DIVERSITY STATEMENT

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.

Careers

Learning Specialist
Services to Students with Disabilities

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).

Services to Students with Disabilities invites applications to a full-time Tenure-Track, Professional Resource Faculty Learning Specialist appointment commencing July 1, 2020, subject to final budgetary approval.

The successful candidate will be responsible for facilitating access to all aspects of the MacEwan University experience for individuals with disabilities. Drawing on professional expertise and judgment, including understanding of relevant legislation and policy, the Learning Specialist identifies reasonable accommodations and coordinates access to services and technologies for students with disabilities who experience barriers to full and equitable participation in their programs, courses and other post-secondary activities. The Learning Specialist also collaborates with all members of the university community by sharing information about barriers to full participation (including the duty to accommodate) and universal design principles, encouraging the design and implementation of an accessible learning environment and participating in initiatives to accomplish this goal.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to serve on department and University committees, participate in projects and initiatives that advance the department’s strategic goals and engage in professional development activities.

Preferred candidates will have the following qualities:

  • Graduate degree in Education, School Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Rehabilitation or related field including training and experience in psychological assessment methodologies.

  • Experience working with adult learners with disabilities including a working knowledge of relevant legislation, practice models, and assistive technologies.

  • Experience in post-secondary education.

  • Knowledge and experience providing meta-cognitive strategy instruction.

  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills.

  • Demonstrated experience in effective team work including collaboration, problem solving and flexibility.

Travel between downtown campuses will likely be required.

Candidates selected for interview are required to obtain a Police Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Check at their own cost.

How to Apply
Applicants should submit an application letter and curriculum vitae.

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 $71,391 - $115,561
Closing Date February 01, 2020
Competition No. 19.12.205
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