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.

Learning Specialist
Access and Disability Resources

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.
Access and Disability Resources invites applications to a full-time Tenure-Track, Professional Resource Faculty Learning Specialist appointment commencing July 1, 2021, subject to final budgetary approval.

The successful candidate will be responsible for facilitating access to the learning environment for students with disabilities at MacEwan University. Drawing on professional expertise and judgment, including understanding of relevant legislation and policy, the Learning Specialist works collaboratively with students registered at Access and Disability Resources (ADR) to identify barriers to full participation and reasonable accommodations. The Learning Specialist also works with colleagues in ADR to coordinate access to services and technologies.

Learning Specialists collaborate with all members of the campus 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. Learning Specialists have the opportunity to serve on department and university committees and participate in projects and initiatives that advance the department’s strategic goals. Learning Specialists also engage in professional development activities to support their professional practice and service work.

Preferred candidates will have the following qualities:

  • Graduate degree in Education, Special Education, School Psychology, Counselling, or Rehabilitation or related field preferred.

  • Will consider Baccalaureate degree in Education, Special Education, School Psychology, Counselling or Rehabilitation if combined with a minimum of five years of related work experience.

  •  Preference for graduate course work in Learning Disabilities including Psycho- Educational Assessment methodologies.


  • Minimum 3 years experience working with individuals with disabilities.

  • Preference given to those with prior experience in the post-secondary education system.

  • Expertise and experience in the administration and interpretation of psychological assessments.

  • Knowledge and experience providing meta-cognitive strategy instruction.

  • Experience with disability grant funding processes is an asset.

    Specific Skills

  • Knowledge of models of disability and universal design for learning in the context of postsecondary education.

  • Knowledge of Human Rights legislation (federal and provincial) and application to accessibility in postsecondary education in Alberta.

  • Highly effective written and interpersonal communication skills.

  • Skilled at developing and delivering professional presentations.

  • Ability to use current technology including Outlook, Google documents, word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software.

  • Experience with Peoplesoft would be an asset.

  • Knowledge of assistive technologies; experience with assistive technologies preferred.

  • Ability to work within and contribute to building an effective team.

  • Creative and effective problem-solving skills.

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 a covering letter, curriculum vitae and the names of three references.

Only applications received electronically will be considered. To apply, go to http://www.macewan.ca/careers and select the job posting.

Questions should be directed to Danica Rose, Access & Disability Resources, RoseD23@macewan.ca

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

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.

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 This competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.
Competition No. 20.12.122
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