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Feb 25 2021

Administrative Dean, Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, Ohio, United States

Case Western Reserve University invites applications and nominations for the next Dean of its highly regarded Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences.  Reporting directly to Provost Ben Vinson III, the Dean serves as the chief academic and administrative officer of the School, and as such, is instrumental in guiding its future.

CWRU seeks an individual with an unwavering commitment to, and clear history of actions to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in their leadership, research and teaching. Equity, diversity, and inclusion celebrates all aspects of diversity, including differences in social and economic backgrounds, gender, gender expression, age, race, ethnicity, political affiliation, religion, sexual orientation, disability, and varying approaches to, and views on intellectual issues.

CWRU seeks an individual with a proven record of top-tier scholarship that has had a meaningful impact on the field of social work and applied social science, or a highly regarded, academically oriented practitioner or nonprofit leader with prior academic experience, who embraces the mission of the Mandel School — to develop leaders of social change in direct practice, community practice and nonprofit management.

The Dean serves as the chief executive and academic officer for the School, and in that capacity, sets the standard for intellectual, scholarly and professional engagement and accomplishment by providing a strategic vision for, and operational leadership of all programs, people, facilities and initiatives of the school. The Dean is expected to collaborate with Interim President Cowen, (and subsequently with incoming President Eric Kaler), Provost Vinson, and with Case Western Reserve’s vice presidents, deans and department chairs on the full array of initiatives that make up Case Western Reserve’s ambitious agenda for unparalleled scholarly, teaching and service excellence.

The Mandel School has a diverse array of faculty and staff, including 20 tenured or tenure-track faculty, 9 non-tenure track faculty, 10 research faculty and 62 research staff. The Mandel School has 9 field staff and 80 adjunct faculty. The Mandel School is home to an impressive 10 endowed professorships, awarded to individuals widely recognized for making significant contributions to scholarship.   

The new Dean, in their capacity as the chief executive and academic officer for the school, will be responsible for maintaining the high standard for intellectual, scholarly and professional engagement and accomplishment for all the faculty, staff and students while leading the school in the execution of its shared vision for the future. The new Dean is also expected to promote and facilitate a robust research agenda and ensure excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, including the development and implementation of collaborative academic programs within the School in consonance with the University’s strategic plan.

The University invites inquiries, nominations, and applications for the position of Dean of the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences. Interested individuals should provide an electronic version of their curriculum vitae along with a bullet point summary of key accomplishments in each leadership role held. Applicants are also asked to submit a statement explaining how their research, teaching, and/or service have contributed to diversity, equity and inclusion within their scholarly field and/or how their individual and/or collaborative efforts have promoted structural justice inside and outside institutions of higher learning. Case Western Reserve University has retained Drs. Ilene H. Nagel and Steven R. Lerman of Education Executives to assist with this search. Confidential inquiries, nominations, and applications should be sent via e-mail to:

Ilene H. Nagel & Steven R. Lerman
Education Executives, LLC

In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Equity at 216.368.3066 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Administrative.

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