Associate Professor - Social Work & Indigenous Child Welfare

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Requisition Title: Associate Professor - Social Work & Indigenous Child Welfare - 1701695

The Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto invites applicants for a tenure-stream position at the rank of Associate Professor in the area of Indigenous Child Welfare. The appointment will begin July 1, 2018.

The successful candidate will also be eligible to be named the Factor-Inwentash Chair in Child Welfare. The Chair appointment will be for a 5 year term and is renewable following a favorable review.

Candidates must have a PhD in social work or a related field by the time of appointment and must have at least 5 years of experience in a University setting. They are expected to have an established program of research and experience especially focused in practice with Indigenous communities and organizations; candidates with research in direct practice, policy and/or community engagement may also be considered. We are seeking candidates who have experience of and engagement with the Indigenous peoples in Canada, with a focus in Indigenous Child Welfare.

The successful candidate must provide evidence of excellence in research as evidenced by an active research program that contributes especially to social work practice and policy; an established reputation in research with demonstrated ability to attract external research funding; a publication record in high quality peer reviewed journals, an output of research that is at high international levels and strong endorsements by referees of high international standing, as well as social work practice experience. Evidence of excellence in teaching, as demonstrated by a teaching dossier outlining experience and accomplishments, a teaching statement and strong letters of reference, is also required. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work pursues excellence in the development and testing of new knowledge that will have an impact on social work direct practice and social policy, as well as social work education. Our commitment to social justice means that we look for creative solutions to social problems at the local, national and international level. We are proud of our record as one of North America's pre-eminent Social Work Faculties, offering programs at the MSW, PhD, and post-MSW diploma levels.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Applications must include a cover letter, full curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy), a brief outline of current and proposed future research interests and two samples of published work. All application materials should be submitted through the University of Toronto's online application system. Submission guidelines can be found at:

Applicants should also ask three referees to send letters directly to the Faculty via e-mail to [email protected]. Applications without references will not be considered.

Review of applications will begin on October 24, 2017, and we strongly encourage candidates to submit their application before this date if they would like to be considered for the first round of review. However applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

If you have questions about this position, please contact [email protected].

The Faculty is involved in several collaborative programs and joint degrees that provide many opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration including Health Administration; Addiction Studies; Aging and the Life Course; Asia Pacific Studies; Bioethics; Child Welfare; Community Development; Ethnic and Pluralism Studies; Health Care, Technology and Place; Health Services and Policy Research; Human Development; Sexual Diversity; Women and Gender Studies; and Women's Health. The University of Toronto offers the opportunity to teach, conduct research and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world.

For more information about the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, U of T, please visit our website at

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Job Field: Tenure Stream
Faculty / Division: Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work
Department: Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work
Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)
Job Posting: Sep 19, 2017
Job Closing: Oct. 24, 2017, 11:59pm Open Until Filled





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Posted: 5/17/2018
Application Due: 7/16/2018
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