DIVERSITY STATEMENT

MacEwan University is committed to fostering the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion within our community, and we are dedicated to removing barriers that have been historically encountered and are currently experienced by some members of our society. We welcome and encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, racialized persons, visible minorities, women, persons with disabilities, sexual and gender minorities, and members of all equity-deserving groups. We believe that the diversity of our students, staff, and faculty serve as a strength of our institution and benefit to society. We are committed to ensuring full and inclusive participation for all in our community.

Careers

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,
Department of Human Services and Early Learning
Faculty of Health & Community Studies

About Us

MacEwan University is where caring faculty help people connect their passions to their future paths. Located in the heart of Edmonton's diverse and dynamic downtown community, and on the traditional lands of Treaty 6 First Nations and homelands of the Métis people, MacEwan is known for exceptional undergraduate learning. With its dedication to teaching excellence, informed by scholarly research, innovation, and creative activity, MacEwan provides an exceptional collaborative and supportive learning environment with a commitment to human rights, environmental sustainability, and opportunities for community engagement. We are committed to creating an equitable, diverse, inclusive, and welcoming community for all peoples, cultures, and identities.

Our comprehensive undergraduate university offers 59 programs to more than 15,000 full- and part-time students in business, communications, community and human services, design, fine and performing arts, health, humanities, natural science, nursing, public safety, and social science. Through a wide array of experiential learning opportunities, and strategic relationships in the community, we partner with others to produce graduates of stature. Along with a robust grounding in their chosen disciplines, MacEwan students are given durable life skills that prepare them to take on the world.

Opportunity

The Department of Human Services and Early Learning in the Faculty of Health and Community Studies invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing July 1, 2022, subject to final budgetary approval.

The Department of Human Services and Early Learning encompasses three programs: Bachelor of Early Childhood Curriculum Studies (with a diploma exit), Bachelor of Applied Human Service Administration, and the Special Needs Educational Assistant certificate program. The Department focuses on preparing students to become educators of children and youth in a variety of early learning and educational settings or skills for human service management and leadership positions.

This Assistant Professor position is a teaching position in the Bachelor of Early Childhood Curriculum Studies. Individuals with demonstrated teaching skills and knowledge of early learning theory, policy, curriculum, and practice will be considered. If you have familiarity with Flight: Alberta’s Early Learning and Care Framework, and a proven commitment to promoting quality early childhood education, diversity, inclusion, social justice and ethical early learning practice and leadership, your experience is an asset. Knowledge and skill in course design and development is an additional asset.

Individuals with a doctoral degree or have ABD status in Early Childhood Education or related field (i.e., Education, Human Ecology, Child and Youth Care, Pedagogy) is required. Direct experience working with children and families in early learning and childcare programs is an asset. The successful candidate will be selected on their ability to demonstrate their commitment to undergraduate teaching, potential for an ongoing research program and a willingness to engage in service to the program, university, and community.

Interested individuals should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including recent teaching evaluations), statement of research interests, sample 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.

Questions about this opportunity may be addressed to: Jenny McGrath, Department Chair, Department of Early Learning and Human Services at mcgrathj4@macewan.ca.

How to Apply

To apply, go to https://www.macewan.ca/careers and select the job posting. If you require assistance, please contact us at careers@macewan.ca.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

This position is included under the Faculty Association collective agreement.

MacEwan University is committed to fostering the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion within our community, and we are dedicated to removing barriers that have been historically encountered and are currently experienced by some members of our society. We welcome and encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, racialized persons, visible minorities, women, persons with disabilities, sexual and gender minorities, and members of all equity-deserving groups. We believe that the diversity of our students, staff, and faculty serve as a strength of our institution and benefit to society. We are committed to ensuring full and inclusive participation for all in our community.

Accessibility Statement

We strive to provide an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, beginning with the hiring process. If you require accommodation, we want to ensure you have the support you need to showcase your abilities. Please contact humanresources@macewan.ca and we will support you to the best of our ability.

Category Full-Time Tenure-Track
Salary Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Closing Date A review of applications will begin January 4, 2022, and continue until a suitable candidate is found
Competition No. 21.10.172
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