Associate Professor, Social Work
University of Northern British Columbia
Posting #FASW06-18 BW
School of Social Work
College of Arts, Social and Health Sciences
The University of Northern British Columbia is ranked as Canada's best small research intensive university 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, Indigenous issues, women in human services, and community practice and research through courses that recognize the integration of practice, policy, and research.
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 Associate Professor but an experienced Assistant Professor would be considered. The ideal start date would be July 1, 2019 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. Applicants will have a completed doctorate and a record of scholarship including research publications. 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.
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 http://www.unbc.ca/experience and https://moveupprincegeorge.ca. Make your mark with this leading post-secondary institution.
Applicants should forward their curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of three references (including telephone, fax, and email information) quoting competition #FASW06-18 BW: The Office of the Provost, University of Northern British Columbia, 3333 University Way, Prince George, B.C., V2N 4Z9. Fax: (250) 960-5791. Please direct inquiries to: Dawn Hemingway, Chair of the School of Social Work, at Telephone (250) 960-5694, Email <Dawn.Hemingway@unbc.ca>. This position is being advertised subject to budgetary approval. Electronic submissions of CVs can be forwarded to: FacultyRecruitment@unbc.ca.
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 September 30, 2019 will receive full consideration; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.