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School of Social Work
Limited Term Faculty Position
Applications are invited for a 3-year (1.0 FTE) Limited Term faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing July 1, 2018.
The successful candidate will be expected to teach in the BSW and/or MSW programs, both at the Halifax campus and online to students across Canada. The successful candidate in this position will be asked to teach courses in social work practice, social work policy, or other core courses as relevant. Please check the School’s website for more details on the programs offered: www.socialwork.dal.ca.
Both the BSW and MSW programs are guided by the School’s mission to create a socially just society. We are concerned with issues of poverty, inequality, and social and political marginality, and seek to develop practitioners and scholars who are critical thinkers and are effective in advancing progressive change, whether through individual or community practice, or through policy and political engagement.
Qualifications: Applicants must hold a BSW or MSW, and a PhD in Social Work or a related discipline, as well as demonstrated excellence in teaching, research and scholarly work. Preference will be given to those with solid social work practice experience (e.g. in areas such as mental health, addictions, gender based violence, child and family issues, and health.
Application Process: Application deadline is April 3, 2018. Applications should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching and scholarly interests, and evidence of effectiveness in teaching social work practice or social policy and a completed Self-Identification Questionnaire (available at www.dal.ca/becounted/selfid). Applicants, by the application deadline, are also asked to arrange to have three letters of reference sent under separate cover to the following:
Prof. Brenda K. Richard, Acting Director
c/o Linda Power, Administrative Assistant
School of Social Work, Dalhousie University
1459 LeMarchant Street, Suite 3201
P.O. Box 15000, Halifax, N.S. B3H 4R2
This position is subject to budgetary approval. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The University encourages applications from Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community.
We thank all applicants for their interest, but wish to advise that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
TEACHING ASSISTANT POSTING
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 4H6
POSTING DATE: March 5, 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 16, 2018
DEPARTMENT: School of Social Work
POSITION: Teaching Assistant Positions – Summer Term 2018 – Bachelor/Master of Social Work - Distance (MULTIPLE POSITIONS)
*Est. TA Hours
Beginning Social Work Practice (includes mandatory 2-week residency at Halifax campus during the month of May, dates TBD)
Perspectives on Social Welfare Policy
Social Work Research
Social Work with Adolescents
Aboriginal Perspectives on Service Delivery and Practice
Advanced Practice Skills
Interventions with Families
For full course descriptions, please refer to the Dalhousie Undergraduate/Graduate Calendar. **For day, time and location of campus courses, as well as instructor names, please consult the Dalhousie Academic Timetable.
PAY RATE: $23/hr as per CUPE 3912 Collective Agreement. *NOTE: Actual TA hours may vary depending on student enrollment
WORK ASSIGNMENT: For campus courses, the teaching assistant will be responsible for duties which may include preparation of teaching material, in-class duties, marking, invigilation, and communication with students and instructor. For distance courses, duties may also include online duties such as monitoring group assignments and fielding technical issues.
REQUIREMENTS OF POSITION: For BSW courses, enrollment in the MSW program or a graduate of a Social Work program. For MSW courses, graduate of a Master of Social Work program (or all coursework, including field, completed). Applicants must have knowledge of, or experience in, the subject matter being taught. Applicants must also have excellent communication skills, energy, and enthusiasm. Previous instructional and evaluation experience and familiarity with on-line course tools are considered assets. All new TAs will receive training in the Learning Management System, Brightspace.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and a resume by the application deadline to Joyce Rogers at firstname.lastname@example.org (only electronic applications will be accepted). Applicants should clearly demonstrate how they meet the requirements of the position. If applying for multiple courses, please submit only one application but address each course separately in the cover letter. Identify previous TA experience (course #, dates), if applicable. Include “TA Posting Summer 2018” in the subject line of the email. Only candidates selected will be contacted.
Subject to budgetary approval and sufficient course enrollment. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community.