Assistant Lecturer - Nursing
Competition 859

Department Faculty of Nursing
Hours per week -
Posted date April 29, 2024
Closing date Will remain open until filled.
Position Type


This position is a part of the Association of the Academic Staff of the University of Alberta (AASUA).

While this position welcomes applications from individuals external to the university, current Academic Teaching Staff are first notified of available positions and will receive first consideration in accordance with the terms of Schedule D of the Academic Collective Agreement prior to considering external candidates. Please log in to verify your internal candidate status.

This competition will be used to fill a pool of candidates to be selected throughout the year. 

Term Length: Positions are typically 4 or 8 months to coincide with the academic term and vary from casual to full-time hours. Shift rotation may be required on days, evenings or weekends.

Location: Work primarily takes place at North Campus Edmonton.

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Department/Faculty Summary

The Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta is consistently ranked within the top two nursing programs in Canada and currently 9th globally (QS World University Rankings by Subject). As the largest nursing faculty in the country, we are one of only six in Canada to offer a full range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Our priorities include:

  • Providing students with exceptional learning opportunities in 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.
  • Fostering Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity (EDI) in teaching, research and practice.

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Position Summary

The Faculty of Nursing at the University of Alberta has openings for Assistant Lecturer (Academic Teaching Staff) positions to provide clinical instruction to students enrolled in the Undergraduate Nursing programs at the University of Alberta. Positions are typically 4 or 8 months to coincide with the academic term and vary from casual to full-time hours and shift rotation may be required on days, evenings or weekends. We are seeking individuals with teaching/instructional experience and leadership potential who are clinically current and competent in medical/surgical, mental health and/or community areas of practice. We are also looking for individuals who are bilingual, and/or have lived experience within Canadian indigenous communities.

A Lecturer under the Academic Teaching Staff Agreement shall be a scholar who:

  • has teaching and/or teaching-related responsibilities as their primary academic responsibility, such teaching shall involve University credit courses;
  • actively participates in the planning, delivery and evaluation of courses specified in a manner consistent with the curriculum and operational guidelines established by the Faculty of Nursing;
  • shall demonstrate scholarship and remain current and competent in the discipline or profession;
  • shall contribute to service and provide evidence of contributing to the University, Faculty and/or the nursing profession beyond their teaching responsibilities.


1. Primary responsibility is teaching. Delivering course content as per the course requirements.

2. Assesses Curriculum

  • Ensuring there is alignment to course learning outcomes, concepts, and scheduled content delivery.
  • Becoming aware of and ensuring continuity of learning and leveling of curricular concepts is maintained between and among courses in the undergraduate program(s).

3. Supports the learning and progression of students through courses by:

  • Acting as the first line of support for students;
  • Fostering safe and supportive learning environments for all students;
  • Developing relationships with students in order to engage in learner-centered teaching approaches;
  • Communicating proactively and connecting students to supports (e.g. FoN services, staff, faculty, University resources).

4. Actively contributes to the teaching team for the course(s) in their teaching assignment. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Attendance at teaching team meetings;
  • Participation in the development and improvement of course learning evaluation(s) such as: Exams (including the exam blueprint, test items and analysis);
  • Assignments (including assignment descriptions and marking rubrics);
  • Clinical competencies/clinical evaluation tools (as appropriate);
  • Participation in the development and sharing of learning activities;
  • Teaching the course concepts in a manner that ensures the stated learning outcomes and course objectives are met, and are consistent among course sections;
  • Participates in ongoing and end of semester course evaluation and improvement efforts, including contributing to the course report;
  • Engaging in peer-to-peer mentorship with other teaching team members such as coaching, teaching observations, sharing resources, best practices and constructive feedback;
  • Providing mentorship to others in the teaching team and beyond.

5. Participates in ongoing professional development activities, and curriculum renewal efforts in a manner that demonstrates engagement, collaboration and commitment to continuous improvement.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Current registration and in good standing with the College of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CRNA) is required.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing is required, Master’s degree in Nursing is preferred.
  • 3 years of nursing experience within Canadian clinical settings. Preference given to those individuals with clinical experience in community or acute care settings.
  • Current CPR certification
  • Demonstrated teaching/instructional excellence at the post-secondary level or in clinical settings.
  • Facilitation, negotiation and problem-solving skills and an ability to handle challenging student situations.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills (e.g. team building, conflict resolution, advocacy, emotional intelligence & self-awareness).
  • Knowledge of the Faculty’s diversity and inclusivity activities (EDI).

At the University of Alberta, we are committed to creating an inclusive and accessible hiring process for all candidates. If you require accommodations to participate in the interview process, please let us know at the time of booking your interview and we will make every effort to accommodate your needs.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

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, M├ętis 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.