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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position - School of Social Work

University of Windsor

Position # 002467TT-2023-SWK

The University of Windsor's School of Social Work, in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing July 1, 2023. 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 online; 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:

The successful candidate will be expected to have or demonstrate potential to develop an established program of teaching, research and experience. The successful candidate will be expected to apply social work knowledge and skills to teach in two or more of the following areas: social work practice with individuals, families, and groups; interviewing skills; child welfare; social policy; organizational development; and quantitative and qualitative research methods. Candidates with demonstrated multiple areas of expertise in child welfare, poverty and inequality, health and mental health, immigration and global migration, gender issues and disabilities and accessibility are preferred. Candidates should also have a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of communities and deliver courses both online and on-campus.

The successful candidate will have: a Ph.D. in Social Work or a related field expected/required on or before July 1, 2023 (ABD candidates should submit documentation of defense date); an MSW and a minimum of two years post-MSW direct practice experience; an active research agenda that contributes to social work practice, policy and/or community engagement; demonstrated, or potential for, excellence in teaching and have solid practice; demonstrated commitment to leadership and service roles; ability to attract external funding and maintain an active funded research agenda; and a publication record in peer reviewed journals or other quality scholarly publications. Preferred qualifications include; experience in online course delivery; experience in program administration and/or curriculum development; experience teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels; and experience teaching and working in an interdisciplinary context.

Application Requirements
• a letter of application, that specifically addresses the essential and preferred qualifications for this position, including a statement confirming eligibility to work in Canada;
• a detailed and current curriculum vitae;
• an Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion statement about your teaching and other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (maximum two pages single-spaced);
• a statement of research interests, including current and proposed future research and sample publications;
• two (2) samples of publications published or submitted, including (if applicable) clear indications of your contribution to any jointly authored pieces;
• a teaching dossier or teaching portfolio demonstrating 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;
• copy of transcript from institution(s) awarding degrees (doctoral and master’s); 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 February 15, 2023. Although applications may be considered after the deadline date, 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 Nancy St. Onge, Administrative Assistant to the Director or electronically to:

The University of Windsor is situated on the traditional territory of the Three Fires Confederacy of First Nations: the Ojibwa, the Odawa, and the Potawatomie. The University is a comprehensive research and teaching institution with more than 16,000 students. We are a welcoming community committed to Indigenization and decolonization, and equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility in our teaching, learning, and work environments. In pursuit of the University's Employment Equity Plan, members from the designated groups (women, Indigenous/Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis, Inuit) persons, racialized persons/visible minorities, persons with disabilities, and persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity) 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.