University of Alberta

Canada Research Chair in Nursing - Chronicity

NU Nursing

Competition No.  -    A102333469
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 with a strong program of research relating to issues pertaining to chronicity.

The Canada Research Chairs Program ( was established by the Canadian Government to foster world-class research excellence. Tier 2 chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars (i.e., candidates must have been an active researcher in their field for fewer than 10 years at the time of nomination). Applicants who are more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree (and where career breaks exist, such as maternity, parental or extended sick   leave, clinical training, etc.) may have their eligibility for a Tier 2 chair assessed through the program’s Tier 2 justification process. Please contact the research grants office for more information.

Nominations to Tier II Chairs occurs in April and October. Please consult the Canada Research Chairs website for full program information, including further details on eligibility criteria. Eligibility is determined according to CRC guidelines (­en­candidature-eng.aspx#s2).

The appointee is 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.  Internal and external candidates are invited to apply.

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 must hold a PhD, have an active research program in chronic illness, patient sensitive outcomes and interventions.  Qualified applicants are registered or eligible for registration as a nurse with 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:

Greta Cummings, PhD, RN
Professor and Dean
Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta
3rd Floor, Edmonton Clinic Health Academy
11405 – 87 Avenue, Edmonton, AB Canada T6G C9 

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.

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 hires on the basis of merit.  We are committed to the principle of equity in employment.  We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.

How to Apply

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Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.