Dean of the University of Maryland School of Social Work

University of Maryland, Baltimore

Dean of the University of Maryland School of Social Work

The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) seeks nominations and applications for a dynamic and collaborative leader to serve as Dean of the University of Maryland School of Social Work.

The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) opened in 1807 and serves as Maryland’s public health, law, and human services university, dedicated to excellence in education, research, clinical care, and public service. UMB enrolls over 6,700 students in six nationally ranked professional schools — dentistry, law, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and social work — and an interdisciplinary Graduate School. The University offers 62 doctoral, master’s, baccalaureate, and certificate programs and confers most of the professional practice doctoral degrees awarded in Maryland.

The University of Maryland School of Social Work (SSW) was created in 1961 and has grown to become one of the largest and most respected schools of social work. U.S. News & World Report ranks the School among the top 20 schools of social work in the country. SSW has become the leader in social work education for the state of Maryland with a growing national and international audience. For the last decade, the School's faculty publishing rate has placed it in the top 10 nationally in terms of the number of articles published in scholarly journals. The SSW provides 500,000 hours of social work services a year within the state of Maryland and surrounding communities. Through field placements, the Community Outreach Service, Promise Heights program, Family Connections program, the Ruth H. Young Center for Families and Children, and the Institute for Innovation and Implementation, the School is active in helping meet social work needs throughout Baltimore and beyond.

Reporting to President Jay A. Perman, MD, and working in close cooperation with the Provost, Bruce E. Jarrell, MD, FACS, the new Dean of the School of Social Work will: maintain and enhance the infrastructure and resources needed to support the development of practitioners, leaders, and scholars; advance the well-being of populations and communities; promote social justice; foster a culture committed to diversity and inclusion; and support the creation and use of knowledge for education, service innovation, and policy development. The Dean oversees more than 80 full-time faculty members and is responsible for faculty recruitment and promotion, instructional staffing, fundraising, and financial and administrative management. The new Dean will manage a budget of approximately 50 million and work in partnership with the President to plan and work with state leaders for a new building to house the School of Social Work.

The School seeks a strong, innovative, entrepreneurial, and collaborative leader to ensure continued excellence in education, research, community engagement, and applied evidence-based solutions. The new Dean will be expected to lead the School to new levels of excellence, impact, and innovation and secure the support and resources to achieve that vision.

UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  Minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For best consideration, please send nominations and application materials to:

Shelly Weiss Storbeck, Managing Partner
Tammarah Townes, Managing Associate
Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates, LP

The University of Maryland, Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educational institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, marital status, or protected veteran status to recruit, hire, compensate, train, and promote employees and applicants for employment in all job levels. Federal affirmative action regulations and University policy require the development and maintenance of a written affirmative action program covering staff, faculty, and all other academic employees.