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Instructor posting: School of Social Work

Posted by School of Social Work on April 29, 2014 in Job Postings

Faculty of Health Professions, School of Social Work
Instructor Positions Available

Applications are invited for two full-time (1.0 FTE) Instructor positions. These appointments are Three-Year Limited Term positions in the School of Social Work, Faculty of Health Professions. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2014.

The School of Social Work offers both Bachelor and Master of Social Work degree programs delivered on campus at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia and by distance delivery to students across Canada via the Internet. Both the BSW and MSW programs are guided by the School’s mission to create a socially just society. They are concerned with issues of poverty, inequality, and social and political marginality, and seek to develop practitioners and scholars who are critical thinkers and are effective in advancing progressive change, whether through individual or community practice, or through policy and political engagement. More details of the Programs offered by Social Work can be found on the School’s website (

This is a teaching position, and the successful candidate will be expected to teach BSW and/or MSW courses, both on site in Halifax and online by distance delivery. The incumbent in this position will be asked to teach core courses or electives as needed. Relevant committee and administrative work is also required.

Applicants must hold a BSW or MSW degree, and a PhD (or enrolled in a PhD program) in Social Work or a related discipline.

Application Process:
The application deadline is May 29, 2014. Applications should submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching and scholarly interests, and evidence of effectiveness in teaching social work practice or policy appropriate to their experience. Applicants are also asked to arrange to have three letters of reference sent under separate cover by the application deadline to the following:

Prof. Brenda K. Richard
Interim Director
School of Social Work, Dalhousie University
1459 LeMarchant Street, Suite 3201
P.O. Box 15000,Halifax, N.S. B3H 4R2
c/o Linda Power

This position is subject to budgetary approval. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian and permanent residents will be given priority. Dalhousie University is an Employment Equity/Affirmative Action employer. The University encourages applications from qualified Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons and women.
We thank all applicants for their interest, but wish to advise that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.