University of Alberta

Canada Research Chair in Nursing

Faculty of Nursing

Competition No.  -    A102330408
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

The Faculty of Nursing at the University of Alberta seeks to nominate a Canada Research Chair in Chronicity. We are seeking a PhD prepared registered nurse with a strong program of research relating to chronicity.

The Canada Research Chairs Program ( was established by the Canadian government to foster world-class research excellence. Candidates should be emerging researchers (active researchers in
their field for fewer than 10 years at time of nomination) with clear potential to achieve international recognition as leaders in their fields in five to ten years. The appointee would be expected to develop and lead a program of highly credible, relevant and innovative focused research that will contribute to capacity building in the Faculty and enhance our partnerships with the health care system.

The Chair's contribution to capacity building will involve some undergraduate and graduate teaching, graduate student research training, mentoring of colleagues, attracting future researchers, and the development of collaborative initiatives.

This is a tenure track position with a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications, a comprehensive benefits package, significant ongoing research support, and relocation assistance.  Appointment to the Faculty can be made prior to nomination to the Tier II Chair position.  The date of appointment to the Faculty will be July 1, 2017, or as mutually acceptable. 

Nominations for Tier II Chairs can be submitted in April and October.  Eligibility is determined according to CRC guidelines (

The Faculty of Nursing at the University of Alberta is one of the top nursing faculties in Canada and one of the largest in the country. We have a diverse range of programs and students. Our priorities include:

  • Providing students with exceptional learning opportunities in both 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

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As a qualified applicant, you hold a PhD, have an active research program in chronicity, and are registered or eligible for registration as a nurse with the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta.  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:

Anita E. Molzahn, PhD, RN, FCAHS
Professor and Dean
Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta
3rd Floor, Edmonton Clinic Health Academy
11405 – 87 Avenue
Edmonton, AB 
Canada   T6G 1C9 

To assist the University in complying with mandatory reporting requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (R203(3) (3)), please include the first digit of your Canadian Social Insurance Number in your application.  If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this in your application. 

How to Apply

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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.