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

Contract Instructor Opportunities
Spring/Summer 2022 Carleton University, School of Social Work
Application deadline date:   January 31, 2022

*** Update:  Before we can extend an offer of employment, a prospective employee must attest to being fully vaccinated for Covid-19 or have an exemption approved by the University. 

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 2022 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.

Summer 2022 Courses:

SOWK 1001 Introduction to Social Welfare (0.5 credit) Spring Session (May – June) Core & Elective course – Web-based delivery
Explores definitions of social welfare and the structure of the Canadian welfare state; evolution and devolution of the welfare state in Canada; social welfare and its relationship to social work, social change, and social justice.

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 areas of social policy and social work 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: Ability to coordinate and communicate with a team of Teaching Assistants, and familiarity with on-line and distance education.

SOWK 1002 Introduction to Social Work (0.5 credit) Summer Session (July-August) Core & Elective course – Web-based delivery
Introduction to the profession of social work; evolution of the social work profession in Canada; social work knowledge, values and skills. Explores professional and regulatory social work bodies and international linkages.

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 social work 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: Ability to coordinate and communicate with a team of Teaching Assistants, and familiarity with on-line and distance education

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 3002 W Introduction to Statistical Analysis in Social Work(0.5 credit) (July-August) Core 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 4213/5702 Addictions (0.5 credit) Spring Session (May- June – 6 hours class time per week)
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.
Clinical and community-based approaches and practices to manage and address substance use/addictions/dependencies.

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.

Field Liaison:  SOWK 4600/1/2 BSW Field Practicum Supervision
                             SOWK 5607 MSW Field Practicum II Supervision
                             Please note that the University may require all or part of this course to be delivered remotely, including online.

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.
Email communication: Successful candidates will be provided with a Carleton email address which is the only email address to be used with assigned placement students and Field Supervisors. Carleton email servers are secure and compliant with student and agency privacy needs.

Response times: For the duration of the contract, Faculty Liaisons are expected to respond to all field related emails within 24 to 48 business hours and to be physically accessible to their field team (e.g., students and Field Supervisor) within 24 to 48 business hours in the event of an emergency.

Group size: Maximum group size for seminars will vary, as follows:

SOWK 4600/1/2                  15 students
SOWK 5606                        15 students
SOWK 5607                        15 students

Core Functions: Faculty Liaisons are expected to complete at least one on-site consultation meeting with Field Supervisors and students, and a minimum of one telephone consultation (mid-point) per placement. In addition, Faculty Liaisons are expected to hold additional consultations with agencies where significant issues are arising on the placement and where agencies request them to do so.
Faculty Liaisons are expected to facilitate six (6) seminars, manage and assess all practicum assignments, coordinate and oversee evaluation processes and submit the final grade for placement to Practicum Coordinators at the end of the placement term. Facilitation may also include oversight of students engaging in the Practicum Learning Portal (PLP) on Brightspace.
Faculty Liaisons are responsible for supporting students to obtain letters of completion and letters of eligibility relative to professional registration at the end of their degrees, and for assessing final evaluations and portfolios.
Vacation Leave Requests:  Limited absences for vacation or personal reasons (up to 10 days) will be considered provided the Faculty Liaison:

  •        Is fully available to respond to students at the beginning and end of the placement term, an approximate 2 to 4 week period that may vary depending on the level of seminar group assigned.
  •        Is able to present a plan for how they will meet the requirements of the position as outlined here and meet the needs of students during the absence. This may include:

o   Rescheduling a maximum of one (1) seminar.

o   Availability by email (24 to 48 hour response time).

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 3001 [0.5 credit] Introduction To Statistical Analysis In Social Work (May-June)

Assistant Professor, Social Work Practice with Communities: Preliminary (Tenure-Track) (1st round of hiring in progress)

The School of social Work at Carleton University invites applications from qualified candidates for a preliminary (tenure-track) appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2022.  Consideration of complete applications will begin October 1, 2021 and continue until a successful candidate is selected.  See Job Description