Vancouver Island University


December 8, 2021



The Faculty of Health and Human Services includes the Departments of Child and Youth Care, Dental Assistant, Dental Hygiene, Early Childhood Education and Care, Health Care Assistant, Nursing, Practical Nursing, Social Work, School and Community Support Work, and a Professional Development and Training department. The mission of the Faculty is to foster student success and develop and maintain relevant, responsive, and stimulating learning opportunities that are community-based, globally and locally, and offered in a visionary, interprofessional environment that is conducive to learning and promotes health and wellness for all. The Dean and the Dean's office lead, manage, administer and support the instructional, scholarly and outreach activities of the Faculty on four campuses with this mission in mind.

Employment Group


Position Number



Faculty of Health and Human Services


Social Work


Nanaimo campus

Appointment Type

temporary part-time

Appointment Start Date


Appointment End Date


Leave Replacement

Appointment may be extended or end early

Applicant Documents

CV/Resume, Cover Letter, Qualifications

Posted Date


Closing Date


Job Reference



  • This position requires the preparation and delivery of SOCW 200B: Introduction to Social Welfare Policy on the VIU Nanaimo Campus for students enrolled in the Social Service Diploma program beginning in January of 2022.
  • The facilitation of student learning through the delivery of the curriculum and course learning materials; grading of assignments and tests, and submission of grades; providing communication and feedback to students; management of the supplemental course information and curriculum on the online learning management system; participation in program and faculty meetings; liaising with support staff, program chair and faculty.
  • Successful candidates will be responsive to diverse cultural and academic backgrounds and learning styles and possess the ability to meet the needs of a diverse student population. The successful candidate will be attentive to contributions in building a collaborative and effective instructional team.
  • Candidates must demonstrate commitment to teaching, learning and student success through scholarship and institutional service. Successful candidates will participate in a wide range of activities outside the classroom, including student support; institutional, faculty and departmental committee meetings and other initiatives; and professional activities in keeping with their disciplines in and outside the institution.
  • Qualifications

  • PhD in Social Work and/or a Master of Social Work from an accredited university.
  • 2 years of demonstrated proficiency of teaching social work in a post- secondary setting.
  • 5 or more years of relevant social work practice experience.
  • Solid understanding of theories, skills and practice knowledge specific to social work practice and social policy.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal ways of knowing and cultural teachings.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience working in team settings.
  • Strong computer competence and technical skills, including experience using online learning management systems.
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Relevant PhD(completed, or in progress).
  • Note:

  • Short-listed candidates must provide original transcripts, or applicable original certifications at time of interview.
  • All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
  • Vancouver Island University (VIU) is collectively committed to building and sustaining a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment for faculty, staff, and students. In our journey towards greater diversity we invite applications from members of equity-seeking communities including women, racialized and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of all gender identities and sexual orientations who bring value to the VIU community through their lived experiences. We encourage members of all equity-seeking groups to self-identify within their application cover letter. When a candidate voluntarily discloses this information in their cover letter, the information will be used only for the fulfillment of the career opportunity. Disclosure and/or self- identification with an equity-seeking group will not lead to advantageous treatment of a candidate who is not qualified.
  • It is currently a requirement of employment at VIU that all employees disclose their COVID-19 vaccination status. Employees who are unvaccinated or who choose not to disclose their vaccination status may be subject to secondary safety measures, including rapid testing.

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