Social Work – Assistant Professor (Teaching Track)

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McMaster University – School of Social Work

Location: Ontario
Date posted: 2023-09-01
Advertised until: 2023-10-31

McMaster University is located on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Mississauga Nations and within the lands protected by the Dish with One Spoon wampum agreement.

Position Description

McMaster University’s Faculty of Social Sciences invites applications for a teaching-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work, located on the main university campus, to begin on July 1, 2024.

The School of Social Work offers a generalist BSW program, an MSW program (with streams in Critical Analysis (CA), and Critical Leadership in Social Services and Communities (CL)), and a Ph.D. program in social work and social justice.

The successful candidate will contribute to teaching in the BSW and MSW CL programs and will have additional responsibilities associated with supporting the Field Education Program. In more general terms, we are seeking candidates whose work will expand the School’s commitment to understanding and challenging various forms and dynamics of inequity in a changing social world, and take leadership within the School in strengthening critical and justice-focused field education curriculum and pedagogy in collaboration with the field team. Specifically, we are seeking candidates with social work practice and teaching expertise with racialized groups and communities.

Eligible candidates will have: an MSW degree and substantial experience in social work practice; a proven teaching record in social work practice courses; a demonstrated capacity to support students’ integration of theory and practice; and experience in field instruction. A PhD or PhD near completion in a related discipline is an asset. The School is prioritizing self-identified membership and lived experience of individuals from racialized communities for this position.

McMaster University is a globally renowned institution of higher learning and a research community committed to advancing human and societal health and well-being. McMaster has a vision to achieve international distinction for creativity, innovation and excellence as a student-centred, research-intensive university.  McMaster’s Faculty of Social Sciences comprises over 130 faculty members advancing education and research in collaboration with one or more of the Faculty’s 13 schools, departments and program areas.  Its disciplines are preparing societal leaders to respond to economic, political and cultural shifts in Canada and abroad. Discover more about the Faculty of Social Sciences and the City of Hamilton.

Commitment to Inclusive Excellence

The diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research and teaching excellence.  In keeping with its Statement on Building an Inclusive Community with a Shared Purpose, McMaster University strives to embody the values of respect, collaboration and diversity, and has a strong commitment to employment equity. The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity and inclusion, who will contribute to the diversification of ideas and perspectives, and especially welcomes applications from First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, members of racialized communities (“visible minorities”), persons with disabilities, women, and persons who identify as 2SLGBTQ+.

We invite all applicants to complete a brief Diversity Survey as part of the application process.  It takes approximately two minutes to complete.  All questions are voluntary, with an option to decline to answer.  All information collected is confidential and will be used to support efforts to broaden the diversity of the applicant pool and to promote a fair, equitable and inclusive talent acquisition process.  Inquiries about the Diversity Survey may be directed to

Job applicants requiring accommodation to participate in the hiring process should contact the Office of the Dean of Faculty of Social Sciences at 905-525-9140 ext. 26156 or to communicate accommodation needs.

How to Apply:

Please submit the following materials to Professor Saara Greene through the University’s electronic portal:  [Job Opening #57251] by October 20, 2023.

  • a letter of application together with a curriculum vitae describing the impact that career interruptions have had on social work employment, a social work practice statement including experience of formal and informal leadership, teaching/training and field supervision; and a teaching statement to include the applicant’s teaching interests and philosophy (including evidence of teaching effectiveness);
  • a brief statement describing any contributions you have made or planned in relation to advancing equity, diversity and inclusion or inclusive excellence in teaching and service within higher education, community-based or other settings professional or non-professional (2-page maximum);
  • the names of at least three referees; letters of reference are not required and will not be reviewed at the application stage; the Department will request letters of recommendation from referees at later stages of the search process.

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. The effective date of appointment is negotiable, but July 1, 2024 is preferred.  All applicants will receive online confirmation of receipt of their application; however, only short-listed applicants will be contacted for interviews.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.  To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University gathers information about applicants’ status as either a permanent resident of Canada or Canadian citizens.  Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements:

Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada
No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada

Direct any inquiries about this position to Janice Chaplin, Associate Professor and Director of Field Education at:

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