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Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - Social Work, Direct Practice

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Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - Social Work, Direct Practice

Date Posted: 10/05/2023
Closing Date: 01/15/2024, 11:59PM ET
Req ID: 33521
Job Category: Faculty - Teaching Stream (continuing)
Faculty/Division: Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work
Department: Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)


NOTE: The requirements for this position have changed.

The Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto invites applications for up to two full-time teaching stream positions in the area of Social Work, Direct Practice. The appointments will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2024.

We seek candidates whose areas of pedagogy and practice are in one or more of the following: child or youth development, health/mental health, social work with families, or education for professional practice. Teaching stream faculty are expected to combine their expertise in the discipline with best practices in teaching to create rich learning environments that embrace diversity, promote equity, and integrate research in a manner that challenges students to develop the skills, knowledge, and ethics to be leading professionals and scholars. We seek candidates who possess the demonstrated intellectual curiosity and drive to pursue innovative pedagogical research and methods, and who are interested in establishing a long-term career as a teaching stream faculty member, based on excellent teaching, educational leadership or scholarship, and ongoing pedagogical/professional development.

Applicants must have earned a PhD degree in Social Work or a related area by the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter with a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching, a commitment to excellent pedagogical inquiry and a demonstrated interest in teaching-related scholarly or professional development activities. Candidates must have teaching experience in a degree granting program, including lecture preparation, instruction, and curriculum development.

Evidence of excellence in teaching and a commitment to excellent pedagogical inquiry can be demonstrated through a record of teaching and mentoring accomplishments, awards and accolades, publications or presentations at conferences, the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application (with required materials outlined below), as well as strong letters of reference. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work is the first faculty of social work in Canada. We rank number one in Canada and number two in the world. Over 37 full-time faculty members generate more than four million dollars in yearly grant funding that has significant local, national and global impact. Our strong commitment to social justice, diversity and inclusion is reflected in our highly selective MSW and PhD programs. Our MSW program has an admission selectivity rate of less than 30 percent. The Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work pursues excellence in the investigation and development of new knowledge that will have an impact on social work practice, social policy, social work education, and civic advancement. For more information about the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, please visit our website at

We seek candidates whose teaching interests complement and enhance our existing strengths. The Faculty values innovation and collaboration and is involved in several collaborative interdisciplinary programs and joint degrees that include Addiction Studies; Aging, Palliative and Supportive Care Across the Life Course; Contemporary East and Southeast Asian Studies; Community Development; Ethnic and Pluralism Studies; Health Services and Policy Research; Public Health Policy; Sexual Diversity Studies; Women and Gender Studies; and Women’s Health. 

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applications must include a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, and a complete teaching dossier, including a teaching statement, sample syllabi or course materials, and teaching evaluations.

Applicants must provide the name and contact information of three references. The University of Toronto’s recruiting tool will automatically solicit and collect letters of reference from each referee the day after an application is submitted. Applicants, however, remain responsible for ensuring that references submit letters (on letterhead, dated, and signed) by the closing date. More details on the automatic reference letter collection, including timelines, are available in the candidate FAQs.

Submission guidelines can be found at Your CV and cover letter should be uploaded into the dedicated fields. Please combine additional application materials into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. If you have questions about this position, please contact

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by the closing date of January 15, 2024.

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

Diversity Statement
The University of Toronto embraces Diversity and is building a culture of belonging that increases our capacity to effectively address and serve the interests of our global community. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples, Black and racialized persons, women, persons with disabilities, and people of diverse sexual and gender identities. We value applicants who have demonstrated a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognize that diverse perspectives, experiences, and expertise are essential to strengthening our academic mission.

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

Accessibility Statement
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

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