Faculty of Social Science
All applications to Posting no.: 21028-SSOC are being considered, it is not necessary to reapply.
The Faculty of Social Sciences comprises nine departments, schools and institutes, which offer undergraduate, Master’s and doctoral programs in both English and French. With its 10,000 students, 260 full-time professors, and wide array of programs and research centres, the Faculty of Social Sciences plays a key role at the heart of the University of Ottawa. Its graduate students are supervised by excellent researchers and undertake cutting-edge research in the Faculty’s Master’s and Ph.D. programs.
Located on the traditional and unceded territory of the Anishinabé-Algonquin people, near the Kichi Sìbi river, the School of Social Work at the University of Ottawa is accepting applications for one (1) tenure-track position at the rank of assistant. Candidates shall have in-depth knowledge of indigenous issues and realities, a degree and significant experience in social sciences, human sciences or education, and being open to be part of the School in the indigenization and decolonization of its programs. It should be noted that the pedagogical paradigms of the School of Social Work are part of a critical perspective in research and intervention. The School currently offers programs in three cycles in social work as well as a minor in Aging Studies.
Self-Identification Form: In accordance with the University’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan, the selection will be limited to First Nations, Inuit and Métis scholars. Candidates from this group who wish to be considered for this position must complete a self-identification questionnaire.
Teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels;
Conduct research and publishing activities;
Active participation in the Kinistòtàdimin committee and the indigenization / decolonization process of the School of Social Work;
Supervise Master’s and Ph.D. candidates;
Participate in the University’s academic and administrative activities;
Carry out other activities as specified in the collective agreement.
In-depth knowledge of the history, realities and needs of communities, ancestral and contemporary values and knowledge of Indigenous people;
Hold a Ph.D. in social sciences (candidates who are close to completing a Ph.D.could be considered);
Candidates who hold a bachelor's, master's or doctorate in Social Work will be favored;
Experience or research in social and community intervention, with Indigenous communities;
Experience or demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and research;
Ability to teach in French and English upon hiring, preferable;
Fluency in an Indigenous language considered an important asset.
The University of Ottawa is a bilingual institution and all professors in the Faculty of Social Sciences must be actively bilingual in French and in English to obtain tenure. The working language at the School of Social Work is French. The University of Ottawa offers second-language training to staff members and their spouses.
Terms and Salary
Tenure-track position. Assistant professor salary scale is between $86,986 and $120,306. Tenure-track positions are subject to budgetary approval.
July 1st, 2021 (or according to agreement)
Location Of Work
School of Social Work, University of Ottawa, 120 University, Ottawa, ON, K1N 6N5
The University of Ottawa provides a complete compensation package which includes long term disability, basic group life insurance, supplementary health insurance, University of Ottawa Pension Plan and optional life insurance.
The deadline for applications is Monday, May 3, 2021; however, applications may be considered after this date until the position is filled.
Applicants must submit :
A curriculum vitae, a letter describing their teaching and research experience and interests, and a clear indication of their French and English language abilities.
Applicants must also request that two referees send letters of recommendation under separate cover.
A letter of recommendation from a leader / representative of a community officially recognized as an Indigenous community, attesting to your commitment to Indigenous knowledge and episteme in your professional experiences is also required.
Letter of presentation can be addressed to Professor Sébastien Savard, Chair of the School of Social Work. Letters of recommendation are also addressed to Professor Sébastien Savard and sent separately to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Ottawa is committed to ensuring equity, diversity and inclusion in the scholarly and leadership environments of our students, staff, and faculty. Accordingly, we strongly encourage applications from Indigenous persons, visible minorities members (racialized persons), persons with disabilities, women, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with equitable, diverse and inclusive communities. Candidates who wish to be considered as a member of one or more designated groups are asked to complete the confidential Self-Identification Questionnaire, to be completed at the time of application.
According to government policy, all qualified candidates are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadians and permanent residents. When submitting your application, please indicate if you are legally entitled to work in Canada.
The University of Ottawa provides accommodations for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you are invited to proceed in the selection process, please notify us of any accommodations that you require by contacting the Office of the Vice-Provost, Faculty Relations at 613-562-5958. Any information you send us will be handled respectfully and in complete confidence.