*REPOST* SK507 3 - Social Justice and Transformative Social Work Practices (Fall 2024)

Date: Jul 10, 2024

Location: Kitchener, CA

Company: Wilfrid Laurier University

Faculty/Academic Area: Faculty of Social Work 

Department: N/A 

Campus: Kitchener 

Employee Group: WLUFA 

Requisition ID: 8536 



Position Title: *REPOST* SK507 3 – Social Justice and Transformative Social Work Practices (Fall 2024)

Term: Fall 2024      

Days/Times: Tuesday’s 13:30-16:20

Hours per week/Hours Total: 3/36

Type of Course: In-person

Anticipated Class Size: 28

Additional Course Requirements: None

Posted on: July 10, 2024

Posting ends: July 22, 2024


Position Summary:


Transformative social work practice is understood to encompass critical reflexivity and action that aims to disrupt current social inequalities and manifestations of power inherent in the delivery of social services and community work. The fluid concept of social justice will be deconstructed and explored through a variety of theoretical lenses including, but not limited to Indigenous, anti-racist, feminist, queer, disability and transnational perspectives. Theories of progressive social change practices will be explored in order to lead the student to think about concepts such as colonialism, intersectionality, power and resistance within social work practices. Students will also be encouraged to engage in reflexivity with regards to their own experiences of intersecting identities and how they are situated within relations of power.


Qualifications – Required: Master’s Degree

Qualifications – Discipline: Social Work or related

Qualifications - Areas of Specialization: PhD Degree an asset. Eligibility for appointment to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies is required to teach graduate courses.

Qualifications - Professional Designation:

Qualifications - Other

Salary: $9,206.40 (subject to 25.2)

Application Deadline: July 22, 2024


Submit with Application:


Required for All Applicants


Required for External Applicants

  • Names and Contact Information for Referees
  • Evidence of Good Teaching
  • Verification of highest degree


  • Cover Letter
  • Teaching Dossier
  • Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Statement that can be included as part of Teaching Dossier
  • Sample Course Outline (2-pages maximum)



Applications may be addressed to:


Dr. Timothy Leduc, Chair, Part-time Appointment Committee

c/o FSWRecruit@wlu.ca

Faculty of Social Work



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This appointment is in accordance with the Contract Teaching Faculty and Part-time Librarians Collective Agreement, for which the Wilfrid Laurier Faculty Association (WLUFA) is the exclusive bargaining agent.  All applicants are assessed using both the “Appendix H: Assessment of CTF Candidates under 13.6.1” in the collective agreement and the program specific rubric, where applicable.  Candidates should review these documents and ensure the information required is easily accessible in the application. 


Please Note:

Candidate Application form (CAF) is used to apply to an individual posting and must be submitted with each application. The completed form is to be uploaded with all other application materials by the deadline listed in the course posting. Refer to Appendix I of the Contract Teaching Faculty Collective Agreement for further guidance about completing the CAF and Appendix H for details on how this form will be scored.

CTF Members (those who have taught a Laurier in the last 36 months) may wish to submit a single application to multiple course postings via the Posted Course Application Form (PCAF) Appendix G, which includes the CAF.  The link to the Faculty specific PCAF is included in the email notification of posted courses you would have received from the hiring department/program/area at Laurier. The PCAF is a separate form due within 5 days of the email notification of posted courses and is submitted via Qualtrics. Refer to this notification for the link to the PCAF. Members who do not submit a PCAF may apply for posted course through a separate application for each course. Refer to the collective agreement for additional information on the PCAF.

For Supplementary Remuneration for large classes or multi-section courses, see Article 28.3

Pursuant to Article 13.5 of the Collective Agreement for Contract Teaching Faculty (CTF) and Part-time Librarians, all applicants shall apply electronically. Applications must be received by 23:59 local time of the date on the posting.

Wilfrid Laurier University endeavors to fill positions with qualified candidates who have a combination of education, experience, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position while demonstrating Laurier's Employee Success Factors.

Diversity and creating a culture of inclusion is a key pillar of Wilfrid Laurier University's Strategic Academic Plan and is one of Laurier's core values. Laurier is committed to increasing the diversity of faculty and staff and welcomes applications from candidates from equity deserving groups. Indigenous candidates who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact the Office of Indigenous Initiatives at indigenous@wlu.ca. Candidates from other equity deserving groups who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact Equity and Accessibility at equity@wlu.ca. We have strived to make our application process accessible, however if you require any assistance applying for a position or would like this job posting in an alternative format, please contact Human Resources at hr@wlu.ca.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.  In accordance with the requirements of Citizenship and Immigration Canada, the successful applicants will be required to prove they are legally able to work in Canada.

Members of the designated groups must self-identify to the appropriate Dean(s) to be considered for employment equity.

All course offerings will be contingent on adequate student registration and subject to budgetary funding.

Members of the Contract Teaching Faculty bargaining unit:

Should you be interested in learning more about this opportunity, please visit www.wlu.ca/careers for additional information and the online application system. All applications must be submitted online.

All applications shall be reviewed and considered under a set of criteria established by the part-time hiring committee.  Only those applicants recommended for a position will be contacted.

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