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Posted April 4, 2017
MacEwan University - Learning Specialist



Learning Specialist

Services to Students with Disabilities


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 Centre for the Advancement of Faculty Excellence (CAFÉ).


Services to Students with Disabilities invites applications to a full-time sessional Learning Specialist appointment commencing July 3, 2017.


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 and coordinates access to services and technologies for students with disabilities who experience barriers to full and equitable participation in their programs, courses and other post-secondary activities.  The Learning Specialist also collaborates with all 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 participating in initiatives to accomplish this goal.


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.
  • Knowledge and experience providing academic strategy instruction.
  • Experience in post-secondary education.
  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated skill in facilitating effective team work including collaboration, problem solving and flexibility.

Travel between Edmonton campuses will likely be required. 


Applicants should submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae.


Questions about this opportunity may be addressed to Abigail Parrish-Craig, Chair, Services to Students with Disabilities at


How to Apply: 


Only applications received electronically will be considered.  To apply, go to 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.


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

For general inquiries, please contact us at


This position is included under the Faculty Association collective agreement. 

Category: Sessional       


Salary:  Commensurate with education and experience


Closing Date:  April 28, 2017

Competition No: 17.03.051


Personal Information Collection Notification (FOIP)


Applicant personal information is collected under s.33(c) 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 the: Information Management and Privacy Coordinator, MacEwan University, 10700 - 104 Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5J 4S2; tel.: 780.497.5423.


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