University of Alberta

Teaching and Learning Specialist

Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology - Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) Program

Competition No.  -    A104438054
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

Reporting to the Director of the Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) Program in the Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry (FoMD), the Teaching and Learning Specialist will be responsible for providing leadership in the area of curriculum development/education for the MLS Program. This individual will be responsible for collaborating with faculty to support the analysis, planning, design, development, implementation, and evaluation of the MLS curriculum redesign.

In addition to working closely with MLS faculty, this individual will collaborate with many other university units to ensure appropriate technologies are integrated into the MLS curriculum development. Liaising with Academic Technology, MedIT, Information Services & Technology (IST) and the Centre for Teaching & Learning (CTL) is imperative.   The successful candidate will work independently and be expected to provide leadership in educational programming related development and implementation.


  • Collaborates with Director of MLS  to create new curriculum  that aligns with accreditation standards  for Medical Laboratory Technology
  • Collaborates with MLS faculty to design, develop  & implement  evaluation and assessment instruments and strategies for the new curriculum
  • In collaboration with the Director MLS, performs curriculum development activities such as the mapping and linking of program outcomes, learning objectives, competencies, and assessments
  • Leads the development of educational frameworks, recommends appropriate instructional design models and determines appropriate strategies for the implementation of
    instructional delivery methods 
  • Provides the best evidence from an instructional perspective, in collaboration with the MLS faculty, to ensure that the process for curriculum delivery is well informed
  • Keeps apprised of new educational technologies, specifically those that are applicable in medical education
  • Provides support for the integration of the MLS program curriculum in Moodle or other academic technology platforms as determined is appropriate to the program
  • Ensures that the projects are completed within the specified timelines

Skills and Qualifications

  • Master’s degree (or higher) in Adult Education, Faculty Development or Academic Development, or equivalent education and management of an academic team;
    Medical education background is desirable
  • Significant experience in designing and coordinating instructional programs for a variety of audiences 
  • Demonstrated experience/skills of incorporating the use of innovative pedagogy and instructional technologies for adult learners
  • Computer proficiency using MS Office applications (Word, Access, Excel and PowerPoint), course management systems, online discussion forums, online survey tools
  • Excellent communication (oral and written), interpersonal, presentation, leadership and management skills; evidence of ability to effectively work on a project team
    with employees at all levels
  • Experience with writing applications and dealing with accrediting and licensing bodies an asset

In accordance with the Temporary Administrative and Professional Staff (TAPS) Agreement, this full-time position (1.0 FTE) is for initial two-year term, offers a comprehensive benefits package found at Faculty & Staff Benefits and annual salary range of $61,391- $102,355.

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.