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Limited Term Instructor, Faculty of Social Work, Southern Alberta Region

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Job ID: 12816

Updated: July 10, 2017

Location: Lethbridge

Position Description

The Faculty of Social Work invites applications for a one-year limited term Instructor in our Southern Alberta Region for the period of August 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

This appointment will be a .5 FTE appointment involving the instruction of four half course equivalents including teaching eight modules in our Diversity and Oppression Theme course and our Social Work Methods Theme course, as well as instructing our SOWK 305, Diversity and Oppression Portfolio Project. This role also will include support to our field education program and coordination of instructional delivery at Medicine Hat College. This role will involve teaching and coordination on Friday evenings and weekends at Medicine Hat College.  

Position Requirements:

  • Completed MSW;
  • Two years’ post-MSW practice experience;
  • Current registration in good standing with the Alberta College of Social Workers, or equivalent regulatory body;
  • Expertise in the areas of working with diverse populations, anti-oppressive practice, and social work methods;
  • Demonstrated history of ongoing professional development in working with diverse populations and anti-oppressive practice;
  • Knowledge of Medicine Hat College operations and systems; and,
  • Evidence of excellence in teaching at a post-secondary level using a variety of delivery methods.

The Faculty of Social Work is committed to incorporating Aboriginal perspectives into the subject matter of all courses, and instructors are expected to include a minimum of the equivalent of three hours of Indigenous content related to the theme of each course.

Interested applicants should electronically submit a cover letter expressing their interest, a current CV and three letter of reference that refer to knowledge of area of study and teaching effectiveness. Send applications to:

Dr. William Pelech
Associate Dean, Southern Alberta Region (Lethbridge)

Applications will be accepted until June 8, 2017.

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)

Additional Information

To learn more about academic opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Academic Careers website. For more information about the Faculty of Social Work visit Careers in the Faculty of Social Work.

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