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Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track Position in Critical Theory and Social Policy

St. Thomas University

The School of Social Work, St. Thomas University, invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin July 1st, 2020, pending budgetary approval.

St. Thomas University is an undergraduate, liberal arts institution with a full-time enrolment of 1,900. Its students graduate with Bachelor of Arts, Applied Arts, Education, and Social Work degrees.

The primary objective of the BSW program at St. Thomas University is to facilitate student development to a beginning level of practice competence. As a School of Social Work we are committed to the teaching and development of a structural social work perspective among faculty, students, staff and with the larger community. In order to achieve this, the School of Social Work has adopted an approach based on the values of openness, respect, collegiality, mutuality, accountability and reconciliation. First, faculty endeavour to prepare students to practice structural social work by fostering critical thinking and critical self-reflection skills and by teaching the values, ethics, knowledge and skills required in order to promote social justice within their practice. Second, we emphasize our responsibility as social workers to assist people in achieving their human potential and to work for the development of the social and material conditions which would enable this growth. Third, we understand that this can only occur within a context that seeks ecological justice and lifelong learning.

The School of Social Work is seeking applicants who will have knowledge of critical social work theory and critical social policy. The candidate will also have knowledge of Indigenous perspectives. The successful candidate must be eligible to register in the New Brunswick Association of Social Workers.

A PhD or imminent completion is required. Completed applications must include a letter of application that describes the applicant’s teaching experience, scholarly interests and achievements, and potential contributions to the program as specified in the qualifications listed above. The application must also include a curriculum vitae and a teaching dossier that provides evidence of teaching effectiveness, such as sample course syllabi, teaching evaluations, and a statement of teaching philosophy. Applicants should also submit samples of scholarly work and arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly to Dr. Marilyn Dupré, Director, School of Social Work, St. Thomas University at

Closing Date: December 6, 2019 or when the position is filled. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that their completed applications, including letters of reference, are received by this date.

An equal employment employer, St. Thomas University is committed to employment equity for women, Aboriginal persons, members of visible minority groups, and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian and permanent residents will be given priority.