Sessional Instructor – Field Placement
Health and Community Studies

MacEwan University inspires students through a powerful combination of academic excellence and personal learning experiences. Located in culturally enriched, downtown Edmonton, our comprehensive undergraduate university offers over 65 programs to 19,000 full- and part-time students. With a dedication to teaching excellence informed by scholarly research and creative activity, MacEwan provides an exceptional collaborative and supportive learning environment with a commitment to environmental sustainability and opportunities for community engagement. In support of faculty professional development, unique and enhanced services are provided through the Centre for the Advancement of Faculty Excellence (CAFÉ).

The Early Learning and Child Care Program is a two-year diploma program that prepares graduates for work in a variety of early childhood settings, including child care, preschool, out of school care, early intervention and family support programs. Our program emphasizes the integration of theory with practice and includes extensive fieldwork hours. Field placement is offered in partnership with over 100 community based early learning and care programs. The successful candidate will mentor field placement students and conduct field placement visits.

Candidates must have an M.A. in Early Childhood Education or related discipline and current knowledge of early learning theory, curriculum and practice. Those with an equivalent degree and substantial front line experience may be considered. Applicants should have a minimum of 3 years’ experience working directly with children and families in early learning and child care programs, and a minimum of 3 years’ experience in a leadership role providing mentorship and supervision to early learning and child care educators or students.

The ideal candidate will have some formal teaching experience at a post-secondary level and/or experience in providing professional development opportunities in the field. Successful candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to professional practice, strong interpersonal and team skills and be able to support learners from diverse educational and cultural backgrounds. A flexible schedule is required to accommodate field placement timetables each term.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae.

This position is included under the Faculty Association collective agreement.

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

Category Sessional Faculty
Salary Commensurate with education and experience
Closing Date August 19, 2015
Competition No. 15.08.094
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Human Resources Department
University Services Centre
Rm. 10-600, 10700 - 104 Avenue
Edmonton AB T5J 4S2

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