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Assistant or Associate Professor, Social Work

University of Manitoba

Position Numbers 27966 and 27968

The Faculty of Social Work (Fort Garry Campus) of the University of Manitoba invites applications for two tenured or tenure-track positions at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, beginning on 1 July 2020.
Applications are invited from those with expertise in a variety of fields in social work, with favourable consideration given to applicants with strengths in one or more of these areas: Indigenous approaches in social work and practice, international social work; direct practice; social policy and management; and community development.
The Faculty of Social Work is one of the largest social work programs in Canada with a proud history of teaching, research and service spanning over 75 years. The Faculty offers Bachelor’s, Master’s, and PhD degrees in Social Work. Our BSW and MSW programs are fully accredited by the Canadian Association for Social Work Education. We recently launched a ground-breaking MSW program based in Indigenous Knowledges. Our faculty is currently engaged in exciting revisions to indigenize and decolonize our curriculum. The University of Manitoba is also the home of the TRC Archives and is the first U15 university to name an Indigenous Vice-President.

Our Faculty is strongly committed to knowledge creation and dissemination in Social Work. We are increasing our profile as a centre of funded research and publication of scholarly work of high academic merit that reaches a broad audience in the academy and beyond. We are currently developing into a world-class faculty dedicated to innovative and effective teaching, including the use of information technology and blended learning approaches. In our service mission, we have longstanding and multiple connections with Indigenous peoples and communities, with diverse cultural communities, and with a wide range of service and professional organizations in Manitoba and beyond. Additional information about the Faculty can be found at:

Candidates for these positions must have a PhD completed or near completion at the time of application. Preference will be given to candidates with at least one degree from an accredited Social Work program. A successful candidate who is close to completion of their doctoral studies will be appointed as a Lecturer until completion of their PhD. Within a specified time period, the candidate must successfully complete the PhD before appointment as a tenure-track Assistant Professor.

Candidates must have the ability to teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate level, to supervise graduate students, and to develop a strong and ongoing program of research and publication. Applicants who have an established research program and success in teaching Social Work in a University setting can be considered for appointment at the Associate Professor level. Candidates should also be familiar with the use of on-line, blended and other modes for the distance delivery of social work education. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

These positions are based at the Fort Garry Campus of the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg. Further information about Winnipeg and Manitoba is available at:
The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community
and especially welcomes applications from women, racialized persons, Indigenous Peoples,
persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may
contribute to the further diversification of ideas. If you require accommodation supports during
the recruitment process, please contact U of M’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Facilitator,
Valerie Williams at or 204-474-8371. All qualified candidates
are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provision of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.

Review of submitted applications will commence on 03 January 2020. Applications should refer to the position numbers, and should include a cover letter, a one-page articulation of the planned program of research; a one-page articulation of the teaching philosophy; the Curriculum Vitae; and the names and contact information of three referees familiar with the candidate’s academic work.

Application packages should be submitted electronically to:
Chair, Recruitment & Hiring Committee
c/o Jodi Petch
Faculty of Social Work
The University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2

Please direct any inquiries about these positions to:
Dean Michael Yellow Bird Phone: 204.474.9869