Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Mental Health and Addiction in the School of Social Work

Algoma University

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Job Title: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Mental Health and Addiction in the School of Social Work
Position Status: Permanent Full Time; OPSEU Local 685
Location: Brampton, Ontario

Tenure Track Appointment available for the following:
Rank: Assistant Professor in Mental Health and Addiction in the Social Work (1 Position)
Department: School of Social Work
Location: Brampton, Ontario
Preferred Start Date: July 1, 2024 (or as soon as possible thereafter)

-We invite all suitable applicants but preference will be given to candidates with a BSW or MSW background and must have a PhD. in Social Work or cognate discipline.
-Applicants must be able to teach at the Bachelor of Social Work and/or Master of Social Work level.
-The applicant must demonstrate relevant teaching and social work practice experiences, and community engagement and be grounded in Anti-Oppressive and Anti-Racist practices.
-Demonstrated commitment to Anti-oppressive and Anti-racist teaching, research and practice.
-Must demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the Seven Grandfather Teachings when working with diverse Indigenous populations: Omushkegowuk, Anishinaabeg, Métis, Inuit, Black peoples, and Franco-Ontarians
-Teaching expertise in one or more of the following areas is preferred: social welfare, social work research, social work theory, human service organizations, helping practice skills with individuals, families and communities in the North, trauma-informed Indigenous practice, Indigenous social work, policy analysis, human behavior in the environment, addictions and mental health, and advanced field practicum.
-Preference will be given to those with a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate teaching and research that is focused on the vision and mission of the School of Social Work.
-Demonstrated relevant academic background, research portfolio and a record of teaching excellence.
-Experience with remote/online/hybrid/technologically-assisted instruction is desirable.
-Applicants for this position must possess qualifications to teach in the following curricular areas: Foundation Practice, Research Informed Practice, Assessment and Intervention, Theoretical -Perspectives in Social Work, and Oppression. The ideal candidate should also have the ability to offer elective content in specialized fields of practice, such as substance use, mental health, social work with Indigenous people, Asian, Black and other marginalized groups or any other relevant areas of expertise. It is preferred that the candidate has previous experience in social work.

Application Packages should contain the following:
-a cover letter of application with a campus location
-a current CV
-teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., examples of peer and/or student evaluations)
-a research plan, research area (up to two single-spaced pages)
-3 sample publications
-Provide the names, contact information and relationships of three referees (one of whom should be the most recent immediate supervisor)
-Indigenization, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (I-EDI) Statement that demonstrates commitment of how I-EDI has been infused in teaching, learning, and research practices.
-Note: Application materials should be submitted as a single combined PDF file, with a file name that identifies the applicant.

Candidates must submit their application electronically to: Dr. Alean Al-Krenawi, Dean of Faculty of Humanities and Social Services, via [email protected]. Applications received by May 31, 2024 at 4pm EST will be assured of consideration, though the posting remains open until the position is filled. The position is subject to budgetary approval.
The position is open to all qualified applicants, although preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.
This initiative is a special program under the Ontario Human Rights Code. Applicants will be asked to self-identify through an Applicant Questionnaire (confidential to Human Resources).

Algoma University is strongly committed to fostering diversity and inclusivity within our community and is an equal-opportunity employer. The university invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals who would contribute to the further diversification of our Institution, including equity-deserving groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment (Indigenous peoples, racialized persons, women, persons with disabilities, and 2SLGBTQQIPA+ persons).

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, upon request, accommodation will be provided by Algoma University throughout the recruitment, selection, and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.

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