Assistant or Associate Professor of Nursing (Cultural Safety in Healthcare for Indigenous Peoples)

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Assistant or Associate Professor of Nursing (Cultural Safety in Healthcare for Indigenous Peoples)

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Position Title
Assistant or Associate Professor of Nursing (Cultural Safety in Healthcare for Indigenous Peoples)

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Type of position
Limited Term



About the opportunity

The School of Nursing in Dalhousie’s Faculty of Health invites applications from qualified candidates for a part-time (50% full-time equivalency), three-year limited term faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, specializing in Cultural Safety in Healthcare for Indigenous Peoples.

Dalhousie University is comprised of 6,000 faculty and staff amongst its 13 faculties. Current enrollment is18,500 graduate and undergraduate students. As part of Canada’s U15 research-intensive group, Dalhousie University is an influential driver of the region’s intellectual, social and economic development. It is the largest university in Atlantic Canada and is located on the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq in the heart of Halifax (Kjipuktuk), a scenic coastal city and capital of Nova Scotia which is home to 13 Mi’kmaq First Nations, a deeply rooted African Nova Scotia community, an increasingly diverse population which also includes a vibrant workforce of people living with (dis)Abilities.

The Faculty of Health’s faculty, staff and students are committed to improving the well-being of individuals, families, communities and populations through diverse health programming, collaborative research and strong community partnerships. The Faculty of Health is one of the largest faculties at Dalhousie, comprised of eight schools, one college and one program, more than 200 faculty members, 80 staff members, and over 3,000 students. With the most programmatically diverse health faculty in Canada, our students are exposed to a broad range of health topics and learning experiences.

The School of Nursing’s vision is a commitment to strive in partnering to meet the health needs of Nova Scotia; uphold and validate the values of integrity, equity, inclusion and well-being: "healthy people and health communities". We manifest and advance curricula, scholarship and school culture that are congruent with those values.

The successful candidate will be primarily required to teach undergraduate students in the mandatory interprofessional course- Cultural Safety in Healthcare for Indigenous Peoples. There will be many opportunities for mentorship, for example the Chair in Indigenous Health Nursing is held in the faculty of Health and specifically in the School of Nursing.

Applicants must hold a minimum of a Baccalaureate degree in Nursing and/or another health-related discipline; a Master’s degree in Nursing and/or another health-related discipline; PhD prepared an asset, in Nursing and/or another health-related discipline and have demonstrated a commitment to developing excellence in their teaching and practice. A combination of four to five years’ teaching experience in Cultural Safety in Healthcare for Indigenous Peoples, knowledge of Indigenous Peoples history in Mi’kma’ki, understanding of intergenerational trauma and use of a trauma-informed approach in teaching and practice. The candidate is expected to become an active and engaged member of the School, Faculty and University. Activities at local, national and international levels are expected to promote continuous improvement in teaching and learning at Dalhousie. There is no expectation of a research workload associated with this position.

Applicants must include a cover letter stating qualifications and experience, community engagement and /or lived experience in relation to EDI ; a Curriculum Vitae; a statement of teaching experience and interests. If available, include a teaching dossier, and copies of teaching evaluations.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. In keeping with the principles of employment equity and with the aim of correcting historic underrepresentation, this position is restricted to candidates who self-identify as Indigenous. Dalhousie recognizes that candidates may self-identify in more than one equity-seeking group, and in this spirit, encourages applications from women, persons with a disability, racialized persons, including persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), and persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity. For more information, please visit ?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> .

Applications are to be submitted online by clicking "Apply for this Job" above. Please include Search #F371P in your cover letter.

Dalhousie’s vaccine mandate has been suspended at this time, and employees no longer need to provide proof of full vaccination. However, health and safety risks to our community will continue to be monitored and a vaccine mandate may be reinstated if necessary.

For further information regarding this position, contact:
Coleen van Loggerenberg

Administrative Manager
School of Nursing
Faculty of Health

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Résumé / Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Teaching Statement
Optional Documents
  1. Teaching Dossier

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