SK665 (3) - Relational Accountability: Transforming Social Work with Indigenous Peoples Spring 2022

Wilfrid Laurier University


October 8, 2021


SK665 (3) - Relational Accountability: Transforming Social Work with

Indigenous Peoples Spring 2022

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Date: Aug 31, 2021

Location: Kitchener, CA

Company: Wilfrid Laurier University

Faculty/Academic Area: Faculty of Social Work

Department : N/A

Campus: Kitchener

Employee Group: WLUFA

Requisition ID: 2426

Position Title: SK665 (3): Relational Accountability: Transforming Social Work with Indigenous Peoples

Term: Spring 2022 (May 2 - Jul. 8)

Days/Times: Fridays, 8:30 am – 12:20 pm REMOTE

Hours per week/Hours Total: 4 per week/36 total

Anticipated Class Size: 22-25

Additional Course Requirements: None

Posted on: August 30, 2021

Posting ends: September 14, 2021

Position Summary:

Relational Accountability is a course that asks you to wholistically reflect on the values and practices you envision carrying as a social worker, and how they can inform a transformed relationship with Indigenous Peoples. Social work is culturally, politically, and economically intertwined with colonial systems that historically and presently dispossess Indigenous Peoples from their children, elders, culture and land relations. This positioning continues to frame social work theories and practices, and in light of the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action it is important to reflect on professional assumptions and values that may harm Indigenous peoples. While you will come into relation with Indigenous worldviews and values, this course neither engages Indigenous cultural practices (e.g., ceremonies) nor is focused on dominant narratives of social issues impacting Indigenous peoples in the wake of colonialism. Rather, you will be asked to reflect on your unique ancestral position in these relations and with the land, with an emphasis on your responsibility to be active in the relational transformation of ourselves and social work.

Qualifications – Required: Master's Degree

Qualifications – Discipline: Social Work or related

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

Preference will be given to First Nations, Métis, and Inuit (FNMI) people who are able to clearly articulate their contextual Indigeneity, and their pedagogy for mobilizing FNMI knowledge.

Salary: $8,414.99

Application Deadline: September 14, 2021

Submit with Application:

Required for All Applicants

  • CV (required)
  • Required for External Applicants

  • Names and Contact Information for Referees
  • Evidence of Good Teaching
  • Optional

  • Cover Letter
  • Teaching Dossier
  • Sample Course Outline (2-pages maximum)
  • Applicants will be required to submit proof of academic credentials for highest degree prior to being awarded a contract. It is highly recommended that applicants include this verification with their application.

    Applications may be addressed to:

    Dr. Cheryl-Anne Cait, PTAC Chair c/o Tanya Diriye

    Faculty of Social Work

    Wilfrid Laurier University

    Waterloo, Ontario

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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 . Candidates should review these documents and ensure the information required is easily accessible in the application.

    Please Note:

    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 . 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 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. Contact information can be found

    All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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

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

    Members of the Contract Teaching Faculty bargaining unit:

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    Remote instruction, as the term is used here, uses technology-enabled tools and software to facilitate course delivery when in-person instruction is not possible in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. "Remote" instruction is not directly comparable to "online course" instruction. The difference is not in the quality of the content, but in the design of content delivery.

    In-person fall teaching will be supported by classroom safety and hygiene protocols aligned with public health guidelines in effect at the time and will adhere to any COVID-19 related university policies including the COVID-19 face covering policy. Questions related to classroom safety protocols can be directed to SHERM ( Questions related to employment accommodation needs can be directed to the confidential Health & Abilities team in Human Resources

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