Learning Specialist
Services to Students with Disabilities

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).

Services to Students with Disabilities invites applications for a full-time probationary appointment commencing July 1, 2015.

The successful candidate will be responsible for facilitating access to all aspects of the MacEwan University experience for individuals with disabilities. Drawing on professional expertise and judgment, including understanding of relevant legislation and policy, the Learning Specialist identifies reasonable accommodations and coordinates access to services and technologies for students with disabilities who experience barriers to full and equitable participation in their programs, courses and other post-secondary activities. The Learning Specialist also collaborates with all members of the university community by sharing information about barriers to full participation (including the duty to accommodate) and universal design principles, encouraging the design and implementation of an accessible learning environment and participating in initiatives to accomplish this goal.

Preferred candidates will have the following qualities:

  • Graduate degree in Education, School Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Rehabilitation or related field including training and experience in psychological assessment methodologies
  • Experience working with adult learners with disabilities including a working knowledge of relevant legislation, practice models, and assistive technologies
  • Knowledge and experience providing academic strategy instruction
  • Experience in post-secondary education
  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated skill in facilitating effective team work including collaboration, problem solving, and flexibility

Travel between campuses will likely be required.

Applicants should submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae.
Questions about this opportunity may be addressed to Abigail Parrish-Craig, Chair, Services to Students with Disabilities at

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 Full Time Probationary
Salary Commensurate with education and experience
Closing Date April 27, 2015
Competition No. 15.04.024
Apply In Person/By Mail MacEwan University
Human Resources Department
University Services Centre
Rm. 10-600, 10700 - 104 Avenue
Edmonton AB T5J 4S2

Fax: (780) 497-5430
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