Credit Contract Faculty, Social Work

Mount Royal University


August 10, 2021


Job Title

Credit Contract Faculty, Social Work

Requisition #


Job Type

Hourly (for Contract or Casual)

Position End Date (if applicable)


MRU Main Campus - Calgary, AB T3E 6K6 CA (Primary)


About MRU

Founded in 1910 and located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Mount Royal University grew into a vibrant college in the 1930s and became a mid-sized university in 2009. Mount Royal has carved out a distinct niche by offering smaller class sizes, a robust liberal education and unique undergraduate programs. Currently, more than 14,000 credit students choose from 12 bachelor degrees and 36 majors.

Mount Royal University is located in the traditional territories of the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot) and the people of the Treaty 7 region in southern Alberta, which includes the Siksika, the Piikani, the Kainai, the Tsuut'ina and the Iyarhe Nakoda. We are situated on land where the Bow River meets the Elbow River. The traditional Blackfoot name of this place is "Mohkinstsis," which we now call the city of Calgary. The city of Calgary is also home to the Métis Nation.

Mount Royal University is committed to removing barriers and fostering the inclusion of voices that have been historically underrepresented or discouraged in our society. In support of our belief that diversity in our faculty and staff enriches the work, learning and research experiences for the entire campus community, we strongly encourage members of the designated groups (women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and diverse sexual orientation and gender identities) to apply and self-identify.

About the Faculty of Health, Community and Education

Mount Royal University's Faculty of Health, Community and Education is a unique collection of programs that have, at the core, a focus on preparing students to work with people, in community, and primarily in helping professions. The Faculty of Health, Community and Education is comprised of four departments: Health and Physical Education, Education, Child Studies and Social Work, and Nursing and Midwifery which offer a variety of degree, diploma, and certificate programs. Join others in contributing to healthy, supportive communities and making a difference — A paat tsi kani takiiks (those that create sparks). To learn more about the Faculty of Health, Community and Education, refer to our 2024 strategic plan, Ani to pisi (spiderweb).

About the Department of Child Studies & Social Work

The Department of Child Studies & Social Work at Mount Royal University invites applications for part-time contract-sessional faculty positions, to teach courses in the Bachelor, Social Work and Diploma, Social Work programs in both the Fall 2021 and Winter 2022 terms. The Fall 2021 semester commences September 7th to December 22, 2021. The Winter 2022 semester begins January 5th to April 22, 2022.

The Department of Child Studies and Social Work offers; Degree, Bachelor of Child Studies, Degree, Social Work and a Diploma, Social Work.

The Bachelor of Social Work is a direct entry, a four-year degree that offers a unique focus on child intervention competencies and Indigenous ways of knowing. Courses in social work practice, theory, policy, and research are grounded within contemporary theoretical frameworks, including decolonization, Indigenous ways of knowing, anti-oppressive practice, and strengths perspectives. This course of study prepares students for practise with individuals, children and families, groups, and communities in complex social settings. Advanced study and practice within a Child Intervention concentration provide specialized training for Social Work students who plan to work in child intervention settings.

Social Work Diploma is a two-year program that combines knowledge and skills in social work, humanities, and behavioural sciences. The program prepares students for social work practice with individuals, families, groups and communities. Graduates are employed in a broad range of government (public), non-profit and private agencies. Social Work diploma graduates are eligible to apply to become Registered Social Workers in Alberta.

For program information, please go to our website: https: // www.

About the Role

The department is seeking instructors with the ability to teach courses across the Bachelor of Social Work and Social Work Diploma.

Here are some courses that may be available for instruction:

Fall 2021 and Winter 2022

INTS 1240 – Fundamentals of Professional Communication

INTS 3331 – International Community Development: Indigenous and Global Perspectives

SLWK 222 –Social Work with Families

Social Work Practicum - both Junior and Senior levels

More courses may be available for instruction please see Bachelor of Social Work, Diploma Social Work - Course Listing for more information on the courses offered in our program.

  • Instruction: course delivery including preparation of course outline, course activities, lesson preparation and assessments, and course Blackboard site; and
  • Administration: input final grades upon course completion, and participate in scheduled program meetings.
  • Qualifications
  • Candidate availability
  • Minimum Master of Social Work with five (5) years practice experience required
  • Registered Social Worker (RSW) or eligible for registration with the Alberta College of Social Workers
  • Appropriate subject knowledge and professional expertise
  • Record of successful teaching performance or clear potential for becoming a successful teacher
  • Closing Date: August 10, 2021

    A cover letter and curriculum vitae/resume should be submitted as part of your application in .pdf format. Please title your .pdf document as follows: Last Name, Requisition Number Title of Contents.pdf (ex. Smith, X00000, Curriculum Vitae.pdf).

    We thank all applicants for their interest. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. After the close date, you can check on the status of your application through your Career Centre. New career opportunities arise frequently and are posted as they become available. Please check back often to view our latest postings on our Career Opportunities page. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Mount Royal University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to fostering diversity as a source of excellence, intellectual and cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome applications from those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, faculty and their scholarship including but not limited to Indigenous Peoples, women, persons with disabilities and persons of any sexual or gender identity, ethnic, national or socio-economic background, religion or age.

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