Touro University invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW). The Dean will maintain Touro’s commitment to excellence and support the mission, goals, programs, and community service activities of Touro University, including its Judaic heritage. The ideal candidate will have a distinguished professional background that evidences the candidate’s potential for leadership in achieving and maintaining excellence and innovation in teaching, research, scholarship, and service, as well as fundraising, grant awards and superior communication skills.
The Dean of the Graduate School of Social Work serves as the leader of the School and is expected to interface with the wider social work community around relevant issues. The Dean is responsible for the successful planning, implementation, and evaluation of policies and programs, which promote the educational, research, and service missions of the University. The Dean will lead accreditation reaffirmation efforts, foster scholarship by the faculty, and provide guidance to curricular and assessment activities, as well as lead innovative solutions to expand the reach and reputation of the School. The Dean is responsible for the preparation of the budgetary proposals, to assure adequate resources for fulfilling the mission of the School, according to the principles of sound academic and administrative management. The will also work collaboratively with the other deans at Touro, as well as the senior academic leadership. The Dean will work to build innovative partnership opportunities across and among various entities and educational institutions to further the goals of the Touro University System.
The GSSW offers its Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)-accredited MSW program in Manhattan and Brooklyn. The School boasts more than 1,000 alumni and over 300 current students, who reflect the ideals of the GSSW in serving the most at-risk and vulnerable. The School is dedicated to providing opportunities for students from historically underserved populations and has secured more $7.6 million in outside grants, including HRSA grants for disadvantaged students, a Behavioral Health Workforce Enhancement Training Grant, a New York Community Trust Grant, and, in partnership with the Touro School of Health Sciences, an interprofessional federal government Opioid Workforce Expansion grant. The School has been excellently led since 2020 by Dr. Nancy Gallina, who will be stepping down from the Dean role in 2023.
Touro University is being assisted in this search by Academic Search. For more information about the position, institution, qualifications, and application process, please download the full position profile from the Academic Search website. Applications, nominations, and expressions of interest may be submitted electronically, and in confidence, to TouroDeanGSSW@academicsearch.org.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis as received and may be considered until an appointment is made. Applications received after Tuesday, January 24, 2023, cannot be assured full consideration. Confidential discussions about this opportunity may be arranged by contacting one of the senior consultants leading this search, either Bill Howard at Bill.Howard@academicsearch.org or Deborah Singer Howard at Deborah.Howard@academicsearch.org. The expected salary range for this position is $225,000 to $250,000.
Touro University and University System provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and is committed to ensuring a productive and nondiscriminatory work environment in compliance with the Higher Education Act and Amendments, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Violence Against Women Act (“VAWA”), the New York State Education Law, New York Human Rights Law and other applicable laws. It is the policy of the Touro University and University System to prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment on the basis of race, religion, sex, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender, pregnancy, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws.