The School of Nursing in the Faculty of Education and Professional Studies at Nipissing University is pleased to invite applications from qualified candidates for a 3-year Limited Term Appointment at the Assistant Professor level, with a focus on Indigenous Nursing. Some of the Nursing programs are offered online and therefore relocation to North Bay is not essential.
This is an opportunity to join a growing School of Nursing in a university that focuses on quality undergraduate teaching and research while looking to establish a graduate program for nurses. The School has a strong reputation for being student-centered and providing students with rich practice-based learning opportunities. We are strengthening inclusion of Indigenous knowledge and understandings in relation to health, wellness and healing, with an emphasis on Anti-Racist teaching frameworks.
Nipissing University is located in the City of North Bay, Ontario (population 55,000), between Lake Nipissing and Trout Lake and surrounded by pristine Canadian Shield forest. A comfortable three-hour drive from Toronto and three and a half hours from Ottawa, this growing city has a vibrant arts community, ample amenities, and countless opportunities for outdoor activities. Faculty members at Nipissing enjoy a lifestyle conducive to study and thoughtful research.
The University is located on Nipissing Firt Nation territory (Anishinaabe) with its communities bordering the City. North Bay offers Primary Care and Day Care services at the North Bay Indigenous Hub and a wide range of services at the North Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre.
Preference will be given to Indigenous scholars in Nursing who possess or are working towards a PhD (or equivalent experience), have a strong academic background, which includes recognized knowledge in Indigenous health, research, and pedagogy. Preferred candidates will have established roots in Indigenous communities and/or associated governance and service groups. One graduate degree must be in nursing and the candidate must be registered with the College of Nurses of Ontario or be eligible for licensure. The successful candidate should ideally have recent clinical, research, and/or teaching expertise in one or more of the following areas – Indigenous Nursing, particularly within Northern Ontario; Maternal/Child, Community/Family Nursing, Psychiatric Nursing.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The appointment will be effective January 1, 2022, subject to final budgetary approval.
Applications should include a statement of teaching philosophy, research interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and affiliations of three referees. Review of applications will commence August 13, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. These materials should be sent electronically to [email protected]
Nipissing University is committed to employment equity and strongly encourages applications, which may include self-identification in a covering letter, from Indigenous persons, women, persons with disabilities, persons who identify as LGBTQ2+, and visible minorities.
Preferential hiring statement:
Please fill out the self-identification form should you wish to qualify for the preferential consideration. As part of this preferential hiring process, applications from Indigenous persons will be prioritized and assessed first for the vacancy.
The search committee would like to thank all applications for their interest in Nipissing University. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. When submitting your application, please indicate if you are legally entitled to work in Canada. Please note that only those candidates invited for an interview will be contacted. Nipissing University is an inclusive employer and will provide accommodation in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Traci Malkowski, Human Resources Generalist at [email protected]
A link to the job advertisement and self-identification form can be found here: LTA – Assistant Professor, School of Nursing (nipissingu.ca)