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Limited-Term Instructor, Central and Northern Alberta Region, Faculty of Social Work

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Job ID: 12903

Updated: June 20, 2017

Location: Edmonton

Position Description

The Faculty of Social Work invites applications for a limited-term appointment at the Instructor rank in our Central and Northern Alberta Region (Edmonton) for the period of July 1, 2017 to July 31, 2018.

Candidates must be registered, or eligible for registration, with the Alberta College of Social Workers and must have a master’s degree in social work. The successful appointee will preferably have a Field Education background, and a minimum of three years’ full-time post MSW practice experience.

The successful candidate will work with the Associate Director, Field Education, for the Central and Northern Alberta Region, to support all aspects of field education in the region, and will collaborate with the faculty’s field education team across the province. The incumbent’s responsibilities will be evenly divided between field support and teaching and will be committed to ensuring high quality field education for BSW and MSW students, supporting field instructors, and developing field capacity. Evidence of excellence in teaching, at a university level, using a variety of delivery methods with an interdisciplinary approach to undergraduate and graduate levels is required.

The University of Calgary is committed to creating a rich, vibrant and culturally informed learning community, one that welcomes and supports all learners, is inclusive of Indigenous perspectives in teaching and learning, encourages Indigenous community partnerships in research and academic programming, and is appropriate and thoughtful in its response to the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action. 

The Central and Northern Alberta Region office, established in 1975, offers the BSW and Specialized Clinical Practice MSW degree with 15 faculty members educating approximately 115 MSW students and 170 BSW students.

The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university, a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to become one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. Ranked as the top young university in Canada and North America, the University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. We are is research intensive, building on the foundation created by current researchers who have a demonstrated record of developing and applying new social work knowledge.  Our work supports inter-professional and community-based enquiry from multiple perspectives in the generation and application of knowledge to social and individual change. Our goal is to be a national leader in knowledge creation and mobilization of this knowledge to solve some of society’s most pressing social issues.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, academic CV, a statement outlining previous university teaching experience including contributions to the research area of field education and contributions to initiatives that positively impact the area of field education, evidence of teaching effectiveness and three referees by June 19, 2017.

Applications should be sent via email in a pdf format and addressed to: 

Dr. Richard Enns, Associate Dean, Central and Northern Alberta Region
Faculty of Social Work
University of Calgary
3-250, 10230 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton, AB   T5J 4P6
Email: renns@ucalgary.ca

The application deadline is June 19, 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.

About the University of Calgary
 
The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit ucalgary.ca.
 
About Calgary, Alberta

Calgary is one of the world's cleanest cities and has been named one of the world's most livable cities for years. Calgary is a city of leaders - in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from a growing number of world-class dining and cultural events and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour's drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America. 

 

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