Dean Faculty of Nursing

Oct 11, 2016
Jan 10, 2017
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Location – 116 St & 85 Ave, Edmonton, Alberta  T6G 2R3

The University of Alberta invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean, Faculty of Nursing. The appointment, for an initial five-year term, begins July 1, 2017.

The University of Alberta (U of A) is a Top 5 Canadian university located in Edmonton, Alberta, with a reputation for excellence in research, scholarship and creative activities across diverse areas of impact in science, engineering, humanities, social sciences, and medicine. Home to more than 39,000 students and 15,000 faculty and staff, the University has an annual budget of $1.8 billion and attracts over $480 million per year in sponsored research revenue. 

The Faculty of Nursing at the University of Alberta is ranked the fourth best nursing school in the world in the latest QS subject-area rankings (2016) at a top Canadian university. Organized into four broad research areas that integrate Research, Teaching and Citizenship (Chronicity; Health Equity; Health Systems; and Nursing Education), the Faculty has 43 tenure-track faculty members, 45 faculty lecturers, and approximately 97 sessional lecturers. The Faculty offers a complete range of on-site, online, and collaborative programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels with 1,497 baccalaureate and post-RN students and 171 Masters and PhD students. Faculty have won multiple teaching and research awards at the local, provincial, national, and global levels, including: 3M Teaching Award, Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Science and Tier I and Tier II Canada Research Chairs. 

The Dean is responsible to the Provost and Vice-President (Academic) for the supervision and administration of all activities of the Faculty. The Dean is a member of the Health Sciences Council in promotion of interdisciplinary research and interprofessional education. The Dean is expected to advocate for provincial, national, and global partnerships and to collaborate closely with Alberta Health Services and other partners in one of the premier academic health sciences complexes in Canada.

Candidates should possess wide-ranging expertise and skills, including: proven leadership and administrative abilities, strong academic qualifications, a demonstrated record of achievement in teaching and research, and experience in, or an understanding of, the importance of fundraising, partnerships and external relations. It is expected that candidates will have an earned doctorate and an outstanding record of scholarly and senior administrative leadership experience in nursing or a related field, and ideally be eligible for registration with the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA). The successful candidate will also be appointed to a continuing position at the rank of Full Professor.

Written applications and/or nominations may be emailed to To receive further information or to nominate a potential candidate by phone, please call 403-410-6700.  The Committee will begin considering candidates in fall 2016; however, the competition will remain open until filled.

This position is in accordance with University terms and conditions, and remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications and experience, and will be competitive with public research-intensive post-secondary institutions. Components of compensation will include base salary, a comprehensive benefits package (which can be viewed at, and additional negotiated benefits applicable to the position.

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.