University of Alberta

Assistant/Associate Professors

Faculty of Nursing

Competition No.  -    A102334210
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

Build your career with the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Alberta. We are seeking outstanding researchers and educators for tenure-track positions. Rank will be commensurate with experience. 

As a new faculty member you will join one of the top nursing faculties in Canada and one of the largest in the country. In addition to pursuing a rigorous program of research, successful candidates will also contribute by:

  • 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

We are particularly interested in receiving applications from new and mid-career academics who are seeking opportunities to develop a strong program of interventional research and enhance their teaching expertise in the following areas:

  • Aging – seniors care, aging well, dementia care, etc.
  • Simulation, teaching, learning and curricular studies
  • Health in vulnerable populations
  • Global Health
  • Nurse Practitioners particularly in neonatology and aging

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

  • 3 Canada Research Chairs
  • Nursing Research Chair in Aging and Quality of Life
  • Research Areas of Excellence in Health Systems, Chronicity, Health Equity, Nursing Education

A limited number of Professorships, offering additional research support, are available for three-year terms for candidates with outstanding programs of research.


  • PhD in Nursing (or a related discipline)
  • Current registration or eligibility for registration as a nurse with the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta
  • Evidence of an emerging research focus and demonstrated potential for success in peer-reviewed grant applications
  • Committed to teaching excellence and demonstrated aptitude for supervising graduate students

Candidates who are fluent in French are encouraged to apply as the Faculty offers a bilingual undergraduate program.

To assist the University in complying with mandatory reporting requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (R203(3) (e)), 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.

If you are interested please submit (a) a letter of interest outlining research interests, teaching expertise, and major contributions; (b) a curriculum vitae; and (c) the names of three referees to:

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

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.

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.