April 14, 2021By 

Faculty Lead in Simulation (Nursing)

Mount Royal University
April 14, 2021
Calgary, Canada
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About MRU

Founded in 1910 and located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Mount Royal University grew into a vibrant college in the 1930s and became a mid-sized university in 2009. Mount Royal has carved out a distinct niche by offering smaller class sizes, a robust liberal education and unique undergraduate programs. Currently, more than 14,000 credit students choose from 12 bachelor degrees and 36 majors.

Mount Royal University is located in the traditional territories of the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot) and the people of the Treaty 7 region in southern Alberta, which includes the Siksika, the Piikani, the Kainai, the Tsuut'ina and the Iyarhe Nakoda. We are situated on land where the Bow River meets the Elbow River. The traditional Blackfoot name of this place is "Mohkinstsis," which we now call the city of Calgary. The city of Calgary is also home to the Métis Nation.

Mount Royal University is committed to removing barriers and fostering the inclusion of voices that have been historically underrepresented or discouraged in our society. In support of our belief that diversity in our faculty and staff enriches the work, learning and research experiences for the entire campus community, we strongly encourage members of the designated groups (women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and diverse sexual orientation and gender identities) to apply and self-identify.

About the Faculty of Health, Community and Education

The School of Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of Health, Community and Education at Mount Royal University invites applications for a limited term position which will commence August 15, 2021, subject to final budgetary approval, at the Rank of Assistant Professor.

Mount Royal University's Faculty of Health, Community and Education offers a variety of innovative programs that prepare you for challenging and rewarding work in a rapidly growing sector. Join others in contributing to healthy, supportive communities and making a difference — A paat tsi kani takiiks (those that create sparks). To learn more about the Faculty of Health, Community and Education, refer to our 2024 strategic plan, Ani to pisi (spiderweb).

The School currently offers degree programs in Bachelor of Nursing and Bachelor of Midwifery, and certificate programs in Advanced Studies in Critical Care Nursing and Bridge to Canadian Nursing.


About the Role

To advance simulation learning in the SoNM, including contributing to a vision for simulation education, increasing capacity for faculty members to engage in simulation and collaborating with the Chair in Older Adult Health to advance simulation in older adult health.

This is a part-time (17.5 hours per week) two year limited term.



Lead simulation expansion 

  • Develop and guide the implementation of the strategic plan for the HSLC
  • Work with HSLC Manager to carry out the vision
  • Increase capacity within the School for simulation education, including seeking, supporting and offering professional development opportunities
  • Participate/lead simulation committees (e.g., facilitator’s group, simulation oversight committee)
  • Increase capacity for simulation research
  • Work with administration to develop a formal process to assess teaching in the HSLC
  • Establish qualifications for faculty engaging in simulation education

Inter-professional educational collaboration 

  • Inspire engaged learners by increasing interdisciplinary teaching opportunities within HCE programs, supporting the HCE Strategic PlanGoal: Inspire Engaged Learners.
  • Promote healthy communities by increasing experiences for interdisciplinary and inter-departmental sharing, collaboration, and community building.
  • Leverage existing connections between disciplines within MRU and explore other avenues for collaborations in simulation.
  • Internal and external inter-professional collaborations (U of C, SAIT, OT students U of A etc.).

Support the role of simulation in Curriculum 

  • Participate in curriculum renewal processes (e.g., member of BN redesign committee)
  • Participate in review and accreditation processes (e.g., BMid accreditation process)
  • Participate on curriculum committees
  • Clinical support (e.g., support move to virtual clinical placements)
  • Increase scenario capacity and offerings at MRU.
  • Establishing a foundation/framework for sharing resources and connections with other organizations and institutions.
    • Keeping up with what is current practice and with current resources in simulation.
  • Increase recruitment for volunteers and actors to use within our scenarios (*older adult actors).

Collaborate and establish connections with organizations

  • Represent MRU on the Alberta Simulation Educators group and other external simulation committees
  • Collaborate with other simulation leads in Alberta and share resources and knowledge

Maintain membership on committees that impact on simulation

  • SoNM Simulation Committee
  • Simulation Facilitator Team Meeting (chair)
  • Strategic Planning Committees (e.g., HSLC, SoNM, HCE)
  • Curriculum Refresh Subcommittees in the SoNM
  • Program review and accreditation committees in the SoNM
  • Collaborate with Workload Committee on faculty workload assignment in the HSLC
  • Ad hoc on other committees that impact on simulation (e.g., curriculum)



  • RN with CARNA registration required
  • Minimum of a Master’s degree required
  • Recognized simulation credentials required
  • Experience with simulation education required
  • Expertise in program development an asset

New faculty are hired into one of two work patterns. The teaching/ scholarship/ service pattern (TSS) has a focus on teaching with the requirement that the faculty member be involved in a research program as well as service to the Mount Royal community. The teaching/ service pattern (TS) has a focus on teaching and service only. The successful candidate will be hired into the teaching/scholarship/service pattern (TSS).

A Ph. D.  is preferred; a Master’s degree is required.  The successful candidate should have a minimum of five years simulation experience with at least three years in simulation education.

For further information, contact Murray Holtby, Chair, School of Nursing and Midwifery.


What We Offer

Talented and committed employees are the driving force behind student success. We strive to be an employer of choice among Canadian post-secondary institutions.

At Mount Royal University, we recognize that people are a combination of many intersecting identities; we work to cultivate an environment that welcomes the whole person, and harnesses the strength that is available in our diversity, creating a rich and inclusive workplace.

Investing in the learning and development of our employees benefits the individual and the University. A variety of services, resources and programs encourage a healthy, productive workplace. Mount Royal University offers a competitive total compensation package including health and dental benefits, pension, health and personal spending accounts, paid vacation, winter holiday closure, personal days and a free membership in our fully equipped recreation centre.

Our campus offers the convenience of a full medical clinic, dentist and pharmacy, as well as a variety of wellness services such as physiotherapists and massage therapists. Campus Recreation offers many activities, including personal training, fitness classes, climbing, aquatics, sports, tournaments and certifications for students, employees and the public.


Closing Date:     May, 2021

To Apply:      https://mtroyalca.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/1256

If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please notify us and we will work together on the accommodation request.

A complete dossier should be submitted including curriculum vitae, list of three (3) references, evidence of teaching excellence, and, if the teaching/ scholarship/ service (TSS) pattern is desirable, evidence of intent to pursue a research program. Please title your .pdf document as follows: [Last Name], [Requisition Number], [Document].pdf (ex. Smith, 999999, CV.pdf).