University of Nevada, Reno — Associate Dean – Associate Professor/Professor, Social Work

Associate Dean – Associate Professor/Professor, Social Work

University of Nevada, Reno – Main Campus

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Job Description

The Associate Dean, School of Social Work is responsible for providing vision and leadership for the School of Social Work's undergraduate and graduate programs; working in conjunction with the Dean, Program Directors, and Program Coordinators to provide overall leadership; supervising Program Directors and Coordinators; supervising grant support; supervising undergraduate and graduate programs; attending state and national conferences as needed; leads and directs faculty development efforts, especially related to scholarship and grant production; and representing the college at various university events, standard campus administrative meetings, and other functions that the dean is unable to attend.

This position is a 9-month Academic Faculty position with a stipend for the Associate Dean duties and additional compensation for work performed on off-contract days. The incumbent will be expected to retain administrative responsibilities over the summer. The summer work may be spread out over the summer on a part-time basis or full time on an intermittent basis. The flexibility in meeting summer work demands allows for a research agenda and additional compensation to be earned while performing research or creative activities on non-contract days.

Duties Include:

  • Supervise Program Directors and Coordinators
  • Supervise grant support in the college
  • Supervise undergraduate and graduate programs
  • Serve on University Research Council
  • Oversee Faculty and Staff annual evaluations
  • Disseminate grant opportunities to college faculty
  • Oversee completion of annual accreditation report
  • Oversee assessment of candidates across initial and advanced programs; assure assessment is aligned with accreditation standards
  • Oversee programs with assessment functions aligned to program student learning objectives and accreditation standards
  • Oversee collection and analysis of program accreditation data
  • Review IRB applications prior to university-level review
  • Interview academic candidates for faculty positions
  • Attend state and national conferences as needed to represent the college and its goals
  • Represent the college at events/meetings/functions the dean is unable to attend

Required Qualifications

MSW and a Doctoral Degree in Social Work and three (3) years of experience in academic administration with a strong record of teaching and research in Social Work.


Occasional travel and variable work schedule

Compensation Grade

Associate Professor


Salary Schedules

Total Compensation

The total compensation package includes a negotiable competitive salary, moving allowance (if applicable), a rich retirement plan, health insurance options that include dental and vision, life insurance, long-term disability, thirty (30) days of sick leave provided upon start date and two (2) days of sick leave accrued per full month after the first year of service, two (2) days of annual leave accrued each full month, along with many other benefits. Additionally, there is a grant-in-aid educational benefit for faculty and dependents. For more information, please visit: UNR Benefits

Faculty Dual Career Assistance Program

The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes the importance of addressing dual-career couples' professional needs. We offer a dual career assistance program to newly hired faculty spouses/partners that provides resources and assists them to identify career opportunities in Northern Nevada. Dual Career Assistance Program

Department Information

The School of Social Work is dedicated to the values and commitments of the social work profession through education, research and public service. It prepares effective and ethical social workers who challenge injustice and promote a more humane world. For more information about the School of Social Work, please visit:

Department Contact

Search Coordinator – Zach Behl


Full-Time Equivalent

Required Attachment(s)

Attach the following attachment(s) to your application.

1) Resume/CV

2) Cover Letter

3) Contact Information for Three Supervisory References – Please make a note if you do not want your present employer contacted unless necessary to determine your qualifications for the position.

4) Please write a brief statement (one page maximum) about how you would contribute toward our mission of creating a culturally inclusive environment in the role for which you are applying.

Candidate Review

Candidate review will start early November.

This posting is open until filled

Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. Lists of eligible candidates will be established and hiring may occur early in the recruiting process. Recruitment will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made.

Posting Close Date

Note to Applicant

A background check will be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.

HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member's first day of employment.

References will be contacted at the appropriate phase of the recruitment process.

Applicants hired on a federal contract may be subject to E-Verify.

As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions in the Nevada System of Higher Education may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks.

For positions that require driving, evidence of a valid driver's license will be required at the time of employment and as a condition of continued employment.

Schedules are subject to change based on organizational needs.

University of Nevada, Reno

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Founded in 1874, the University of Nevada, Reno is the State of Nevada’s land grant institution with a statewide mission and presence. The University of Nevada, Reno is a Carnegie I Research Institution and has been recognized as a “Top Tier” Best National University by U.S. News & World Report. With an enrollment of nearly 21,000 students we offer 145 Tier 1 accredited degree programs. Located in the picturesque Truckee Meadows the University of Nevada, Reno is surrounded by numerous state and national parks, is 45 minutes from beautiful Lake Tahoe, and four hours from San Francisco.

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