Assistant Professor

Grant MacEwan University - Edmonton, AB (30+ days ago)

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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.

MacEwan University has a long-standing history of providing quality nursing education that is relevant and reflective of current nursing practice in the province and across Canada. The university’s Faculty of Nursing includes the Department of Nursing Science, the Department of Psychiatric Nursing, and the Department of Interprofessional Nursing Education and Simulation Learning.

The Department of Psychiatric Nursing offers a Bachelor of Psychiatric Nursing (BPN) and a Psychiatric Nursing Diploma. The mission of the department is to provide transformative learning opportunities through psychiatric nursing education and professional practice. The department is guided by the vision of psychiatric nurses making a difference in the health and wellness of global communities. The Psychiatric Nursing Programs are offered in Edmonton, Ponoka and on-line.

Applications are invited for a full-time tenure-track appointment in the Department of Psychiatric Nursing, at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing July 1, 2020, subject to final budgetary approval. The initial instructional assignment will be in Ponoka, with the possibility of future instructional assignments including courses based in Edmonton and/or on-line. Travel is required.

Requirements include: minimum of 5 years of relevant clinical experience; a graduate degree in nursing or a related field, preferably at the doctoral level; and an active unencumbered license or eligibility for licensure with the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Alberta. Preferred candidates will also have recent theoretical and clinical teaching experience in nursing, preferably in a post-secondary learning environment. Candidates with on-line teaching and course development experience and an active research program are also preferred.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including recent teaching evaluations, if available), statement of research interests, sample of scholarly work, academic transcripts and names of three potential references. Short-listed candidates will make a short teaching presentation as part of the selection process.

Questions about this opportunity should be directed to Dr. Ann Ranson-Ratusz, Chair, Department of Psychiatric Nursing, at

How to Apply:
Only applications received electronically through the MacEwan University careers page will be considered. To apply, go to and select the job posting.

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.

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This position is included under the 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.