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Director of Social Work
Nipissing University

Date Posted Sep. 9, 2022
Title Director of Social Work
University Nipissing University
North Bay, ON, Canada
Department Faculty of Education and Professional Studies
Application Deadline Open until Filled
Position Start Date Jan. 1, 2023
  • Director/Manager
  • Social Work

Nipissing University, Faculty of Education and Professional Studies, is pleased to invite applications for the Tenure-Track position as the Director of Social Work, commencing January 1, 2023. 

Designed in accordance with the Canadian Association of Social Work Education (CASWE) Standards of Practice, the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) at Nipissing University prepares students for generalist social work practice. The four-year degree provides a professional social work experience for recent high school graduates, as well as college/university transfer and mature students. The BSW program is grounded in principles of social justice, including the historical and contemporary position of Indigenous peoples in Canada. Please visit our website for more information on our Bachelor of Social Work program:  Social Work | Nipissing University

The program is looking for a visionary and strategic leader to continue to build the Social Work program’s innovative programming and research capacity in a highly collegial environment. The Director will: provide administrative leadership for reviews, e.g., CASWE/IQAP; facilitate a long-term vision for the program, including Indigenous and Francophone perspectives; recruit prospective students; demonstrate strong team-building and communication skills; lead in developing effective relationships with community and professional partners, and; provide leadership in advancing the breadth and excellence of research in the program. The successful candidate will engage in a combination of teaching, research, and service duties. Competency in French is an asset.

The successful candidate will hold a PhD or equivalent and have at least one graduate degree in Social Work. The successful candidate must be eligible for registration with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. The Director should have a compelling record of academic leadership, administrative experience, scholarship, community service, and teaching. 

Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The appointment will be effective January 1, 2023.

Nipissing University is in the City of North Bay, Ontario (population 55,000), between Lake Nipissing and Trout Lake, surrounded by pristine Canadian Shield Forest. A comfortable three-hour drive from Toronto and three and a half hours from Ottawa, North Bay has a vibrant arts community, ample amenities, and countless opportunities for outdoor activities. Faculty members at Nipissing enjoy a lifestyle conducive to study and thoughtful research.

Nipissing University sits on the territory of Nipissing First Nation, the territory of the Anishinabek, with its communities bordering the city. North Bay offers Primary Care and Daycare services at the North Bay Indigenous Hub and a wide range of services at the North Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre.

Applications should include a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of leadership philosophy, research agenda, curriculum vitae, and the names, affiliations, and contact information of three referees. The review of applications will begin on August 4, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. These materials should be sent in one PDF document and electronically to

Nipissing University is committed to employment equity and strongly encourages applications, which may include self-identification in a covering letter from Indigenous persons, women, persons with disabilities, persons who identify as LGBTQ2S+, and visible minorities.

The search committee would like to thank all applicants for their interest in Nipissing University. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Please note that only those candidates invited for an interview will be contacted. Nipissing University is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. If you have any application, interview, or workplace accommodation requests, please contact Human Resources at

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    Human Resources
    Nipissing University
    100 College Drive
    North Bay, ON P1B 8L7
  • 705-474-3450


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