Academic Teaching Staff - Elementary Curriculum and Pedagogy - Teacher Education North
Competition 821

Department Faculty of Education - Deans Office
Posted date April 22, 2024
Closing date June 30, 2024
Position Type Part Time


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 log in to verify your internal candidate status.

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

This position has a 4 month term. Salary will be commensurate with experience in accordance with the Academic Teaching Staff (ATS) agreement.

Location - This role is in-person at Grande Prairie, Alberta.

Working at the University of Alberta

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The University of Alberta is a community of knowledge seekers, change makers and world shapers who lead with purpose each and every day. We are home to more than 14,000 faculty and staff, over 40,000 students, and 260,000 alumni worldwide.

Your work will have a meaningful influence on a fascinating cross-section of people — from our students and community members, to our renowned researchers and innovators, making discoveries and generating solutions that make the world healthier, safer, stronger and more just. Learn more.

Working for the Faculty of Education

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 policymakers as active and contributing citizens.


The Faculty of Education invites applications for multiple part-time Academic Teaching Staff to teach the following courses in the Fall 2024 term. These courses are part of the Teacher Education North program, located in Grande Prairie, Alberta. Please indicate which course(s) you are applying to teach in your cover letter.

EDEL 321 Introduction to Curriculum and Pedagogy in Elementary School Physical Education

This course is designed to prepare students to teach Physical Education effectively in an elementary school setting. The goals to this end integrate understanding of child development, physical education, health, curriculum and pedagogy and making curricula links.

EDEL 335 Curriculum and Pedagogy in Elementary School Social Studies

This course provides an introduction to teaching and learning of Social Studies education in Elementary schools. The focus will be on using curriculum, instructional strategies, planning, assessment, and resources to meet student needs through social studies.

Minimum Qualifications

The successful applicant will hold a Master's Degree (minimum, PhD preferred) in Education with at least one graduate course in the specific curricular subject area, or leadership experience in the subject area at the K-9 level in a school district. They will also demonstrate a commitment to the University’s Indigenous initiatives, and principles of equity, diversity, and inclusivity.

Preference will be given to candidates with:

  • A strong K-12 classroom teaching background and demonstrated teaching excellence.
  • Experience teaching undergraduate education courses, including serving as a teaching assistant.
  • Strong organization and communication skills.
  • Familiarity and facility with online teaching platforms such as Moodle, D2L, etc.

Application Instructions:

Please submit a cover letter and CV as a single document in PDF format. 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.

At the University of Alberta, we are committed to creating an inclusive and accessible hiring process for all candidates. If you require accommodations to participate in the interview process, please let us know at the time of booking your interview and we will make every effort to accommodate your needs.

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

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, M├ętis 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.


Note: This opportunity will be available until midnight June 30, 2024, Edmonton, Alberta local time.