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.


Available opportunities are listed below.

Assistant Professor, Department of Child & Youth Care
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 one full-time, tenure-track appointment commencing July 1, 2021, subject to final budgetary approval. 

The program is seeking a faculty member with a proven commitment to promoting quality child and youth care education, diversity, inclusion, social justice and ethical child and youth care practice and leadership. Demonstrated excellence in teaching in a range of innovative classroom instructional strategies that are consistent with the core philosophical principles of child and youth care education is required.

In addition to teaching courses in the department, the successful candidate’s workload will include field placement. Responsibilities include securing field placements, creating and implementing strategies for agency recruitment and retention, preparing fieldwork documents and maintaining records. The position requires someone with leadership skills and the initiative to work independently to complete projects in a deadline driven environment. Experience at a post-secondary institution and in coordinating the field education placement process is preferred. Service to the department, faculty and university is also expected.

Preferred candidates will hold a PhD in Child and Youth Care. Master level credentials or educational credentials in Child and Youth Care or a related discipline will 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 candidate 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.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including recent teaching evaluations), 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 Jenny McGrath, Chair, Department of Child and Youth Care at mcgrathj4@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.

Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. Please disclose any requirements when contacted for an interview.

Category Full-Time Tenure-Track
Salary Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Closing Date A review of applications will begin January 15, 2021 and continue until a suitable candidate is found
Competition No. 20.10.087
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