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Four Tenure-Track Social Work Faculty Positions

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Author ahnationtalk
Date October 24, 2017
Type Part Time
Company Wilfrid Laurier University
Location Waterloo, ON
Category Miscellaneous
Client Wilfrid Laurier University
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Posting ID : 8457
Position Title : Four Tenure-Track Social Work Faculty Positions
Faculty/Academic Area : Faculty of Social Work
Department : Faculty of Social Work
Campus : Kitchener
Position Summary : Four Tenure-track Social Work Faculty Positions

The Lyle S. Hallman Faculty of Social Work at Wilfrid Laurier University invites applications for four tenure-track faculty positions commencing July 1, 2018, subject to budgetary approval.

Brantford: 2 Tenure-Track Professional Teaching Positions (PTP)

Two appointments will be tenure-track professional teaching positions at the assistant level (6-course teaching load) within the BSW program, located on Laurier’s Brantford campus. We welcome candidates who have an interest in social work teaching with demonstrated competence (acquired through research, teaching, and/or practice) in the areas of mental health, gerontology, or addictions. We have prioritized the recruitment of an Indigenous scholar with interests in the above areas, but also encourage Indigenous applicants with an open focus.

Candidates for the BSW professional teaching positions should have a completed doctoral degree or be near completion with a confirmed defense date; hold at least one social work degree; have two years or equivalent full time teaching experience with a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching; have a record of publication and a developing program of research. Preference will be given to candidates who prioritize community engagement in their work and have practice experience with diverse populations.

Kitchener: 2 Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Positions

Two appointments, either at the assistant or associate level, will be located on the Kitchener campus and have primary teaching responsibilities in the MSW and PhD programs (4-course teaching load). The focus of these positions is open; however, we are particularly interested in recruiting an Indigenous scholar who will support the non-Indigenous MSW and PhD programs. This scholar will work in collaboration with the Indigenous Field of Study team. Candidates for these positions must have an active research program and be able to supervise and/or mentor doctoral students. We are particularly interested in researchers who are committed to action-oriented research that tackles issues of oppression and exclusion.

Candidates for the assistant or associate positions in Kitchener musthave a completed doctoral degree or, if applying at the assistant level, be near completion with a confirmed defense date, hold at least one social work degree, and have a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching. Experience with teaching on-line is an asset. Candidates should have a record of publication and funding appropriate for the position of interest. Preference will be given to candidates who have practice experience with diverse populations and evidence of community engagement.

For all positions, we are seeking to hire faculty who appreciate and understand the concept of integrative practices and principles of empowerment and social justice. Integrative practices include the local/global and the intersections of micro/macro processes and practices. This includes an analysis of the ways that lived experience of race, Indigenous identity, class, culture, gender, (dis)ability) sexual orientation, gender identity, and other social locations are produced and shaped by systemic, cultural and interpersonal inequalities.

The Faculty of Social Work at Wilfrid Laurier University offers professional social work programs at the bachelor’s and master’s levels, and a research-focused doctoral program. We are devoted to excellence in research, creative and critical thinking, and reflexive practice. Our students learn through traditional and innovative teaching strategies. Our Indigenous Field of Study in the MSW program embraces Indigenous-based learning. We encourage students to become active citizens of an increasingly complex and interconnected world. We fulfill our mission by advancing multi-disciplinary and marginalized forms of knowledge. Our graduates are committed to constructively engaging and working toward transforming oppressive conditions and structures, and promoting well-being in individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.

See for more information about the Faculty of Social Work. Information about our programs can be found at

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IFS Program:

Applicants are to submit a cover letter indicating the position(s) of interest; curriculum vita; a 1‐2 page statement of research and teaching interests (including courses one might teach); evidence of excellence in teaching (e.g., evaluations, teaching dossier); 2 recent publications; and, the names and contact information for three referees.

Please send the application package via email to Tanya Diriye (, Senior Administrative Assistant. If any materials cannot be sent electronically, they can be mailed to the Chair, FSW Appointment and Promotion Committee, c/o Tanya Diriye, Lyle S. Hallman Faculty of Social Work, Wilfrid Laurier University, 120 Duke Street West, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, N2H 3W8. Applications will be accepted until Friday, December 1, 2017.

Please Note :

Wilfrid Laurier University is committed to employment equity and values diversity. We welcome applications from qualified candidates, including persons of all genders and sexual orientations, persons with disabilities, Indigenous persons, and persons of a visible minority  Although Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority, all qualified candidates, including international candidates, are encouraged to apply. In accordance with the requirements of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada and Immigration Canada the successful applicant will be required to prove they are legally able to work in Canada.

Members of the designated groups must self-identify to be considered for employment equity. Candidates may self-identify, in confidence, to the Interim Dean of the Faculty of Social Work, Dr.Dawn Buzza (

Further information on the equity policy can be found at

 To obtain a copy of this job posting in an accessible format, please contact Tanya Diriye (
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