Assistant Professor, Faculty of Social Work #31576

  • University of Manitoba
  • Winnipeg, MB, Canada
  • Mar 21, 2022
Full time Social & Behavioral Sciences Social Work

Job Description



Health, Mental Health, Disabilities, Mindfulness
position #31576

The University of Manitoba Faculty of Social Work invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning July 1, 2022. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Candidates must have at least one social work degree from an accredited university and must hold or be near completion of a PhD or DSW in social work or a related discipline at the time of application.

The preferred areas of research, teaching, and professional experience will be in one or more of the three following areas: Health, Mental Health, and Disabilities. Individuals who combine mindfulness teaching, research, and practice with one of the preferred areas, are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates who qualify will be expected to develop a strong and ongoing program of research and publications and must be able to demonstrate an understanding of diverse health perspectives and intersectionality.

Duties/responsibilities include teaching, research and service to the faculty, community, and profession. Candidates must have the ability to supervise undergraduate and graduate students and will be expected to offer courses in one or more of the following areas: health, mental health, and disabilities. Successful candidate will have opportunities to teach core courses at the undergraduate and graduate level and to develop courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. Familiarity with multiple modes of course delivery is expected.

Preference will be given to applicants with experience and research in the following areas of knowledge: 2SLGBTQIA+ communities, anti-racist and anti-oppressive practices, Indigenous Ways of Knowing and decolonization, and decolonizing health care.

The Faculty of Social Work is one of the largest social work programs in Canada, with a proud history of teaching, research and service spanning over 75 years. The Faculty offers the Bachelor, Master, and PhD degrees in Social Work. We offer an established innovative MSW program based in Indigenous Knowledges. Our Faculty is actively engaged in research and academic publication on a wide variety of topics, and the University of Manitoba is part of the U15 group of research intensive Canadian universities. The Inner City site offers rich opportunities for research related to social work in the inner city. We are excited to be in a period of renewal of the Faculty and building for the future. Additional information about the Faculty can be found at:

The University of Manitoba is a driving force of innovation, discovery and advancement. Our momentum is propelled by our campus community – UM faculty, staff and students whose determination and curiosity shape our world for the better. Our teaching, learning and work environment is uniquely strengthened and enriched by Indigenous perspectives. With two main campuses in Winnipeg, satellite campuses throughout Manitoba, and world-wide research, UM’s impact is global.

Discover outstanding employee benefits, experience world-class facilities and join a dynamic community that values reconciliation, sustainability, diversity, and inclusion. We are one of Manitoba’s Top Employers and one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers. At the University of Manitoba, what inspires you can change everything. 

The University of Manitoba is committed to the principles of equity, diversity & inclusion and to promoting opportunities in hiring, promotion and tenure (where applicable) for systemically marginalized groups who have been excluded from full participation at the University and the larger community including Indigenous Peoples, women, racialized persons, persons with disabilities and those who identify as 2SLGBTQIA+ (Two Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, questioning, intersex, asexual and other diverse sexual identities). All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.


Preferred and Required Qualifications

Candidates must have at least one social work degree from an accredited university and must hold or be near completion of a PhD or DSW in social work or a related discipline at the time of application.

Application Details

If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact or 204-474-7195. Please note this contact information is for accommodation reasons only.

Application materials, including any letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provisions of "The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy" (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.

Review of applications will commence on April 22, 2022. Applications should refer to the position number and should include a cover letter outlining the candidate's teaching, research and relevant expertise; a curriculum vitae; a teaching dossier; a 1-2 page research plan/statement summary, and the names and contact information of three referees familiar with the candidate's academic work.

Application packages should be submitted electronically to:

Chair, Fort Garry Recruitment & Hiring Committee
c/o Ekta Badesha 
Faculty of Social Work
The University of Manitoba

Inquiries about these positions can be directed to:

Dean Michael Yellow Bird
Phone: 204-474-9869

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