University of Alberta

Tenure Track Position in Special Education

Department of Educational Psychology

Competition No.  -    A107515606D2
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

The Department of Educational Psychology, University of Alberta, invites applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor, tenure track/tenured  appointment in the area of Special Education.

Applicants must have an earned Doctoral degree in Special Education or in a related field, a record of, or potential for, scholarly contribution and evidence of ability for high quality undergraduate and graduate teaching. The successful candidate must have experience teaching students with complex learning needs in grades pre-kindergarten to grade 12. Full consideration will be given to all applicants, but we especially encourage applications from individuals who conduct research in neurodevelopmental disabilities.

The standard teaching load in the Department is four courses per year. In addition to contributing to both graduate and undergraduate teaching and service within the department, the successful applicant is expected to have a strong commitment to research and training in Special Education and to pursue an active program of research, seek research funding, and provide academic and research supervision of masters and doctoral students.

The Department and Faculty offer a highly collegial and supportive work climate for new and established academics, with outstanding support for research and teaching:

The University of Alberta ( is one of the largest and most research productive universities in Canada. With more than 38,000 students from 148 countries, the U of A regularly ranks in the top 4 universities in the country and in the top 100 universities in the world according to the latest QS Worldwide university rankings ( The university offers highly competitive salaries and an excellent benefits package.

Edmonton and the University of Alberta are situated on Treaty 6 territory, a traditional meeting ground and home for many Indigenous Peoples, including Cree, Saulteaux, Blackfoot, Métis, and Nakota Sioux. The city of Edmonton has over one million residents and one of Canada's strongest economies. The University of Alberta has grown and thrived in step with its host for more than 100 years. Like the university, Edmonton is a place where people come together to build, create, and change things for the better. It is defined by an entrepreneurial spirit not only in business, but also in the arts and in social activism aimed at ensuring opportunity for all. It is a place where good ideas have the best chance to become reality. Edmonton boasts 78 arts and cultural organizations including the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Edmonton Opera, Citadel Theatre and more than 30 arts and cultural festivals taking place each year.

Review of applications will begin March 1, 2019,  and will continue until the position is filled, with a targeted start date of July 1, 2019. Applications will be submitted online and should include: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including recent teaching evaluations), statement of research interests, a sample of scholarly work, and the names and contact information of three referees.

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.

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

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.