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Associate Director, Field Education, Central and Northern Alberta Region, Faculty of Social Work

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Job ID: 14118

Updated: May 2, 2018

Location: Edmonton

Position Description

The Faculty of Social Work invites applications for a tenure-track appointment as Instructor and Associate Director, Field Education, in our Central and Northern Alberta Region. This position is located in Edmonton, Alberta with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2018.

The successful candidate will hold a Master’s Degree in Social Work along with a minimum three years of post-MSW practice experience, including minimum one year of direct field support and education, and will be required to register with the Alberta College of Social Workers. A thorough understanding of undergraduate- and graduate- level field education, and current and national issues in field, is required. Knowledge of, and familiarity with field education is required and knowledge and familiarity of the field education community in the Central and Northern Alberta Region of the faculty will be considered an asset. Fifty percent of the workload load for this position is assigned to direct field support and development across the region; including collaboration with and mentorship of other faculty with assigned field support responsibilities, and the faculty’s field education team. Evidence of excellence in field teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels is required, along with curriculum development experience.

The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university and the Faculty of Social Work is committed to helping achieve the University of Calgary’s ambitious Eyes High vision of becoming a top five research-intensive university. The faculty 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 application of this knowledge to solve some of society’s most pressing social issues.

The University of Calgary has offered degree-level social work education in Edmonton for more than 40 years, with fourteen faculty members and four staff currently supporting 80 MSW students and 184 BSW students across the Central and Northern Alberta Region.

The University of Calgary is committed to creating a rich, vibrant and culturally competent campus – 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 for Action.

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 January 31, 2018.

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 


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
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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