Research Lead

Full-Time Probationary

Our Approach

At the heart of everything we do is the child. For almost 40 years Calgary Academy’s Teachers have been providing an unparalleled environment that embraces students’ unique learning profiles, customizing individual pathways to student success!

At Calgary Academy, Teachers design engaging, student-centered experiences that nurture a love of learning. Our approach to teaching and learning is supported by our four pillars, beliefs, and the CA Way which empower diverse learners to pursue lives of passion and purpose. We are Calgary Academy. Are you?

About the Role

The primary responsibility of the Research function is to research and analyze leading trends in teaching and learning. The role is accountable to identify opportunities, research disciplined, evidence-based methods of educational innovation and improvement, and document and communicate results and learnings.

At Calgary Academy Teachers are guided by the Teacher Quality Standard, embrace wholeheartedly the meaningfulness and challenges of the profession, and are resilient in the strive to achieve success every day, for every student. This position requires a valid Alberta Teaching Certificate or Interim Alberta Teaching Certificate and a positive outcome on a current Criminal Record Check, inclusive of Vulnerable Sector.

Highlights of Key Responsibilities

  • Identify, prioritize, and recommend projects based on internal and external research opportunities.
  • Communicate research results and learnings.
  • Actively contribute to a culture of continual reflection and improvement in processes and experiences within HLG.
  • Support and promote ethical practice for research at through active membership and leadership of the HLG Research Ethics Committee.
  • Leverage educational background to apply research findings to inform practical solutions.
  • Promote evidence-based methods of educational innovation and improvement.
  • Communicate research findings to academic and professional educational communities through presentations and publications at the local, provincial, national and international level.
  • Strengthen relationships of HLG with the broader educational community through partnerships and formal and informal networks.
  • Manage and develop a network of innovators in educational field; identify and potentially liaise with potential partners- individuals, organizations, government to.


  • Enrolled in, or completed doctorate in Education or a related field.
  • 7+ years of experience in Education or research related field.
  • Valid Alberta Teaching Certificate.
  • Pedagogical knowledge of 21 Century Learning, learning theories, instructional design models.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to write reports and research documentation.
  • Strong analytical skills to forecast and identify trends and challenges.
  • Ability to influence change and build strong rapport and relationships with colleagues
  • An exceptional communicator, with strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to facilitate and lead diverse groups and work with all levels of internal and external team members.
  • Demonstrate positive, proactive, and solution-oriented approach to work.
  • Strong knowledge base of school, programs (academic and extra-curricular), culture, and current school practices.
  • Ability to build strong and lasting relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

Our Assets

Our culture is defined by REACH and that is visible in everything we do, including continuous efforts to be the employer of choice and to provide the best workplace for all employees. We offer a collaborative work environment and professional learning opportunities, all driven by our strategic plan. We also offer competitive salary, flexible benefits package, wellness allowance, matching RRSP program. This position is paid on the teacher grid and adheres to the School Calendar which means paid winter break, spring break and summer break!

All positions with the Headwater Learning Group require a positive outcome of a current Criminal Record Check, inclusive of Vulnerable Sector.

Our Application Process

Calgary Academy is always recruiting teachers who feel connected to the work we do!

To apply through ADP Workforce Now, click the apply now button below. Please apply by May 25, 2022 to be considered for the role, we will continue to accept applications until the role is filled however it is not guaranteed your resume will be reviewed after the apply by date closes.

Cover Letter

Demonstrating your passion for our school philosophy, mission, four pillars, and beliefs. After exploring our website, share what makes you feel particularly connected to the work we do and identify what your teaching looks like in action! Ensure to put the division you are applying for in the subject line of your Cover Letter.


Demonstrating your skills and experience (both in and outside the classroom!)

We wish to thank all candidates for their interest in Calgary Academy but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.