The School of Social Work at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus invites applications for a full-time tenured or tenure -track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor commencing July 1, 2017. Appointment level will be determined by the University depending on scholarly achievements in the applicant’s field of research. The position is subject to final budgetary approval.
The ideal candidate will have an established program of research in clinical social work, with a proven ability to attract external funding, a strong record of experience in clinical practice and/or clinical supervision, and evidence of excellence in graduate teaching and supervision. A BSW or MSW and a Ph.D. in social work or a related field is required.
The School of Social Work is the only accredited MSW program in British Columbia dedicated to clinical social work practice. Its teaching and research are supported by an on-campus interdisciplinary mental health clinic, and two funded research centres. The mental health clinic is a partnership between social work and psychology that provides high quality clinical placements for graduate students with a current focus on individual, family, and community interventions for treatment of youth with moderate to severe mental disorders. Our two research centres include the Centre for the Study of Services to Children and Families and the Centre for Inclusion and Citizenship. The School is situated within the Faculty of Health and Social Development, a dynamic faculty comprised of Social Work, Nursing, and Health and Exercise Sciences whose complementary research and teaching interests have shaped numerous collaborations. Ours is a collaborative, collegial environment, and we take seriously our responsibility to provide mentoring and support to faculty such that their successes are maximized. Further information on the School of Social Work is available at http://www.ubc.ca/okanagan/socialwork/welcome.html.
The University of British Columbia ranks as one of the top 20 public universities in the world. Our Okanagan campus offers an intimate, highly interdisciplinary, and strongly community engaged teaching, learning and research environment, and School of Social Work Faculty are leading or involved many of these initiatives. Students in the program comprise a diverse group with national and international experience who actively participate in shaping our program, our campus, and our community.
With its mild winters and warm summers, the city of Kelowna is one of Canada’s best ‘four season playgrounds’ surrounded by mountains, lakes, forests, orchards, and vineyards. It enjoys a reputation as one of Canada’s ‘fittest’ cities as well as being home to world class wineries, golf courses, and skiing. Yet it remains a small city with affordable housing.
Salary will be commensurate with educational qualifications and experience and is subject to final budgetary approval. Please submit your letter of application, up to date curriculum vitae, and the names of three referees online through this site http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers-postings/faculty.php.
UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.