Assistant Professor (Tenure Track), Social Work

University of British Columbia Okanagan

RANK: Assistant Professor (tenure track)
FACULTY: UBCO-Faculty of Health and Social Development
DEPARTMENT: School of Social Work
LOCATION: University of British Columbia – Okanagan campus in Kelowna, BC

The School of Social Work at the University of British Columbia – Okanagan campus invites applications for the position of a full time Assistant Professor (tenure track) with a start date of January 1, 2025 though actual start date is negotiable.

The ideal candidate will be an emerging scholar, with an established record of research, teaching and/or educational leadership. As the candidate will be teaching in a clinical graduate social work program, knowledge of and experience in clinical social work is expected. We particularly welcome applicants with knowledge of and/or expertise in clinical practice with Indigenous peoples and/or racialized individuals, couples, or families. An MSW is required with a PhD completed or in progress. The candidate should also be committed to developing meaningful partnerships and engagement within the Okanagan community including members of the Syilx Okanagan nation. Finally, the successful candidate will be expected to provide evidence of excellence in teaching and to provide service to the University and the broader academic and professional community.

In particular we are seeking individuals with:
• An established track record of post-secondary teaching, research and service.
• Established research partnerships.
• Knowledge of and experience in clinical social work practice.
• A proven record of research funding.

The School of Social Work is committed to the truth and reconciliation process and calls to action for Indigenous inclusion as well as equity, diversity, and accessibility. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate through teaching, research, experience, and service that they can contribute to advancing equity, diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and decolonization. A valuable additional qualification is familiarity and experience conducting research and using pedagogical methods that enable students across diverse racial, ethnic, sexual and gender identities as well as those from diverse socio-economic groups and people with disabilities to reach their maximum potential. Candidates should have a strong commitment to fostering inclusivity and teaching effectively in a welcoming environment.

UBC is one of the world’s leading universities and is consistently ranked in the top 40. The university has two distinct campuses, one in Vancouver and one in Kelowna. UBC’s Okanagan campus, located in the city of Kelowna, has over 10,000 students in seven faculties, with strong undergraduate and graduate programs. Situated in the heart of the Okanagan Valley, one of the most scenic regions in Canada, it offers an intimate learning environment and excellent opportunities for regional, national, and international, scholarly activities. For more information about UBC resources and opportunities, please visit Information about the surrounding community can be found at

The School of Social Work at UBC Okanagan offers a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree program through two tracks: Advanced and Foundational. The Advanced One-Year track services approximately 20-25 students per year, and the Foundational Two-Year track admits approximately 60 students per year. The MSW program incorporates critical theory into social work assessment and intervention. Students develop a deeper understanding of the integration of individual, relational, structural, and global factors that promote resilience and strengthen capacity. We believe that to be effective clinical social work practitioners, students must understand the dynamic interactions between the biological, psychological, and social domains. The MSW at UBC Okanagan is accredited by the Canadian Association of Social Work Education (CASWE).

Further information about the School of Social Work at UBC Okanagan Campus can be found here Further information on the Faculty of Health and Social Development is available at Questions regarding this posting can be sent to [email protected]

Applications must be submitted online at–Tenure-Track-_JR17402

Candidates should submit:
• Cover letter (not to exceed 2 pages)
• Curriculum vitae
• Research dossier
• Statement of teaching interests, philosophy, experience, and effectiveness (not to exceed 3 pages)
• Statement on how their research and/or teaching would contribute to an equitable, diverse and inclusive academic environment (not to
exceed 1page)
• Names and addresses (e-mail included) of four referees who can speak to your research, teaching, administrative abilities, and service

Applications will be reviewed on a continuing basis beginning July 15, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled. All appointments are subject to budgetary approval.

The expected salary range for this position is $105,000 to $120,000 per year. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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