Social Work (Associate Professor, tenure-track)

1 Oct, 2019

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, 2020. Applicants are normally required to have a degree in Social Work and a PhD in either Social Work or related disciplines, and have at least three years 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: critical clinical practice, topics relevant to Canadian Indigenous communities and Reconciliation, mental health, disability, social policy, community, social work and the digital world, social and international development, feminist practice, anti-racist practice, intersectional practice or practice with LGBTQ communities.  We are seeking candidates 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 and international connections are 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: 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:

Applications are to be submitted online by December 1, 2019 through the School of Social Work site at:  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 by the same deadline. Review of applications will begin soon after December 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

Enquiries may be directed to: Dr. Donna Baines, Director, School of Social Work, University of British Columbia, 2080 West Mall, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z2. Email:

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.