Employment Posting:
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor School of Social Work

Employment Type:
Full-time Faculty

School of Social Work

The School of Social Work at Nipissing University invites applications for one tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning July 1, 2020, subject to final budgetary approval.

The new Bachelor of Social Work Program at Nipissing University is designed in accordance with the Canadian Association of Social Work Education (CASWE-ACFTS) standards of practice and received pre-accreditation status in June 2018.  We are seeking individuals with vision and academic ambition to contribute to firmly establishing a national and international centre of social work excellence.  Within a highly collegial environment Nipissing University is committed to innovative social work in northern, rural and remote contexts with an emphasis on Indigenous peoples in Canada.  Candidates will demonstrate outstanding promise for excellence in undergraduate teaching and research.  This will include a demonstrated understanding of contemporary and future trends in social work education and research. 

The successful candidate will hold a PhD in social work or related discipline.  Candidates who are in the concluding stages of PhD completion are also welcome.  We would particularly like to invite candidates with experience in children’s mental health and child welfare with children, families and communities in northern and rural contexts.  Engagement with environmental perspectives/environmental justice in social work education is also welcome. All candidates must be eligible for registration with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. 

The School of Social Work is part of the Faculty of Education and Professional Studies at Nipissing University. For more information on the School, please visit our website.

Consideration of applications will begin on 6 January, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. A covering letter outlining program of research, teaching interests, a teaching dossier, curriculum vitae, a sample of scholarly work, and three letters of recommendation should be sent to:

Dr. Carole Richardson
Dean, Faculty of Education and Professional Studies
Nipissing University
100 College Drive, Box 5002
North Bay, ON P1B 8L7
E-mail: edfacpos@nipissingu.ca
Fax: (705)495-1303

The Search Committee would like to thank all applicants for their interest in Nipissing University; however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Nipissing University is committed to employment equity and strongly encourages applications, which may include self-identification in a covering letter, from Indigenous persons, women, persons with disabilities, and visible minorities.

Nipissing University is an inclusive employer and will provide accommodation in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code.