Assistant Professor - Department of Public Safety & Justice Studies

MacEwan University

Department of Public Safety & Justice Studies
Faculty of Health & Community Studies

MacEwan University inspires students through a powerful combination of academic excellence and personal learning experiences. Located in culturally enriched, downtown Edmonton, our comprehensive undergraduate university offers over 65 programs to 19,000 full- and part-time students. With a dedication to teaching excellence informed by scholarly research and creative activity, MacEwan provides an exceptional collaborative and supportive learning environment with a commitment to environmental sustainability and opportunities for community engagement. In support of faculty professional development, unique and enhanced services are provided through the MacEwan Office of Teaching and Learning. 

The Department of Public Safety & Justice Studies encompasses three programs: Emergency Communications & Response certificate, Correctional Services diploma and Police and Investigations diploma. These programs focus on equipping students with the knowledge and skills required to build safe, secure and just communities. Faculty members with strong connections to professional practice prepare students to protect and serve our communities. 

The Department of Public Safety & Justice Studies invites applications for a full-time tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing July 1, 2019; subject to final budgetary approval.

Areas of professional expertise that are of particular interest to the department include emergency communications (fire, police, EMS, highly specialized communication centres), emergency planning, scene investigations, and/or security and risk planning and response. The successful candidate will have a clear understanding of interdisciplinary practice and demonstrate knowledge of legal issues, ethics, and relevant legislation within the public safety and criminal justice field. Field placement coordination will be an expectation of this position, therefore an understanding of, and experience with, this area is an asset. 

Candidates must have a minimum of 10 years professional experience in the field of emergency communications, private or corporate security management, public safety or a related field. Academic credentials should include a Masters degree in a related field. Consideration will be given to candidates with a Masters degree in progress. Teaching experience and a strong understanding of the principles of adult education and curriculum development will be strong assets for the successful candidate.  In addition, the candidate will have excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills and be able to work as a collaborative team member.  

Questions about this opportunity may be addressed to Kevin Hood, Chair, Department of Public Safety & Justice Studies at

How to Apply:    

Only applications received electronically will be considered.  To apply, go to and select the job posting.  

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including recent teaching evaluations), statement of research interests and samples of scholarly work, and academic transcripts.  Three letters of reference, quoting the competition number and candidate name, should be sent directly from referees to

Thank you for your interest in employment with MacEwan University. We will be reviewing all applications to select the candidates whose qualifications and experience most closely meet our needs. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

For general inquiries, please contact us at

This position is included under the MacEwan University Faculty Association Collective Agreement.


MacEwan University is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.  We encourage Indigenous people, persons living with a disability, sexual and gender minorities, women, and members of all minority groups to apply and to self-identify. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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