, and members of other underrepresented groups.  EOE/AA Institution, Vets Preferences.


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