School of Social Work

Director, School of Social Work

17 Jul, 2018

The Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia – Vancouver invites applications for the position of Director of the School of Social Work, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2019. We expect that the successful candidate will have a record of research publications and scholarship activity commensurate with appointment at the rank of full Professor; however, exceptional candidates at the senior Associate Professor level also will be considered. The successful candidate will hold an MSW and PhD in Social Work or a related field and bring to the position a distinguished record of research, excellence in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, graduate supervision, academic leadership, and strong communication skills across diverse partnering groups. A demonstrated ability and commitment to play a significant leadership role within the School, the University and the wider community – both local and international – is also expected.  Situated in the Faculty of Arts, the School offers nationally accredited professional BSW and MSW programs and a PhD degree.  We have a strong commitment to social justice, promoting Indigenous rights, research excellence, community-based practice, and international visibility. For information, visit: http://www.socialwork.ubc.ca/ and http://www.arts.ubc.ca/.

The School is in a period of renewal with a number of recent hires and the possibility of additional retirements.  The new Director will be expected to continue to guide this transition by mentoring junior colleagues, mobilizing consensus within the School, and by communicating the unit’s vision beyond the School. The Director is responsible for recruiting and evaluating faculty, developing scholarly initiatives, and overseeing the educational programs and the financial health of the unit. The successful candidate will demonstrate effectiveness as a leader, administrator, and advocate for the unit and will enhance the School’s achievements and reputation as a leading-edge site of critical and transformative social work education within the university, British Columbia, across Canada and internationally.

The position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  The appointment as Director is typically for a five-year term with the possibility for reappointment for a second term.

Applicants should provide the following items by October 9, 2018 in a single PDF file to Margaret Tom-Wing in the Dean of Arts Office via email (arts.headships@ubc.ca) with “Social Work Director” in the subject line: a letter of application; a curriculum vitae; and statements (no longer than 1 page each) summarizing their (a) research program, (b) teaching philosophy/practice and ability to work with a diverse student body, and (c) experience in and approach to administrative and leadership roles, and vision for a School of Social Work in a research-intensive University.

Review of applications will begin on October 9, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.  At a later stage of the search process, long-listed applicants will be asked to provide evidence of teaching effectiveness and the names and contact information for four referees from whom we can request confidential and objective assessment of the applicant’s scholarly record and suitability for the leadership position.

UBC-Vancouver’s Point Grey Campus is located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the Musqueam people, with whom UBC shares a framework Memorandum of Affiliation.  For information relating to Aboriginal initiatives that are available at UBC, visit the UBC Vancouver Aboriginal portal at: http://aboriginal.ubc.ca/.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence.  An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged.  We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

Social Work (Assistant or Associate Professor)

30 May, 2018

The School of Social Work (UBC-Vancouver) invites applications for a full-time tenure-stream position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, beginning July 1, 2019. Applicants are required to have a Master’s (or Bachelor’s) degree in Social Work and a PhD in either Social Work or related disciplines, and have at least three years post-MSW (or post-BSW) direct social work practice experience.

Candidates are required to have a strong commitment to our School’s vision of social justice and ethics of care. We are seeking candidates with scholarly and practice expertise in one or more of the following areas: health, mental health, disability, law and social work, social and international development, feminist practice, or practice with LGBTQ communities; and those with demonstrated excellence in research and scholarly activities; evidence of externally funded research; a strong record of publications and contributions within the field; ability and interest in high quality, innovative teaching; and a record of, or capacity to establish, effective relationships with the practice community. Experience in program coordination is an asset.

The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of research, publication, teaching and student supervision at the graduate (MSW, PhD) and undergraduate (BSW) levels, and to take a leadership role in program coordination within the School.

The School of Social Work at UBC-Vancouver is a member of the Canadian Association for Social Work Education (CASWE). Both the BSW and MSW programs are fully accredited by the Board of Accreditation of CASWE. For further information, visit: www.socialwork.ubc.ca. UBC-Vancouver’s Point Grey Campus is located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the Musqueam people, with whom UBC shares a framework Memorandum of Affiliation. For information relating to Aboriginal initiatives that are available at UBC, visit the UBC Vancouver Aboriginal portal at: http://aboriginal.ubc.ca/.

