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ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (Calgary, AB) - Expires March 31, 2018

Job Title:                                             Assistant Professor

Requisition #:                                    999764.1

Job Type:                                             Permanent

Location:                                             MRU Main Campus - Calgary, AB T3E 6K6 CA

Closing Date:                                     Open until suitable candidate found


***The hiring committee will begin to review applications March 10, 2018.

Competition will remain open until a candidate has been hired.***

About MRU

Founded in 1910 and located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Mount Royal University has built a reputation on a strong, liberal education foundation. Our vision is to provide an exceptional undergraduate educational experience for our students.

We are a community of engaged citizens, providing personalized, experiential and outcome-based learning in an environment of inclusion, diversity and respect. Through our focus on teaching and learning informed by scholarship, we are preparing our graduates for success in their careers and lives.

Mount Royal University presently offers 12 four-year baccalaureate degrees with 32 majors, with a view to grow this mix to 15 degrees and 60 majors by 2025. Current degree offerings are unique, and include four-year bachelor degrees in interior design, midwifery, child studies and health and physical education, as well as arts, criminal justice, business administration, communication, computer information systems, education, nursing and science. Mount Royal also offers robust continuing education programming as well as an internationally-renowned music conservatory.

More than 13,000 credit students attend Mount Royal University annually, with more than 90,000 Mount Royal alumni contributing to their communities worldwide.

Our faculty provide a teaching and learning environment that welcomes challenging ideas. Our staff are dedicated to supporting our campus so that students are provided with an exceptional educational experience. Our management team provides leadership throughout the University, and inspires others at all levels to be leaders in their own important sectors. 

In support of our students, and in response to our broader community, we know that investing in our employees benefits the University as a whole. Talented and committed employees are the driving force behind student success. Our faculty, staff and management are united in creating a thriving learning environment for our students.

Mount Royal University is an exceptional community focused on our people.


About the Faculty of Health, Community and Education

Mount Royal University’s Faculty of Health, Community and Education is constantly looking forward to an inspired future where our efforts contribute to healthy communities and ultimately improve the quality of life of those with whom we interact. Our unique collection of programs tailored to health, community and education professions, creates a compelling collective. Our partnerships with the community, and within the post-secondary sector, open up new and exciting avenues that increase access and opportunity, while augmenting the overall student experience.  The Faculty of Health, Community and Education is comprised of four departments: Health and Physical Education, Education, Child Studies and Social Work, and Nursing and Midwifery which offer a variety of degree, diploma, and certificate programs.



About the Department of Child Studies and Social Work

Our faculty provides a teaching and learning environment that welcomes challenging ideas. Our faculty, staff and leadership are dedicated to supporting our campus so that students are provided with an exceptional educational experience.

Housed within the Faculty of Health, Community and Education, the Social Work Program at MRU is a nationally recognized, two-year diploma program, which combines knowledge and skills in social work, the humanities, and behavioral sciences. This generalist program prepares students for social work practice with individuals, families, groups, and communities. Employed in a broad range of government, non-profit, and community-based agencies, MRU Social Work diploma graduates are eligible to become Registered Social Workers in Alberta and receive transfer credit to several Bachelor of Social Work programs across Canada.


About the Role

The Department of Child Studies and Social Work at Mount Royal University (MRU) invites applications for a tenure track position in the Social Work Program at the rank of Assistant Professor commencing July 1, 2018 (subject to final budgetary approval). More than one tenure track or limited term position may be filled from this competition.

Applications are invited from those with an interest and background in teaching and research in one or more of the following social work areas:

  • Indigenous Social Work: knowledge and understanding of complex Indigenous issues, values, worldviews, Elder and cultural protocols, and learning styles as they pertain to Canada.
  • Unique Indigenous Social Work Practice
  • Residential School and Intergenerational Issues
  • Social Work with Families
  • Group Facilitation
  • Mental Health
  • Anti-oppressive Social Work practice

It would also be an asset if the successful candidate had proficiency in an Indigenous language as well as knowledge of their respective cultures. Candidates who provide evidence of strong research, teaching and practice experiences outside of the areas identified above will also be considered. Evidence may include awards, letters of support, publication history, and international recognition.

New faculty are hired into one of two work patterns. The teaching/ scholarship/ service pattern (TSS) has a focus on teaching with the requirement that the faculty member be involved in a research program as well as service to the Mount Royal community. The teaching/ service pattern (TS) has a focus on teaching and service only. The successful candidate will be hired into the teaching/ service pattern (TS). There is an option to change work patterns after tenure.



PhD or ABD in Social Work or related field is preferred. The successful candidate should have a minimum of 5 years’ experience as a practicing social worker. Applicants must be eligible for registration with the Alberta College of Social Workers.

The successful applicant must be qualified to teach across the curriculum, be willing to lead course and program development, and be committed to developing strong community partnerships.

For this search, we have a strong preference for hiring a candidate suitable for the TS work pattern. The teaching/service (TS) pattern has a focus on teaching and service only. There is an option to change work patterns after tenure.


A complete dossier should be submitted including curriculum vitae, list of three (3) references, and a teaching philosophy.


To Apply:             Please Visit Our Career Opportunities Page

We thank all applicants for their interest. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. After the close date, you can check on the status of your application through your Career Centre. New career opportunities arise frequently and are posted as they become available. Please check back often to view our latest postings on our Career Opportunities page. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Mount Royal University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to fostering diversity as a source of excellence, intellectual and cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome applications from those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, faculty and their scholarship including but not limited to Indigenous Peoples, women, persons with disabilities and persons of any sexual or gender identity, ethnic, national or socio-economic background, religion or age.


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