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.

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 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.


Access and Disability Resources invites applications to a full-time Limited Term, Professional Resource Faculty Learning Specialist appointment commencing July 1, 2021, through to June 30, 2022, 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. The Learning Specialist coordinates access to services and technologies for students with disabilities who experience barriers to full and equitable participation in their program, courses and other post-secondary activities. The Learning Specialist collaborates with 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 participates 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 teamwork including collaboration, problem-solving and flexibility.

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.

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

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 Limited Term
Salary Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Closing Date June 16, 2021
Competition No. 21.06.081
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