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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.

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Assistant Professor, Bachelor of Early Childhood Curriculum Studies Degree Program
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 MacEwan Office of Teaching and Learning

The Bachelor of Early Childhood Curriculum Studies Degree (BECCS) is a four-year program that prepares graduates for pedagogical leadership roles in a variety of early childhood settings (0-12 years), where they will advance the play, learning and development of children and families through responsive curriculum and pedagogy. This new and unique degree is designed to meet the changing landscape of early learning in Alberta. The degree emphasizes the integration of theory with practice and includes extensive field placement hours and a senior internship in the fourth year.  ELM, the MacEwan Early Learning and Child Care Lab School, supports the academic, research and service mission of the degree. 

The Bachelor of Early Childhood Curriculum Studies program invites applications for two full-time tenure-track appointments at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing July 1, 2020, subject to final budgetary approval.

Successful candidates will have demonstrated teaching skills and knowledge of early learning theory, policy, curriculum and practice.  The candidate must also have familiarity with Flight: Alberta’s Early Learning and Care Framework. The program is seeking faculty with a proven commitment to promoting quality early childhood education, diversity, inclusion, social justice and ethical early learning practice and leadership. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in the launch and continuing development of the new BECCS degree. Knowledge and skill in course design and development will be welcomed.

Candidates will hold a Ph.D. or have ABD status in Early Childhood Education or related field (i.e. Education, Human Ecology, Child and Youth Care, Pedagogy).  The ideal candidate will demonstrate a primary commitment to undergraduate teaching, potential for an ongoing research program and a willingness to engage in service to the program, university and community.  Direct experience working with children and families in early learning and child care programs 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.  Two 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, Chair, Department of Human Services and Early Learning, at lirettet@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 2, 2020 and continue until a suitable candidate is found.
Competition No. 19.10.172
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