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Joint Tenure-Stream Position in Gerontological Social Work with the University of Toronto, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work andBaycrest, Rotman Research Institute

The Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto (FIFSW) and Baycrest, Rotman Research Institute invite applications for a position in Gerontological Social Work. This is a tenure-stream appointment at the University of Toronto and will be at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, to begin July 1, 2014. This position also includes an appointment at the Baycrest, Rotman Research Institute.

The ideal candidate will have an emerging reputation in research with scholarship in social work, brain health and aging. He/She should also be a talented instructor with the capacity to inspire students to pursue research and clinical careers in gerontological social work. Evidence of excellence in teaching and research is required.

Candidates must possess a doctorate in social work or a related field from an accredited university by time of appointment or shortly thereafter. The appointment will be made at a level appropriate to the qualifications and track record of the successful applicant.

The successful candidate will be responsible for developing a new and innovative program of research and education in gerontological social work spanning the University of Toronto’s FIFSW and the major geriatric teaching hospital/facility – Baycrest – affiliated with the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine. The shared nature of this position allows for a true integration across education, research and practice, at both the MSW and PhD levels and supports continuing education and professional development of gerontological social workers. The aim is to create a novel and unique environment for continued and future excellence in gerontological social work. Linkages within Baycrest are facilitated and supported by the Katz Centre for Gerontological Social Work. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto’s St. George campus is distinguished by its emphasis on the integration of research and practice in both the classroom and its practicum education. As the oldest school of social work in Canada, the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work has been on the cutting edge of education, policy, research and practice for almost 100 years. Recognized as one of the leading social work research faculties in North America, we are highly involved in promoting excellence in social work practice and policy development. Teaching in the Faculty is enriched by the internationally recognized research of faculty members which is designed to help governments, agencies and communities effectively address real world challenges. The University of Toronto, St. George Campus offers the opportunity to teach, conduct research and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world.

Located in north Toronto, Baycrest is one of the world’s premier academic health science centers focused on aging. Through its strengths in research and education, Baycrest is using the power of inquiry and discovery to improve the health of tomorrow’s elderly while at the same time care for and enhance the quality of life of the elderly today. The research at Baycrest has a primary focus on maintenance of brain health, treatment of neurological dysfunction from disorders associated with aging, and understanding the impact of brain disorders on caregivers and family members. The Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest is considered one of the top five cognitive neuroscience institutes in the world, and has a research mandate that spans basic mechanisms in human cognition to applied and evaluative research focused on the prevention, rehabilitation, treatment, and overall care in brain health and aging. Together the Rotman Research Institute and Baycrest are giving the world a whole new understanding – and new hope – about interventions and preventions that could transform aging.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy) and a statement outlining current and future research interests. If you have questions about this position, please contact All application materials should be submitted online.
The UofT application system can accommodate up to five attachments (10 MB) per candidate profile; please combine attachments into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. Submission guidelines can be found at:

Applicants should also ask three referees to send letters directly to the department via e-mail to The closing date for this search is September 20, 2013; however, the search will remain open until the position has been filled.

For more information on the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work please visit . For more information on Baycrest, Rotman Research Institute please visit

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Toronto and Baycrest are strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas