Professional Resource Faculty – Clinical Simulation Centre (CSC)

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Professional Resource Faculty – Clinical Simulation Centre (CSC)
(Full-time 18-Month Limited Term)
Department of Interprofessional Education and Simulation Learning
Faculty of Nursing


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 education that is relevant and reflective of current clinical practice in the province and across Canada. The University’s Faculty of Nursing includes the Department of Interprofessional Education and Simulation Learning, in which the Centre for Professional Nursing Education and the Clinical Simulation Centre provide specialized programs and educational supports. 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 (CSC) is 25,000 square feet of authentic clinical spaces that set the stage for students in various disciplines to practise skills and critical thinking in a realistic learning environment.

Applications are invited for a full-time 18-month limited term appointment as a Professional Resource Faculty member, whose focus will be collaborating with faculty to design, integrate, deploy and evaluate multimodal simulation-based learning. Another responsibility includes faculty development related to simulation education. The candidate’s primary responsibility is to support the delivery of clinical simulation in the Faculty of Nursing. On occasion, this position may also support programs offered by the Faculty of Health and Community Studies. The Professional Resource Faculty member is expected to be responsive to, and supportive of, curricular needs across a multitude of programs of study.

Candidates must hold a bachelor’s degree in a health care discipline. The ideal candidate will have a relevant master’s degree and, at a minimum, 2 years of clinical teaching experience in a post-secondary environment. Certification or formal training as a simulation educator is preferred. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience in teaching with simulators, simulated patients, or virtual platforms. Candidates must have demonstrated an ability to design simulation-based learning experiences, and strong computer skills, particularly with Excel and other MS Office products. A proven track record of working in a future-focused environment with frequent change is also required. The successful candidate must hold an active unencumbered licence with a relevant College identified within the Alberta Health Professions Act.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, a resume or CV, a teaching philosophy and the names and contact information of three references.

Questions about this opportunity should be directed to Dr. Jill Vihos, Chair, Department of Interprofessional Education and Simulation Learning, at

How to Apply

Only applications received electronically will be considered. To apply, go to and select the job posting (Competition No. 19.11.183).

Review of applications will begin November 19, 2019.

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

This position is included under the MacEwan University Faculty Association Collective Agreement and is subject to final budgetary approval.

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, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Salary:  Commensurate with Education and Experience

Personal Information Collection Notification (FOIP)

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