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Assistant Professor, School of Social Work

University of Northern British Columbia

Posting #FASW01-19 BW

Assistant Professor
School of Social Work
College of Arts, Social and Health Sciences
Tenure-Track Position

The University of Northern British Columbia, in conjunction with the School of Social Work, has an exciting opportunity awaiting a creative, energetic, and adventuresome Social Worker who is comfortable working with people from a variety of backgrounds and cultures, and who is willing to contribute to the development of Social Work education in the regions served by UNBC including the opportunity to teach in multiple modalities. This position is anticipated to be an appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor tenure track. The ideal start date would be July 1, 2020 but a later start date is also possible.

The successful candidate will be based at the Prince George campus and must possess a graduate degree in Social Work (doctorate required). The successful candidate is expected to have practice experience and to be able to teach in a range of subject areas as well as provide evidence of a record of teaching and research excellence. Experience with rural, remote, and northern Social Work practice along with familiarity in the areas of groups/communities, communications, health-based practice, and field education is preferred. As an experienced faculty member, a willingness to consider administrative roles is also expected.

The University of Northern British Columbia is ranked as one of Canada's best small research intensive universities with a core campus in Prince George and three regional campuses in northern BC. UNBC provides broad support for faculty to develop their research and teaching capabilities, a strong mandate for growth, a modern and comprehensive campus, and a distinctive quality of life in central British Columbia. Social Work education at UNBC includes BSW and MSW degrees and is committed to a program of studies informed by a central concern for human rights, personal empowerment, community change, social justice and anti-oppression. Incorporating critical social thinking, the program emphasizes Social Work in northern and remote communities, social work practice with Indigenous peoples, women in human services, and community practice and research through courses that recognize the integration of practice, policy, and research.
Since its founding in 1990, the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) has emerged as one of Canada’s best small research-intensive universities, with a passion for teaching, discovery, people, and the North. Located in the spectacular landscape near the geographic centre of beautiful British Columbia, UNBC’s excellence is derived from community-inspired research, hands-on learning, and alumni who are leading change around the world.

For the past 10 years, UNBC has placed in the top three in its category in the annual Maclean’s university rankings, the only University of its size to achieve that feat. UNBC also recently placed among the top four per cent of higher education institutions worldwide by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

With a diverse student population, the University is friendly, inclusive, and supportive. Prince George is a city of ~74,000 people with impressive cultural, educational, and recreational amenities. For more information about living and working in Prince George, please refer to and Make your mark with this leading post-secondary institution.

Dubbed BC's northern capital city, Prince George's population is approximately 78,000 people with a range of cultural, educational, and recreational amenities. With affordable housing prices and a short commute to work, Prince George is a great city for you and your family. We are a friendly community offering a wide range of outdoor activities including exceptional skiing, canoeing and kayaking, fly, fishing, hiking, and mountain biking. The lakes, forests, and mountains of northern and central British Columbia offer an unparalleled natural environment in which to live and work. The city is also home to a symphony orchestra, professional theatre, a WHL hockey team, and a community college. For more information about living and working in Prince George please consult http:l/ and for more information on working at UNBC please consult http.//

Applicants should forward their curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of three references (including telephone, fax, and email information) quoting competition #FASW01-19 BW to: Office of the Provost, University of Northern British Columbia, 3333 University Way, Prince George, B.C., V2N 4Z9. Please direct inquiries to Dr. Joanna Pierce, Acting Chair of the School of Social Work. Email, telephone (250) 960-5694. This position is being advertised subject to budgetary approval. Electronic submissions of CVs can be forwarded to:

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Northern British Columbia is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from women, aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.

We thank all applicants for their interest in UNBC however, only those applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Applications received on or before November 30, 2019 will receive full consideration; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.