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Job ID: 150895

Assistant Professor or Instructor II
University of Manitoba

Date Posted Dec. 10, 2020
Title Assistant Professor or Instructor II
University University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Department Faculty of Social Work
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date July 2021
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Social Work


The University of Manitoba Faculty of Social Work invites applications for one tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor OR one probationary position at the rank of Instructor II (position # 29625), beginning July 1, 2021.

For this position preferred areas of knowledge and professional experience are social work policy and practice related to Indigenous peoples, northern/rural social work, child welfare, and social work with newcomers.

Candidates who qualify for the Assistant Professor rank will be expected to develop an active research program, and will be given first consideration. Candidates must have at least one social work degree from an accredited university, and must hold or be near completion of a PhD in social work or a related discipline. Duties/responsibilities will include teaching, research and service to the faculty, community and profession. Applicants with experience in community-based and community engaged research, and/or who have demonstrated excellence in post-secondary teaching, will be given favourable consideration.

Candidates for the Instructor position must have at least one social work degree from an accredited program and hold a minimum of a Masters degree in social work or a cognate discipline. The responsibilities of an Instructor are teaching and service.

Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The Northern Social Work site is a University of Manitoba ACCESS Program designed for mature undergraduate students who face significant social, academic and financial barriers. The Program is located in Thompson, Manitoba, a city of 13,000 located in the northern part of the province. Thompson has many outdoor recreational opportunities and good road and air access to Winnipeg and other parts of the country ( The city is called the "Hub of the North" and is a centre for health, educational, and government services for Northern Manitoba.

The University of Manitoba campuses are located on original lands of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation. The Thompson site is located on Treaty 5 land, the traditional territory of Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation. Creating Pathways to Indigenous Achievement is a key priority for the University, as identified in its current strategic plan. The U of M is home to a vibrant Indigenous community, including more than 2,600 First Nations, Métis and Inuit students, one of the largest Indigenous student populations in the country. Honoured to be chosen as host of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, the U of M is dedicated to advancing Indigenous research and scholarship, and to becoming a centre of excellence for this work.

The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, racialized persons, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual and gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact or 204-474-7195. Please note this contact information is for accommodation reasons only.

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provisions of "The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy" (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.

Applications, referencing position number, must include a curriculum vitae, a letter stating relevant qualifications and expertise, and the names and contact information of three referees. Review of applications will begin February 1, 2021 and will be accepted until the position is filled.

Further information about the University and the Faculty can be found at: and

Applications should be submitted to:
Chair, Recruitment and Hiring Committee
Faculty of Social Work, University of Manitoba

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