Tenure-Track appointment in Social Work
Algoma University (www.algomau.ca) has a special mission to be a teaching-oriented university that provides programs in the liberal arts and sciences, and professional programs, primarily at the undergraduate level. We have a particular focus on the needs of Northern Ontario, and a mission to cultivate cross-cultural learning between Aboriginal communities and other communities, in keeping with the history of Algoma University and its geographic site. With campuses in Sault Ste. Marie, Brampton and Timmins, Algoma University offers students, faculty, administrators and staff the opportunity to live, learn, study and work together in a diverse environment.
Algoma University invites applications for a Tenure-Track appointment at the level of Assistant Professor; the anticipated start date is January 1, 2021. The successful candidate will be expected to teach Social Work courses at Algoma University’s Timmins campus. The successful candidate must hold an earned PhD in Social Work or in a cognate discipline. In all cases the incumbent must hold at least one degree in Social Work. The candidate must possess teaching expertise in generalist practice from anti-oppressive, Indigenous, feminist, structural, and critical race perspectives. Teaching expertise in one or more of the following areas is preferred: social welfare, social work research, social work theory, human service organizations, helping practice skills with individuals, families and communities in the North, trauma-informed Indigenous practice, Indigenous social work, policy analysis, human behaviour in the environment, addictions and mental health, and advanced field practicum. The candidate must demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the Seven Grandfather Teachings when working with diverse Indigenous populations: Omushkegowuk, Anishinaabeg, Métis, Inuit, Black peoples, and Franco-Ontarians. Preference will be given to those with a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate teaching and research, and to the mandate of the Department of Social Work. Experience with remote/online/hybrid/technologically-assisted instruction is desirable.
Candidates should submit electronically: a letter of application, a current CV, a statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., examples of student evaluations), a research plan (up to two pages), and reprints of up to three significant publications to Dr. Donna M. Rogers, Provost and Academic Dean via firstname.lastname@example.org. Application materials should be submitted as a single combined PDF file. Applicants must also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent electronically. The PDF file and reference letters should have file names that identify the applicant. Complete applications received by July 31, 2020 at 4pm will be assured of consideration, though the posting remains open until the position is filled. The position is subject to budgetary approval.
The position is open to all qualified applicants, although preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. Algoma University is strongly committed to fostering diversity and inclusivity within our community and is an equal opportunity employer. The university invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, upon request, accommodation will be provided by Algoma University throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. The successful candidate will be required to provide a Police Records Check (Vulnerable Sector) as a condition of employment.