National Association of Deans and Directors (NADD)


Chair position, Assistant position, and greetings!

  • 1.  Chair position, Assistant position, and greetings!

    Posted Nov 10, 2022 13:44

    Dear NADD colleagues,

    I hope many of you are enjoying time together in Anaheim!  I'm sorry I can't be there too (I just left APHA in Boston).

    I'm completing my 6th and final year as chair of the Department of Social Work at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA).  I want to make sure you all have our chair position announcement (attached), as well as the announcement for an assistant professor position (with focus on Mental/Behavioral Health).

    I've had a great time in the chair position (building off the legacy of my predecessor, Dr. Martell Teasley!).  I became chair shortly after tenure, so I'm looking forward to a year of research leave after May 2023, and then I'll return to the UTSA faculty afterwards.

    Please share our chair position announcement in your networks – the department is in strong shape. San Antonio is a good place to live, research, and practice social work, and my colleagues and I are looking forward to the future as we build a new BSW program and interdisciplinary PhD program in applied community research.  Through an internal university grant program, we already have a dedicated BSW Program Director to shepherd the new program through accreditation. Our MSW program (reaffirmed by CSWE in 2021) is thriving, and was a national finalist this year for the Excelencia in Education "Example of Excellence award" as a graduate program showing evidence of increasing Latino student success in higher ed.  UTSA attained Carnegie R1 status this past year, so a lot is going on here!

    I'm happy to provide more information, and the detailed attachments have contact information for the chairs of both hiring committees. Search committee members are also at APM and available for conversation. 




    Amy Chanmugam, PhD, LCSW

    Associate Professor & Department Chair

    Social Work Department, College for Health, Community and Policy

    The University of Texas at San Antonio

    501 W. César Chávez Blvd., San Antonio, TX 78207-4415


    (210) 458-3000

    Amy Chanmugam