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Native American and Indigenous Studies Association

The premiere international & interdisciplinary professional organization for scholars, graduate students, independent researchers, and community members interested in all aspects of Indigenous Studies.


The Faculty of Nursing, University of Calgary, invites applications for a tenured or tenure-track appointment at the rank of Instructor or Senior Instructor in the area of Indigenous health.

Candidates must be eligible for licensure as a registered nurse in the province of Alberta, and must have either a master’s degree or a doctorate in nursing or other health-related discipline.  The successful appointee will preferably have an Indigenous background, and expertise in Indigenous health issues.  

The University of Calgary is committed to creating a rich, vibrant and culturally competent campus – one that welcomes and supports Indigenous learners, is inclusive of Indigenous perspectives in teaching and learning, encourages Indigenous community partnerships in research and academic programming, and is appropriate and thoughtful in its response to the Truth and Reconciliation calls for action.  

As part of the University of Calgary’s commitment to reconciliation, the successful candidate will serve in a three-year administrative appointment as Director of Nursing Education and Indigenous Health. The incumbent will support initiatives that enhance nursing education in Indigenous health.  This includes supporting the recruitment and academic success of Indigenous nursing students; providing leadership to develop, implement, and evaluate initiatives  to create teaching and learning environments that are culturally safe and respectful; building partnerships with First Nations/Indigenous communities to appropriately and positively impact the health of these communities; and using research to influence policy and health services to create meaningful health gains for Indigenous communities.

Applicants will be early to mid-career nurses who have teaching experience in the area of Indigenous health and demonstrable leadership to advance future curriculum and teaching and learning initiatives.  Applicants at the Instructor level will have previous teaching experience in undergraduate education and/or health care settings. Applicants at the Senior Instructor level will have demonstrated capability in nursing education in a university setting.

The appointment will preferably commence on July 1, 2017, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Interested applicants will provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement outlining previous university teaching experience including contributions to the field of Indigenous health (ie. description of emerging and/or established partnerships with First Nations communities), and contributions to initiatives (current or planned) that positively impact the health of First Nations/Indigenous communities.  Applications are to include two (2) representative academic publications, and a statement of current working status in Canada.

Information about the University of Calgary’s Indigenous Strategy can be found online.

Information about programs and research in the Faculty of Nursing can also be found online.

Applications should be sent via email in a pdf format and addressed to:

Dr. Dianne Tapp, Dean, Faculty of Nursing

University of Calgary

PF2268 Professional Faculties Bldg.,

2500 University Drive N.W.,
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4
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Incoming applications will be accepted until the position is competitively filled.

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)