Assistant Teaching Professor, Nursing

NU Nursing

Competition No.  -    A102351818D1
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.

This position will be a career status appointment (12-month full-time teaching) under the Academic Teaching Staff (ATS) agreement and comes with a comprehensive benefits package which can be viewed at: Faculty & Staff Benefits.

Salary will be commensurate with experience in accordance with the Academic Teaching Staff (ATS) agreement.

Location - Work primarily takes place at North Campus Edmonton.

Working for the University of Alberta

The University of Alberta acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6 territory, and respects the histories, languages and cultures of First Nations, Métis, Inuit and all First Peoples of Canada, whose presence continues to enrich our vibrant community.

The University of Alberta is teeming with change makers, community builders, and world shapers who lead with purpose each and every day. We are home to more than 40,000 students in 200+ undergraduate and 500+ graduate programs, over 13,000 faculty and staff, 260,000 alumni worldwide and have been recognized as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for over a decade.

Your work will have a meaningful influence on a fascinating cross section of people—from our students and stakeholders, to our renowned researchers and innovators who are quite literally curing diseases, making discoveries and generating solutions that make the world healthier, safer, stronger, and more just.

Position Summary

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 a full-time Career status Teaching Professor position. Current Teaching Professors who are not 12-months are welcome to apply.  We are interested in receiving applications from individuals who have a demonstrated expertise in acute care, maternal child health, community health 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 Programs.  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.


1. 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.

    2. 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).

    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 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).

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

    5. 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).


      • Current registration and in good standing with the College of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CRNA) is required.
      • Masters degree is required (Masters degree in Nursing is preferred and a PhD is preferred).
      • Current clinical experience in one of the areas noted above: acute care, maternal child health, community health or mental health. 
      • 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).
      • Immunization status must meet the requirements of the University and clinical settings

      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.

      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.