MacEwan University is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. We encourage Indigenous people, persons living with a disability, sexual and gender minorities, women, and members of all minority groups to apply and self-identify. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


Instructional Designer
Student Affairs

MacEwan University inspires students with a powerful combination of academic excellence and personal learning experiences – ours is a connected culture that focuses on learner-centered teaching, and on providing opportunities for students to grow and achieve.

The university provides a transformative education in a creative, collaborative and supportive learning environment. 19,000 full- and part-time students are enrolled in more than 65 programs: four-year undergraduate degrees, applied degrees, university transfer programs and one- and two-year diploma and certificates. Additional offerings include preparation for university and college, English as an Additional Language, professional and personal development courses and workshops, corporate training and the Conservatory of Music.


Student Affairs is seeking a skilled Instructional Designer to work with the Student Success Services team (formerly Writing and Learning Services) to co-develop and deliver a peer tutor training curriculum and to act as the master mentor to the peer tutors working in our Writing Centre. Mentoring responsibilities will include helping to train tutors, provide formative and summative feedback, and assist them with unfamiliar or challenging learning situations. The Instructional Designer will curate existing internal and external educational resources where available and will create new resources where needed to support a variety of student success skills, including scholarly, professional, and creative communication skills (academic integrity and citation; essay, proposal, letter and report writing; creative writing; critical thinking; inclusive language; rhetorical devices; and academic writing conventions across multiple disciplines);  learning strategies (reading strategies, active listening, note taking, exam preparation); and self-management principles (time management, motivation and resilience, attention and concentration, etc.). The Instructional Designer will also deliver face-to-face, online, and blended delivery instruction to groups of students on a variety of student success topics and will provide writing and learning support to students whose needs fall outside the scope of the peer tutors’ responsibilities.


The Instructional Designer has demonstrated expertise in academic success literacy, especially in the areas of academic writing, reading, and self-directed learning strategies. The successful applicant will be self-motivated, have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, work well with minimal supervision, and stay current with instructional methodologies and related technologies. They perform in a professional, welcoming manner with diverse students, faculty and staff and are a passionate and curious educational technology user and learner. They understand learner-centered teaching philosophies and approaches and are passionate about empowering learners in an inclusive and supportive environment.


Applicants must have a Masters Degree in Educational Technology, Library and Information Studies, Arts, or Adult Education with a technology and writing focus. Candidates in progress in a relevant graduate program and with demonstrated experience in and passion for educational technology and curriculum design are welcome to apply. A minimum of two years’ experience in tutoring and instructional design are required. Applicants should be skilled in areas such as online and blended learning, course development, and educational technologies. Individuals with Blackboard Learn and project management experience as well as experience working in a post-secondary environment will be preferred.


When you become part of the MacEwan team, you will enjoy a competitive salary. Our total compensation package includes:

•    Competitive base pay
•    Generous vacation time
•    Secure pension plan
•    Excellent benefits package
•    Effective recognition and retention programs
•    Continuous learning culture
•    Opportunities for career growth

How to Apply:   

Only applications received electronically will be considered.  To apply, go to http://www.macewan.ca/careers and select the job posting. 

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 MacEwan Staff Association collective agreement.

MacEwan University is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.  We encourage Indigenous people, persons living with a disability, sexual and gender minorities, women, and members of all minority groups to apply and to self-identify. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Category Full-Time Continuing
Salary $67,540 to $98,244 per year
Closing Date May 24, 2018
Competition No. 18.05.112

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