Contract Instructor positions for the Summer term are posted December 15. Fall and Winter term positions are posted May 1.

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Contract Instructor Opportunities Fall/Winter 2019-2020

Application Procedures and Deadlines:

All applicants must apply to the Department Head in writing identifying each course for which they wish to be considered and submit an up-to-date CV by May 24, 2019.  Please address your letter of interest to:  Hugh Shewell, Interim Director, School of Social Work, and send application submissions via email to:  ssw.job.applications@cunet.carleton.ca.
Indicate the SOWK course numbers for which you are applying in the Subject line (e.g.  SOWK 2xxx, 5xxx, 3xxx), and the term(s)

FALL TERM ( 0.5 credit courses)

SOWK 2001 STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS AND SOCIAL WORK [Core Course]
Evolution of structural social work, theories and critiques of structural social work and contemporary issues and challenges.

  • Required Academic Qualifications and Skills: Candidates must hold an MSW (or related) degree.
  • Required Professional Qualifications and Skills: Minimum three years social work practice post MSW.
  • Teaching Competence: Candidates are required to have experience teaching social work courses and be prepared to use cuLearn.
  • Other Relevant Experience: Candidate must be familiar with the history of structural social work, its evolution, and with a structural approach to social work practice. An understanding of structural social work includes familiarity with radical social work, political economy, feminist, anti-racist, and progressive social work theories. Management ability to coordinate and communicate with Teaching Assistant(s) to manage a large class of students.

SOWK 2100 THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF THE SOCIAL WELFARE STATE [Core Course]
Political economic theories as lenses for structural analysis of social problems and policies affecting social work practice in Canada.

  • Required Academic Qualifications and Skills: Candidates must hold an MA or MSW (or related) degree.
  • Required Professional Qualifications and Skills: Minimum three years experience in social welfare policy or practice or social work practice post MSW/MA.
  • Teaching Competence: Preferred candidates will have experience teaching social policy courses in social work or other social science disciplines.  Be prepared to use cuLearn.
  • Other Relevant Experience: Demonstrated knowledge of political economy and its application to social welfare, social services, and social work.

SOWK 3001 A & T Introduction to Research Methods in Social Work [Core Course]
(Section A offered in-class and recorded for CUOL section T.)
Research methods used in social work; research paradigms; quantitative and qualitative analysis in social work and social welfare; stages in conducting research.

  • Required Academic Qualifications and Skills: Candidates must hold an MSW (or related) degree.
  • Required Professional Qualifications and Skills: Advanced expertise conducting and coordinating both quantitative and qualitative social work research. Expertise in research design.
  • Teaching Competence: Candidates are required to have experience teaching courses in both quantitative and qualitative research methods and design.  Be prepared to use cuLearn.
  • Other Relevant Experience: Candidate will have demonstrated work experience conducting quantitative and qualitative social work research for agencies, organizations and/or community group 

SOWK 3207 HUMAN RIGHTS PRACTICE IN CIVIL SOCIETY [Elective Course]
Examines the advocacy role and capacity of organizations in civil society to increase popular participation in promoting and protecting human rights; includes transnational and national non-governmental organizations, grassroots movements, community organizations, and virtual or Internet-based organizations.

  • Required Academic Qualifications and Skills: Candidates must hold an MSW (or related) degree.
  • Required Professional Qualifications and Skills: Minimum three years social work practice post MSW. Expertise in social justice advocacy and human rights promotion work.
  • Teaching Competence: Candidates are required to have experience teaching courses on human rights in social work and be prepared to use cuLearn.
  • Other Relevant Experience: Candidates will have demonstrated and significant social work experience in the field of human rights or grassroots movements, advocacy, political engagement, and practice from a structural approach.

SOWK 4000 SOCIAL WORK AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLES [0.5 credit] [Core Course]
Social work in partnership with Indigenous peoples in  Canada; impact of the past on current relationships; rebuilding through dialogue and respect; understanding Indigenous social work.

  • Required Academic Qualifications and Skills: Candidates must hold an MSW (or related) degree.
  • Required Professional Qualifications and Skills: Minimum three years social work practice post MSW. Expertise in social work with Indigenous peoples.
  • Teaching Competence: Preference given to candidates who have experience teaching courses on the Indigenous peoples. Be prepared to use cuLearn.
  • Other Relevant Experience: Candidates will have demonstrated knowledge of the history of social work with Indigenous peoples, the impact of the Indian Act, treaties, and residential schools, and their implications for social work including truth and reconciliation.

