Assistant Professor - Social Work

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Requisition Title: Assistant Professor - Social Work - 1701428

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

Candidates are expected to have a program of research and experience especially focused in direct practice; candidates with research in policy and/or community engagement may also be considered. Particular areas for which we are looking include but are not limited to: clinical, human development and equity across the life course (children, families, and older adults), health and mental health, neuroscience, and education for professional practice.

Candidates must have a PhD in social work or a related field by the time of appointment or shortly thereafter. He/She must also show evidence of excellence in research as demonstrated by an active research program that contributes especially to social work practice and policy; social work practice experience; an emerging reputation in research with demonstrated ability to attract external research funding; publications in high quality peer reviewed journals or a research pipeline that is at high international levels; and strong endorsements by referees of high international standing. Evidence of excellence in teaching is also required as demonstrated by the teaching dossier outlining experience and accomplishments, the teaching statement, and strong letters of reference. 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.

Review of applications will begin on October 16, 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.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Applications should 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. If you have questions about this position, please contact [email protected].

Please combine attachments into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. Submission guidelines can be found at:

Applicants should also ask three referees to send letters (on letterhead, signed and scanned) directly to the Faculty via e-mail to [email protected]. Applications without references will not be considered.

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 11, 2017
Job Closing: Oct 16, 2017, Open Until Filled





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Posted: 9/11/2018
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