University of Alberta

Education Research Methodologist

Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry - Dentistry

Competition No.  -    A104528715D1
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

As a lead member of the Educational Research and Scholarship Unit (ERSU), the Educational Research Methodologist is critical for facilitating the development and implementation of the School of Dentistry’s educational research mission. Reporting to the Director of the Educational Research and Scholarship Unit, this position will support the School to integrate best teaching and learning practice based on educational research. 

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Provides consultation and leadership direction throughout the design, development, and completion phases of each educational research project
  • Works with the Director of ERSU to facilitate research projects resulting from the School of Dentistry curriculum renewal initiative
  • Consults and collaborates with the Director of ERSU and the faculty leads from the Curriculum Renewal Committee(CRC) to support development of best teaching practice with the end result of ensuring a plan for educational evaluation and scholarship of their teaching practice
  • Designs and delivers professional development opportunities for the faculty in areas of educational research
  • Completes a strategic analysis of the educational research needs with the School of Dentistry in order to develop a specific professional development plan to build the scholarship of the faculty
  • Designs and delivers workshops for faculty on educational research methods
  • Mentors faculty on educational research methodology
  • Develops own line of research, taking the initiative to apply for research funding
  • Recruits graduate students and promotes graduate student development in educational research


  • PhD in instructional design, teaching and learning in higher education, educational technology, or a related field
  • Demonstrated scholarship in the field of educational research
  • Extensive knowledge of various research methods commonly used in social science research
  • Capacity to perform both quantitative and qualitative research
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge and competency in applying instructional design theories, learning theories and concepts of curriculum development
  • Knowledge about and experience in using a wide range of educational technologies, including learning management systems and multimedia tools

Interested individuals are asked to submit their curriculum vitae, and a letter of intent as well as the names and contact information of three references.

In accordance with the Temporary Administrative and Professional Staff (TAPS) Agreement, this position has an appointment length of three years, with the possibility of extension, and offers a comprehensive benefits package found at:

This position has an annual salary range of $61,391 - $102,355 and is located in Edmonton, Alberta at the Edmonton Clinic Health Academy.

We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

To assist the University in complying with mandatory reporting requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (R203(3) (e)), please include the first digit of your Canadian Social Insurance Number in your application. If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this in your application.

How to Apply

Apply Online

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

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.