Teaching Professor

NU Nursing

Competition No.  -    A102346728
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

First consideration will be given to all current ATS staff (Teaching Professors and Lecturers) within the Faculty of Nursing, however the positions will also be posted externally.  To express your interest and apply for the position, please submit an up to date CV and cover letter via the Careers Website. 

Position Information:

Do you have a commitment to learner-centered innovative teaching and learning practices, and continuous quality improvement?  Do you bring a solution-focused and strengths-based approach to teamwork and teaching?  Are you able to effectively use and adapt to teaching, educational and practice technologies?  If so, this may be the position for you!

The Faculty of Nursing is accepting applications for four full-time Career status Teaching Professor positions.  Current Teaching Professors who are not 12-months are encouraged to apply.  We are interested in receiving applications from individuals who have a demonstrated expertise in maternal child health, some obstetrical experience preferred, or mental health.  The Faculty encourages applications from Indigenous scholars, as well as those fluent in French as the Faculty has a French/English bilingual undergraduate program.  In addition, we encourage applicants with experience in curriculum development.

A Teaching Professor is an Academic Teaching Staff position with a workload of 80% teaching and 20% service, reporting to the Associate Dean, Undergraduate.  The position will be a 12-month, career status position with a full-time teaching load of up to 8 courses dependent on credit load. A Teaching Professor 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.

Key Responsibilities:

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.

Accesses Curriculum

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

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 students;
  • 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).

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

Service contributions may include:

  • Leadership in the development, design, implementation and evaluation of curriculum, courses and syllabi;
  • Leadership in the governance of the Faculty and participation in University governance;
  • Leadership responsibilities for professional organizations;
  • Reviewing scholarly works;
  • Contributing to Undergraduate and Master students; work (e.g. capping report evaluation, teaching preceptorship, Honors student co-supervision, mentoring visiting scholars).

Qualifications:

  • Current registration and in good standing with the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA) is required.
  • Masters degree in Nursing is required, PhD is preferred.
  • Knowledge of and experience with nursing clinical education experiences.  Preference given to those individuals with clinical experience in both community and acute care settings.
  • Demonstrated teaching excellence at the post-secondary level.
  • 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).

Salary will be commensurate with experience in accordance with the Academic Teaching Staff (ATS) Agreement:

https://www.hrs.ualberta.ca/MyEmployment/~/media/hrs/MyEmployment/Agreements/Academic/March102017ATSAgreementTitleandAppendices.pdf

COVID-19 Vaccination: Proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 in compliance with the University’s COVID-19 Vaccination Directive. Fully Vaccinated means a status an individual achieves 14 days after having received the recommended number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada or the World Health Organization, and requires the individual to maintain the recommended number and type of vaccine doses as updated and required by Health Canada thereafter.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.  Please note that applications received for this competition may be considered and used to fill vacancies that are created as a result from these positions being filled.

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.