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Dean of College of Social Work

The Opportunity

The search for the position of Dean of the College of Social Work will begin November 2022. The College of Social Work (CoSW) is a national and international leader in social work education and a premier setting to advance social well-being and social justice among vulnerable populations through dynamic teaching, research, and service conducted in collaboration with diverse peoples of South Carolina, the nation, and the international community.  Its academic offerings include Bachelor of Social Work (BSW), Master of Social Work (MSW), Doctor of Social Work (PhD) and Graduate Certificate Programs, with current enrollment of 800 students.  Additionally, the CoSW conducts numerous action research projects and is home to Centers and Institutes such as:  The Center for Child and Family Studies, The Institute for Families in Society, Community Empowerment Center, The I. DeQuincey Newman Institute, SeniorSmart, and the South Carolina Center for Gerontology.

The Position

Reporting to the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost of the University, the Dean advances the teaching, research, and service missions and is responsible for providing imaginative, effective, dynamic and transformational leadership to the CoSW.

Application Process

Updates about the application process will be provided in the coming weeks.

Search Committee

A search committee has been thoughtfully composed to include a cross-section of university faculty, staff, alumni and students.

Search Timeline

The search timeline will be updated in the coming weeks. 


The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of Age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender (including transgender), gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDs status, military status, national origin, pregnancy (false pregnancy, termination of pregnancy, childbirth, recovery therefrom or related medical conditions, breastfeeding), race, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other bases under federal, state, local law, or regulations.

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