Limited Term 36-Month Position, Learning Specialist, Ancillary Academic Staff I Position - School of Social Work

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Friday, June 15, 2018 - 23:45

The University of Windsor's School of Social Work, in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, invites applications for a Limited Term 36-Month Learning Specialist, Ancillary Academic Staff I position, commencing September 1, 2018. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

This position supports the MSW for Working Professionals Program within the School of Social Work, as a Field Facilitator.  This position will be located within the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), and the incumbent would be responsible for overseeing the MSW for Working Professionals Off-Campus students in an appropriate and supported field education setting as a part of the student’s graduate degree program.  This includes development of placement opportunities, coordination of placements, and supervision of field education experiences, which align with the School of Social Work’s graduate field curricula and accreditation standards.

The School of Social Work is a dynamic and progressive leader in social work education.  It offers a BSW program with two innovative combined degree options:  Social Work and Disability Studies and Social Work and Women’s Studies; an MSW on-campus and our dynamic distance education MSW off-campus located in three sites in Ontario (Windsor, Peel, and Oshawa); and a highly sought after MSW/JD, and doctoral program.  Committed to social justice, the school’s widely published faculty engage in original, cutting-edge research aimed at advancing the scholarly knowledge in health, child welfare, gerontology, mental health, poverty and inequality, and community capacity building.  For further information on the School of Social Work and the University of Windsor, please visit our website at

The successful candidate will have: an MSW  in Social Work and a minimum of two years direct practice post MSW; experience developing and coordinating field placement opportunities; experience in facilitating/supervising students in field education settings; a history of working in a team-oriented/collaborative instructional environment; an expressed willingness to utilize non-traditional methods for student assessments; a willingness to learn and incorporate BLACKBOARD (or compatible system) into work; a willingness to adapt teaching methods and procedures to meet the unique needs of our students; a willingness to travel as needed to the off-campus sites.  Experience in online course delivery would be an asset, as is evidence of excellence in teaching and a commitment to excellence in graduate education that contributes to social work field education and practice would be an asset.

Application Requirements

  • a letter of application, including a statement of citizenship/immigration status;
  • a detailed and current curriculum vitae;
  • a teaching dossier or teaching portfolio showing a potential for or evidence of teaching effectiveness and excellence that will include sample course syllabi/outlines, teaching evaluations, and a statement of teaching philosophy and interests (resources and templates for completing a teaching dossier can be found at;
  • graduate transcripts; and
  • three (3) current letters of reference forwarded directly by the referees to the Director at the address or email listed below.

Only those applicants selected for interview will be contacted.  The short-listed candidates may be invited to provide further information in support of their applications.  To ensure full consideration, complete an online application ( found on the job advertisement, and ensure letters of reference are submitted by the deadline date of June 15, 2018.  Applications may be considered after the deadline date; however, acceptance of late submissions is at the discretion of the appointments committee. 


When completing the online application, please reference:

Position Number: 002069AAS-2018-SWK

Questions and Reference Letters to be sent to:
Dr Robin Wright, MSW, Ph.D., Professor and Director, School of Social Work,
University of Windsor, 167 Ferry Street, Windsor, ON N9A 0C5, c/o Ms Nancy St.Onge,
Phone: 519-253-3000 Ext. 3067; Email:

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