The University of Victoria, School of Social Work invites applications from Indigenous candidates for a one year term position of Assistant Teaching Professor commencing July 1, 2014.
The Assistant Teaching Professor will teach 7 courses over the term of the appointment in both the BSW and MSW programs. Courses will be taught face – to – face and through distance education.
The School is committed to social justice, anti-racist, anti-colonial social work and to engaging in critical inquiry that promotes working across difference. The School offers BSW specializations in Indigenous social work and Indigenous child welfare and a MSW Indigenous specialization. School faculty include four Indigenous members and a strong pool of Indigenous sessional instructors. The School’s Indigenous specializations emphasize respectful relationships with diverse communities and a commitment to centering diverse cultural knowledges, practices and traditional teachings.
The School is interested in candidates who :
Hold a Ph.D or have a fixed dissertation defense date prior to position commencement and at least one degree in social work (BSW or MSW);
Demonstrate an understanding and commitment to Indigenous social work pedagogy, epistemology, diverse cultural knowledge and practices;
Demonstrate an understanding and commitment to critical, anti-racist and anti-colonial perspectives on theory and practice;
Demonstrate a professional and personal commitment to social justice;
Have a solid record of teaching undergraduate and graduate courses;
Have lived experience of Indigenous culture;
Demonstrate strong communication and organization skills;
Have experience with face-to-face and distance delivery modes, i.e., familiarity with educational technology learning management systems such as Moodle and web conferencing ;
Demonstrate community engagement;
Are willing to work collegially within the School to meet overall School objectives.
To apply, candidates should submit a curriculum vitae and a covering letter by Dec 31, 2013. The cover letter should
include a statement of your teaching philosophy and an outline of your teaching interests and experience. You may also include a sample of teaching materials, evidence of curriculum design activities , i.e., one course syllabus that you have designed, evaluations of teaching and a sample of relevant publications .
Materials should be sent to:
Attn: Director School of Social Work
University of Victoria
P.O. Box 1700
Or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
In accordance with the University of Victoria Equity Plan and pursuant to Section 42 of the BC Human Rights Code the selection will be limited to Aboriginal peoples. Candidates from this group are encouraged to self – identify. The Universi ty of Victoria is an equity employer and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples , people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.