Academic Teaching Staff - Special Education

Updated: 21 days ago
Deadline: 30 Jun 2023

This position is a part of the Association of the Academic Staff of the University of Alberta (AASUA).

While this position welcomes applications from individuals external to the university, current Academic Teaching Staff are first notified of available positions and will receive first consideration in accordance with the terms of Schedule D of the Academic Collective Agreement prior to considering external candidates. Please indicate your internal status using the "Advertisement" drop down menu when applying.

Salary will be commensurate with experience in accordance with the Academic Teaching Staff (ATS) agreement .

Location: This role is hybrid with a mix of remote and in-person and work primarily located at Enterprise Square, Edmonton.

Working for the University of Alberta

The University of Alberta acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6 territory, and respects the histories, languages and cultures of First Nations, Métis, Inuit and all First Peoples of Canada, whose presence continues to enrich our vibrant community.

The University of Alberta is teeming with change makers, community builders, and world shapers who lead with purpose each and every day. We are home to more than 40,000 students in 200+ undergraduate and 500+ graduate programs, over 13,000 faculty and staff, 260,000 alumni worldwide and have been recognized as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for over a decade.

Your work will have a meaningful influence on a fascinating cross section of people—from our students and stakeholders, to our renowned researchers and innovators who are quite literally curing diseases, making discoveries and generating solutions that make the world healthier, safer, stronger, and more just.

Department/Faculty Summary

As part of the University of Alberta’s College of Social Sciences and Humanities, the Faculty of Education is home to award-winning teachers, internationally recognized researchers, educational innovators, and community leaders. When you join the Faculty of Education, you are joining one of the world's top faculties of education, consistently ranked among the top four faculties of education in Canada and top 100 in the world. At heart, we are a supportive, welcoming academic community of highly engaged, socially conscious, diverse scholars, students, and staff. Our work impacts K-12 students, their families, communities, and partners in education, and other professions. We advance the careers of future researchers, teachers, professionals, and policy makers as active and contributing citizens.

Position Summary

The Faculty of Education invites applications for one or more Academic Teaching Staff positions to teach eight special education courses in the 2023-2024 academic year, including, but not limited to the following:

EDPY 301: Introduction to Inclusive Education (multiple sections)

This course provides an introduction to teaching students with diverse learning support needs within the inclusive education context. Course content focuses on adapting classroom instruction and classroom environments to enhance learning for all students. 

EDPY 454: Teaching Students with Challenging Behaviours

This course focuses on understanding and managing the challenging behaviours of children and adolescents with emotional and behavioural problems in schools.

EDPY 472: Introduction to Language Development

Provides an overview to the study of child language development and an introduction to educational considerations in teaching students with language or communication disorders.

EDPY 497: Learning Disabilities

This seminar course will introduce students to learning disabilities (LDs) including select research and related issues.

Courses are scheduled during daytime and/or evening hours and may be offered in person, online, or hybrid (online and face-to-face).

Minimum Qualifications

The successful applicant(s) will have: 

  • A Master's Degree (minimum, PhD preferred) in Education with relevant experience teaching diverse learners and knowledge of special education research.
  • Strong organization and communication skills. 
  • Familiarity with online teaching platforms such as Moodle, D2L, etc. 
  • A commitment to the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusivity and the University’s Indigenous initiatives. 

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates with: 

  • Experience teaching undergraduate education courses, including serving as a teaching assistant and
  • Academic background including courses in special education, and/or
  • A strong K-12 classroom teaching background and demonstrated teaching excellence

If you have any questions, please contact Kim Peacock, Academic Faculty Manager ( ). Review of applications will begin immediately. We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

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