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.


MacEwan University is currently in a hiring restraint. As a result, job opportunities are limited. Available opportunities are listed below.

Sessional Instructors for Medical-Surgical and Foundational Clinical Courses
Department of Psychiatric Nursing
Faculty of Nursing
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 MacEwan Office of Teaching and Learning.

MacEwan University has a long-standing history of providing quality nursing education that is relevant and reflective of current clinical practice in the province and across Canada.  The University’s Faculty of Nursing includes the Department of Nursing Science, the Department of Psychiatric Nursing and the Department of Interprofessional Education and Simulation Learning in which the Centre for Professional Nursing Education and the Clinical Simulation Centre provide specialized programs and educational supports. 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 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 starting January 2020 in the Department of Psychiatric Nursing to teach medical-surgical clinical courses at St. Mary’s Hospital, Camrose or Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre; and foundational nursing courses in Ponoka. Applicants must hold at minimum a baccalaureate degree in Nursing or Psychiatric Nursing and have a minimum of three years of current nursing practice within acute care setting. Licensure or eligibility for licensure with the College and Association of Registers Nurses of Alberta (CARNA) and/or College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Alberta (CRPNA) is required.

The successful candidates will have enthusiasm for teaching, an appreciation for inter-professional collaboration, solid nursing knowledge, and strong interpersonal skills.

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

How to Apply:   

Only applications received electronically will be considered.  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. Names and contact information of three references should be sent to careers@macewan.ca.

Thank you for your interest in employment with MacEwan University. We will be reviewing all applications to select the candidates whose qualifications and experience most closely meet our needs. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

For general inquiries, please contact us at careers@macewan.ca.

This position is included under the 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 Sessional Instructor
Salary Commensurate with education and experience
Closing Date A review of applications will begin November 15, 2019
Competition No. 19.10.168

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