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Assistant Professor or Instructor, Inner City Social Work
University of Manitoba

Date Posted Mar. 19, 2021
Title Assistant Professor or Instructor, Inner City Social Work
University University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Department Faculty of Social Work
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date July 2021
  • Lecturer/Instructor
    Assistant Professor
  • Social Work
    Social Sciences - General

(Position # 29624)

The Faculty of Social Work of the University of Manitoba invites applications for a position at the Assistant Professor rank (tenure-track) OR the Instructor rank (eligible for continuing appointment) at the Inner City Social Work site (ICSW). The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2021. Starting salary and rank will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

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 an Instructor position must hold a Master of Social Work degree from an accredited university. The responsibilities of an Instructor are teaching and service.

The ICSW Access Program is designed for mature undergraduate students facing significant social, academic and financial barriers to post-secondary education (e.g., Indigenous peoples, newcomers to Canada, people living in poverty). The ICSW site is located in Winnipeg’s North End and is closely connected with this community and local organizations.

Applicants should have substantial understanding of social policy and social work practice as these relate particularly to Indigenous peoples, inner city experiences, and the settlement of refugees and immigrants. Favourable consideration will be given to applicants with strong knowledge of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit cultures and knowledges, and who are familiar with how to ethically and productively engage and collaborate with these communities

The Faculty of Social Work is one of the largest social work programs in Canada, with a proud history of teaching, research and service spanning over 75 years. The Faculty offers the Bachelor, Master, and PhD degrees in Social Work. We offer an established innovative MSW program based in Indigenous Knowledges. Our Faculty is actively engaged in research and academic publication on a wide variety of topics, and the University of Manitoba is part of the U15 group of research intensive Canadian universities. The Inner City site offers rich opportunities for research related to social work in the inner city. Our programs are fully accredited by the Canadian Association for Social Work Education. We are excited to be in a period of renewal of the Faculty and building for the future. Additional information about the Faculty can be found at:

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. Creating Pathways to Indigenous Achievement is a key priority for the University, as identified in its 2015-2020 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 any 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.

Review of submitted applications will commence on 19 April 2021. Applications should refer to the position number, and should include a cover letter outlining the candidate’s teaching, research and relevant expertise; a curriculum vitae; a teaching dossier; and the names and contact information of three referees familiar with the candidate’s academic work.

Application packages should be submitted electronically to:

Chair, Inner City Recruitment & Hiring Committee
c/o Jodi Petch
Faculty of Social Work
The University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2

Inquiries about these positions can be directed to:
Dean Michael Yellow Bird
Phone: 204 474 9869

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