Job ID: 187680

Master of Social Work based in Indigenous Knowledges Program

University of Manitoba

  • Jun. 22, 2022
  • Master of Social Work based in Indigenous Knowledges Program
  • Faculty of Social Work
  • University of Manitoba
    Winnipeg, MB
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Social Work

Instructor I, II, or Senior Instructor
Master of Social Work based in Indigenous Knowledges Program
Faculty of Social Work
Position No. 32123

The Faculty of Social Work of the University of Manitoba invites applications for a two-year term position at the rank of Instructor I, II, or Senior Instructor in the Master of Social Work based in Indigenous Knowledges Program. The instructor role includes teaching the equivalent of 18 credit hours, graduate student supervision, and service. The anticipated start date for this position is August 18, 2022. Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.


Candidates will hold a masters-level degree in Social Work or a related field. A Ph.D. in Social Work or a related field is considered an asset. The ideal candidate will be able to work in partnership with Elders, work collaboratively as a team member, have a commitment to and/or demonstrated record of working collaboratively with Indigenous peoples and communities, and foster and enhance connections with Indigenous organizations. The ideal candidate will be a creative and energetic individual with a demonstrated interest in advancing indigenist social work, guiding graduate students in the development and implementation of their community-based projects or theses, and contributing to the strengthening of Indigenous communities.

Knowledge and professional experience directly relevant to this position are: Indigenous ways of being; Indigenous-based social work programming and practices; social policy related to Indigenous peoples; critical theories, particularly those focused on colonialism, anti-colonialism and indigenism; and Indigenous-focused research. Individuals should know relevant Indigenous protocols. Preference will be given to applicants with knowledge and experience in direct service and healing methods with Indigenous individuals, families and communities.

Additional Information:

The Faculty of Social Work is one of the largest social work programs in Canada, with a proud history of teaching, research and service spanning over 75 years. The Faculty offers the Bachelor, Master, and PhD degrees in social work, including the established innovative MSW-IK program. Our faculty is actively engaged in research and academic publication on a wide variety of topics, and the University of Manitoba is part of the U15 group of research-intensive Canadian universities. Our programs are fully accredited by the Canadian Association for Social Work Education. We are excited to be in a period of renewal of the faculty and building for the future. Additional information can be found at:

The Master of Social Work based in Indigenous Knowledges (MSW-IK) is an innovative program that has been developed with strong and continuous input by members of the Indigenous communities in Manitoba. It is overseen by an Advisory Committee consisting of Elders from various locations in Manitoba and consists of 13 courses that are co-taught by Elders and academics with curriculum based in Indigenous knowledges and critical theories. Students choose to complete either a thesis or major project as part of their program. The first intake of students began the program in September 2016. The MSW-IK program is delivered at the University of Manitoba's William Norrie Centre (WNC) located at 485 Selkirk Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

The University of Manitoba is a driving force of innovation, discovery and advancement. Our momentum is propelled by our campus community – UM faculty, staff and students whose determination and curiosity shape our world for the better. Our teaching, learning and work environment is uniquely strengthened and enriched by Indigenous perspectives. With two main campuses in Winnipeg, satellite campuses throughout Manitoba, and world-wide research, UM’s impact is global.

Discover outstanding employee benefits, experience world-class facilities and join a dynamic community that values reconciliation, sustainability, diversity, and inclusion. We are one of Manitoba’s Top Employers and one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers. At the University of Manitoba, what inspires you can change everything.

Review of submitted applications will commence on July 22, 2022. Applications should refer to the position number and should include a cover letter outlining the candidate's teaching, research and relevant expertise;a curriculum vitae; a teaching dossier; a research plan/statement summary and the names and contactinformation of three referees familiar with the candidate's academic work.

Application packages should be submitted electronically to:

Chair, Fort Garry Recruitment & Hiring Committee
c/o Anita Bhinder

Faculty of Social Work
The University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2
Position #32123

Inquiries about these positions can be directed to:

Acting Director MSW-IK Mary Kate Dennis

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.

Application materials, including any letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection ofprivacy provisions of "The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy" (Manitoba). Please note thatcurriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.

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