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Instructors (Tenure Track)

(Social Work Field Education and/or Technology in Social Work Practice)

The School of Social Work (UBC-Vancouver) invites applications for two full-time, tenure-track Instructor positions to meet the current teaching needs of the School’s programs, beginning January 1, 2019.

A Master’s degree in Social Work is required. BSW holder with a master degree in relevant human and social science discipline will also be considered. PhD in either Social Work or related disciplines is preferable. Candidates are required to have a strong commitment to our School’s vision of social justice and ethics of care; expertise in health, mental health, children and family; and at least five years post-MSW (or post-BSW) direct social work practice experience in related fields.

The successful candidates will exhibit distinction in teaching, service and educational leadership.  She or he will be expected to teach BSW and MSW practice courses (e.g., communication skills, practice with individuals and families, family counseling, group and community); to demonstrate expertise and/or strong interests in advancing either field work education or application of technology in social work practice and education; and a record of, or capacity to establish, effective relationships with the practice community. Experience in program coordination is an asset.

The School of Social Work at UBC-Vancouver is a member of the Canadian Association for Social Work Education (CASWE). Both the BSW and MSW programs are fully accredited by the Board of Accreditation of CASWE. For further information, visit:

UBC-Vancouver’s Point Grey Campus is located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the Musqueam people, with whom UBC shares a framework Memorandum of Affiliation. For information relating to Aboriginal initiatives that are available at UBC, visit the UBC Vancouver Aboriginal portal at:

Applications are to be submitted online by August 15, 2018 through the UBC Faculty Careers website at: Applicants should be prepared to upload the following documents in the order listed: a) a letter of application, b) curriculum vitae, c) statement of research and teaching philosophies, d) a one-page statement identifying their contribution, or potential contribution, to diversity, along with their ability to work with a culturally diverse student body, e) a one-page statement specifying the vision of either field work education and/or use of technology in social work practice and education, and f) evidence of teaching effectiveness. In addition, applicants should arrange to have three signed, confidential letters of reference sent to by the same deadline. Review of applications will begin soon after August 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

Enquiries may be directed to: Dr. Miu Chung Yan, Director, School of Social Work, University of British Columbia, 2080 West Mall, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z2. Email:

This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.