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Instructor, Social Work (MSW Field Co-ordination)

Carleton University

Field of Specialization: Field Co-ordination
Academic Unit: Social Work
Category of Appointment: Term Appointment
Rank/Position Title: Instructor (MSW Field Co-ordination)
Start Date: July 1, 2021
Closing Date: May 31, 2021 or until position is filled
 About the Position:

The School of Social Work invites applications from qualified candidates for a term appointment as Field Coordinator at the rank of Instructor I (with a job description) beginning July 1, 2021.

The MSW Field Practicum Co-ordinator will work collaboratively with other field coordinators at the School of Social Work to administer the graduate field program. The position of field coordinator is primarily responsible for facilitating appropriate matches between students and field placement settings in accordance with the curriculum, the students’ learning needs, and the needs of the field setting. The position also requires identifying potential new placements, recruiting new placements, building and strengthening relations with existing field placement agencies, working with the field committee to develop policies and procedures governing field, troubleshooting problems in field placements, and other field related duties.

We encourage applications from candidates from groups underrepresented in social work and/or with experience in mentoring students from such groups.

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 and care work. See


The position requires a candidate with a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree who has demonstrated work experience, knowledge of practicum-based learning, and skill in field education. Experience teaching in social work would be an asset. Candidates must be eligible for registration with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers and must demonstrate an aptitude to work collaboratively and to problem solve challenging situations involving a variety of stakeholders. For more details, please see the job description.

Application Instructions:

Applicants must submit all the following information electronically in a single PDF file to be considered for the position: (1) A cover letter of application addressing your qualification and interest in the position; and (2) a curriculum vitae that addresses experience as a social work practitioner; (3) the names of three academic or professional references. All information must be submitted by May 31, to Sarah Todd, Professor and Director of the School of Social Work, at

Please also identify any past experiences in supporting equity, diversity and inclusion in your previous work such as supporting diverse students and/or clients.

Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

To see the full posting for this position, please visit

About Carleton University:

Carleton University is a dynamic and innovative research and teaching institution with a national and international reputation as a leader in collaborative teaching and learning, research and governance. With over 31,000 students in more than 100 programs of study, we encourage creative risk-taking, discovery, and the generation of transformative knowledge. We are proud to be one of the most accessible campuses in North America. Carleton’s Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities has been heralded as the gold standard for disability support services in Canada.

Carleton’s location in Ottawa, Ontario provides many opportunities for scholarship and research with numerous and diverse groups and institutions. Canada’s capital has a population of over one million and reflects the country’s bilingual and multicultural character. To learn more about our university and the City of Ottawa, please visit

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. Carleton understands that career paths vary. Legitimate career interruptions will in no way prejudice the assessment process and their impact will be carefully considered.

Applicants selected for an interview are asked to contact the Chair as soon as possible to discuss any accommodation requirements. Arrangements will be made in a timely manner.

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