Qualifications and Rank:

The College of Education, Health and Public Policy is looking for a professionally dynamic and visionary administrator to lead the Department of Social Work. All interested applicants should have an earned doctorate in Social Work or closely related field, however; must possess a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree. The successful candidate must have a strong record of successful experience in academic administration of social work and demonstrated evidence of a minimum of five years of effective teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels in a Social Work program.

General Job Description:

The Chairperson position is a twelve-month contractual arrangement in which the individual is responsible for a 50% teaching load and for providing the leadership pertaining to:

  1. Student recruitment, advisement and retention strategies.
  2. The collection of data to manage and evaluate academic programs and to determine the need for curricula updates. Experience with accreditation is highly desirable
  3. Encouragement of faculty development.
  4. Oversight of the department’s budget, inventory and equipment.
  5. Procurement of external funds, e.g., grants, gifts, etc. (knowledge and success with external fund raising activities).
  6. Program recruitment and enrollment.
  7. Development of collaborations and partnerships with local and state governmental organizations, private and non-profit organizations and other community stakeholders.

Starting Date: The selection will occur immediately after a qualified pool of candidates have been approved and processed. Therefore, the start date will be within 30/60 days of a contract being offered.

Application Materials:

  1. Letter of application and CV
  2. Three (3) references with full contact information
  3. Official transcripts

Applicants must complete the online application for full consideration. In addition, application materials shall be attached as a single pdf file to the on-line application and emailed to:

Dr. Jacqueline Washington
Associate Dean, College of Education, Health and Public Policy
Delaware State University
1200 N. DuPont Highway
Dover, DE 19901
(302) 857-6700

Note: The University reserves the right to change or reassign job duties as provided in policy and negotiated agreements.