Assistant Lecturer

NU Nursing

Competition No.  -    A100147852
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

While this position welcomes applications from individuals external to the university, current Academic Teaching Staff are first notified of available positions and will receive first consideration in accordance with the terms of Schedule D of the Academic Collective Agreement prior to considering external candidates. Please indicate your internal status using the "Advertisement" drop down menu when applying.

    Location - North campus

    Department summary

    The Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta is consistently ranked within the top two nursing programs in Canada and currently 9th globally (QS World University Rankings by Subject). As the largest nursing faculty in the country, we are one of only six in Canada to offer a full range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs.  Our priorities include:

    • Providing students with exceptional learning opportunities in undergraduate and graduate programs.
    • Maintaining excellence in research through mentorship and support.
    • Enhancing the integration of teaching, research and practice.
    • Infusing global citizenship into all aspects of academic nursing.
    • Fostering Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity (EDI) in teaching, research and practice.

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    Position summary

    The Faculty of Nursing at the University of Alberta has openings for Assistant Lecturer (Academic Teaching Staff) positions to provide clinical instruction to students enrolled in the Undergraduate Nursing programs at the University of Alberta.  Positions are typically 4 or 8 months to coincide with the academic term and vary from casual to full-time hours and shift rotation may be required on days, evenings or weekends. We are seeking individuals with teaching/instructional experience and leadership potential who are clinically current and competent in medical/surgical, mental health and/or community areas of practice, are bilingual, and/or have lived experience within Canadian indigenous communities.

    A Lecturer under the Academic Teaching Staff Agreement shall be a scholar who:

    • has teaching and/or teaching-related responsibilities as their primary academic responsibility, such teaching shall involve University credit courses;
    • actively participates in the planning, delivery and evaluation of courses specified in a manner consistent with the curriculum and operational guidelines established by the Faculty of Nursing;
    • shall demonstrate scholarship and remain current and competent in the discipline or profession;
    • shall contribute to service and provide evidence of contributing to the University, Faculty and/or the nursing profession beyond their teaching responsibilities.


    1. Primary responsibility is teaching.  Delivering course content as per the course requirements.

    2. Assesses Curriculum

    • Ensuring there is alignment to course learning outcomes, concepts, and scheduled content delivery.
    • Becoming aware of and ensuring continuity of learning and leveling of curricular concepts is maintained between and among courses in the undergraduate program(s).

    3. Supports the learning and progression of students through courses by:

    • Acting as the first line of support for students;
    • Fostering safe and supportive learning environments for all student
    • Developing relationships with students in order to engage in learner-centered teaching approaches;
    • Communicating proactively and connecting students to supports (e.g. FoN services, staff, faculty, University resources).

    4. Actively contributes to the teaching team for the course(s) in their teaching assignment.  This includes but is not limited to:

    • Attendance at teaching team meetings;
    • Participation in the development and improvement of course learning evaluation(s) such as: Exams (including the exam blueprint, test items and analysis);
    • Assignments (including assignment descriptions and marking rubrics);
    •  Clinical competencies/clinical evaluation tools (as appropriate);
    • Participation in the development and sharing of learning activities;
    • Teaching the course concepts in a manner that ensures the stated learning outcomes and course objectives are met, and are consistent among course sections;
    • Participates in ongoing and end of semester course evaluation and improvement efforts, including contributing to the course report;
    • Engaging in peer-to-peer mentorship with other teaching team members such as coaching, teaching observations, sharing resources, best practices and constructive feedback;
    • Providing mentorship to others in the teaching team and beyond.

    5. Participates in ongoing professional development activities, and curriculum renewal efforts in a manner that demonstrates engagement, collaboration and commitment to continuous improvement.


    • Current registration and in good standing with the College of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CRNA) is required.
    • Bachelors Degree in Nursing is required, Masters degree in Nursing is preferred.
    • 3 years knowledge of and experience with Canadian nursing clinical education experiences.  Preference given to those individuals with clinical experience in community or acute care settings.
    • Current CPR certification
    • Demonstrated teaching/instructional excellence at the post-secondary level or in clinical settings.
    • Facilitation, negotiation and problem-solving skills and an ability to handle challenging student situations.
    • Strong interpersonal communication skills (e.g. team building, conflict resolution, advocacy, emotional intelligence & self-awareness).
    • Knowledge of the Faculty’s diversity and inclusivity activities (EDI).

    How to Apply

    Apply Online

    Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

    All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered. The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.