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The School of Social Work invites applications for a full-time tenure track position at the Assistant Professor rank, beginning July 1, 2015. The position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

We are seeking candidates with a demonstrated ability and interest in high quality teaching; ability to teach from an aboriginal epistemology; excellence in scholarly activity; and experience in social work practice. Candidates with expertise in the areas of addictions, health, mental health or disability are particularly encouraged to apply, though candidates with other specializations are also welcome to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of research, teaching, graduate supervision, and service, to advance First Nations/Metis/Inuit social work education, contribute to the general social work instructional programme, curriculum development, and research, and to provide effective support to various initiatives in relation to First Nations/Metis/Inuit issues. Evidence of an ability to liaise effectively with First Nations/Metis/Inuit communities and organizations as well as knowledge of the languages, cultures, and contemporary issues are required.

The successful candidate will have a Master’s degree in Social Work and a PhD in either Social Work or related disciplines; however, in exceptional cases where the candidate can provide solid indication that they are nearing completion of requirements for the Ph.D. degree, a combination of Master’s degree with significant professional experience will be given consideration.

The successful candidate will teach a wide spectrum of undergraduate (BSW) and graduate (MSW) level courses in social work practice and/or social policy, including First Nations issues, addictions, health, mental health, or disability, and contribute to field liaison. Responsibilities of the position will include supporting the overall strategy to respond effectively to First Nations/Metis/Inuit communities and to assist in ensuring the School is providing appropriate support to First Nations/Metis/Inuit students and communities in the areas of recruitment, mentorship, and culturally appropriate education. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to graduate supervision at the MSW and PhD levels.

The School is a member of the Canadian Association for Social Work Education (CASWE). Both the BSW and MSW programs are fully accredited by the Board of Accreditation of CASWE. In 2005, the School initiated a PhD program in Social Work which has admitted top students from across the world.

Review of applications will begin in late November 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications and curriculum vitae, together with the names and contact information of three referees, samples of scholarly publications, and evidence of teaching effectiveness should be forwarded by November 15, 2014 to:

Professor Tim Stainton, Director

School of Social Work

University of British Columbia

2080 West Mall, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z2 Canada

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UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity and diversity within its community. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, and persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. As permitted by Section 42 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference will be given to Aboriginal persons, in particular, First Nations/Metis/Inuit candidates.