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Posted: July 27, 2005

Part-time Position Mi'kmaq/Maliseet Bachelor of Social Work Programme

The Department of Social Work invites applications for an instructor to teach part-time in the Fall semester. The Mi'kmaq/Maliseet Bachelor of Social Work Programme is jointly offered by St. Thomas University and Dalhousie University to approximately 30 First nations students. An instructor is required to teach in the first semester of this part-time programme of studies.

SCWK 3043 Skills for Social Work Practice
The 3 credit hour course includes an orientation to the values and ethics of the profession with a focus on developing self-awareness as important knowledge for practice. Skill development for experiential learning, group work and beginning interviewing skills for social work practice is also emphasized. The course would be taught two days per week in Sackville, NB on September 13/14, October 17/18, November 7/8, December 5/6, 2005. Travel expenses and accommodation will be provided.

A PhD is preferred and a Master's degree is required. Teaching experience in the area of group work and skill development, as well as experience in working in First Nations communities are assets. Each applicant is to submit a curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness (teaching portfolio preferred) and arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly to Prof. Sandra deVink, Chair, Social Work Department, St. Thomas University, Fredericton, NB E3B 5G3. The closing date is August 8, 2005, or when the position is filled. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that their files, including letters of reference, are complete by this date.

St. Thomas University is a Catholic, undergraduate, liberal arts university where excellence in undergraduate teaching is an institutional priority. An equal opportunity employer, St. Thomas is committed to employment equity for women, Native persons, members of visible minority groups, and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.