Work at CityU Canada

The following are job listings where we are seeking individuals to work at CityU Canada. Basic job listings appear here with links to the application process for interested and qualified candidates.

Applications are only accepted electronically.   To apply to any of the positions below, please visit City University of Seattle’s main employment page.

Staff roles – Full-time and Part-time

Administrative Assistant III

Job Summary:

Provides general administrative support and customer service and coordinates office operations for the program or department under general supervision.  Apply knowledge of supervisor’s work commitments, including status of projects and nature of contacts in responding to inquiries, setting priorities, arranging meetings, etc.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following; other duties may be assigned:

  • Provide administrative support duties to maintain office operation, including but not limited to the following:
  1.  Track departmental expenditures; create and process financial documents;
  2. Screen and direct calls; greet visitors; and respond to frequent inquiries regarding programs by telephone or correspondence;
  3. Schedule meetings, interviews, or special events;
  4. Prepare event arrangements, announcements, agendas, reports, minutes, department calendars, etc;
  5. Prioritize and distribute electronic and standard mail, independently handling routine inquiries;
  6. Order supplies, equipment, and arrange for maintenance services;
  7. Make copies;
  • Coordinate office operations for assigned program or department.  Establish procedures, priorities and deadlines.  Create and maintain documentation regarding job and office activities.  Make recommendations for streamlining or process improvement.
  • Ensure that operational documents are in order.  Work with student or faculty involved and follow up to ensure that records are completed and all information is tracked and recorded.
  • Create, modify, and/or maintain and archive physical files and electronic records using spreadsheet or database software such as PeopleSoft, BlackBoard, SharePoint, and Curriculum Development System.  Ensure that records are up-to-date, accurate and accessible.  May include records maintained in accordance with state, federal, provincial, or accreditation requirements.  Assist users experiencing system problems.
  • Prepare and proofread a variety of documents such as correspondence, spreadsheet or database reports, meeting notices and agendas, manuscripts, schedules, student evaluations, etc.


Minimum Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.  Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of three years of related experience.
  • Work experience in higher education environment preferred.
  • Must demonstrate a high level of customer service, attention to detail, and organizational and problem-solving ability.
  • Ability to perform job duties with minimal supervision, effectively prioritize work, multi-task and adjust to changing workloads and deadlines.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of discretion and confidentiality.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating instructions and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees.
  • Proficiency with MS Office products, including Outlook and advanced functions of Word, Excel, and SharePoint.  Ability and willingness to learn other business software, including learning management systems.

Additional Information:

Salary information:

CAD 17.5/hour




Faculty positions

Academic Program Director for the School of Arts and Sciences:

Job Summary:

Academic Program Directors report to a Dean or Provost and are accountable for a quality student experience by providing visionary leadership and management to ensure success of the designated academic program(s), including program design, assessment, technology integration, and curriculum development. They lead and manage Associate Program Directors, staff, and teaching faculty, foster student development, and actively engage in academic governance.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

1.   Program Management

Plans, organizes, directs, and monitors operations of one or more educational programs including the curriculum assessment, review, and development of a specified program across all relevant locations.  Maintains program currency and leads the effort to review and revise programs to enhance the student learning experience.

2.   Teaching Excellence

Teaches a certain number of courses a year or the equivalent, within compensation, as assigned to ensure quality of program and student learning experience. Models excellence in teaching and learning and fosters student development.

3.   Performance of faculty and staff management

Oversees and monitors the performance of Associate Program Directors, staff, and teaching faculty to ensure program quality.  Assumes responsibility for hiring, developing, evaluating, and managing expectations of faculty and staff.  Ensures effective orientation, training, mentoring, and coaching for faculty and staff to foster a respectful, empowering learning environment that contributes to a positive faculty and student experience.

4.   Curriculum Development and Review

Ensures that program curriculum is in alignment with the CityU Academic Model and focuses on application and current practice. Assumes accountability for developing new program offerings and for evaluating and updating existing programs. Provides oversight for program and course quality.  Ensures alignment of program with accreditation standards.

5.   Student Learning and Development

Oversees and advocates for student learning and engagement. Proactively develops students to become responsible, ethical, self-directed professionals. Responsible for interviewing and selecting students for the program and overseeing internship opportunities.

6.   Academic and Institutional Governance

Influences academic and institutional governance through leadership and participation on councils and committees.

7.   Currency and Scholarship

Provides visionary leadership to ensure faculty currency. Models, encourages, and promotes scholarship in teaching and learning.

8.   Service and Outreach

Participates in and promotes professional communities in the area(s) of expertise.


Minimum Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • An earned doctoral degree from an accredited institution in a specific discipline as defined by program need.  A Master’s Degree with requisite field certification is appropriate for some disciplines.
  • 3 – 5 years proven experience in teaching, preferably in both in-class and online modes of educational delivery.
  • Experience in higher education management and adult education.
  • Ability to address student academic-related issues and concerns in support of retention and student success.
  • Demonstrated experience leading and managing in a creative and fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work comfortably with and manage virtual teams.
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills. Must be able to relate to and communicate with diverse students, faculty, staff, and external communities.
  • Ability to present a professional image on behalf of the academic school and CityU as appropriate.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products and learning management systems in support of quality teaching and learning.


Competencies are the knowledge, skills and abilities of this position and will be used as rating criteria in performance reviews.

  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Customer Focus
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Quality
  • Results Focus
  • Decision Making/Judgment
  • People Management
  • Planning
  • Project Management



Part-Time Teaching Faculty: Counseling Psychology: Research Project

Course Summary: 

CPC 695 Counselling Psychology: Research Project

This course builds on the students overall academic work and introduces the steps of producing a major scholarly document. It is designed to support students in demonstrating familiarity with theories, issues, and problems in counselling psychology research. The final scholarly research document will create the opportunity for the student to critically examine their philosophy of counselling, explore their sense of self as a therapist, research and critique a pertinent counselling issue or topic in depth, and propose and describe critical aspects of a research methodology appropriate for further research in this area. The course outcome is a research project (of 35+ pages that includes all aspects of the design, execution and analysis of research using accepted methodology).


Part-time Teaching Faculty at CityU have three key responsibilities:

  • Striving for excellence in teaching and learning,
  • Fostering student development, and
  • Maintaining currency in their profession.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree in psychology, counselling, or clinical social work. Prior teaching experience is an asset.
  • Minimum of 5 years research experience in the field.
  • Skills in addressing students’ academic-related issues and concerns in support of retention and student success.
  • Culturally competent to serve a diverse student and faculty body.

Additional Information:

Salary Information:

The Part-time Teaching Faculty salary is based on the level of course (graduate, undergraduate, doctoral) and the number of course credits (1-5). This is a five-credit course.


Winter 2020 starting January


Edmonton, Alberta