Director, School of Social Work
Renison University College, affiliated with the University of Waterloo, invites
applications for the Director of the School of Social Work. The success-
ful candidate will exhibit distinction in educational leadership, administra-
tion, teaching, research and scholarship, and social work service. This is a
full time tenured position at the rank of associate or full professor to begin
July 1, 2012.
Renison University College is a dynamic, growing community of scholars
offering innovative academic programs leading to a Bachelor of Arts,
Honours Bachelor of Social Work, and Master of Social Work degrees.
All degrees are awarded by the University of Waterloo.
The School of Social Work prepares social work practitioners through
an accessible and inclusive curriculum, in a learning environment that
fosters caring and competent social work practice within regional, national
and international contexts and embraces principles of justice, equality, and
respect for diversity. It offers an Honours Bachelor of Social Work program
consistently accredited by the Canadian Association for Social Work
Education, as well as a bold new, primarily on-line, Masters of Social
Work degree with a focus on health.
Applicants for this senior position will possess a PhD in Social Work
(or equivalent), and be eligible for membership in the Ontario College
of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. We seek a collegial leader
able to inspire students, faculty, staff, and community partners, as well
as a strategic thinker who can continue to advance the School’s, and
Renison’s impact. Candidates should have an outstanding record of
scholarly research and publications, administrative experience, accom-
plishment in teaching at both graduate and undergraduate levels, and
an appreciation of multi-modal, extended learning. Candidates will have
strong professional networks and the ability to initiate community
partnered research projects.
Applications, including curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests,
a statement of teaching philosophy and administrative experience, and the
names and contact information of three referees, should be forwarded to
Dr. Glenn F. Cartwright, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Renison University
College, 240 Westmount Road North, Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 3G4.
Consideration of applications will begin April 1, 2012 and continue until
the position is filled. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply;
however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
Renison University College respects, appreciates, and encourages diversity.
For more information about the School of Social Work please visit our
website at: http://www.renison.uwaterloo.ca/social-work/
School of Social Work
The School of Social Work, Renison University College, affiliated with the
University of Waterloo, invites applications for one tenure-track position at
the rank of Associate Professor. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2012.
We are seeking candidates with demonstrated competency in teaching social
work, commitment to master and baccalaureate level education, experience
with online teaching and course development, and an established publication
record and program of research.
Qualifications: A doctorate in social work or related field is required;
if doctorate degree is not in social work, an MSW degree is required;
demonstrated excellence in teaching and research; at least five year’s social
work practice experience; and an established research program. Preference
will be given to candidates with specializations in mental health and health,
social work practice, and significant experience with online education.
Renison University College offers programs and courses leading to the
Bachelor of Arts, Honours Bachelor of Social Work and Master of Social Work
degrees. All degrees are awarded by the University of Waterloo. The MSW
is Canada’s first health-focused online Master of Social Work program and
is being offered in collaboration with the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences
at the University of Waterloo.
The School of Social Work is committed to providing professional under-
graduate and graduate education within a mission that promotes social
justice and community service. The post-BA, Honours BSW program
prepares generalist social workers to work at all systems levels. The MSW
program provides students with knowledge and skills in advanced social
work practice within a focus on health, research/scholarship, professional
leadership, and social work supervision. Full-time and part-time programs
of study are available.
Faculty members at Renison are direct employees of the College but partici-
pate in the University of Waterloo pension and benefits plans. In accordance
with Canadian immigration requirements, this advertisement is directed in
first instance to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. The School of
Social Work is strongly committed to equity in employment and encourages
applications from all qualified persons.
Applications, including complete curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching
philosophy, teaching portfolio, a sample of an online course or module
developed by the applicant, and a brief outline of current and proposed
program of research should be directed to: Dr. Ellen Sue Mesbur, Director,
School of Social Work, Renison University College, 240 Westmount Road
North, Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 3G4. Applicants should also ask three referees
to write letters directly to Dr. Mesbur. Review of applications will begin on
April 1, 2012 and continue until the position is filled.
For more information about the School of Social Work please visit our website
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