Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Social Work

University of Canterbury

  • Full Time
  • Canterbury

Tauwhiro Hapori | Department of Social Work and Human Services
Located in Christchurch, New Zealand

  • Full-time 37.5 hours per week (1.0 FTE)
  • Continuing (permanent) position

What You Will Do

Our Department of Social Work are looking for a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Social Work to be a part of a dynamic team. In this role, you will join a team responsible for the delivery of Bachelor of Social Work and Masters of Social Work (Applied), and the supervision of postgraduate studies. These qualifications are recognised by the Kāhui Whakamana Tauwhiro New Zealand Social Workers Registration Board. Career pathways are very diverse, and include practice and policy roles in community development, research and advocacy along with careers in more traditional fields such as child protection, mental health, health, education, and criminal justice.

In this role, you will foster student learning, provide leadership, and develop/contribute to teaching, administration and research. You will have responsibility for the coordination of the following courses: SOWK101 - Introduction to Social Policy; the quantitative component of SOWK340/640 - Practice Research for Social Work; and SOWK 303/611- Mental Health. The appointment would also teach into other social work courses as required. In addition, you will also take on the role of BSW (Hons) Coordinator.

Who You Are

We are looking for a focused, research active individual proficient in teaching and pedagogical practice. You will contribute to recognition requirements required by the NZ Social Work Registration Board, and will be a registered social worker. You will have a PhD in a subject relevant to social work as well as a professional social work qualification. Thesis supervision and research experience is desirable, as is the ability and willingness to contribute to Social Work curriculum development.

Who You Will Work With

The Department of Social Work is part of Te Kura Puna Tangata | School of Language, Social and Political Sciences. As part of the Te Rāngai Toi Tangata College of Arts you will also be involved in wider committees and collaborations.

For more information about our team, please visit us @ Tauwhiro Hapori | Social Work Department

Why UC

Tangata Tū, Tangata Ora - Engaged, Empowered, Making a Difference.

The University of Canterbury is committed to accessible higher education, service to the community and the encouragement of talent without barriers of distance, wealth, class, gender or ethnicity. The University explicitly aims to produce graduates and support staff who are engaged with their communities, empowered to act for good and determined to make a difference in the world.

We are an Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) employer and we encourage diversity in our staffing profile. The University of Canterbury actively seeks to meet its obligation under the Treaty of Waitangi | Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

The University of Canterbury is a leading University in New Zealand, with over 18,000 students. We are located in Christchurch - the gateway to the South Island of New Zealand with easy access to the Southern Alps and renowned skiing, hiking, fishing, whale watching, mountain biking and other outdoor destinations and facilities to support a work-life-balance lifestyle.

We offer a range of fantastic benefits including flexible work practices, study opportunities and generous superannuation and leave provisions. For more information, please visit us: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/joinus

For more information about the University of Canterbury, please visit www.canterbury.ac.nz

The closing date for this position is: Sunday, 7 November 2021 (midnight NZ time)

Please note applications will be reviewed after the close date.

How to Apply

Applications for this position must be submitted online through our careers website and should include:

  • a 'cover letter' including a 2-3 page statement outlining your research interests and goals and teaching philosophy.
  • a 'resume' which includes a list of relevant research publications.

We do not accept applications by email; however, we are happy to answer your queries in relation to the application process. Please forward these to WorkatUC@canterbury.ac.nz

For further information specifically about the role, please contact: Yvonne Crichton-Hill yvonne.crichton-hill@canterbury.ac.nz

Important Information

In response to COVID-19 the New Zealand Government have imposed travel restrictions and are currently only allowing New Zealand and Australian citizens and permanent residents to enter the country.

It is uncertain when these border restrictions will change, and this may alter the nature of the standard interview process for candidates, particularly at the on-site interview stage. To see how this might affect your application and for more information and updates on the border restrictions visit the Immigration New Zealand website or the New Zealand Government's official Covid-19 website


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