School of Social Work - Orillia Campus

Category: 
Contract Lecturer Positions
Department: 
Faculty of Health & Behavioural Sciences
Application Deadline: 
Sunday, June 7, 2020 - 11:59pm

Application Deadline: June 7, 2020

School of Social Work

Lakehead University, Orillia Campus, invites applications for Contract Lecturer positions in the School of Social Work. Applicants are requested to teach:

  • SOWK 2012 WAO – Human Development (Winter) (a mix of in-person and remote delivery may be required)

An introduction to theories and concepts that have been developed to explain human development from birth through to old age. An exploration of the physical, cognitive, socio-emotional and relational aspects of development over the lifespan. The major emphasis of the course is on the implications of developmental issues for social work practice.

  • SOWK 3215 FAO – Social Work Interviewing and Communication Skills I (Fall) (a mix of in-person and remote delivery may be required)

Provides students with the opportunity to understand and learn preparatory skills of communication and interviewing as part of their emerging social work practice. One's values, attitudes and beliefs as well as an understanding, appreciation and respect for cultural diversity will be emphasized. From an ecological and experiential approach, students will be introduced to exercises on verbal/non-verbal communications, professional relationships, mutuality and social work ethics.

  • SOWK 3315 WAO – Social Work Interviewing and Communication Skills II (Winter) (a mix of in-person and remote delivery may be required)

Provides students with the opportunity to understand and learn foundational skills of communication and interviewing as part of their emerging social work practice. In addition, students will learn about the professional and ethical use of self in their social work practice. One's values, attitudes and beliefs as well as an understanding, appreciation and respect for cultural diversity will be emphasized. Particular attention is devoted to the application of relationship and communication theories and how critical these theories are to social work practice. 

  • SOWK 3415 WDE – Treatment of Drug and Alcohol Abuse (Winter) (web-based)

An interdisciplinary examination of the assessment and treatment of addictions. A biopsychosocial perspective is used to study current theory and practice. The course content is relevant to studies in the human services, education and health care fields. 

  • SOWK 3439 WDE Living with Grief and Loss (Winter) (web-based)

A study of the human grief process, whether it is due to bereavement or other significant life losses, and effective ways to support people in adapting to their new reality. Both normal and complicated grief will be considered. The course is relevant to studies in the human services, gerontology, education and health care. 

  • SOWK 3630 WDE – Social Work Practice with Children and Families (Winter) (web-based)

Designed to provide students with theoretical knowledge and clinical skills relating to social work practice with families incorporating a variety of family and child therapies. 

  • SOWK 4212 FBO – Social Policy and Social Welfare (Fall) (a mix of in-person and remote delivery may be required)

This course provides an introduction to Canadian social policy. A focus is placed on developing students’ understanding of the relevance of social policy to all areas of social work practice. The course examines the nature of social policy and provides an introduction to political ideology and its application in social policy. Students are also introduced to how social policy is developed. An introduction to critical social policy analysis is provided using examples drawn from a wide range of social welfare-related fields of practice. 

  • SOWK 4300 FAO – Theory of Social Work Practice (Fall & Winter) (a mix of in-person and remote delivery may be required)

This course provides an introduction to theories and their applications in practice of macro social work related to community work, organizations, and programming. The course incorporates a variety of perspectives and applications. 

  • SOWK 4411 WDE – Social Work Practice and Indigenous Peoples (Winter) (web-based)

Designed to promote an awareness, understanding, and appreciation for Indigenous peoples. Emphasis will be on culture, values, beliefs, and appropriate intervention strategies for social workers in terms of knowledge, skills, and methods. Issues of social policy, programs and services, and the practice of social work in Indigenous communities will be explored. Indigenous involvement, participation, and culture are important dimensions to this course. 

  • SOWK 4610 WDE – Social Work Practice with Diverse Populations (Fall) (web-based)

This course seeks to develop a culturally sensitive approach to practice by: enhancing self-awareness, helping students learn effective intervention skills, and promoting awareness and sensitivity regarding issues faced by diverse populations within our society. It is relevant to the studies in the human service, education and health care fields. 

  • SOWK 4770 WDE/WDF – Psychosocial Palliative Care (Winter) (web-based)

An examination of the social, psychological and spiritual issues faced by people who are dying, and the knowledge, values and skills needed to effectively support them, their families and friends. Emphasis is placed on the importance of a team approach in providing holistic palliative care. The course content is relevant to studies in the human services, education and health care fields.

  • SOWK 5214 WA/WAO Trauma (Winter) (Telepresence or Zoom)

This course is designed to familiarize graduate students with some of the pre-dominate themes in the area of trauma today. Drawing on theoretical perspectives and practice, students will develop an understanding of the complexities associated with trauma and trauma response.

  • SOWK 5214 WB/WBO Health & Social Work (Winter) (Telepresence or Zoom)

This course explores psychosocial issues in health and well-being throughout the lifespan. Graduate students will acquire knowledge about social injustices and health equity that affect the well-being of Canadians in the health care system.  Multi-level interventions for effective social work practice in a health care setting will be explored through a social work perspective. Both physical and mental health will be critically examined in relation to social work practice with special populations.

Start Date/Duration:  Fall Term: September 1 – December 31, 2020

                                      Winter Term: January – April 30, 2021

Location: Orillia

Note:  No travel allowance shall be payable.

Qualifications Preferred:  PhD in social work preferred, with experience teaching at the university level. Experience with experiential learning and online or alternative modes of delivery is highly desired.

Lakehead is a comprehensive university with a reputation for innovative programs and cutting-edge research. With campuses located in Thunder Bay and Orillia, Lakehead has approximately 10,000 students and 2,160 faculty and staff.  With an emphasis on collaborative learning and independent critical thinking and a multidisciplinary teaching approach, Lakehead offers a variety of degree and diploma programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels through its ten faculties, including Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Health and Behavioural Sciences, Natural Resources Management, Science and Environmental Studies, Social Sciences and Humanities, Graduate Studies, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (West Campus) and Ontario’s newest Faculty of Law. For further information, please visit: www.lakeheadu.ca.

For further information, please contact social.work@lakeheadu.ca. Detailed information on the School of Social Work and our programs is available at: https://www.lakeheadu.ca/programs/departments/social-work

Review of applications will begin on June 8, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. The electronic application (in the form of one PDF document) should include: a curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests, and teaching evaluations. A completed Confirmation of Eligibility to Work in Canada.pdf  form must accompany your package.

Applicants should submit their electronic application to:

Send Applications to:

School of Social Work

Lakehead University

500 University Ave.

Orillia, ON  L3V 0B9

Attn: Dr. Natalya Timoshkina, Director

E-mail: social.work@lakeheadu.ca

Please include “Contract Lecturer Application” in the subject line.

Lakehead University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals including women, racialized persons, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities and other equity-seeking groups. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.  This is in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements.

We appreciate your interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be notified. Lakehead University is committed to supporting an accessible environment. Applicants requiring accommodation during the interview process should contact the Office of Human Resources at (807) 343.8334 or human.resources@lakeheadu.ca to make appropriate arrangements.

These positions are subject to budgetary approval.