Assistant Professor
University of Calgary
Edmonton, AB
Be Part of Something Bold. Join one of the founding schools at the University of Calgary and the largest school of social work in Canada! We are looking for colleagues who will inspire our students and community to reach new heights.

The Faculty of Social Work invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in our Central and Northern Alberta Region located in Edmonton. The Central and Northern Alberta Region is located within the traditional lands of the First Nations and Métis peoples of Treaty 6 territory. The Central and Northern Alberta Region, established in 1974, offers a fully accredited generalist degree program at the BSW level, a MSW specializing in clinical practice, and will be admitting PhD students in 2019 to an Edmonton-based cohort as part of the faculty's PhD program. Currently 12 faculty members in the region educate and prepare approximately 300 students in both the campus-based and Community-Based Learning Circles BSW programs and the MSW program.

We are committed to helping achieve the University of Calgary's ambitious Eyes High vision of being one of Canada's top five research universities, fully engaging the communities we serve by 2022. Our work supports inter-professional and community-based enquiry from multiple perspectives in the generation and application of knowledge. Our goal is to be a national leader in knowledge creation and application of this knowledge to promote social well-being and just societies.

The successful candidate will have:
A clear program of research and relevant social work practice experience with a background and focus on one or more of the areas in mental health and addictions, child welfare, community development, rural and northern practice, immigration and resettlement, or other direct practice related work
Candidates must hold, a Ph.D. in social work or a related discipline at the time of appointment or shortly thereafter
A Master of Social Work degree with a minimum of two years full-time post MSW practice experience is required along with being able to register with the Alberta College of Social Workers
A publication record in high quality peer-reviewed journals; a demonstrated ability to attract external research
Evidence of excellence in teaching at a university level, using a variety of delivery methods, with an interdisciplinary approach to undergraduate and graduate levels
Knowledge to support and promote Indigenous models of practice and ways of knowing
Supervision of graduate students and contributing to the ongoing development of curriculum is also required
Assistant Professors will dedicate their time to teaching in our undergraduate and graduate programs, acquiring funded research and submitting scholarly works to high quality publications, and providing service at the university level and within our profession.

As a member of the Central and Northern Alberta Region, the candidate must be willing to engage with members of the University of Alberta and Central and Northern Alberta community partners along with providing service within the University of Calgary, Faculty of Social Work and within our profession.

Interested individuals are encouraged to submit an application online via the 'Apply Now' link. Please be aware that the application process allows for only four attachments. Your four application attachments should be organized in PDF format to contain the following (which may require you to merge documents, such as publications):

Cover letter and full curriculum vitae
Teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness)
Statement of research
Samples of publications
Applicants should arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be submitted directly to the Chair of the Selection Committee by January 31, 2019:

Dr. Jackie Sieppert, Dean
Faculty of Social Work
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4

The job posting will remain open until February 3, 2019.

To learn more about the Faculty of Social Work please visit

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)