Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track), Department of Psychiatric Nursing, Faculty of Nursing

Competition # 18.07.165

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 Centre for the Advancement of Faculty Excellence (CAFÉ).

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 that offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) degree; the Department of Psychiatric Nursing that offers a Bachelor of Psychiatric Nursing (BPN), and a Psychiatric Nursing Diploma; and the Department of Interprofessional Education and Simulation Learning which houses two centres. The Centre for Professional Nursing Education offers a mosaic of innovative continuing education programs grounded in evidence-based practice and responsive to a dynamic health care environment. The Clinical Simulation Centre is 27,000 square feet of authentic clinical spaces that set the stage for students to practice skills and critical thinking in a realistic learning environment.

The mission of the Department of Psychiatric Nursing 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.

The Psychiatric Nursing Diploma and Post-Diploma Bachelor of Psychiatric Nursing (BPN) programs are learner-centred, innovative and offer a contextually relevant curriculum. The balance between liberal and professional education provides depth and breadth of studies, a global perspective, and an opportunity to develop knowledge, skills and other professional attributes in a variety of areas, including addictions and mental health, acute care and community mental health, child and adolescent psychiatry, and mental health and the law. Through the integration of innovative learning technologies, digital access, and emerging pedagogical-based practices, students are able to apply their psychiatric nursing skills in real world settings in ways that are truly relevant to the clients they serve. Leadership is a foundational concept and skill in nursing education at MacEwan University.

The Department of Psychiatric Nursing in the Faculty of Nursing invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor.

The successful candidate will have a minimum of 3 years of recent post-secondary teaching experience; minimum of 5 years of clinical experience; graduate degree in psychiatric nursing, nursing or a related field, doctoral degree preferred; 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.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including recent teaching evaluations), 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

Questions about this opportunity may be addressed to Ann Ranson Ratusz, Chair, at

This position is included under the Faculty Association collective agreement.  Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.   A review of applications will begin August 15. Competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

How to Apply:

Only applications received electronically 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.

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

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