SOWK 4301 RACIALIZATION AND SOCIAL WORK [Core Elective Course]
Social work and racialization; racism and consequences; critical analysis of cultural formations, difference, and identities; critical examination of whiteness and privilege.

  • Required Academic Qualifications and Skills: Candidates must hold an MSW (or related) degree.
  • Required Professional Qualifications and Skills: Minimum three years post MSW experience working as a social worker with people from diverse ethnic, cultural, and racialized communities.
  • Teaching Competence: Candidates are required to have experience teaching courses on social work theory and practice skills focusing on diversity and inclusion. Be prepared to use cuLearn.
  • Other Relevant Experience: Demonstrated knowledge of anti-racist social work expertise, theorization of racialization, diversities, and intersectionalities. 

SOWK 5020:  SOCIAL WORK IN HEALTH CARE SETTINGS [Elective Course]
Social work practice in a range of health-care settings with a focus on health-care practice and direct intervention in various areas of health care.

  • Required Academic Qualifications and Skills: Candidates must hold an MSW (or related) degree with a PhD preferred.
  • Required Professional Qualifications and Skills: Expertise in healthcare policy and social work practice in health care settings.  Expert understanding of legislation, policy formation, and service delivery models in health care, with particular knowledge and understanding of the public hospital system for health care delivery.
  • Teaching Competence: Candidates are required to have experience teaching courses in social work and health care.  Be prepared to use cuLearn.
  • Other Relevant Experience: Candidates must have demonstrated significant work experience in the area of health care practice and direct intervention.  Health policy experience is an asset.

WINTER TERM ( 0.5 credit courses)

SOWK 2202 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE WITH INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES [Core Course]
Understand and develop skills required for working with individuals and families; active listening; use of self; engagement; rapport-building; interviewing and interventions; empathy; interpersonal and professional collaboration; supervision.

  • Required Academic Qualifications and Skills: Candidates must hold an MSW (or related) degree.
  • Required Professional Qualifications and Skills: Minimum three years social work practice post MSW.
  • Teaching Competence: Candidates are required to have experience teaching social work courses and be prepared to use cuLearn.
  • Other Relevant Experience: Demonstrated social work experience working with individuals and families.  Demonstrated understanding of, and ability to apply multiple social work approaches to work with individuals and families.

SOWK 2203 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE WITH GROUPS AND COMMUNITIES [Core Course]
Introduces students to theory and practice skills for group work and community work; structural social work with groups and communities.

  • Required Academic Qualifications and Skills: Candidates must hold an MSW (or related) degree.
  • Required Professional Qualifications and Skills: Minimum three years social work practice post MSW.
  • Teaching Competence: Candidates are required to have experience teaching social work courses and be prepared to use cuLearn.
  • Other Relevant Experience: Demonstrated social work knowledge and experience working with groups and communities using a structural approach.

SOWK 3002 A & V Introduction to Statistical Analysis in Social Work [0.5 credit] [Core Course]
(Section A offered in-class and recorded for CUOL section V)
Fundamentals of statistical analysis; descriptive and inferential statistics and their use in social work research. Statistical tests including Chi-Square, t-tests, correlations and simple linear regressions.

  • Required Academic Qualifications and Skills: Candidates must hold an MSW (or related) degree.
  • Required Professional Qualifications and Skills: Advanced expertise conducting and coordinating both quantitative and qualitative social work research. Demonstrate expertise and production of research using statistical methods.
  • Teaching Competence: Candidates are required to have experience teaching courses on statistical methods, and be prepared to use cuLearn.
  • Other Relevant Experience: Candidate will have demonstrated work experience conducting research using statistics.

SOWK 4000 SOCIAL WORK AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLES [0.5 credit] [Core Course]
Social work in partnership with Indigenous peoples in  Canada; impact of the past on current relationships; rebuilding through dialogue and respect; understanding Indigenous social work.

  • Required Academic Qualifications and Skills: Candidates must hold an MSW (or related) degree.
  • Required Professional Qualifications and Skills: Minimum three years social work practice post MSW. Expertise in social work with Indigenous peoples.
  • Teaching Competence: Preference given to candidates who have experience teaching courses on the Indigenous peoples. Be prepared to use cuLearn.
  • Other Relevant Experience: Candidates will have demonstrated knowledge of the history of social work with Indigenous peoples, the impact of the Indian Act, treaties, and residential schools, and their implications for social work including truth and reconciliation.

