Simmons College — BSW Program Director

The Simmons School of Social Work (SSW) seeks a BSW Program Director to lead and administer its nationally distinguished BSW program located on the Simmons College campus in the City of Boston. The BSW Program Director provides leadership and vision for the BSW program and is a key member of the SSW’s senior management team. This is a tenure-line position. Appointment will be at a rank commensurate with education and experience. Expected start date is July 1, 2017. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by October 14, 2016.


  • Leads BSW curriculum, renewal and administration.
  • Anticipates need for new curricular development in emerging areas of practice.
  • Oversees compliance with accreditation standards and oversees implementation of BSW students assessment plan to ensure continuous quality improvement.
  • Supports teaching excellence through mentorship and faculty development activities.
  • Recommends adjunct faculty for hire and evaluates performance.
  • Reviews all syllabi and course evaluations.
  • Oversees academic year schedule planning.
  • Coordinates with Associate Dean regarding student issues (academic misconduct, academic policies).
  • Participates in student recruitment activities.
  • Participates in planning new student orientations.


  • MSW required; PhD required.
  • At least five years’ experience in teaching at the BSW level.
  • Experience with program administration.
  • Knowledge of student learning assessment, CSWE standards and accreditation processes.
  • Ability to work collegially and effectively with all SSW constituents (students, faculty, administration).

This is a ten-month position with a reduced course load. Summer availability for administrative responsibilities is required and will be compensated with an administrative stipend.

Simmons College School of Social Work offers degrees at the Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral levels (BSW, MSW, Ph.D.) and has an innovative new online MSW degree, SW@Simmons. The MSW program offers specialty certificates in Urban Leadership, Social Work and Healthcare, and School Social Work Licensure. The Doctoral Program leads to the Ph.D. degree with an emphasis on practice scholarship and research. The School is home to the College’s Education and Behavior Analysis programs. Areas of current SSW faculty expertise include: dynamics of diversity, family and intimate partner violence, immigration, health and health policy, health disparities, aging, behavioral health, substance abuse and social policy.

As a College committed to diversity, Simmons encourages applications broadly. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body and curriculum.