Dean of the Indiana University School of Social Work

Indiana University seeks a dynamic and collaborative leader for the position of Dean of the Indiana University School of Social Work. The dean will continue to lead a nationally accredited and recognized school of social work and take it to the next level by fostering cutting-edge research, continuing partnerships with communities and the state, taking the lead on national issues such as the opioid epidemic, and collaborating across schools to deliver an inter-professional education that prepares IU students to serve at the forefront of health care.

The Indiana University School of Social Work (IUSSW) is a large university-wide system school that is accredited and headquartered at IUPUI (Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis). The dean reports to the Chancellor of IUPUI through the Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer. IUPUI is a core Indiana University campus and is known as Indiana's premier urban research and health sciences campus. IUPUI, nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report and Forbes, is dedicated to advancing the intellectual growth of the state of Indiana and its residents through research and creative activity, teaching, learning, and civic engagement. IUPUI is Indiana's third-largest campus with approximately 30,000 students from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and 146 countries. The institution's dedication to outstanding undergraduate and graduate education is complemented by the presence of professional schools in business, dentistry, engineering, law, medicine, nursing, public and environmental affairs, and social work. IUPUI awards degrees from both Indiana University and Purdue University and confers more professional degrees than any other campus in Indiana. In 2017, IUPUI reported more than $365 million in external awards, including the School of Medicine. The IUPUI campus is in downtown Indianapolis, the state's capital and largest city. The central Indiana region offers a variety of research and service opportunities as well as extensive interaction with local and state legislators, governmental agencies, not-for-profit organizations, and private business leaders.

U.S. News & World Report ranked the Indiana University School of Social Work (IUSSW) as 27th nationally. Dating back to 1911, the IUSSW is the oldest university-affiliated school of social work. The School has programs on campuses across the state of Indiana including Indianapolis, Bloomington, Richmond, Gary, New Albany, Fort Wayne, and South Bend. Students can enroll in a variety of programs, both face-to-face and online, including doctoral degree (Ph.D.), Master of Social Work (MSW), Bachelor of Social Work (BSW), certificates, and pre-doc exploratory opportunities. The Department of Labor Studies, also part of the School, offers certificates, associate's and bachelor's degrees, and a minor. Within a responsibility centered management (RCM) environment, the IUSSW is fiscally sound and in good standing. The School has an operating budget of $9.6 million and active grants totaling more than $9 million, enrolls nearly 1,900 students (929 undergraduate and 942 graduate and doctoral) across all programs and campuses, and employs 110 faculty (102 social work, 8 labor studies), 99 adjuncts (91 social work, 8 labor studies), and 62 staff members across its campuses. For more information, visit

Some of the responsibilities of the next dean include leading the faculty, lecturers, staff, and students inclusively across seven IU campuses and strategically building overall diversity; overseeing the budget within a responsibility centered management (RCM) environment; guiding the academic curriculum across programs and providing innovative, effective educational offerings; and, being a strong external partner who can address social service workforce issues statewide and advocate for social justice in vulnerable communities across the state and nation. Candidates must have the academic qualifications and achievements consistent with an appointment as a tenured, full professor in the School, an MSW degree and a doctorate in social work or related field, significant administrative experience, and a strong understanding of budgetary models.

Steve Leo, Partner, and Lindsay Allison, Associate, of Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates, are assisting the search committee and IUPUI. To apply, please submit a current curriculum vitae, a letter of interest, and a list of 3-5 references. Questions, requests for other information, and all written nominations and applications should be sent by email to:

Indiana University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, and a provider of American Disabilities Act services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, marital status, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX.