Term Positions
Carleton University, School of Social Work

The School of Social Work invites applications from qualified candidates for:

  • A term appointment as BSW Field Coordinator at the rank of Instructor I beginning June 1, 2021. Closing date: May 25, 2021 or until position is filled.
  • A term appointment as MSW Field Coordinator at the rank of Instructor I beginning July 1, 2021. Closing date: May 31, 2021 or until position is filled.

Applications can be submitted to Sarah Todd, Professor and Director of the School of Social Work, at sarah.todd@carleton.ca.

Contract Instructor Opportunities
Carleton University, School of Social Work

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 25, 2021.  
Applications submitted after May 25th will not be considered until after the first round of applications are reviewed and assigned.

Please address your letter of interest to: Sarah Todd, Director, School of Social Work, and send your application submissions via email to:  ssw.job.applications@cunet.carleton.ca

Please indicate all the SOWK course numbers for which you are applying in the Subject line of the email (e.g.  SOWK 2xxx, 5xxx, 3xxx)

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.

All candidates must be prepared to use Brightspace, Zoom, Microsoft Teams, CUPortfolio and other web-based teaching platforms.  The university may require all or part of courses to be delivered remotely, including online.

FALL 2021 TERM (0.5 credit courses)

SOWK 2005 VALUES & ETHICS FOR SOCIAL WORK [Core Course]
Focuses on knowledge and skills for ethical decision-making in social work; understanding social work values and ethics, accountability and the professional use of self.
If public health restrictions allow, the planned mode of delivery for this course will be in-person face-to-face lectures.  The University may require that all or part of this course be delivered remotely, including online.                

  • Required Academic Qualifications and Skills: Candidates must hold an MSW (or related) degree.
  • Required Professional Qualifications and Skills: Minimum three years post MSW practice.
  • Teaching Competence: Candidates are required to have experience teaching social work courses and must be prepared to use Brightspace, Zoom and other web-based teaching platforms.
  • Other Relevant Experience: Candidates must be familiar social work values and ethics both in terms of the Code of Ethics and dealing with ethical situations in social work practice. An understanding of critical and anti-oppressive approaches to professional ethics.

SOWK 4000 SOCIAL WORK & INDIGENOUS PEOPLES [Core Course] Offered Online
Focuses on social work in partnership with Indigenous peoples in Canada; the 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 social work by and with Indigenous peoples. Candidates must be prepared to use Brightspace, Zoom, Microsoft Teams and other web-based teaching and learning platforms.
  • 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 4001 ADVANCED SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE WITH INDIVIDUALS & FAMILIES [Core Elective]
Advanced theory, methods, techniques, and skills for direct social work practice with individuals and families; individual and family assessments, treatment planning, intervention skills, and evaluation.
If public health restrictions allow, the planned mode of delivery for this course will be in-person face-to-face lectures.  The University may require that all or part of this course be delivered remotely, including online.
        

  • Required Academic Qualifications and Skills: Candidates must hold an MSW (or a BSW and a related master’s degree) degree.
  • Required Professional Qualifications and Skills: Minimum three years post MSW experience working in social work practice.
  • Teaching Competence: Candidates are required to have experience teaching social work courses and must be prepared to use Brightspace, Zoom, Microsoft Teams and other web-based teaching and learning platforms.
  • 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 4210 Special Topic: DRUGS & SOCIETY [Elective]
Theory and knowledge development in the field of social work practice and substance use, addictions and harm reduction.
If public health restrictions allow, the planned mode of delivery for this course will be in-person face-to-face lectures.  The University may require that all or part of this course be delivered remotely, including online. 

  • 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 in the field of addictions and/or harm reduction.
  • Teaching Competence: Candidates are required to have experience teaching social work courses and must be prepared to use Brightspace, Zoom, Microsoft Teams and other web-based teaching and learning platforms.
  • Other Relevant Experience: Candidates must demonstrate recent social work experience working with persons dealing with substance abuse/addictions and an understanding of critical approaches to harm reduction.             

SOWK 4300 SOCIAL WORK & PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES [Core Elective] Offered Online
Social work theory and practice with persons with disabilities. Structural analysis of theory, models, policies and practices; disability rights; critical analysis of medical model and ableism.

  • 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 in the field of disabilities.
  • Teaching Competence: Candidates are required to have experience teaching social work courses and must be prepared to use Brightspace, Zoom, Microsoft Teams and other web-based teaching and learning platforms.
  • Other Relevant Experience: Demonstrated understanding of critical disability studies and recent experience working with persons living with disabilities.

SOWK 5012 SOCIAL WORK RESEARCH FOUNDATIONS [Core Course]
Foundations of social work research with a focus on understanding evidence-informed practice. Students will learn how to understand research to inform social work practice, and how to use research in social work practice.
If public health restrictions allow, the planned mode of delivery for this course will be in-person face-to-face lectures.  The University may require that all or part of this course be delivered remotely, including online. 

