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Job ID: 116738

Assistant Professor
MacEwan University

Date Posted Dec. 6, 2018
Title Assistant Professor
University MacEwan University
Edmonton, AB, Canada
Department Department of Psychiatric Nursing
Application Deadline A review of applications will begin February 1, 2019
Position Start Date July 1, 2019, subject to final budgetary approval
  • Assistant Professor
  • Nursing - Psychiatric

Competition # 18.12.270

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 advance psychiatric nursing education and practice through the development and delivery of high quality, innovative programming; strong professional, academic and clinical partnerships; and attention to professional standards, changing trends and societal needs. The department is guided by a conceptual framework that commits to leadership in psychiatric nursing education, excellence in research and scholarship, and an inclusive and engaged community.

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, 2019, subject to final budgetary approval.

Requirements include: minimum of 5 years of clinical experience, particularly in acute medical/surgical care settings; a graduate degree in nursing or a related field, preferably at the doctoral level; and active licensure or eligibility for licensure with the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta. Preferred candidates will also have recent teaching experience in nursing, preferably in a post-secondary learning environment, and active licensure or eligibility for licensure with the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Alberta.

Candidates should possess enthusiasm for developing research capacity in others, passion for teaching undergraduate nursing students, solid presentation skills, and a strong commitment to contribute to the Department, Faculty and University.

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 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, if available), statement of research interests, sample of scholarly work, and academic transcripts. Three letters of reference, quoting the competition number and candidate name, should be sent directly from referees to Short-listed candidates will make a short teaching presentation as part of the selection process.

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

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

This position is included under the Faculty Association collective agreement.

Category: Full-Time Tenure-Track
Salary: $66,788 $108,110
Closing Date: A review of applications will begin February 1, 2019
Competition No: 18.12.270

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