Faculty of Social Work
University of Manitoba
The Faculty of Social Work (Fort Garry Campus) of the University of Manitoba invites applications for a full-time probationary at the rank of Assistant Professor. The role includes teaching, research, service, and the supervision of graduate students. The anticipated start date for this position is January 1, 2024, or as soon as possible after that date. Starting salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.
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, including the established innovative MSW-IK program. 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. Our programs are fully accredited by the Canadian Association for Social Work Education. We are excited to be in a period of renewal of the faculty and building for the future. Additional information can be found at: http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/social_work/
The University of Manitoba campuses are located on original lands of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation. Creating Pathways to Indigenous Achievement is a key priority for the University, as identified in its 2015-2020 strategic plan. The U of M is home to a vibrant Indigenous community, including more than 2,600 First Nations, Métis and Inuit students, one of the largest Indigenous student populations in the country. Honoured to be chosen as host of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, the U of M is dedicated to advancing Indigenous research and scholarship, and to becoming a centre of excellence for this work.
Candidates must have or be near completion of a Ph.D. in Social Work or in a related field and have a social work degree. If the PhD has not been completed by the appointment date, the person may be appointed to a term position at the rank of Lecturer until satisfactory completion of their PhD. The candidate must be able to work in partnership with Elders, Knowledge Keepers, and work collaboratively as a team member. The ideal candidate will have a commitment to and/or demonstrated record of working and researching collaboratively with Indigenous peoples and communities and fostering and enhancing connections with Indigenous organizations. The ideal candidate will be a creative and energetic individual with a demonstrated interest in advancing Indigenist, decolonizing social work, and guiding graduate and undergraduate students in their program.
Knowledge and professional experience directly relevant to this position are: Indigenous ways of being; Indigenous-based social work programming and practices; social policy related to Indigenous peoples; critical theories, particularly those focused on colonialism, anti-colonialism, decolonization, and Indigenism, Indigenization, and Indigenous-focused research. Individuals should know relevant Indigenous protocols. Preference will be given to applicants with knowledge and experience in direct service and healing methods with Indigenous individuals, families, and communities.
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.
If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact UM.Accommodation@umanitoba.ca or 204-474-7195. Please note this contact information is for accommodation reasons only.
Review of submitted applications will commence on June 25, 2023. 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; an Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Decolonization, and Indigenization (EDIDI) statement, a teaching dossier (course evaluations, teaching philosophy statement); and the names and contact information of three referees familiar with the candidate's academic work.
Application packages should be submitted electronically to:
Chair, Recruitment & Hiring Committee
c/o David Lam at firstname.lastname@example.org
Faculty of Social Work
The University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2
Inquiries about these positions can be directed to:
Dean Michael Yellow Bird
Phone: 204 474 9869
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.
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