SOWK 5018:  Advanced Clinical Social Work Practice [Elective Course]
Clinical concepts for relationship-based, theoretically and empirically grounded, social justice-seeking practice, e.g., reflexive use of self, transference/countertransference, and navigating power.  Focus on development of one’s individualized clinical practice framework.  Includes: Experiential Learning Activity

  • Required Academic Qualifications and Skills: Candidates must hold an MSW (or related) degree with a PhD preferred.
  • Required Professional Qualifications and Skills: 5 years minimum experience in clinical social work practice.
  • Teaching Competence: Candidates are required to have teaching experience. Be prepared to use cuLearn.
  • Other Relevant Experience: Candidate will have demonstrated significant social work practice in clinical area

SOWK 5020:  SOCIAL WORK IN HEALTH CARE SETTINGS [Elective Course]
Social work practice in a range of health-care settings with a focus on health-care practice and direct intervention in various areas of health care.

  • Required Academic Qualifications and Skills: Candidates must hold an MSW (or related) degree with a PhD preferred.
  • Required Professional Qualifications and Skills: Expertise in healthcare policy and social work practice in health care settings.  Expert understanding of legislation, policy formation, and service delivery models in health care, with particular knowledge and understanding of the public hospital system for health care delivery.
  • Teaching Competence: Candidates are required to have experience teaching courses in social work and health care.  Be prepared to use cuLearn.
  • Other Relevant Experience: Candidates must have demonstrated significant work experience in the area of health care practice and direct intervention.  Health policy experience is an asset.

FIELD LIAISON (Fall and Winter terms)

SOWK 3600/1/2 BSW FIELD PRACTICUM SUPERVISION
SOWK 4600/1/2 BSW FIELD PRACTICUM SUPERVISION
SOWK 5606  MSW FIELD PRACTICUM I SUPERVISION
SOWK 5607 MSW FIELD PRACTICUM II SUPERVISION

  • Required Academic Qualifications and Skills: Candidates must hold an MSW degree.
  • Required Professional Qualifications and Skills: Expertise in social work direct intervention and/or policy analysis.
  • Teaching Competence: Candidates are required to have experience teaching social work practice.
  • Other Relevant Experience: Must be prepared to learn and to use CuPortfolio for graduate practicums.

Pre-Posting Hiring Decisions:

The following courses have been assigned to graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, or visiting scholars.  These courses are not open for applications but the department will contact the most senior incumbent to review their rights under Article 17.6 of the CUPE 4600-2 Collective Agreement:

SOWK 2203 [0.5 credit] Intro to Social Work Practice with Groups & Communities (Fall & Winter)
SOWK 2301 [0.5 credit] Working with Children & Youth (web-based course) (Winter)
SOWK 3206 [0.5 credit] Community Development & Social Change in an International Context (Winter)
SOWK 4001 [0.5 credit] Advanced Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families (Winter)
SOWK 4004 [0.5 credit] Social Policy Development & Practice (Fall)
SOWK 4210 [0.5 credit] Special Topics in Direct Social Work Practice: Child Protection (Winter)

As per article 15.3 of the current CUPE 4600 Unit 2 Collective Agreement, all applicants must apply to the Academic Department Head in writing and in relation to each course for which they wish to be considered. All applications must include an up to date CV, including a complete listing of all courses taught within the CUPE 4600 Unit 2 bargaining unit at Carleton University. Applicants shall not be required to submit more than one (1) CV to each department. Other required documents must be relevant to judge qualifications and should not require applicants to provide details as to how they would shape or teach the course.
When applying to classes for which they have incumbency, applicants shall not be required to (re)submit documentation beyond their updated CV.

As per Articles 16.3-16.4 in the CUPE 4600-2 Collective Agreement, the posted vacancies listed above are first offered to applicants meeting the incumbency criterion. A link to the current CUPE 4600-2 Collective Agreement can be found at the Academic Staff Agreements webpage on the Carleton University Human Resources website https://carleton.ca/hr/labour-relations/academic-staff-agreements/ and the CUPE 4600-2 website https://www.cupe4600.ca/unit-2