MacEwan University is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. We encourage Indigenous people, persons living with a disability, sexual and gender minorities, women, and members of all minority groups to apply and self-identify. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


Department Chair Initial 3-Year Appointment
Associate Professor, Tenured
Department of Psychiatric Nursing
Faculty of Nursing

MacEwan University inspires students through a powerful combination of academic excellence and personal learning experiences. Located in culturally-enriched, downtown Edmonton, our comprehensive undergraduate university offers over 65 programs to 19,000 full- and part-time students. With a dedication to teaching excellence informed by scholarly research and creative activity, MacEwan provides an exceptional collaborative and supportive learning environment with a commitment to environmental sustainability and opportunities for community engagement. In support of faculty professional development, unique and enhanced services are provided through the Centre for the Advancement of Faculty Excellence (CAFÉ).

MacEwan University has a long-standing history of providing quality nursing education that is relevant and reflective of current nursing practice in the province and across Canada. The university’s Faculty of Nursing includes the Department of Nursing Science that offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) degree; the Department of Psychiatric Nursing that offers a Bachelor of Psychiatric Nursing (BPN), and a Psychiatric Nursing Diploma; as well as two centres. The Centre for Professional Nursing Education offers a mosaic of innovative continuing education programs grounded in evidence-based practice and responsive to a dynamic health care environment. The Clinical Simulation Centre (CSC) is 25,000 square feet of authentic clinical spaces that set the stage for students to practice skills and critical thinking in a realistic learning environment.

The mission of the Department of Psychiatric Nursing is to advance psychiatric nursing education and practice through the development and delivery of high quality, innovative programming; strong professional, academic and clinical partnerships; and attention to professional standards, changing trends and societal needs. The department is guided by a conceptual framework that commits to leadership in psychiatric nursing education, excellence in research and scholarship, and an inclusive and engaged community.

The Bachelor of Psychiatric Nursing (BPN) is a learner-centered innovative program, offering a contextually relevant curriculum. The balance between liberal and professional education provides depth and breadth of studies, a global perspective, and an opportunity to develop knowledge, skills and other professional attributes in a variety of areas, including addictions and mental health, acute care and community mental health, child and adolescent psychiatry, and mental health and the law. Through the integration of innovative learning technologies, digital access, and emerging pedagogical-based practices, students are able to apply their psychiatric nursing skills in real world settings in ways that are truly relevant to the clients they serve. Leadership is a foundational concept and skill in nursing education at MacEwan University.

Applications are invited for a full-time Associate Professor appointment (Tenured) in the Department of Psychiatric Nursing. The successful candidate will serve as Chair of the Department for a 3-year renewable term. Requirements include: a demonstrated record of excellent teaching with an established research and scholarly program; proven record of leadership in developing and implementing structures and processes that support collegial academic governance; minimum of 5 years of recent post-secondary experience; minimum of 5 years of clinical experience; graduate degree in psychiatric nursing, nursing or a related field, doctoral degree preferred; and active licensure or eligibility for licensure with the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Alberta. Candidates should possess enthusiasm for developing research capacity in others, passion for teaching undergraduate nursing students, solid presentation skills, and a strong commitment to contribute to the Department, Faculty and University.

Applicants should forward a covering letter, curriculum vitae and the names of three references to the address below. Please be advised that only applicants who apply directly to a posting through www.macewan.ca/careers will be considered.

Questions should be directed to Dr. Vince Salyers, Dean, Faculty of Nursing at: salyersv@macewan.ca.

MacEwan University thanks all applicants for their interest in employment with us; however only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

This position is included under the MacEwan University Faculty Association Collective Agreement.

MacEwan University is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.  We encourage Indigenous people, persons living with a disability, sexual and gender minorities, women, and members of all minority groups to apply and to self-identify. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Category Full-Time Tenured
Salary Commensurate with education and experience
Closing Date Open until a suitable candidate is found.
Competition No. 17.06.125

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