Social Work - Assistant Professor (Community Services)

Ryerson University

Location: Ontario
Date posted: 2012-11-15


The School of Social Work at Ryerson University ( invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective August 1, 2013, subject to final budgetary approval.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the teaching and research agenda of the School as well as the mandate of the Faculty of Community Service and Ryerson University. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a variety of Social Work courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, and contribute to the ongoing development of the School.

The School of Social Work invites applications from candidates who hold a social work degree (BSW, MSW, or PhD/DSW) and an earned doctorate in social work or a related field, or be ABD with a defense date set. Applicants are asked to demonstrate evidence of high-quality teaching, a strong research profile and an emerging scholarly record, capacity for collegial service, and a record of community engagement and social work practice. As a leader in transformative, anti-oppressive social work education, the School is strongly committed to preparing graduates for critically engaged social work practice with marginalized populations and communities. The area of specialization we are particularly interested in must include practice and scholarship in Anti-Black Racism and/or Black Scholarship.

The School of Social Work, with a student body in excess of 800 each academic year, prides itself both on the quality of its teaching and the breadth and excellence of its research. Currently, the school offers a four year BSW program, an advanced standing BSW program to students with prior education and experience, a BSW program for Aboriginal students offered in collaboration with First Nations Technical Institute, and a Master of Social Work program. The School is located within the Faculty of Community Services, along with a range of programs that provide rich opportunities for collaborative and international initiatives in teaching and research and the potential for a future PhD program.

Located in the heart of Toronto, the largest and most culturally diverse city in Canada, Ryerson University is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. The university is known for innovative programs built on the integration of theoretical and practically oriented learning. Our undergraduate and graduate programs are distinguished by a professionally focused curriculum and strong emphasis on excellence in teaching, research and creative activities. Ryerson is also a leader in adult learning, with the largest university-based continuing education school in Canada.

Applicants should include a letter of application describing their teaching, research, social work practice, and community engagement and discuss how these will contribute to the ongoing success of the school and its mission. Applications should include a curriculum vitae, two recent writing samples, and results of teaching surveys (or equivalent evidence such as a teaching dossier). Please also include the names of three people who could be contacted for references (only referees of shortlisted candidates will be contacted).

Please note that applications by fax or e-mail will not be accepted. Confidential inquiries can be directed to Dr. Lisa Barnoff, the School Director The deadline for submission of applications to be given first consideration is Friday January 11, 2013. The position will remain open until filled. Please send applications in care of:

Ms. Suzana Milosevic, Administrative Assistant,
School of Social Work, Ryerson University, 350 Victoria Street,
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5B 2K3

This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA). The RFA collective agreement can be viewed at:
The RFA's website can be found at: A summary of RFA benefits can be found at:

Ryerson University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply but applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


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