Assistant or Associate Professor – Social Work (Practice and Research with Indigenous People)
Carleton University Field of Specialization: Social Work Practice and Research with Indigenous Peoples Academic Unit: Social Work Category of Appointment: Preliminary (Tenure-Track) Rank/Position Title: Assistant or Associate Professor Start Date: July 1, 2019 Closing Date: Consideration of complete applications will begin December 1, 2018 and continue until a successful candidate is selected About the Position: The School of Social Work at Carleton University invites applications from qualified candidates for an appointment at the rank of Associate or Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2019. An appointment with tenure is possible, depending on the qualifications of the successful candidate. Priority will be given to candidates with active research programs and teaching competencies that reflect the diversity of First Nation, Metis and Inuit circumstances in Canada, and who have developed expertise in Indigenous models of practice, for example: Social work based on Indigenous knowledge including clinical practice and interventions, social work education and experience in collaborative, relational environments. A variety of methodological approaches is welcome and encouraged. Experience living in an Indigenous setting or working with Indigenous organizations and governments would be an asset. Persons who identify as Indigenous are particularly encouraged to apply. About the Academic Unit: The School of Social Work offers social work programs at the Bachelor, Masters and PhD levels, with outstanding research expertise in social work education, social welfare policy, Indigenous knowledge, immigration and refugee issues, trauma and care work. See https://carleton.ca/socialwork/. The School is committed to progressive and critical approaches to social work and offers programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Qualifications: This position requires a candidate with an MSW degree, a completed PhD (or expected to be completed by the date of appointment) and a commitment to Indigenous social work frameworks. We seek a candidate with strong potential for innovative and scholarly research in an area directly relevant to Indigenous social work practice, with preference for Indigenous child welfare or mental health. Candidates with interest and experience in collaborative, team approaches to research and teaching are preferred. Application Instructions: Applicants must submit all the following information electronically in three separate PDF files to be considered for the position: (1) A cover letter of application addressing your qualification and interest in the position; (2) a curriculum vitae that addresses teaching experience, social work practice, and research; and (3) copies of two samples of academic work, either published or submitted for publication. In addition, please submit the names of three academic or professional references. All information must be submitted to the Director of the School of Social Work, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada. About Carleton University: Carleton University is a dynamic and innovative research and teaching institution with a national and international reputation as a leader in collaborative teaching and learning, research and governance. With over 29,000 students, 950 academic faculty, and 2,000 staff and more than 100 programs of study, we encourage creative risk-taking enabling minds to connect, discover and generate transformative knowledge. We are proud to be one of the most accessible campuses in North America. Carleton’s Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities has been heralded as the gold standard for disability support services in Canada. Located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada’s capital city has a population of almost one million and reflects the country’s bilingual and multicultural character. Carleton’s location in the nation’s capital provides many opportunities for scholarship and research with groups and institutions that reflect the diversity of the country. To learn more about our university and the City of Ottawa, please visit www.carleton.ca/provost. Carleton University is committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our university including, but not limited to: women; visible minorities; First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression. Carleton understands that career paths vary. Legitimate career interruptions will in no way prejudice the assessment process and their impact will be taken into careful consideration. Applicants selected for an interview are asked to contact the Chair as soon as possible to discuss any accommodation requirements. Arrangements will be made in a timely manner. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. All positions are subject to budgetary approval.