MacEwan University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


Assistant Professor
Department of Human Services and Early Learning
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 Department of Human Services and Early Learning encompasses three programs: Special Needs Educational Assistant certificate, Early Learning and Child Care diploma, and Bachelor of Applied Human Service Administration. These programs prepare students to support the learning of others in community, educational and early learning settings as well as to become managers and leaders in the human service field.

The Department of Human Services and Early Learning invites applications for a full-time tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing July 1, 2018, subject to final budgetary approval.

The Department is seeking faculty with a proven commitment to ethical educational practice, advocating for the rights of children and youth, creating inclusive learning environments, facilitating community practice and empowerment. The successful candidate will have demonstrated teaching skills in one or more of the following areas: individualized instructional strategies and curriculum development, assistive and adaptive technologies, learning development and disability/exceptionalities, research methodologies, child growth and development, practicum supervision, program management, and leadership development.

In addition to an interdisciplinary teaching workload within the Department, the successful candidate will be expected to engage in scholarly activity related to the Department and/or Faculty, demonstrate a passion for teaching undergraduate students and have a willingness to engage in service to the Department, Faculty, and University.

Preferred candidates will hold a Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Education or a related field with a focus on special education, disability or community rehabilitation. The ideal candidate will have current knowledge of learning theory, Alberta K-12 curriculum, school-based practice and educational leadership. The candidate will demonstrate a commitment to undergraduate teaching and an ongoing interdisciplinary research program. Applicants should have a minimum of 3 years of experience working directly with children and youth in school-based settings or a combination of school-based practice and other related experiences.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including recent teaching evaluations), statement of research interests, sample of scholarly work, and academic transcripts. Three letters of reference, quoting the competition number and candidate name, should be sent directly from referees to careers@macewan.ca.

Questions about this opportunity may be addressed to Dr. Tricia Lirette at lirettet@macewan.ca

A review of applications will begin February 1, 2018 and will continue until a suitable candidate is found.

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 Tenure Track
Salary Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Closing Date Open until a suitable candidate is found.
Competition No. 17.12.263

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