Assistant/Associate or Full Professor, Tenure-Track Faculty of Nursing

NU Nursing

Competition No.  -    A102349194D1
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

The Faculty of Nursing is seeking outstanding scholars for tenure-track positions. Specifically, we are looking for doctoral prepared, career faculty members that bring expertise to research, teaching, and academic citizenship.

We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage 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.

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What you can expect:

As a new faculty member, you will join one of the top nursing faculties globally. We are consistently ranked within the top two nursing programs in Canada and currently 5th 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.
  • Perform research that complements existing:
    •  strengths of children’s and women’s health, healthy aging, health equity and health systems;
    • emerging areas of global health, migration and mental health; and
    • research gaps of Indigenous health and teaching/learning.
  • Advance reconciliation by acting on the Truth and Reconciliation of Canada Commission Calls to Action.
  • Fostering Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity (EDI) in teaching, research and practice.

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Key Responsibilities:

Our Academic Faculty members are scholars active in teaching, research, and service. Incumbents are developing (in Assistant Professor positions) or have established (in Associate or Professor positions) programs of research, supervise graduate students, teach in both the graduate and undergraduate nursing programs, and contribute to Faculty, University, and community service.  Typical workload for a Tenure Track Faculty Member is Teaching 40%, Research 40% and Service 20%.


As a qualified applicant, you hold a PhD, have an identified research focus and demonstrate commitment to teaching excellence. We require the following:

  • PhD in Nursing (or a related discipline). 
  • Completion of a postdoctoral fellowship; or have one in progress.
  • Current registration or eligibility for registration as a nurse with the College of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CRNA).
  • Evidence of an identified research focus and demonstrated potential for success in peer-reviewed grant applications.
  • Commitment to teaching excellence and supervision of undergraduate honors students, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

Application Process:

If interested, you are invited to submit a letter of interest outlining your research interests, teaching expertise, major contributions, a curriculum vitae, and the names of three referees.  Applications are submitted online via the University of Alberta Careers website:

As part of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program requirements, the university must conduct recruitment efforts to hire Canadians and permanent residents before offering a job to a temporary foreign worker. To ensure we remain in compliance with these regulations, please include the appropriate statement in your application "I am a Canadian Citizen/Permanent Resident" or "I am not a Canadian Citizen/Permanent Resident".

At the University of Alberta, we are committed to creating an inclusive and accessible hiring process for all candidates. If you require accommodations to participate in the interview process, please let us know at the time of booking your interview and we will make every effort to accommodate your needs.

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.