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.


People who teach. People who research. People who support. People who inspire. This is who we are. In 2021, MacEwan University was named one of Canada’s best employers by Forbes Magazine and was the top Alberta-based employer on the list. Want to be a part of this great team? Available opportunities are listed below.

Assistant Professor, Office Assistant Program
School of Continuing Education

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 more than 15,000 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 Office Assistant Program is a comprehensive program that provides students with an opportunity to specialize in one of three majors: Medical, Legal and Administrative. Students will complete core courses along with specialized courses within each major. The Office Assistant program is ideal as a foundation for other careers or as a complement to prior training and experience. It runs for 12 months full time ending with a field placement or part-time over 18-24 months.

The School of Continuing Education invites applications for a full-time tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing July 1, 2021, subject to final budgetary approval.

The ideal candidate will have in-depth knowledge and experience in office administration with expertise in at least one of the specializations. Field placement supervision may be an expectation of this position; therefore, an understanding of and experience within this area would be an asset. The successful candidate will also have a clear understanding of interdisciplinary practice and will demonstrate knowledge of legal issues, ethics, and relevant legislation relating to office administration practices within both public and private organizations.

Candidates must have a minimum of 10 years professional experience in Office Administration along with a record of teaching at the undergraduate level. Candidates with a Ph.D. in a related field are preferred; however, consideration will be given to candidates with a minimum of a Master’s degree. A strong understanding of the principles of adult education and curriculum development will be assets for the successful candidate. The candidate will also possess excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills and be able to work as a collaborative team member.

In addition to an interdisciplinary teaching workload within the unit, the successful candidate will demonstrate a passion for teaching undergraduate students and have a willingness to engage in service to the Department, Faculty, and University.

Questions about this opportunity may be addressed to Dr. Heather McRae, Dean, School of Continuing Education (mcraeh4@macewan.ca).

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including recent teaching evaluations), statement of research interests and samples 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.

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.

We strive to provide an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, beginning with the hiring process. If you have special assessment needs, we want to ensure you have the support you need to showcase your abilities. Please disclose any requirements when contacted for an interview. This information will be kept confidential.

Category Full-Time Tenure-Track
Salary Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Closing Date Competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found
Competition No. 21.05.052
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