The Office of Academic Affairs

WellStar College of Health and Human Services


Department of Social Work and Human Services

Position Title

Program Director, Master of Social Work ProgramAssociate/Full Professor of Social Work

Position Description and Responsibilities:    

The MSW Program Director leads the MSW program’s curriculum and faculty development efforts, and is responsible for supervising the program field coordinator and program support staff. The program director engages in scholarship and serves the department, college, the university, and the professional community, while mentoring program faculty and facilitating faculty scholarship. They are responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with diverse agencies in the Northwest Corridor of Georgia, monitoring and allocating program resources in an efficient manner, and recruiting and mentoring MSW students. The director coordinates program and curriculum activities with the Human Services Program Coordinator. The director has a twelve-month, tenure-track position, maintains a 1/1 teaching load and reports to the Department Chair.
Ideal Candidates will also have:

  • Evidence of a wide range of clinical social work practice experience.
  • Evidence of an extensive research agenda, a record of extramural grant funding, and personal record of scholarship.
  • Prior experience as Director of an MSW program
  • Expertise in implementation of CSWE EPAS standards and/or the CSWE accreditation process.
  • Evidence of teaching and working with culturally and ethnically diverse populations, particularly immigrant Hispanic and Asian communities.
  • Experience in developing international education and internship programming.
Required Education – Experience – Skills (Minimum Qualifications):

The minimum qualifications for the position include, an MSW from a CSWE-accredited program, a PhD in Social Work/DSW from a CSWE-accredited program and an advanced clinical license (L.C.S.W. or equivalent). The minimum qualifications also include a comprehensive record of professional accomplishments in scholarship, teaching and service that are commensurate with rank. In addition the candidate should have academic administrative experience within a CSWE- accredited program, such as, leading culturally competent curriculum development efforts, leading faculty teams, developing field education, admission, and student conduct policies, and managing a program budget.

Application Procedure:

The application deadline has been extended from January 11, 2013 to March 30, 2013 for full consideration. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Candidates should forward:

  •  letter of interest including qualifications, professional activities, and research interests, accomplishments and agenda;
  •  current curriculum vitae;
  • statement of administrative philosophy;
  •  names, addresses and contact information of at least 4 professional references;
  •  official graduate and undergraduate transcripts:

Dr. Dorcas Bowles, Chair
MSW Director Search Committee
Department of Social Work & Human Services
1000 Chastain Road, MD 4101
Kennesaw , GA 30144-5591

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Questions About Position Opening:

Dr. Monica Nandan, Chair, Department of Social Work & Human Services,, 770-423-6630

Date Position Available: July 1, 2013
Departmental/College Overview:

The Department of Social Work and Human Services is committed to being a leader in education and research. The Department currently serves over 425 students through a full range of graduate, baccalaureate, and certificate programs. The Department offers a multi-disciplinary education highlighting principles of social justice, child and family welfare, non-profit governance, and respect for diversity and social change.

Kennesaw State University Campus and Location:

Kennesaw State University is a growing and progressive university in Georgia’s public system of higher education. Located on an attractive campus in suburban Atlanta, Kennesaw State University currently enrolls more than 24,000 traditional and nontraditional Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral students. The thriving Atlanta metropolitan area has a rich array of museums, theaters, libraries, colleges and universities, and other resources. Kennesaw State University was recognized in 2009 by The Chronicle of Higher Education as one of its “Great Colleges to Work For”.

EEO Statement:

Kennesaw State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator. Georgia is an Open Records State.


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Position ID 20379
POS# 43001740
This page was last updated on February 20, 2013.