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Tenure-Track Micro/Direct Practice Asssistant Professor-Faculty of Social Work
Date: Nov 16, 2021
Location: Kitchener, CA
Company: Wilfrid Laurier University
Faculty/Academic Area: Faculty of Social Work
Employee Group: WLUFA
Requisition ID: 2905
Lyle S. Hallman Faculty of Social Work
Tenure-Track Micro/Direct Practice Assistant Professor
The Faculty of Social Work (FSW) at Wilfrid Laurier University’s Kitchener site invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level commencing July 1, 2022. This position is located on the Kitchener campus in the graduate program serving the MSW and PhD programs. The teaching load for this position is four courses during the academic year (fall, winter, and spring semesters). There are also opportunities to teach within the doctoral and MSW Online programs.
The FSW is located on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishnaabe, and Haudenosaunee peoples. We are working toward a stronger emphasis on decolonizing social work practice and education, and expect the candidate will be able to contribute to this journey.
The FSW 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. The Indigenous Field of Study in the MSW program embraces Indigenous-based learning. 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.
Specifically, for this position, we are seeking a colleague who will contribute to teaching micro-level practice courses (for example, practice with individuals, families, and groups, reflexive practices, and ethics). We are interested in applicants who have teaching and research expertise in contemporary critical approaches to practice – for example, relational accountability with Indigenous people, queer theory, anti-Black racism, whiteness, mad studies/Sanism and/or critical disability studies, as applied micro practice. We welcome a scholar who is eager to supervise and/or mentor MSW and PhD students engaged in research.
The successful applicant will (1) hold a PhD, or ABD with a clear path to completion, 2) hold at least one degree in social work or near completion, (3) have a minimum of five years micro-level practice experience working with marginalized communities, and (4) have teaching experience in social work with demonstrated record of excellence; and (5) have a program of research as evidenced by a record of publication and funding appropriate for the rank.
Applicants should send (1) a letter of application highlighting accomplishments and strengths in relation to the position description and requirements, as well as a list of micro-level MSW courses the applicant could teach; (2) their curriculum vitae; (3) details (name, position title, organization) and contact information (telephone and email address) for three referees; (4) teaching dossier consisting of a 1-2 page teaching philosophy, two sample syllabi of micro- level practice courses, and any other evidence of teaching excellence; 6) two sample publications; and 7) a one page statement outlining current and future research program, with attention to how your research reflects principles of social justice, and two sample publications.
Applications should be received by 5:00 pm (EST), January 7, 2021.
Details about the FSW: https://wlu.ca/academics/faculties/faculty-of-social-work/index.html
Additional information about MSW courses: https://students.wlu.ca/programs/social-work/msw/course-offerings.html.
To obtain a copy of this job description in an accessible format, please contact Alicia Schiassi, Senior Administrative Assistant, [email protected]
Diversity and creating a culture of inclusion is a key pillar of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Strategic Academic Plan and is one of Laurier’s core values. Laurier is committed to increasing the diversity of faculty and staff and welcomes applications from qualified members of the equity-deserving groups. Indigenous candidates who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programming at Laurier are welcome to contact the Office of Indigenous Initiatives at [email protected] . Candidates from other equity-deserving groups who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programming at Laurier are welcomed to contact Equity and Accessibility at [email protected]
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, as per Canadian immigration laws, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obligated to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenships; however, all applicants must include one of the following statements in their cover letter:
Yes, I am a current citizen or permanent resident of Canada;
No, I am not a current citizen or permanent resident of Canada.
Members of designated groups must self-identify to be considered for employment equity. Candidates may self-identify, in confidence, to: Dr. Kathy Hogarth, Dean, FSW (kho[email protected]). Further information on the equity policy can be found at https://www.wlu.ca/about/governance/assets/resources/8.4-employment-equity.html .
Applicants are encouraged to address any career interruptions or special circumstances that may have affected their record of research and teaching, in accordance with SSHRC and NSERC definitions and guidelines.
The FSW wishes to thank all applicants for their interest. All nominations and applications shall be reviewed and considered under a set of criteria established by the Search Committee and a short list of candidates shall be interviewed. Only those applicants selected for the short list will be contacted.
For Supplementary Remuneration for large classes or multi-section courses, see Article 28.3
Pursuant to Article 13.5 of the Collective Agreement for Contract Teaching Faculty (CTF) and Part-time Librarians, all applicants shall apply electronically. Applications must be received by 23:59 local time of the date on the posting.
Wilfrid Laurier University endeavors to fill positions with qualified candidates who have a combination of education, experience, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position while demonstrating Laurier’s Employee Success Factors.
Diversity and creating a culture of inclusion is a key pillar of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Strategic Academic Plan and is one of Laurier’s core values. Laurier is committed to increasing the diversity of faculty and staff and welcomes applications from candidates from equity deserving groups. Indigenous candidates who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact the Office of Indigenous Initiatives at [email protected] Candidates from other equity deserving groups who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact Equity and Accessibility at [email protected] We have strived to make our application process accessible, however if you require any assistance applying for a position or would like this job posting in an alternative format, please contact Human Resources at [email protected]
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In accordance with the requirements of Citizenship and Immigration Canada, the successful applicants will be required to prove they are legally able to work in Canada.
Members of the designated groups must self-identify to the appropriate Dean(s) to be considered for employment equity.
All course offerings will be contingent on adequate student registration and subject to budgetary funding.
Members of the Contract Teaching Faculty bargaining unit:
During this time of remote learning environment, the PTACs do not have access to Official Files. If there are documents you submitted to your Official File you would like the PTAC to use in the review of your application, you will need to include those documents when applying for positions.
All job postings will be for in-person teaching, unless they are indicated “OC” for Online Course or “Remote” for remote teaching. OC and Remote teaching is defined below.
Courses created specifically for online instruction have been collaboratively designed by a content expert (normally a faculty member) and an instructional designer and digital media and educational technology specialists. Online course development is guided by instructional design strategies and makes use of pedagogically led technology. Online courses are intentionally developed for instructors and students to be separated by space (location) and/or time (often both).
Remote instruction, as the term is used here, uses technology-enabled tools and software to facilitate course delivery when in-person instruction is not possible in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Remote” instruction is not directly comparable to “online course” instruction. The difference is not in the quality of the content, but in the design of content delivery.
All Laurier employees and students are required to comply with the University’s Covid-19 mandatory vaccination policy. Prior to attending Laurier’s campuses in-person, you must provide proof of your vaccination status. Prior to becoming fully vaccinated, you will be required to participate in and comply with the University’s rapid testing program and follow all recommended additional health and safety protocols. Details about the mandatory vaccination requirements can be found on Laurier’s website.
In-person teaching will be supported by classroom safety and hygiene protocols aligned with public health guidelines in effect at the time and will adhere to any COVID-19 related university policies including the COVID-19 face covering policy. Questions related to classroom safety protocols can be directed to SHERM ([email protected]). Questions related to employment accommodation needs can be directed to the confidential Health & Abilities team in Human Resources [email protected]
Should you be interested in learning more about this opportunity, please visit www.wlu.ca/careers for additional information and the online application system. All applications must be submitted online. Please note, a CV and letter of introduction will be required in electronic form.
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