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Sessional Instructor
Department of Psychiatric Nursing, Faculty of Nursing
Edmonton or Ponoka Campus

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).

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), as well as a Psychiatric Nursing Diploma; and 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 27,000 square feet of authentic clinical spaces that set the stage for students to practice skills and employ critical thinking in a realistic learning environment.

The Department of Psychiatric Nursing is guided by an academic strategic plan that commits to: 1) being a leader in psychiatric nursing education, 2) excellence in research and scholarship, and 3) an inclusive and engaged community.   It offers a two and one-half year Psychiatric Nursing Diploma, delivered in Edmonton or Ponoka, and a post-diploma Bachelor of Psychiatric Nursing, delivered by distance.  Psychiatric nursing education and practice is advanced 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. 

Applications are invited for Sessional Instructors in the Department of Psychiatric Nursing at both the Edmonton and Ponoka campuses. Preferred candidates to teach theory courses will hold a asters degree in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing, Nursing or related field.  Applicants to teach clinical or lab courses must hold at minimum a baccalaureate degree in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing, Nursing or related field.  A minimum of three years of current nursing practice within psychiatric/mental health and/or acute care setting is also required.

The successful candidate will have enthusiasm for teaching, an appreciation for inter-professional collaboration, solid nursing knowledge, and strong interpersonal skills. Licensure or eligibility for licensure with the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Alberta (CRPNA) is required for teaching psychiatric nursing courses. Licensure or eligibility for licensure with the College and Association of Registers Nurses of Alberta (CARNA) is required for teaching nursing courses. Previous teaching experience is an asset.

Questions about this opportunity should be directed to Ann Ranson-Ratusz, Department Chair, at ransonratusza@macewan.ca.

How to Apply

To apply, go to http://www.macewan.ca/careers and select the job posting. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and a copy of current CARNA registration. Only applications received electronically will be considered.

Names and contact information of three references should be sent to careers@macewan.ca

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

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Category Sessional
Salary Commensurate with education
Closing Date Position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.
Competition No. 18.04.095
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