School of Social Work Associate Professor Position in Social Work Research

Academic unit: Social Work
Category of appointment: Preliminary (Tenure-Track)
Field of specialization: Social Work Research
Rank/Position title: Associate Professor
Start date: July 1, 2018
Closing date for applications: Consideration of Applications will begin on November 15, 2017 and continue until the position is filled

About the Position:

The School of Social Work at Carleton University invites applications from qualified candidates for an appointment in Social Work at the rank of Associate Professor beginning July 1, 2018. Appointment can be made to a preliminary (i.e., tenure-track) or a tenured position, depending on the qualifications of the successful candidate.


About the Academic Unit

The School of Social Work offers social work programs at the Bachelor, Masters and PhD levels, (see Current faculty research and practice address some of the following: social work pedagogy, race and anti-racism, social policy analysis, political economy of care, trauma, Indigenous knowledge, immigration and refugee issues, history of social work and social welfare, and child welfare. The School is committed to critical social work approaches and offers graduate courses in both policy and practice.


This position will be filled by a mature social work scholar with demonstrated ability to attract research funding, to build collaborative and interdisciplinary research teams, and to have a strong record of peer reviewed publications. The School is looking for a colleague who is a successful teacher at both BSW and MSW levels, and will be able to provide research and teaching mentorship to junior colleagues.

The School is seeking a scholar who is able to contribute to one or more of the following major areas of social work: Indigenous social work, racialization and anti-racist social work, social policy analysis, addictions, and social work and the environment. Candidates with strong research and teaching outside these identified areas will also be considered.

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 research; and (3) copies of two samples of published academic work. In addition, please submit the names of three academic or professional 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:

Join our intellectual and collaborative community of scholars. 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. To learn more about our University and the City of Ottawa, please visit

Carleton University is strongly 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 or gender identity and expressions.

Applicants selected for an interview are asked to contact the Chair of the Search Committee 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.