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Assistant or Associate Professor, Southern Alberta Region, Faculty of Social Work

Job ID: 13194

Updated: June 21, 2017

Location: Lethbridge

Position Description

Be Part of Something Bold and join one of the founding schools at the University of Calgary, and one of largest Schools of Social Work in Canada! In the last half century, the Faculty of Social Work has become one of Canada’s largest, most diverse and innovative social work schools. 

The Faculty of Social Work invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor or appointment with tenure at the Associate Professor rank in our Southern Alberta Region located on the campus of the University of Lethbridge. The Southern Alberta Region is located within the traditional lands of the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot) nations.

We are 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.

The Southern Alberta Region, established in 1982, offers the BSW and Clinical Practice MSW degrees, with eight faculty members educating approximately 25 MSW students and approximately 60 BSW students.

The successful candidate will have a clear program of research and relevant social work practice experience with a focus on one or more of the areas in: Indigenous social work practice; Indigenous epistemology and research methods; Indigenous social work education; anti-oppressive and post-colonial theory. Candidates must hold, or be nearing completion of, a Ph.D. in social work or related discipline for the Assistant Professor rank and a completed Ph.D. in social work or related discipline for the Associate Professor rank; Masters in social work with a minimum of two years full-time post MSW practice experience in addition to a Ph.D. is strongly preferred for both ranks.

Appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor requires evidence of successful teaching ability at a university level using variety of delivery methods with an interdisciplinary approach to undergraduate and graduate levels in Lethbridge and Medicine Hat, supervision of graduate students and contributing to the ongoing development of the curriculum is also required. A publication record in high quality peer reviewed journals; a demonstrated ability to attract external research funding; and evidence of appropriate research or professional activity beyond that involved in the completion of academic or professional training is required.

Appointment at the rank of Associate Professor requires evidence of teaching effectiveness at a university level using variety of delivery methods with an interdisciplinary approach to undergraduate and graduate levels in Lethbridge and Medicine Hat, supervision of graduate students and contributing to the ongoing development of the curriculum is also required.  Recognized research attainment with demonstrated scholarship in high quality journals and the ability to establish an independent research program, as demonstrated by a portfolio of scholarly work, is a requirement of the position.

Associate Professors are expected to provide leadership and mentorship and willing to undertake administrative roles with the Faculty.

The Faculty of Social Work is committed to incorporating Indigenous perspectives into the subject matter of all courses. The ability to speak a First Nations language will be considered an asset.   

As a member of the Southern Alberta Region, the candidate must be willing to engage with members of the University of Lethbridge and Southern Alberta community partners along with providing service within the University of Calgary, Faculty of Social Work and within our profession. 

Lethbridge is an increasingly diverse city of over 90,000, in close proximity of two large First Nations Reservations. It offers excellent educational and cultural facilities and a wonderful environment for families. Lethbridge is one of the sunniest cities in Canada and offers a mild climate. Within a two hour drive of Lethbridge are the Rocky Mountains and world class recreational activities such as fishing, hiking and skiing.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, academic CV, a statement of research interests, a statement of teaching philosophy, sample of publications, evidence of teaching effectiveness and three referees by October 13, 2017

Dr. Jackie Sieppert
Faculty of Social Work
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, AB   T2N 1N4
Email: sieppert@ucalgary.ca

Electronic submissions in PDF format for both the application and the letters of reference are encouraged. To learn more about the Faculty of Social Work and our Southern Alberta Region please visit fsw.ucalgary.ca and ucalgary.ca/fswsouth.

The Faculty is committed to increasing racial, cultural, ethnic and gender diversity in its staff complement and therefore encourages applications that would support this commitment.

The deadline for applications is October 13, 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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