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.


CRC Tier II Chair in Sexual and Gender Minority Youth Issues
Department of Child and Youth Care
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 Department of Child and Youth Care in the Faculty of Health and Community Studies invites applications for a Tier II Canada Research Chair and Tenure-Track position open to the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. This position will commence September 1, 2018 or earlier, subject to final budgetary approval.

The successful candidate will lead an inter-disciplinary program of high quality research that will attract external funding and have a strong teaching background. Evidence of an exemplary record of research focused on socially marginalized youth is essential and a successful record of funding support is desirable. The ideal candidate will focus on advancing policy and practices that support education, health and community services for sexual and gender minority youth who is willing to partner with other faculty in closely related fields.  Please identify the strengths and experiences you have in advancing diversity in your previous institution and curriculum.

Duties include research and teaching at the undergraduate level, community outreach and service to the University. Experience in developing an array of traditional and online courses for a diverse student body is required. The candidate will have a reduced teaching load during the term of the CRC.

Preferred candidates will hold a Ph.D. or equivalent in Child and Youth Care or a related discipline and will demonstrate a primary commitment to undergraduate teaching and an ongoing research program.

The successful candidate will be appointed as a regular member of the Department of CYC and will be subsequently nominated for a Tier II Chair. Nominations for Canada Research Chairs are subject to review by the CRC Secretariat and appointment as a CRC is conditional on their approval (see the CRC terms of reference http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/) MacEwan University is committed to providing the candidate with the support required to secure a CRC. 

The successful candidate will have obtained a PhD or equivalent within the last ten years of nomination to the CRC position and will be an outstanding newer scholar with the potential to achieve a significant reputation in the next five to ten years. Applicants who are more than 10 years who have experienced career interruptions (e.g. maternity or parental leave, extended sick leave, clinical training, family care, etc.) may be taken into consideration using the Tier II justification process  to review the candidate’s eligibility. Potential applicants who are more than 10 years from their highest degree with career interruptions may contact the institution to have their eligibility reviewed through the Tier II justification process. The eligibility conditions for the CRC chairs are described at http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/program-programme/nomination-mise_en_candidature-eng.aspx#s3.

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. Fred McGinn at McGinnF@macewan.ca

This position is included under the Faculty Association collective agreement.  The salary will commensurate with education and experience.

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.

For general inquiries, please contact us at careers@macewan.ca.

This position is under the Faculty Association collective agreement

MacEwan University respects, appreciates and encourages diversity and is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous peoples and persons with disabilities.

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 Tenure Track open to the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor
Salary Commensurate with education and experience
Closing Date July 27, 2018
Competition No. 18.06.141

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