Social work

Thompson School of Social Work and Public Health Dean’s Research Opening

The Thompson School of Social Work & Public Health is located in Gartley Hall.

The search has officially begun for the next Dean of the Thompson School of Social Work & Public Health at the University of Hawaii in Manoa.

The Thompson School works towards social justice and health equity for the people of Hawaii and beyond. The school is committed to locally and globally engaged research and education. Faculty and students collaborate with local, national, and international professional institutions and organizations to address pressing health and social issues across the lifespan, with a particular focus on vulnerable populations, Indigenous health, and well-being. -being of the community.

The school is named after Myron B. Thompson, who received his master’s degree in social work from the Thompson School in 1953 and dedicated his life to improving the well-being of Native Hawaiians and residents of Hawaii. The Thompson School is proud and honored to follow its lead in using interdisciplinary and culturally significant approaches to problem solving.

Guillaume ChismarDean of uh Mānoa’s Outreach College, will chair the Research Advisory Committee, whose members include a president, faculty, staff and students from the Thompson School and others uh Mānoa units, as well as representatives of Kualiʻi Council and the industry community.

The committee will recommend the finalists uh Manoa Provost Michael Brunowho will then recommend a candidate for uh President David Lasner.

For more information about the position, visit the executive search page. Review of applications will begin in August 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.