Associate or Assistant Professor – University of Victoria, School of Social Work

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The University of Victoria, School of Social Work invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Associate or Assistant Professor commencing July 1, 2014. The School is committed to social justice, anti-racist, anti-colonial social work and to engaging in critical inquiry that promotes working across difference. BSW and MSW programs are offered through a combination of face-to-face and distance delivery modes. The School has BSW specializations in child welfare, Indigenous child welfare and Indigenous social work as well as a standard BSW program. The MSW program offers both non-BSW and BSW entry points as well as an Indigenous specialization. Applicants will be expected to teach in the graduate and undergraduate programs, in both the distance and on campus components, supervise graduate students, conduct research and participate in the administrative structure of the School. A background in teaching and research in the areas of critical social policy, globalization and social work practice, Indigenous pedagogy and practice, and queer theory are of particular interest at this time.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 critical, anti-racist and anti-colonial perspectives on theory and practice;
 Demonstrate a professional and personal commitment to social justice;
 Have a proven record in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses;
 Have an established record of research and scholarship;
 Demonstrate strong communication and organizational skills;
 Have experience with face-to-face and distance delivery modes, i.e., a 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 current curriculum vitae, a covering letter and three references by January 31, 2014. The cover letter should include a statement of teaching philosophy, an outline of your teaching interests and experience, as well as details of your research agenda. 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 from recent courses, and two samples of peer-reviewed academic writing.Materials should be sent to:
Attn: Director School of Social Work
University of Victoria
P.O. Box 1700
Victoria, BC
V8W 2Y2

Or via e-mail to:

The University 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.

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