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Permanence-Track Learning Specialist, Ancillary Academic Staff II

University of Windsor

Position # 002197AAS-2020-SWK

The University of Windsor's School of Social Work, in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, invites applications for a Learning Specialist, Ancillary Academic Staff II position, commencing January 1, 2020. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

The School of Social Work is a dynamic and progressive leader in social work education. It offers a BSW program with two innovative combined degree options: Social Work and Disability Studies and Social Work and Women’s Studies; an MSW on-campus and our dynamic distance education MSW off-campus located in three sites in Ontario (Windsor, Peel, and Oshawa); and a highly sought after MSW/JD, and doctoral program. Committed to social justice, the school’s widely published faculty engage in original, cutting-edge research aimed at advancing the scholarly knowledge in health, child welfare, gerontology, mental health, poverty and inequality, and community capacity building. For further information on the School of Social Work and the University of Windsor, please visit our website at

This position is responsible for the coordination of the Field Education Programs. The Coordinator contributes to the effectiveness of the School of Social Work through on-going responsibility for the overall planning, development, coordination, administration, and management of the undergraduate and graduate field education programs. The field education program is administered through the office of the Coordinator of Field Education Programs. The Coordinator is responsible to the Director of the School of Social Work for the overall organization and policies of field education, both educationally and administratively.

The successful candidate will have: an MSW in Social Work and a minimum of five years post MSW experience; sustained experience in senior leadership positions in recognized social service agencies; demonstrated record of program administration; evidence of excellence in teaching and a commitment to excellence in graduate, interdisciplinary teaching that contributes to social work practice, policy, and research; demonstrated record of program development, innovation and evaluation; demonstrated record of successful community engagement; experience with accreditation processes; experience in academic and course development; knowledge of emerging and diverse practices in field education; experience with quality assurance processes; employment experience in an academic setting; experience as a Field Instructor; experience with Blackboard Collaborate or other online teaching technologies; a thorough understanding of organizational dynamics; direct and/or indirect clinical experience; history of working in a team-oriented/collaborative instructional environment; demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and excellence in field education that contributes to social work field education and practice; and a willingness to travel as needed to field education sites both locally, provincially, and internationally.

Application Requirements
• a letter of application, including a statement of citizenship/immigration status;
• a detailed and current curriculum vitae;
• evidence of excellence in field education and student support
• a teaching dossier or teaching portfolio showing a potential for or evidence of teaching effectiveness and excellence that will include sample course syllabi/outlines, teaching evaluations, and a statement of teaching philosophy and interests (resources and templates for completing a teaching dossier can be found at;
• graduate transcripts; and
• three (3) current letters of reference forwarded directly by the referees to the Director at the address or email listed below.
Only those applicants selected for interview will be contacted. The short-listed candidates may be invited to provide further information in support of their applications. To ensure full consideration, complete an online application ( found on the job advertisement, and ensure letters of reference are submitted by the deadline date of November 26, 2019. Applications may be considered after the deadline date; however, acceptance of late submissions is at the discretion of the appointments committee.

Questions and Reference Letters to be sent to:
Dr Robin Wright, MSW, Ph.D., Professor and Director, School of Social Work,
University of Windsor, 167 Ferry Street, Windsor, ON N9A 0C5, c/o Ms. Nancy St. Onge,
Phone: 519-253-3000 Ext. 3067; Email:

The University of Windsor is a comprehensive research and teaching institution with more than 16,000 students. We are a welcoming community committed to equity and diversity in our teaching, learning, and work environments. In pursuit of the University's Employment Equity Plan, members from the designated groups (Women, Aboriginal Peoples, Visible Minorities, Persons with Disabilities, and Sexual Minorities) are encouraged to apply and to self-identify. If you need an accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Faculty Recruitment Coordinator ( Should you require further information on accommodation, please visit the website of the Office of Human Rights, Equity & Accessibility ( All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.