  • Required Academic Qualifications and Skills: Candidates must hold an MSW or related degree.
  • Required Professional Qualifications and Skills: Candidates must have five years post-MSW experience with research and/or program evaluation as a core component of their practice. Familiarity and comfort with both qualitative and quantitative methods is required, including a critical perspective on research methods. Experience with published research is an asset.
  • Teaching Competence: Candidates are required to have experience teaching social work courses and must be prepared to use Brightspace, Microsoft Teams, Zoom and other web-based teaching platforms, as necessary.
  • Other Relevant Experience: Demonstrated experience designing and conducting community-based research and/or program evaluation, including developing surveys or interview guides, data collection and analyzing qualitative and/or quantitative data.

SOWK 5016:  SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE WITH INDIVIDUALS & FAMILIES [Elective Course]
Biopsychosocial theories and practice models (i.e., psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioural, narrative) for working with individuals and families in a contemporary practice environment. A critical approach to theories and models.
If public health restrictions allow, the planned mode of delivery for this course will be in-person face-to-face lectures.  The University may require that all or part of this course be delivered remotely, including online. 

  • Required Academic Qualifications and Skills: Candidates must hold an MSW or related degree
  • Required Professional Qualifications and Skills: Candidates must have five years post-MSW clinical practice experience with individuals and families.
  • Teaching Competence: Candidates are required to have experience teaching social work courses and must be prepared to use Brightspace, Microsoft Teams, Zoom and other web-based teaching platforms.
  • Other Relevant Experience: Candidates must demonstrate an understanding of theories and approaches to social work practice with individuals and families.

SOWK 5020:  SOCIAL WORK IN HEALTH CARE SETTINGS [Elective Web-based 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.
  • 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 social work courses and must be prepared to use Brightspace, Zoom, Microsoft Teams and other web-based teaching platforms.
  • 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.

SOWK 5608:  COMMUNITY PRACTICE [Core Course]
Exploration of history, theory and practice of community work in social work. Engagement, assessment, and interventions with communities will be explored using a variety of community-based approaches including: Indigenous community change, and critical approaches to community work.
If public health restrictions allow, the planned mode of delivery for this course will be in-person face-to-face lectures.  The University may require that all or part of this course be delivered remotely, including online. 

  • Required Academic Qualifications and Skills: Candidates must hold an MSW or related degree.
  • Required Professional Qualifications and Skills: Minimum five years post MSW practice experience working with communities that experience oppression, marginalization, and/or subordination.
  • Teaching Competence: Candidates are required to have experience teaching social work courses and must be prepared to use Brightspace, Zoom, Microsoft Teams and other web-based teaching platforms.
  • Other Relevant Experience: Candidates must demonstrate an understanding of the history and theory/approaches of community work and have recent experience in the field.

WINTER TERM ( 0.5 credit courses)

SOWK 2203 INTRO TO SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE WITH GROUP AND COMMUNITIES [Core Course]
Introduces students to theory and practice skills for group work and community work; structural social work with groups and communities.
If public health restrictions allow, the planned mode of delivery for this course will be in-person face-to-face lectures.  The University may require that all or part of this course be delivered remotely, including online. 

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

SOWK 2301 WORKING WITH CHILDREN AND YOUTH  [Elective Web-based Course]
Preventative and protective social work intervention with children and youth.  Issues addressed include: child neglect, abuse and violence in the context of family; organizational mandates, and social and political contexts; programs and services for children and youth.

  • Required Academic Qualifications and Skills: Candidates must hold an MSW (or related) degree.
  • Required Professional Qualifications and Skills: Expertise in direct intervention with child protection practice and work with children and youth.
  • Teaching Competence: Candidates are required to have experience teaching courses in working with children and youth and/or child protection practice and must be prepared to use Brightspace, Zoom and other web-based teaching platforms. An ability to coordinate and communicate with a team of Teaching Assistants, and familiarity with on-line education.
  • Other Relevant Experience: Candidates must have demonstrated significant work experience in direct social work practice with children and youth and child protection.

SOWK 3002 W INTRO TO STATISTICAL ANALYSIS IN SOCIAL WORK [Core Web-based Course]
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: Experience conducting and coordinating both quantitative and qualitative social work or related research. Demonstrate expertise and production of research using statistical methods.
  • Teaching Competence: Candidates are required to have experience teaching social work courses and must be prepared to use Brightspace, Zoom, Microsoft Teams and other web-based teaching platforms.
  • Other Relevant Experience: Candidate will have demonstrated work experience conducting research using statistics. Experience working with statistical software (e.g. SPSS, JASP)

SOWK 3206 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT & SOCIAL CHANGE IN AN INTERNATIONAL CONTEXT [Elective Course]
Introduction to theories, models and methods of community organizing as a strategy for social change in an international context.
If public health restrictions allow, the planned mode of delivery for this course will be in-person face-to-face lectures.  The University may require that all or part of this course be delivered remotely, including online.

