Associate Professor of Social Work

University of Northern British Columbia


Posting #FASW06-18 PP

Associate Professor
School of Social Work
College of Arts, Social and Health Sciences
Tenure-Track Position

The University of Northern British Columbia is ranked as Canada's best small research intensive university
with a core campus in Prince George and three regional campuses in northern BC. UNBC provides broad
support for faculty to develop their research and teaching capabilities, a strong mandate for growth, a
modern and comprehensive campus, and a distinctive quality of life in central British Columbia. Social
Work education at UNBC includes BSW and MSW degrees and is committed to a program of studies
informed by a central concern for human rights, personal empowerment, community change, social justice
and anti-oppression. Incorporating critical social thinking, the program emphasizes Social Work in northern
and remote communities, Indigenous issues, women in human services, and community practice and
research through courses that recognize the integration of practice, policy, and research.

The University of Northern British Columbia, in conjunction with the School of Social Work, has an exciting
opportunity awaiting a creative, energetic, and adventuresome Social Worker who is comfortable working
with people from a variety of backgrounds and cultures, and who is willing to contribute to the development
of Social Work education in the regions served by UNBC including the opportunity to teach in multiple
modalities. This position is anticipated to be an appointment at the rank of Associate Professor but an
experienced Assistant Professor would be considered. The ideal start date would be July 1, 2019 but a
later start date is also possible.

The successful candidate will be based at the Prince George campus and must possess a graduate degree
in Social Work. Applicants will have a completed doctorate and a record of scholarship including research
publications. The successful candidate is expected to have practice experience and to be able to teach in
a range of subject areas as well as provide evidence of a record of teaching and research excellence.
Experience with rural, remote, and northern Social Work practice along with familiarity in the areas of
groups/communities, communications, health-based practice, and field education is preferred. As an
experienced faculty member, a willingness to consider administrative roles is also expected.
Since its founding in 1990, the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) has emerged as one of
Canada's best small research-intensive universities, with a passion for teaching, discovery, people, and the
North. Located in the spectacular landscape near the geographic centre of beautiful British Columbia,
UNBC's excellence is derived from community-inspired research, hands-on learning, and alumni who are
leading change around the world.

For the past 10 years, UNBC has placed in the top three in its category in the annual Maclean's university
rankings, the only University of its size to achieve that feat. UNBC also recently placed among the top four
per cent of higher education institutions worldwide by the Times Higher Education World University

With a diverse student population, the University is friendly, inclusive, and supportive. Prince George is a
city of ~74,000 people with impressive cultural, educational, and recreational amenities. For more
information about living and working in Prince George, please refer to and Make your mark with this leading post-secondary institution.

To Apply

Applicants should forward their curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of three references
(including telephone, fax, and email information) quoting competition #FASW06-18 PP: The Office of the
Provost, University of Northern British Columbia, 3333 University Way, Prince George, B.C., V2N 4Z9. Fax:
(250) 960-5791. Please direct inquiries to: Dawn Hemingway, Chair of the School of Social Work, at
Telephone (250) 960-5694, Email <>. This position is being advertised subject
to budgetary approval. Electronic submissions of CVs can be forwarded to:

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Northern British Columbia is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from women, aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities
and members of visible minorities.

We thank all applicants for their interest in UNBC however, only those applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Applications received on or before September 30, 2019 will receive full
consideration; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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