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Assistant Professor (Social Work) Clinical Social Work

Carleton University

About the Position
Field of Specialization: Clinical Social Work

Academic Unit: Social Work

Category of Appointment: Preliminary (Tenure-Track)

Rank/Position Title: Assistant Professor

Start Date: July 1, 2023 or January 1, 2024

Closing Date: Consideration of complete applications will begin March 1, 2023 and continue until a successful candidate is selected

The School of Social Work at Carleton University invites applications from qualified candidates for a preliminary (tenure-track) appointment in clinical social work at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2023 or January 1, 2024.

To see the full position posting, please visit Carleton University’s Deputy Provost’s website at

We are looking for candidates whose research has significant potential to improve clinical practice and service delivery with marginalized communities, demonstrated experience in simulation-based pedagogies and research methods. Candidates must have a minimum of 5 years of post-MSW clinical experience. Experience teaching clinical practice courses either at the graduate or undergraduate levels is essential.

About the Academic Unit
The School of Social Work is committed to progressive and critical approaches to social work and offers 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, death and dying, and clinical work. See

This position requires a candidate with an MSW degree and a completed PhD in social work or a related field by the time of appointment or shortly thereafter. The successful candidate will have extensive knowledge of clinical social work practice and a commitment to critical social work frameworks.

Candidates must demonstrate an emerging record of excellence in research as evidenced by an ability to attract external funding and high-quality field-relevant peer reviewed publications or forthcoming publications in the field of clinical social work. The candidate must demonstrate excellence in teaching, have solid clinical/practice experience in social work or a related field, and be supported by strong letters of reference. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing strengths in simulation-based clinical instruction and critical approaches to social work practice. The successful candidate must be registered or eligible for registration with the Ontario College for Social Workers and Social Service Workers

Application Instructions
Applicants must submit all the following information electronically in four separate PDF files to be considered for the position: (1) A cover letter of application describing your program of research, qualifications and interest in the position; (2) a curriculum vitae that addresses your experiences in research, teaching, and social work practice; (3) copies of two samples of academic work, either published or submitted for publication (you must be either first or sole author of one of the publications); and (4) a teaching dossier outlining experiences and accomplishments, teaching statement, sample course syllabi and teaching evaluations. In addition, please arrange to have three letters of references sent to the School of Social Work. All information must be submitted to Professor Sarah Todd, Director of the School of Social Work, at

Please provide a statement that identifies your strengths in advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion in your discipline and on campus as well as your future plans.

Please indicate in your application if you are currently legally eligible to work in Canada.

About Carleton University
Located in Ottawa, Carleton is an innovative teaching and research institution with a tradition of leading change. Internationally recognized academics, staff, and researchers engage more than 31,000 students in over 100 programs of study. Learn more about our university and the city of Ottawa.

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. Furthermore, Carleton understands that career paths vary and interruptions will not prejudice the assessment process. We invite you to review our revitalized Indigenous strategy, Kinàmàgawin and visit our Department of Equity and Inclusive Communities for information about our commitment to leadership in the areas of equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Accessibility is a university strategic priority and applicants selected for an interview who require accommodations are invited to contact the Chair as soon as possible to ensure that appropriate arrangements may be made.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. All positions are subject to budgetary approval.