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Sessional Instructor
Massage Therapy Program- Department of Allied Health & Human Performance
Faculty of Health & 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 Massage Therapy program offers a unique blend of scientific theory and clinical practice. It offers a comprehensive clinical education that develops well-rounded massage therapists able to practice in a wide range of medical and therapeutic environments. The program teaches soft tissue manipulation techniques for the assessment and treatment of stress, pain and a variety of physical conditions. With challenging courses in anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, pathology and communication, students gain a foundation of knowledge that carries them through dynamic field placement experiences and professional practice at MacEwan University’s public massage clinic. The program prepares students to become a registered massage therapist (RMT) with a provincial association. With MacEwan University’s reputation as a leader in massage education, graduates may be eligible for registration across Canada and internationally.

The Massage Therapy program is inviting applications for a sessional instructor to facilitate the MTST 262 Clinical Practice V practicum beginning May 1, 2018. This course is the final clinical experience in the massage therapy program focusing on the application of therapeutic massage techniques to clients with special needs in a supervised clinical setting. Students have the opportunity to develop skills working as part of a health care team through an internship in a hospital setting.

The successful candidate will have extensive educational and clinical experience, preferably in a hospital or long-term care facility, demonstrated teaching skills and provide instruction and supervision of the practicum students. Field placement, interdisciplinary knowledge and experience with learning management systems such as Blackboard is an asset.

Applicants should have a Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline or a Massage Therapy Diploma and be a member in good standing with their provincial association

Questions about this opportunity may be addressed to Dave Kato, Interim Department Chair, Department of Allied Health & Human Performance, at katod@macewan.ca.

How to Apply:

To apply, go to http://www.macewan.ca/careers and select the job posting. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and proof of registration. Only applications received electronically will be considered.

Names and contact information of three references should be sent to careers@macewan.ca

Thank you for your interest in employment with MacEwan University. We will be reviewing all applications to select the candidates whose qualifications and experience most closely meet our needs. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

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
Salary Commensurate with Education and Experience
Closing Date March 31, 2018
Competition No. 18.03.039

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