First Nations, Métis, or Inuit (FNMI) Scholar for the Lyle S. Hallman Chair in Child and Family Welfare (Associate Professor or Professor Level)
The Lyle S. Hallman Faculty of Social Work at Wilfrid Laurier University invites applications for a First Nations, Métis, or Inuit (FNMI) scholar for the Lyle S. Hallman Chair in Child and Family Welfare. The successful candidate will be eligible for a faculty appointment with tenure, subject to the tenure process, at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor commencing July 1, 2021, subject to budgetary approval.
We are seeking an FNMI scholar whose active research program and teaching in the Chair’s endowed area of child and family welfare is informed by their Indigenous knowledge, practice experiences with FNMI peoples, and strong community roots and connections. Indigenous child and family welfare encompasses a wide scope of issues (e.g., prevention of abuse and protection of children and youth, repatriation, and prevention of family violence; healing, well-being, intergenerational trauma, and missing and murdered Indigenous women, as these topics pertain to child and family welfare). In light of the colonial history of child and family welfare in Canada, we are eager to welcome a colleague who understands the concept of wholistic/integrative practices, appreciates the inherent relationship between micro and macro practices, and employs principles of empowerment, social justice, inclusion, and wholism in their social work research, practice, and pedagogy. Integrative practices refer to an analysis of the ways lived experience of Indigenous identity, race, class, culture, gender, (dis)ability, sexual identity, gender identity, and other social locations are produced and shaped by systemic, cultural, and interpersonal experiences and inequalities.