Assistant Professor – Department of Nursing Foundations

MacEwan University

(Full-Time Tenure-Track Appointment)

Faculty of Nursing

About Us

MacEwan University is where caring faculty help people connect their passions to their future paths. Located in the heart of Edmonton’s diverse and dynamic downtown community, and on the traditional lands of Treaty 6 First Nations and homelands of the Métis people, MacEwan is known for exceptional undergraduate learning. With its dedication to teaching excellence, informed by scholarly research, innovation, and creative activity, MacEwan provides an exceptional collaborative and supportive learning environment with a commitment to human rights, environmental sustainability, and opportunities for community engagement. We are committed to creating an equitable, diverse, inclusive, and welcoming community for all peoples, cultures, and identities.

Our comprehensive undergraduate university offers 59 programs to more than 15,000 full- and part-time students in business, communications, community and human services, design, fine and performing arts, health, humanities, natural science, nursing, public safety, and social science. Through a wide array of experiential learning opportunities, and strategic relationships in the community, we partner with others to produce graduates of stature. Along with a robust grounding in their chosen disciplines, MacEwan students are given durable life skills that prepare them to take on the world.

The Opportunity

MacEwan University has a long-standing history of providing quality nursing education that prepares graduates to lead and succeed in nursing practice, and beyond. The Faculty of Nursing is organized into 5 departments. Courses delivered within each of these departments are affiliated with the Bachelor of Science in Nursing, the Bachelor of Psychiatric Nursing, the Diploma in Psychiatric Nursing, and other continuing education credentials and learning experiences. This position is being sought for the Department of Nursing Foundations, with a specific focus on teaching courses for our psychiatric nursing programs. Faculty members in the Department of Nursing Foundations are experts in their discipline-specific fields and roles, incorporating core knowledge about the scope of practice and standards of nursing.

The Department of Nursing Foundations in the Faculty of Nursing invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing July 1, 2022, subject to final budgetary approval. This position requires licensure with the College and Association of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Alberta (CRPNA). This position may include teaching in Ponoka, Edmonton and online. Travel may be required and candidates will need to meet the requisite skills and abilities of the nursing profession, teaching across classroom, lab and clinical settings. Teaching in clinical settings may also entail additional certifications and requirements.

You will hold a graduate degree in nursing or a related field, doctoral preparation preferred, with psychiatric nursing education and experience. You will have expertise in psychiatric nursing, current experience in mental health settings, and a prior record of undergraduate teaching in nursing. A developed, or developing, program of related research or scholarly activity is preferred. You are passionate about building future nursing leaders and have curriculum development experience in health-related education. You are a collaborative team member and demonstrate a strong commitment to service within your role.

You should submit a cover letter and a curriculum vitae, at minimum. Those shortlisted will be asked to submit the following, as applicable: teaching dossier (including recent teaching evaluations), statement of research interests, sample of scholarly work, academic transcripts, as well as names and contact information of three current potential references. Only those short-listed will be contacted with more details about the interview process.

Questions about this opportunity may be addressed to Mona Haimour, Chair, Department of Nursing Foundations, at .

How to Apply:

To apply, go to and select the job posting (21.11.177). If you require assistance, please contact us at .

A review of applications will begin December 1, 2021, and continue until a suitable candidate is found.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Diversity Statement

MacEwan University is committed to fostering the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion within our community, and we are dedicated to removing barriers that have been historically encountered and are currently experienced by some members of our society. We welcome and encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, racialized persons, visible minorities, women, persons with disabilities, sexual and gender minorities, and members of all equity-deserving groups. We believe that the diversity of our students, staff, and faculty serve as a strength of our institution and benefit to society. We are committed to ensuring full and inclusive participation for all in our community.

Accessibility Statement

We strive to provide an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, beginning with the hiring process. If you require accommodation, we want to ensure you have the support you need to showcase your abilities. Please contact and we will support you to the best of our ability.

This position is included under the Faculty Association collective agreement.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

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