Department of Social Work – Chair (Professor or Associate Professor)



Job description

About Binghamton University:

Binghamton University is a world-class institution that unites more than 130 broadly interdisciplinary educational programs with some of the most vibrant research in the nation. Our unique character – shaped by outstanding academics, facilities and community life – promotes extraordinary student success.

Binghamton merges rigorous academics, distinguished faculty and state-of-the-art facilities to engage and challenge its 17,000 students. The high-achieving Binghamton student body also represents a great diversity of life experiences, from first-generation college-goers to international students. Beyond their talent, these classmates share a desire to shape the future through technology, insight, intellectual exploration and community service.

Job Description:

Binghamton University, one of the highest-ranking public universities in the nation, seeks a chair to be part of its growing Department of Social Work, which includes an MSW and a newly developed BSW program. The successful candidate will join a dynamic, creative team of cutting-edge scholars and educators, who are committed to preparing students for multi-level social work practice grounded in social justice principles.

The Department of Social Work is in Binghamton University’s College of Community and Public Affairs (CCPA). CCPA is comprised of five departments – Human Development, Public Administration, Social Work, Student Affairs Administration, and Teaching, Learning and Educational Leadership – as well as an interdisciplinary doctoral program in Community Research and Action. CCPA also collaborates with the administration of interdisciplinary Masters in Public Health and Masters in Sustainable Communities programs. CCPA is located in the heart of the city of Binghamton, in close proximity to local agencies with which faculty partner. Detailed information about CCPA is available at:

The Chair of Social Work will report directly to the Dean of the College and will be responsible for leading departmental faculty and staff in the areas of teaching, scholarship, and practice. This individual will also be a member of the Dean’s Council and contribute to management decisions regarding the overall operation of the College, and interact closely with other key campus administrators. They will also establish important collaborative relationships with the Chairs of the other departments/programs as well as the Associate and Assistant Deans of CCPA.

Diversity and inclusion: Binghamton University believes in, and supports, diversity and inclusion as integral to academic excellence. We actively seek applications from under-represented racial/ethnic groups, sexual minorities, veterans, persons with disabilities and women.


Chair Position Requirements: Requirements for the position include having an MSW with two years full-time equivalent post-MSW practice experience and a doctorate (social work preferred). We welcome all areas of research and expertise. Applicants who demonstrate a well-defined research agenda with significant scholarly activity, the potential to apply for and obtain external research support, and experience collaborating across disciplines will be strongly considered. In addition, we are particularly interested in applicants with strong leadership, communication and interpersonal skills who will bring energy and enthusiasm to the position.

Additional Information:

The State University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. As required by title IX and its implementing regulations, Binghamton University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the educational programs and activities which it operates. This requirement extends to employment and admission. Inquiries about sex discrimination may be directed to the University Title IX Coordinator or directly to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR). Contact information for the Title IX Coordinator and OCR, as well as the University’s complete Non-Discrimination Notice may be found here.

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Binghamton University is a tobacco-free campus effective August 1, 2017.

How to apply

Application materials: Interested candidates should submit the following items electronically to (1) a letter of application, addressing the qualifications noted above and explaining why you believe you are qualified for the position; (2) a curriculum vitae; and (3) contact information for three references who can speak authoritatively concerning the applicant’s candidacy. Review of applications will begin on November 9, 2018. The application process will remain open until the positions are filled.

For additional information for Chair position, contact Dr. Kristina Lambright, CCPA Senior Associate Dean. Email:

Binghamton University has built a reputation as a world-class institution that combines a broadly interdisciplinary, international education with one of the most vibrant research programs in the nation.