  • Required Academic Qualifications and Skills: Candidates must hold an MSW (or related) degree.
  • Required Professional Qualifications and Skills: Expertise in community development and social change in an international context.
  • Teaching Competence: Candidates are required to have experience teaching courses in community development in an international context and must be prepared to use Brightspace, Zoom and other web-based teaching platforms.
  • Other Relevant Experience: Candidate will have demonstrated and significant social work practice experience in community development including work in international contexts.

SOWK 4000 SOCIAL WORK & INDIGENOUS PEOPLES [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.
If public health restrictions allow, the planned mode of delivery for this course will be in-person face-to-face lectures.  The University may require that all or part of this course be delivered remotely, including online.

  • 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 and must be prepared to use Brightspace, Zoom and other web-based teaching platforms.
  • 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 5004: Group Work [Core Course]
History, theories, and models of social work practice with groups. A range of group practice approaches, including task-focused, mutual aid, psychoeducational, and process-oriented     therapeutic groups.
If public health restrictions allow, the planned mode of delivery for this course will be in-person face-to-face lectures.  The University may require that all or part of this course be delivered remotely, including online.

  • Required Academic Qualifications and Skills: Candidates must hold an MSW (or related) degree.
  • Required Professional Qualifications and Skills: Candidates must have a minimum of five years’ experience in social work practice with groups.
  • Teaching Competence: Candidates are required to have experience teaching social work courses and must be prepared to use Brightspace, Zoom, Microsoft Teams and other web-based teaching platforms.
  • Other Relevant Experience: Candidates must demonstrate an understanding of the history, theories and models of social work practice with groups.

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
If public health restrictions allow, the planned mode of delivery for this course will be in-person face-to-face lectures.  The University may require that all or part of this course be delivered remotely, including online.  

  • Required Academic Qualifications and Skills: Candidates must hold an MSW (or related) degree.
  • Required Professional Qualifications and Skills: 5 years minimum experience in clinical social work practice including ongoing continuing education/professional development in clinical practice topics. Experience as a clinical supervisor preferred.
  • Teaching Competence: Candidates are required to have experience teaching social work courses and must be prepared to use Brightspace, Zoom and other web-based teaching platforms.
  • Other Relevant Experience: Candidate will have demonstrated significant social work practice in clinical area. Candidate has knowledge of social service agencies and their mandate.

SOWK 5020:  SOCIAL WORK IN HEALTH CARE SETTINGS [Elective Web-based 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.
  • 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 social work courses and must be prepared to use Brightspace, Zoom and other web-based teaching platforms.
  • 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.

SOWK 5702: SPECIAL TOPIC – Addictions [Elective]
Clinical and community-based approaches and practices to manage and address substance use/addictions/dependencies.
If public health restrictions allow, the planned mode of delivery for this course will be in-person face-to-face lectures.  The University may require that all or part of this course be delivered remotely, including online.

  • Required Academic Qualifications and Skills: Candidates must hold an MSW (or related) degree.
  • Required Professional Qualifications and Skills: Expertise and significant experience in addiction-related policy and social work practice. Expert understanding of policy formation, and service delivery models, with particular knowledge and understanding of harm reduction, safe injection, and peer-support programs.
  • Teaching Competence: Candidates are required to have experience teaching social work courses and must be prepared to use Brightspace, Zoom and other web-based teaching platforms.
  • Other Relevant Experience: Candidates must have demonstrated significant work experience in the area of addiction-related practice and direct intervention.  Community-based practice experience is an asset.

FACULTY LIAISON (Fall and Winter terms)
Assigned by the School of Social Work to monitor and support practicum students and their Field Supervisors and to teach Practicum Seminars.

  • 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. Current registration and good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) would be an asset. Some positions may require you to be registered with the OCSWSSW
    • Teaching Competence: Candidates must be prepared to use Brightspace, cuPortfolio, Microsoft Teams, Zoom and other web-based platforms independently (tech support available online).
    • Other Relevant Experience: Previous experience supervising social work students and/or providing supervision in practice is an asset.
    • The University may require that all or part of this course be delivered remotely, including online.

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 2202 [0.5 credit] Intro to Social Work Practice with Individuals & Families (Fall)
SOWK 2203 [0.5 credit] Intro to Social Work Practice with Groups & Communities (Fall)
SOWK 3001 [0.5 credit] Intro to Research Methods in Social Work (Fall)
SOWK 4004 [0.5 credit] Social Policy Development (Winter)
SOWK 4301 [0.5 credit] Racialization and social Work (Winter)

A note to all applicants:
As per Articles 16.3 and 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 (http://4600.cupe.ca/).

The University may require that all or part of the above courses be delivered remotely, including online.