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Dean of the School of Social Work and Behavioral Sciences

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Application deadline: April 13, 2020

Senior Consultant: Eric Richtmyer

Consultant: Bethany Zecher Sutton

Springfield College, located in historic Springfield, Massachusetts, announces the search for the next Dean of the School of Social Work and Behavioral Sciences. The Dean reports to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and is responsible for creating an environment that is conducive to excellence in teaching, advising, scholarship and service. The School of Social Work and Behavioral Sciences includes the Departments of Counseling; Human Services; Psychology; and Graduate Social work. The College invites nominations and applications for this outstanding opportunity which will be available July 1, 2020.

Springfield College is an independent, nonprofit, coeducational institution founded in 1885, with a long and rich history in serving students who are passionate about helping people and communities. Approximately 4,100 students, including 2,500 full-time undergraduate students, study at its main campus in Springfield, Massachusetts and at regional campuses across the country. Founded on its Humanics philosophy to educate students in spirit, mind and body for leadership in service to others, Springfield’s holistic educational philosophy provides a strong foundation for every academic program.  Offering bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in a variety of program and delivery options, Springfield is an outstanding destination for those seeking a well-rounded education, strong academics, experiential learning opportunities, and active and fulfilling co-curricular involvement.

The search is being assisted by Academic Search, Inc. For more information about the position, including a list of required and desired characteristics and a leadership agenda, please see the full position profile at and click on the “Open Searches” tab. Inquiries, nominations and application materials can be sent to   The position is open until filled, but only applications received by April 13, 2020 are assured full consideration. To arrange a confidential conversation about this position please contact Senior Consultant Dr. Eric Richtmyer ( or Consultant Bethany Zecher Sutton (

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