Applications are to be submitted online by September 15, 2018 through the UBC Faculty Careers website at: http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers/faculty-careers/. Applicants should be prepared to upload the following documents in the order listed: a letter of application, curriculum vitae (including direct social work practice history), statement of research and teaching philosophies, a one-page statement identifying their contribution, or potential contribution, to diversity, along with their ability to work with a culturally diverse student body, a sample publication, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. In addition, applicants should arrange to have three signed, confidential letters of reference sent to sowk.dir@ubc.ca by the same deadline. Review of applications will begin soon after September 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

Enquiries may be directed to: Dr. Miu Chung Yan, Director, School of Social Work, University of British Columbia, 2080 West Mall, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z2. Email: sowk.dir@ubc.ca.

This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Social Work Field Education and/or Technology in Social Work Practice (Instructor, tenure-track)

19 Apr, 2018

The School of Social Work (UBC-Vancouver) invites applications for two full-time, tenure-track Instructor positions to meet the current teaching needs of the School’s programs, beginning January 1, 2019.

A Master’s degree in Social Work is required. BSW holder with a master degree in relevant human and social science discipline will also be considered. PhD in either Social Work or related disciplines is preferable. Candidates are required to have a strong commitment to our School’s vision of social justice and ethics of care; expertise in health, mental health, children and family; and at least five years post-MSW (or post-BSW) direct social work practice experience in related fields.

The successful candidates will exhibit distinction in teaching, service and educational leadership.  She or he will be expected to teach BSW and MSW practice courses (e.g., communication skills, practice with individuals and families, family counseling, group and community); to demonstrate expertise and/or strong interests in advancing either field work education or application of technology in social work practice and education; and a record of, or capacity to establish, effective relationships with the practice community. Experience in program coordination is an asset.

The School of Social Work at UBC-Vancouver is a member of the Canadian Association for Social Work Education (CASWE). Both the BSW and MSW programs are fully accredited by the Board of Accreditation of CASWE. For further information, visit: www.socialwork.ubc.ca.

UBC-Vancouver’s Point Grey Campus is located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the Musqueam people, with whom UBC shares a framework Memorandum of Affiliation. For information relating to Aboriginal initiatives that are available at UBC, visit the UBC Vancouver Aboriginal portal at: http://aboriginal.ubc.ca/.

Applications are to be submitted online by August 15, 2018 through the UBC Faculty Careers website at: http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers/faculty-careers/29608. Applicants should be prepared to upload the following documents in the order listed: a) a letter of application, b) curriculum vitae, c) statement of research and teaching philosophies, d) a one-page statement identifying their contribution, or potential contribution, to diversity, along with their ability to work with a culturally diverse student body, e) a one-page statement specifying the vision of either field work education and/or use of technology in social work practice and education, and f) evidence of teaching effectiveness. In addition, applicants should arrange to have three signed, confidential letters of reference sent to sowk.dir@ubc.ca by the same deadline. Review of applications will begin soon after August 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

Enquiries may be directed to: Dr. Miu Chung Yan, Director, School of Social Work, University of British Columbia, 2080 West Mall, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z2. Email: sowk.dir@ubc.ca.

This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Social Work (tenure-stream Associate Professor)

10 Oct, 2017

The School of Social Work (UBC-Vancouver) invites applications for a full-time tenure-stream position at the rank of Associate Professor, beginning July 1, 2018. Applicants are required to have a Master’s degree in Social Work and a PhD in either Social Work or related disciplines.

Candidates are required to have a strong commitment to our School’s vision of social justice and ethics of care. We are particularly interested in candidates with scholarly and practice expertise in one or more of the following areas: health, mental health, disability, law and social work, social and international development, feminist practice, or practice with LGBTQ communities; and those with demonstrated excellence in research and scholarly activities; evidence of externally funded research; a strong record of publications and contributions within the field; ability and interest in high quality, innovative teaching; and a record of, or capacity to establish, effective relationships with the practice community. Experience in program coordination is an asset.

The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of research, publication, teaching and student supervision at the graduate (MSW, PhD) and undergraduate (BSW) levels, and to take a leadership role in program coordination within the School.

