University of Victoria, School of Social Work

The School of Social Work offers an undergraduate (BSW) program and graduate programs (MSWF (Foundation), MSWA (Advanced), and MSWI (Indigenous), all of which emphasize social justice, Indigenous and anti-oppressive approaches to working with communities, families, and individuals. All our programs are fully accredited by the Canadian Association for Social Work Education.

The School, including students, staff, sessional instructors and faculty members, is committed to decolonizing, anti-racist, and anti-oppressive work in our leadership and pedagogies, in our research and education. Our goals are to establish learning opportunities in a supportive on-campus and online environment that promote equity, respect, responsibility, curiosity, collaboration, risk-taking and creativity. As a School, we apply a decolonial equity framework that includes an intersectional lens in all that we do academically and administratively.

UVIC is home to the Centre for Indigenous Research and Community-Led Engagement (CIRCLE) and the Indigenous Mentorship Network of the Pacific Northwest (IMN-PN). UVIC is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our living, learning and work environments. In pursuit of our values, we seek faculty members who work respectfully across differences and who can navigate multiple levels of power.

The University of Victoria acknowledges the role that educational institutions, including post-secondary institutions, have played in the perpetuation of colonial systems, both historically and in contemporary times. The University is committed to decolonizing the campus community, both inside and outside the classroom.  In addition, the University of Victoria is consistently ranked in the top tier of Canada’s research-intensive universities. The University’s longstanding commitment and work in research, campus operations and partnerships to protect the environment and improve conditions for the planet and people are recognized by a global assessment of universities. UVic was ranked second in the world among 1,400 universities for climate action, one of 17 areas identified by the United Nations as Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that require urgent action. UVic is 12th overall in the world for its impact across all 17 SDGs.

UVic is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our living, learning and work environments. In pursuit of our values, we seek members who will work respectfully and constructively with differences and across levels of power. We actively encourage applications from members of groups experiencing barriers to equity and in particular we are seeking for this Preferential Hire search candidates who are members of the following groups: Indigenous peoples, and members of visible minorities, and, for this Limited Hire search candidates who are Indigenous peoples.

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The University acknowledges the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement. We encourage applicants to explain in their application the impact that career interruptions have had on their record.

Persons with disabilities, who anticipate needing accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, may contact Faculty Relations and Academic Administration in the Office of the VP Academic and Provost at Any personal information provided will be maintained in confidence.

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