Instructor I, Term in Social Work (Social Work Instruction) Carleton University School of Social Work Canada

Social Work (Social Work Instruction) – Instructor I, Term

Academic Unit: Social Work

Category of Appointment: Term

Field of Specialization: Social Work Instruction

Rank/Position Title: Instructor I

Start Date: July 1, 2018

Closing Date: Consideration of candidates’ files will begin May 21, 2018 and continue until a successful candidate is selected

About the Position:


The School of Social Work invites applications from qualified candidates for a twelve-month term appointment in Social Work at the rank of Instructor (level I) beginning July 1, 2018. The primary duty of this position is to engage in teaching.


The candidate will be expected to teach a range of core/required courses in both the BSW and the MSW programs. Teaching will be in the areas of structural social work, social welfare policy, and social work theory and practice. The position duties include participation in School Committees and regular meetings of faculty and the Departmental Board. There are no research responsibilities associated with this position.


About the Academic Unit:


The Carleton University School of Social Work is entering its 68th year of offering professional social work education in Canada. We offer an honours BSW, both one- and two-year MSW programs, and a PhD in social work. Recognized nationally and internationally as a leader in progressive social work education, the Carleton School of Social Work is strongly committed to social justice and human rights.


The School has a structural approach to social work which places a strong emphasis on social transformation and change to promote equity and social justice. The School website can be found at:




The position requires a completed PhD and a MSW. The successful candidate will have experience working as a social worker in the field, and teaching both BSW and MSW courses. Knowledge of social services in Ontario is an asset.


Must demonstrate potential for outstanding teaching contributions:

  • Demonstrated aptitude for teaching courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels;
  • Evidence of an ability to work collegially as a team player;
  • Candidates will have or be eligible for licensure/registration as a social worker;
  • Must be prepared to work collegially in normal committee service.

Application Instructions:


Applicants must submit all the following information electronically in three separate PDF files to be considered for the position: (1) A cover letter of application addressing your qualification and interest in the position; (2) a curriculum vitae that addresses teaching experience, social work practice, and professional scholarship; and (3) copies of two samples of academic work. In addition, please submit the names of three references. All information must be submitted attention Ms. Stephanie Mulville, Administrative Assistant to the Director of the School of Social Work, at


Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.


About Carleton University:


Carleton University is a dynamic and innovative research and teaching institution with a national and international reputation as a leader in collaborative teaching and learning, research and governance. With over 29,000 students, 950 academic faculty, and 2,000 staff and more than 100 programs of study, we encourage creative risk-taking enabling minds to connect, discover and generate transformative knowledge. We are proud to be one of the most accessible campuses in North America. Carleton’s Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities has been heralded as the gold standard for disability support services in Canada.


Located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada’s capital city has a population of almost one million and reflects the country’s bilingual and multicultural character. Carleton’s location in the nation’s capital provides many opportunities for scholarship and research with groups and institutions that reflect the diversity of the country. To learn more about our university and the City of Ottawa, please visit


Carleton University is 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 university including, but not limited to: women; visible minorities; First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression. Carleton understands that career paths vary. Legitimate career interruptions will in no way prejudice the assessment process and their impact will be taken into careful consideration.


Applicants selected for an interview are asked to contact the Chair as soon as possible to discuss any accommodation requirements. Arrangements will be made in a timely manner.


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. All positions are subject to budgetary approval.

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