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.

Librarian I (Writing Centre)
Library

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 John L. Haar Library invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment at the rank of Librarian I, commencing July 1, 2022, subject to final budgetary approval. 

You will develop and promote writing centre programs, advocate for the centre, educate the institutional community about the interconnection between writing and research principles and pedagogy, and participate in institutional committees and library planning. The writing centre has recently moved into the newly renovated John L. Haar Library, and includes a library technician, writing tutor coordinator, and part-time student peer tutors. Student peer tutors assist students with the entire academic writing process, from finding and evaluating sources to scholarly communication. The Writing Centre and Library relationship has evolved from occasional collaboration and co-location to an embedded service. As a member of a dynamic team of professionals, the successful incumbent will also participate in the delivery of library services, including the teaching of information literacy, online and in-person reference, faculty liaison in a discipline, and collection development. 

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to serve on Library Council, library and university committees, engage in professional development and scholarly activities, and participate in various projects and initiatives that advance the University’s vision and mission.  

You will hold a Master’s degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited program and have at least three years of experience working as a library professional in a post-secondary institution. You will demonstrate a primary commitment to undergraduate teaching and writing across campus. You will have demonstrated success and ongoing interest in undergraduate writing, learning science, writing pedagogy, emerging media, and innovative technologies of digital communication, and expertise in writing across the curriculum. You will collaborate with teaching faculty, librarians, educational developers, and others. Ideally you will have a post-graduate degree in a relevant discipline. You are excited about training and working with student peer tutors, and may even have been a student peer tutor when you were a student. Scholarly activity is an optional component of your workload, but an ongoing research program is an asset. 

You should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and sample of scholarly work.

Questions about this opportunity may be addressed to Karen Keiller, Dean of the Library. 

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 15, 2022, and continue until a suitable candidate is found
Competition No. 21.11.176
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