University of Alberta

Associate Dean Graduate Studies

Faculty of Nursing

Competition No.  -    A102337886
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

We are seeking an experienced teacher, researcher and administrator to take on the Associate Dean (Graduate Studies) role with the Faculty of Nursing.  The Associate Dean Graduate Studies (ADGS) is a member of the senior administrative team and shares responsibility in providing leadership in strategic planning, operation, and evaluation of graduate programs in the Faculty of Nursing.  The ADGS is tasked with recruiting excellent students; assisting in the recruitment of faculty who are experts in teaching; participating in quality assurance activities within and beyond the University of Alberta; and working with other members of the senior administrative team to strategically position graduate nursing education within the broader context of the Faculty of Nursing, the University of Alberta, as well as provincial, national and international environments. 

The key responsibilities of the Associate Dean Graduate Studies role include:

  • Recruits and retains excellent graduate students by leading activities related to student recruitment planning, organizing information sessions for potential applicants; recognizing excellent student achievement and working with faculty members to ensure fair yet rigorous student evaluation.
  • In collaboration with the Associate Dean Undergraduate and the Vice Dean, works collegially to make recommendations for faculty teaching assignments to ensure both undergraduate and graduate programs are taught by faculty with the necessary expertise.
  • Works with the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research to develop and maintain rigorous educational standards across the University.
  • Builds productive relationships within the University of Alberta and the larger community to facilitate collaborative initiatives that benefit graduate education at the University of Alberta.
  • Leads overall activities related to the evaluation of graduate programs.
  • Contributes to the establishment and monitoring of the Faculty’s budget and manages the graduate office budget including reviewing requests for Graduate teaching and research assistantships and ensures equitable distribution of requested assignments.
  • Administers the MN and PhD programs and creates a positive working environment in the graduate office.

Visit us at to learn more about the Faculty of Nursing including our:

  • Three Canada Research Chairs
  • Nursing Research Chair in Aging and Quality of Life
  • Research Areas of Excellence in Health Systems and Health Equity
  • Two research units:  Innovations in Seniors Care Research Unit and Philosophical Nursing Research Unit

Candidates must be at the rank of Associate or Professor with tenure, or be eligible for appointment to the rank of Associate or Professor with tenure.  As a qualified applicant, you hold a PhD, have a proven research focus and publication record, and can demonstrate a commitment to teaching excellence.

If you are interested you are invited to submit a letter of interest outlining research interests, teaching expertise, and major contributions, a curriculum vitae and the names of three referees to:

Dr. Greta G. Cummings, Dean
Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta
3-118 Edmonton Clinic Health Academy
11405 – 87 Avenue, Edmonton, AB T6G 1C9

This position is open to Canadians and permanent residents only.

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.