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Assistant Professor, Bachelor of Early Childhood Curriculum Studies
MacEwan University

Date Posted Nov. 5, 2019
Title Assistant Professor, Bachelor of Early Childhood Curriculum Studies
University MacEwan University
Edmonton, AB, Canada
Department Early Childhood Curriculum Studies Degree Program
Application Deadline Mar. 4, 2020
Position Start Date Jul. 1, 2020
  • Assistant Professor
  • Curriculum/Instruction
    Childhood/Youth Education

Assistant Professor, Bachelor of Early Childhood Curriculum Studies Degree Program

(Two full-time tenure-track positions)
Department of Human Services and Early Learning

Faculty of Health & Community Studies

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 19,000 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 Bachelor of Early Childhood Curriculum Studies Degree (BECCS) is a four-year program that prepares graduates for pedagogical leadership roles in a variety of early childhood settings (0-12 years), where they will advance the play, learning and development of children and families through responsive curriculum and pedagogy. This new and unique degree is designed to meet the changing landscape of early learning in Alberta. The degree emphasizes the integration of theory with practice and includes extensive field placement hours and a senior internship in the fourth year. ELM, the MacEwan Early Learning and Child Care Lab School, supports the academic, research and service mission of the degree.

The Bachelor of Early Childhood Curriculum Studies Degree Program invites applications for two full-time tenure-track appointments at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing July 1, 2020, subject to final budgetary approval.

Successful candidates will have demonstrated teaching skills and knowledge of early learning theory, policy, curriculum and practice. The candidates must also have familiarity with Flight: Alberta’s Early Learning and Care Framework. The program is seeking faculty with a proven commitment to promoting quality early childhood education, diversity, inclusion, social justice and ethical early learning practice and leadership. The successful candidates will be expected to participate in the launch and continuing development of the new BECCS degree. Knowledge and skill in course design and development will be welcomed.

Candidates will hold a Ph.D. or have ABD status in Early Childhood Education or a related field (i.e. Education, Human Ecology, Child and Youth Care, Pedagogy). The ideal candidates will demonstrate a primary commitment to undergraduate teaching, potential for an ongoing research program and a willingness to engage in service to the program, the University and the community. Direct experience working with children and families in early learning and child care programs is an asset.

Questions about this opportunity may be addressed to Dr. Tricia Lirette, Chair, Department of Human Services and Early Learning, at

How to Apply

Only applications received electronically will be considered. To apply, go to and select the job posting (Competition No. 19.10.172).

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier (including recent teaching evaluations), a statement of research interests, a sample of scholarly work, and academic transcripts. Two letters of reference, quoting the competition number and candidate name, should be sent directly from referees to

A review of applications will begin January 2, 2020, and continue until suitable candidates are found.
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

This position is included under the MacEwan University 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.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Personal Information Collection Notification (FOIP)

Applicant personal information is collected under s.33© of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, for the purpose of recruitment at MacEwan University. Questions concerning this collection should be directed to: Information Management and Privacy Coordinator, MacEwan University, 10700 – 104 Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5J 4S2. Tel.: 780.497.5423.

Please reference in your cover letter when
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Contact Information

  • Human Resources
    Early Childhood Curriculum Studies Degree Program
    MacEwan University
    10700 104 Ave NW
    Edmonton, AB


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