Social Work - Instructor

Carleton University

Location: Ontario
Date posted: 2013-04-20

Social Work - Instructor (closing date: May 17, 2013)

The School of Social Work at Carleton University invites applications from qualified candidates for a full-time, on-going position at the Instructor level with a preferred start date of July 1, 2013.
The School is interested in candidates with teaching experience at the postsecondary level and a demonstrated interest and experience in field practicum education in social work. Candidates must have a graduate degree in social work from an accredited school of social work.

The successful candidate will have strong organizational and administrative skills and will be primarily responsible for all aspects of field education in the undergraduate Honours Bachelors of Social Work (BSW) program. In addition, some teaching in the graduate and undergraduate programs is an expectation. Knowledge of social work and of social service and community agencies in the greater Ottawa-Gatineau area is an asset.

In addition to some teaching, the B.S.W. Field Practicum Co-ordinator is responsible for the on-going development of field education at the undergraduate level. The B.S.W. Field Practicum Co-ordinator is responsible for the maintenance of existing field placements and for the continuing development of a wide diversity of new field placements. Duties include but are not limited to:

  • meeting with individual students to assess learning needs and practice interests, to develop learning objectives and to formally match those interests and objectives with appropriate agencies;
  • developing and providing orientation and skills workshops for students;
  • intervening, as appropriate, in problematic placements;
  • taking leadership in the on-going development of field education policy and procedures through work with the Field Education Committee of the School;
  • providing training workshops for supervisors in the field;
  • meeting regularly with placement supervisors and faculty field liaison persons for the purposes of offering support and guidance;
  • recruiting faculty field education personnel as necessary; and
  • organizing events related to field education including events that acknowledge the special contributions of the community partners to the education of social work students; and
  • participating as a regular faculty member in service to the school as needed.

Now in its 64th year of offering professional social work education in Canada, Carleton's School of Social Work offers an honours B.S.W., both a one- and two-year M.S.W. and a Ph.D. in social work. Recognized nationally and internationally as a leader in progressive social work education, Carleton's School of Social Work is strongly committed to social justice and human rights.

All qualified candidates should forward a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three referees by May 17, 2013 to: Professor Hugh Shewell, Director, School of Social Work, Carleton University, 505 Dunton Tower , 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON, K1S 5B6.

Located in Ottawa, Ontario, Carleton University is a dynamic research and teaching institution with a tradition of leading change. Its internationally recognized faculty, staff, and researchers provide more than 26,000 full- and part-time students from every province and more than 100 countries around the world with academic opportunities in more than 65 programs of study. Carleton's creative, interdisciplinary, and international approach to research has led to many significant discoveries and creative work in science and technology, business, governance, public policy, and the arts. As an innovative institution, Carleton is uniquely committed to developing solutions to real world problems by pushing the boundaries of knowledge and understanding daily.

Minutes from downtown, Carleton University is located on a beautiful campus in the central portion of Ottawa, bordered by the Rideau River on one side, and the Rideau Canal on the other. With over 12 national museums and the spectacular Gatineau Park close by, there are many excellent recreational opportunities for individuals and families to enjoy. The City of Ottawa itself, with a population of almost one million, is Canada's capital city and reflects the country's bilingual and multicultural character. Carleton's location in the nation's capital provides many opportunities for research with groups and institutions that reflect the diversity of the country.

Carleton University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.

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

All positions are subject to budgetary approval.


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