The School of Social Work at UBC-Vancouver is a member of the Canadian Association for Social Work Education (CASWE). Both the BSW and MSW programs are fully accredited by the Board of Accreditation of CASWE. For further information, visit: www.socialwork.ubc.ca. UBC-Vancouver’s Point Grey Campus is located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the Musqueam people, with whom UBC shares a framework Memorandum of Affiliation. For information relating to Aboriginal initiatives that are available at UBC, visit the UBC Vancouver Aboriginal portal at:http://aboriginal.ubc.ca/.

Applications are to be submitted online by December 31, 2017 through the UBC Faculty Careers website at: http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers/faculty-careers/27906. Applicants should be prepared to upload the following documents in the order listed: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching philosophies, a one-page statement identifying their contribution, or potential contribution, to diversity, along with their ability to work with a culturally diverse student body, a sample publication, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. In addition, applicants should arrange to have three signed, confidential letters of reference sent to sowk.dir@ubc.ca by the same deadline. Review of applications will begin soon after December 31, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Enquiries may be directed to: Dr. Miu Chung Yan, Director, School of Social Work, University of British Columbia, 2080 West Mall, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z2. Email: sowk.dir@ubc.ca.

This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence.  An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged.  We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

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

Social Work – Indigenous – (Instructor, tenure-track)

8 Jul, 2017

The School of Social Work at the University of British Columbia – Vancouver invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Instructor position to meet the current teaching needs of the School’s programs, beginning July 1, 2018.

Major selection criteria will include demonstration of a strong commitment to championing components in social work education relevant to Indigenous communities and clients; ability and commitment to teaching social work practice at the graduate and undergraduate levels; promise of educational leadership; interest in developing innovative pedagogical approaches; and current and extensive practice experience with Indigenous peoples.  We seek applicants whose record demonstrates evidence of an ability to liaise effectively with Indigenous communities and organizations, as well as knowledge of the languages, cultures, and/or contemporary issues of Indigenous peoples.  Area of practice is open but the School has interest in expanding its expertise in Child and Family, Health, Mental Health, Social and Community Development.

The successful candidate will demonstrate clear promise of achieving distinction in teaching and educational leadership.  They will be expected to teach BSW and MSW practice courses (e.g., communication skills, practice with individuals and families, family counseling, group and community), to advance Indigenous social work education and curriculum development, and to coordinate and lead various initiatives in relation to Indigenous issues.

Applicants who have a Master’s in Social Work (MSW) and a PhD in either Social Work or closely related disciplines are preferred. While we seek applicants who have a MSW degree, in exceptional cases we may consider those with a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) in combination with a Master’s degree from a closely related discipline. Candidates are required to have a strong commitment to our School’s vision of social justice and ethics of social care; expertise in health, mental health, children and family, or social and community development; and at least five years of post-MSW (or post-BSW) practice experience.  The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of educational leadership, teaching, service, and student supervision at the graduate (MSW) and undergraduate (BSW) levels.

As this is a tenure-track position, the successful candidate will be reviewed for reappointment, tenure, and promotion in subsequent years, in accordance with the Collective Agreement. For a description of the Instructor rank and criteria for reappointment and promotion, visit: http://www.hr.ubc.ca/faculty-relations/collective-agreements/appointment-faculty/

The School is a member of the Canadian Association for Social Work Education (CASWE). Both the BSW and MSW programs are fully accredited by the Board of Accreditation of CASWE. Please check the School’s web page for updates and further information: www.socialwork.ubc.ca.

Applications are to be submitted online by September 15, 2017 through the UBC Faculty Careers website at: http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers/faculty-careers/ (Job ID#26983). Applicants should be prepared to upload the following documents in the order listed: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching philosophies, and evidence of teaching effectiveness.  In addition, applicants should arrange to have three confidential, signed letters of reference sent to sowk.dir@ubc.ca by the same deadline. Review of applications will begin soon after September 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Enquiries may be directed to: Dr. Miu Chung Yan, Director, School of Social Work, UBC-Vancouver via email: sowk.dir@ubc.ca.

This position is subject to final budgetary approval.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.