Academic and Contract Instructor Opportunities
Carleton University, School of Social Work

Application deadline date: January 31, 2023

Pursuant to Article 16 of the CUPE 4600 Unit 2 Collective Agreement, applications are invited from members of the CUPE 4600-2 bargaining unit and other interested persons to teach the following School of Social Work courses during the 2023 Summer Term.

Application Procedures and Deadlines: Please send application submissions via email to ssw.job.applications@carleton.ca.  Address your letter of interest to Sarah Todd, Director, School of Social Work, and indicate the SOWK course numbers for which you are applying in the Subject line (e.g. SOWK 1001; SOWK 2301, etc.). If you are applying for more than one course, please list your preferences and how many courses in total you are interested in teaching.

Please note that, while we do our best to determine mode of delivery well in advance of the term, the decision of whether to offer a course in person or online rests with the University and is subject to change. 

Summer 2023 Courses:

SOWK 2301 Working with Children and Youth (0.5 credit) Summer Session (July-August) Elective Course – Web-based delivery
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. 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 3001 Introduction to Research Methods in Social Work (0.5 credit) Spring Session (May-June) Core & Elective Course – Web-based delivery
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 both quantitative and qualitative research methods and design and must be prepared to use Brightspace, Zoom and other web-based teaching platforms.
  • Other Relevant Experience: Candidate will have demonstrated work experience conducting quantitative and qualitative social work research for agencies, organizations and/or community groups.

SOWK 3002 Introduction to Statistical Analysis in Social Work (0.5 credit) Summer Session (July-August) Core & Elective Course – Web-based delivery
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 4301/5702 Racialization and Social Work (0.5 credit) Spring Session (May- June) Core & Elective Course – Web-based delivery
Social work and racialization; racism and consequences; critical analysis of cultural formations, difference, and identities; critical examination of whiteness and privilege.  Cross-listed at the undergraduate/graduate level.

  • 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 social work courses and practice skills focusing on diversity and inclusion. Must be prepared to use Brightspace, Zoom and other web-based teaching platforms.
  • Other Relevant Experience: Candidates must have demonstrated knowledge of anti-racist social work practice, theorization of racialization, diversities, and intersectionalities.

FIELD LIAISON:        

SOWK 4600/1/2 BSW Field Practicum II Supervision
SOWK 5606/5607 MSW Field Practicum II Supervision

Please note that the University may require all or part of this course to be delivered in person or remotely.

Required Academic Qualifications and Skills: Candidates must hold an MSW degree from an accredited school and be a Registered Social Worker (RSW) in Ontario.
Required Professional Qualifications and Skills: Expertise in social work practice with individuals and families, communities, research, policy and/or advocacy.
Teaching Competence: Candidates are required to have experience teaching social work practice.
Training and Orientation: Candidates must be willing to engage in limited one-on-one orientation with the relevant Practicum Coordinator and to use university supports and resources to develop skill and ability to use related learning technology (i.e., Brightspace LMS platform, cuPortfolio platform, etc.). Significant self-directed learning is needed when occupying this role for the first time.

In addition, candidates must be willing to attend the scheduled Faculty Liaison meetings that occur once per placement term at the School of Social Work.

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 1001 [0.5 credit] Introduction to Social Welfare (May-June)

SOWK 1002 [0.5 credit] Introduction to Social Work (July-August)

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/).