Assistant Professor, Faculty of Social Work

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Posted May 24, 2023 at 06:00 pm Closes Jun 21, 2023 at 06:00 pm

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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada


Assistant Professor

Position Numbers:  31577 and 33730      


The Faculty of Social Work (Fort Garry Campus) of the University of Manitoba invites applications for Probationary (Tenure-track) positions at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning on January 1, 2024.  Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. 

Applications are invited from those with expertise in a variety of fields in social work, who demonstrate proficiency in social work practice and/or social policy, education, and research.

New faculty members will be joining a diverse team of educators and researchers. New hires will have the opportunity to shape the future direction of our faculty and engage in innovative research, scholarship, and education. We offer significant course releases during new faculty members’ first two years of employment and a competitive start-up research fund to help establish their research program. As well, we provide support for internal and external funding applications.

The Faculty of Social Work at the University of Manitoba is one of the largest social work academic units in Canada with a proud history of teaching (BSW, MSW, Ph.D.), research, and service spanning 80 years.  We have a faculty with diverse interests and backgrounds, a large PhD program, and opportunities to work with PhD students on exciting research agendas. Our BSW and MSW programs are fully accredited by the Canadian Association for Social Work Education, and we have a ground-breaking MSW program based in Indigenous Knowledges. In 2023, our BSW program will be implementing an innovative new curriculum that centres Indigenous, anti-racist, feminist, 2SLGBTQIA+, and critical ways of knowing and practicing social work, across all our campuses including Fort Garry, Inner City, Northern, and Distance Delivery.  The University of Manitoba is also the home of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation Archives, the Centre for Human Rights Research, and is the first U15 university to appoint a Vice-President (Indigenous) and an Associate Vice-President (Indigenous).

Our Faculty is strongly committed to knowledge creation, dissemination, and mobilization in social work and beyond.  As a member of the U15, we offer opportunities to build your research profile and produce publications of scholarly work of high academic merit that reach a broad audience in the academy and beyond.  We prioritize innovative and effective teaching, including the use of information technology, blended learning approaches, project-based learning, interdisciplinary learning, and community-based learning. Aligning with our service mission, we have longstanding and multiple connections with Indigenous peoples and communities, with diverse cultural communities, and with a wide range of service and professional organizations in Manitoba and beyond. Additional information about the Faculty can be found at:


Candidates for this position must have a PhD completed or be near completion of their dissertation at the time of application.  Candidates must have at least one degree (in progress or completed) from an accredited Social Work program.  A successful candidate who is close to completion of their doctoral studies will be appointed as a Lecturer until completion of their PhD (within a specified time-period).     


Candidates will be expected to teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels, to supervise graduate students, and to develop a strong and ongoing program of research and publication. Candidates should also be familiar with the use of online, blended, and other modes for the distance delivery of social work education, and cohort model programs.  Candidates are expected to have a clear plan and program of research, with preference given to those with a proven track record of research, publications, service, and funding.


The City of Winnipeg (, located where the Red and Assiniboine Rivers meet, is recognized for its vibrant, multicultural community and diverse culture. The city, with a growing population of more than 766,000, is home to internationally renowned festivals, galleries and museums, the historic Exchange District and The Forks, and ever-expanding research, education, and business sectors. From the Hudson Bay waters, across the farmland fields, to the pulse of the cities and towns, The Province of Manitoba’s ( people and places – its 100,000 lakes, 92 provincial parks, winding river valleys and storied prairie skies – inspire.


The University of Manitoba is committed to the principles of equity, diversity & inclusion and to promoting opportunities in hiring, promotion and tenure (where applicable) for systemically marginalized groups who have been excluded from full participation at the University and the larger community including Indigenous Peoples, women, racialized persons, persons with disabilities and those who identify as 2SLGBTQIA+ (Two Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, questioning, intersex, asexual and other diverse sexual identities). All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.


If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact or 204-474-7195. Please note this contact information is for accommodation reasons only.


Review of submitted applications will commence on June 25, 2023, and we will continue to receive applications until positions are filled. Applications should refer to the position number and should include: a cover letter; a one-page articulation of the planned program of research; a one-page articulation of the teaching philosophy; the Curriculum Vitae; and the names and contact information of three referees familiar with the candidate’s academic work.  


Application packages should be submitted electronically to:

Chair, Recruitment & Hiring Committee

c/o David Lam at

Faculty of Social Work

The University of Manitoba

Winnipeg, Manitoba   R3T 2N2


Please direct any inquiries about these positions to:

Dean Michael Yellow Bird  Phone: 204.474.9869


Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provision of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process. 

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