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Assistant/Associate Professor - School of Social Work & Human Service

Job Reference: 
Competition #11-103
Ongoing Position: 
Full or Part Time: 
Full Time
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Location:  Kamloops, BC, Canada

Tenure Track


The School of Social Work and Human Service invites applications from a qualified Aboriginal Canadian for a tenure track tripartite position to commence August 1, 2012 or as soon thereafter.

The successful candidate will teach second, third and fourth year courses, including required courses on First Nations Issues and Decolonizing Social Work within the Bachelor of Social Work Degree Program, and engage in scholarly activity and community service related to Indigenous people. We are particularly interested in applicants with expertise in child welfare, addictions, and/or policy.

The School is seeking applicants with a strong commitment to teaching and research, with a current and in-depth knowledge and demonstrated record of practice with children and families, community-based programming, and social work with Indigenous peoples.

Acknowledging the diversity of the School's student population and constituencies in the interior of British Columbia, the School seeks to increase the representativeness of its faculty. Thompson Rivers University is committed to the principle of employment equity and in accordance with Section 42(3) of the BC Human Rights Code, priority for this position will be given to Aboriginal people.

If you require further information of an academic nature, please contact Dr. Jeanette Robertson, Chair of Social Work and Human Service, (250) 371-5598, email or Dr. Charles Webber, Dean of the Faculty of Human, Social and Educational Development, (250) 828-5249, email


  • Applicants must have a PhD in Social Work or a related discipline, MSW.
  • A minimum of five years of experience in social work practice.


REVIEW DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: Applications will be reviewed commencing February 1, 2012, and may continue until position is filled.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. As part of its commitment to Employment Equity, TRU encourages applications from qualified members of the four designated groups: women, aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and visible minorities. Applicants are invited to identify themselves if they belong to any of the four designated groups.

Please forward current curriculum vitae, quoting the Competition #11-103 with names, addresses and telephone numbers of three (3) referees and/or references, a sample publication and a copy of graduate transcripts. Please submit your application by mail to Career Opportunities, Human Resources Division Thompson Rivers University 900 McGill Road Kamloops, British Columbia V2C 0C8 Canada or by fax to Fax 1-250-828-5338 or by email to E-Mail

  • Please submit a separate application for each competition, quoting the competition number 11-103.
  • Thompson Rivers University is committed to the principle of employment equity.
  • We wish to thank all applicants; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.