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Applications are invited for two tenure-track positions which, depending on qualifications, will be at the assistant, associate or full professor rank.  The preferred candidate will have a degree in social work and a PhD in social work or a related discipline.  Candidates nearing completion of doctoral studies will be considered. 

Assets for the position include:

  • a record of prominent scholarship;
  • a clearly articulated program of research;
  • teaching experience in a variety of courses, including research, in undergraduate and graduate programs;
  • ability to contribute to the PhD program;
  • and ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of community and academic professionals.

Persons in all social work substantive areas are encouraged to apply. The School is particularly interested in candidates whose interests include community capacity building, rural and northern practice, Aboriginal peoples, gerontology, and direct practice with children, youth and families.

The School is committed to social justice and prepares graduates for ethical, competent, innovative and effective practice with all groups in society.

The undergraduate curriculum is distinguished by its emphasis on advanced generalist practice in urban, rural and remote communities; a part time and full time MSW emphasizes direct practice; and, an innovative PhD program prepares graduates for leadership in social work education, research and practice.

In all its programs, including distance delivery, the School  encourages a stimulating and challenging learning environment which advances social work education, research, scholarship, community service, and professional practice.

The BSW and MSW programs are accredited by the Canadian Association of Schools of Social Work. The School’s mission, distinctive features, and leadership capacity promotes a diverse faculty complement.  Further information about the School is available on our web site:

Memorial University is the largest university in Atlantic Canada. As the province's only university, Memorial plays an integral role in the education and cultural life of Newfoundland and Labrador. Offering diverse undergraduate and graduate programs to almost 17,000 students, Memorial provides a distinctive and stimulating environment for learning in St. John's, a safe, friendly city with great historic charm, a vibrant cultural life, and easy access to a wide range of outdoor activities.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Memorial University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from qualified women and men, visible minorities, aboriginal people and persons with disabilities.

Applications will be reviewed beginning September 15, 2004 and will be considered until both positions are filled.

Applications including a covering letter, current curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of three referees should be submitted to:

Dr. Shelly Birnie-Lefcovitch
School of Social Work
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John’s, NL   A1C 5S7
Tel:  709-737-8044
Fax: 709-737-3503