The College of Nursing and Health Professions invites applications and nominations for the position of Chair, Department of Social Work. The College consists of the Departments of Clinical Laboratory Science, Communication Disorders, Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management, Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences, Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy, Programs in Nutritional Science and Athletic Training and a School of Nursing. The Chair of Social Work at Arkansas State is a 12-month appointment and will report directly to the Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Professions. The department includes an established and accredited BSW and MSW program and a complement of PhD level faculty.
The Department also includes a long standing contract for Title IVE Child Welfare work which is part of a state network, a STAR House (Simulation, Training and Research House) and AState CARE (Community Action Reinforcing Empowerment) Center. The Chair will oversee all aspects of the department in addition to directing the MSW program.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Ability to establish a learning environment that is student- centered, promotes the highest standards of the profession and is responsive to student issue
Work independently and as an effective team member and leader
Handle multiple priorities
Develop and maintain effective and constructive relationships with aligned departments, faculty and administration throughout the college/university and in the community
Proven ability to motivate/challenge faculty and staff while instilling a firm program wide accountability
Proven knowledge and skills in program, faculty and student development based on university guidelines and the social work code of ethics
Excellent organizational skills
Experience in clinical practice
Experience with the accreditation process including the self-study, guidelines and timelines for accreditation
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Additional hours as requested and/or needed
Regular and reliable attendance
While applications and nominations will be accepted until the position is filled, interested individuals should apply by closing date for best consideration. Anticipated start date is January 3, 2020
Arkansas State University does not discriminate on the basis of color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, age, national origin, religion, marital status, veteran status, genetic information or disability in any of it practices, policies or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to, employment, admissions, educational services, programs or activities which it operates or financial aid
A-State has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty, staff and students. A-State is also committed to creating a productive workplace in which both persons and property are secure. To achieve that goal, background investigations are conducted on all final applicants recommended for employment
Applicants should submit a current CV, the names of five references and a letter describing their qualifications on page four of their application under "Other Attachments"
For more information, please contact:
Susan Hanrahan, Dean
College of Nursing and Health Professions
An earned Doctorate in a related field, must have at least an earned Masters in Social Work
Employment is contingent upon a satisfactory background check