Assistant Professor, Social Work

  • Location: CBU
  • Competition Number: F096P
  • Deadline: September 12, 2022 at 11:59 pm

Cape Breton University invites applications for an Assistant Professor in its new Bachelor of Social Work program. The ideal candidate will be committed to teaching, research, and service and will possess a passion for the principles of social justice and advocacy in the context of social work and beyond. This position will commence October 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

One of Canada’s youngest and most ambitious universities, CBU recognizes its location on Cape Breton Island as part of Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq people. CBU offers a comprehensive set of liberal arts, science, and professional programs and a unique commitment to community, economic development, aboriginal learning, and research into many aspects of environment and culture. Currently home to approximately 5000 students, CBU’s vision of higher education allows students to pursue diverse fields of study in programs with national reputations in final year student satisfaction, faculty-student interaction, and employability.

CBU delivers an authentic multicultural experience to all who become part of its academic community. Surrounded by pristine natural landscape, vibrant culture, and welcoming communities on Canada’s stunning east coast, CBU attracts students from more than 50 countries around the world. Our faculty bring passion to their teaching and research and we are known for our friendly and inclusive culture. Strong community involvement and a spirit of entrepreneurship enhance CBU’s position in post-secondary education.

In addition to superlative teaching skills, it is expected that the successful candidate will have an active research record, as demonstrated through conference presentations, academic publications, technical or policy reports, successful grant applications, and/or evidence of community-engaged research.

The candidate must hold a PhD in Social Work, have solid practice experience in the field of social work, and experience teaching in adult education. Applicants must either be currently registered as a Social Worker with the Nova Scotia College of Social Workers or be eligible for registration. Excellent candidates with an PhD in a related field and MSW may be considered by the search committee.

CBU teaches programs on campus, off campus in locations across and outside of Canada, and on-line. The university and its partners will therefore provide opportunities for faculty members to teach in different modes in different locations as part of their regular workload. While these opportunities may not be available equally for all faculty positions in all programs, a clear willingness to teach in different modes and locations will be noted as part of your application.

Applicants are expected to demonstrate potential and commitment with regard to teaching, research/creative/scholarly activities and service to Cape Breton University, community and profession.

The union affiliation of this position is with the Cape Breton University Faculty Association.

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Applications must be received by September 12, 2022.

Cape Breton University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply but applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Cape Breton University

Human Resources Dept.

1250 Grand Lake Road, Sydney, NS B1M 1A2