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.

Learning Specialist
Access and Disability Resources

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 18,000 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 Access and Disability Resources in Student Affairs invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment, Professional Resource Faculty Learning Specialist, commencing July 1st, 2022, subject to final budgetary approval.

In this position, you 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.

You will coordinate 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, Occupational Therapy, 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.

The successful candidate will be required to obtain a Police Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Check at their own cost.

Questions about this opportunity may be addressed to:

Danica Rose
Learning Specialist, Chair
Access and Disability Resources
rosed23@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 February 28, 2022 and continue until a suitable candidate is found.
Competition No. 21.12.219
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