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.


Assistant Professor, Department of Child and Youth Care - (2) positions
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 Office of Teaching and Learning Services.

The Department of Child and Youth Care offers an undergraduate degree, with a diploma exit option available at the end of year two. The diploma equips graduates with the foundational knowledge and skills for professional practice with children, youth, and their families who may be experiencing multiple, complex challenges in their community. Years three and four prepare students for advanced practice in intensive programs with children, youth and families through courses on abuse and neglect, substance abuse, law and social services, and advanced methodology in individual, group and family practice. The degree level education prepares students for more complex positions and graduate programs in child and youth care. 
The program emphasizes the integration of theory with practice and includes extensive field placement hours.

The Department of Child and Youth Care, Faculty of Health and Community Studies invites applications for two full-time, tenure-track appointments commencing July 1, 2019. The successful candidates are expected to demonstrate excellence in teaching in a range of innovative and creative classroom and online instructional strategies that are consistent with the core philosophical principles of child and youth care education. Areas of expertise that are of interest to the Department include mental health, addictions, family support, communication and counseling skills, abuse and neglect, child and youth care methods, and human development. Field placement supervision will be an expectation of this position, so experience in this area would be an asset.
The successful candidate will also be expected to engage in research, scholarship, and service activities. Preferred candidates will hold a PhD in Child and Youth Care. Master level credentials or educational credentials in a related discipline may be considered. Candidates must also have practice experience in Child and Youth Care and have certification with the Child and Youth Care Association of Alberta (or eligibility for certification). The successful candidates will be expected to demonstrate a passion for teaching undergraduate students and have a willingness to engage in service to the Department, Faculty, and University. Scholarly activity, including experience mentoring students in research and scholarly writing skills is an asset.

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 these opportunities may be addressed to Donna Jamieson, Chair, Department of Child and Youth Care at jamiesond@macewan.ca

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 included under the Faculty 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 Tenure-Track
Salary Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Closing Date A review of applications will begin January 21, 2019 and continue until a suitable candidate is found
Competition No. 18.11.251

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