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Assistant Professor, School of Social Work
Faculty of Health & Community Studies

MacEwan University inspires students through a powerful combination of academic excellence and personal learning experiences. Located in culturally enriched, downtown Edmonton, our comprehensive undergraduate university offers over 65 programs to 19,000 full- and part-time students. With a dedication to teaching excellence informed by scholarly research and creative activity, MacEwan provides an exceptional collaborative and supportive learning environment with a commitment to environmental sustainability and opportunities for community engagement. In support of faculty professional development, unique and enhanced services are provided through the Centre for the Advancement of Faculty Excellence (CAFÉ).

The School of Social Work in the Faculty of Health & Community Studies invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing July 1,2018, subject to final budgetary approval.

The successful candidate will demonstrate strong teaching skills, a commitment to social justice, evidence of research and significant scholarly activity, and a willingness to engage in service to the program, university and community. Applicants will have knowledge in adult learning theory, curriculum design, and the capacity to teach in blended learning environments. Faculty members are required to teach a broad range of social work courses across the curriculum in both the BSW and Diploma programs.

Preferred candidates will hold a Ph.D. in Social Work with teaching experience in a BSW program and will demonstrate a primary commitment to undergraduate teaching and an ongoing research program. Five years’ experience in teaching/social work practice or a combination of teaching and practice, and be eligible to be a Registered Social Worker (RSW) in Alberta.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including recent teaching evaluations), statement of research interests, sample of scholarly work, and academic transcripts. Three letters of reference, quoting the competition number and candidate name, should be sent directly from referees to careers@macewan.ca.

Questions about this opportunity may be addressed to Kathaleen Quinn, Director, School of Social Work, quinnk2@macewan.ca

A review of applications will begin November 17, 2017.

This position is included under the Faculty Association collective agreement.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Category Full-Time Tenure Track
Salary Commensurate with education and experience
Closing Date Open until suitable candidate is found
Competition No. 17.09.194

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