Faculty of Human and Social Development (Nursing) Assistant Teaching Professor

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We acknowledge and respect the lək̓ʷəŋən peoples on whose traditional territory the university stands and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.

The School of Nursing invites applications from talented nursing scholars for a full-time faculty position, with eligibility for continuing appointment, at the rank of Assistant Teaching Professor to commence July 1, 2023, or as negotiated.


Qualified candidates will have:

required education:

  • baccalaureate degree in Nursing; and
  • Masters’s degree

preferred education:

  • an earned PhD
  • we particularly welcome applicants with interests and preparation in simulation

required active registration:

  • active registration and in good standing with the British Columbia College of Nurses & Midwives (BCCNM)
  • or, if not currently registered, be eligible and commit to achieving registration within three months of hire

demonstrated commitment to:

  • advancing nursing practice and education in the spirit of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action and the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples;
  • anti-racist pedagogy and practice; decolonization of educational processes and cultural safety and humility as ways of being

required teaching experience and skills:

  • substantial teaching experience at a university or college;
  • teaching experience relevant to advancing the profession and the discipline of Nursing and aimed at developing the body of knowledge required to support philosophical, theoretical, and practice advancements;
  • demonstrated ability or a willingness to teach theory and practice courses across programs at the graduate and undergraduate level both in the classroom and online in technology-enhanced and experiential learning environments;
  • demonstrated excellence, or the promise of excellence, in teaching focused on providing leadership for the advancement of undergraduate and graduate programs and curricula: practice education model innovation and simulation, nursing practice and patient orientated research, health systems research and informatics, supporting teaching excellence, Indigenous nursing and health, and inter-professional education;
  • must be able to teach within the philosophy of the curriculum, be committed to strengthening their teaching, and have the ability to work collaboratively;

Responsibilities of the successful candidate will also include membership on School committees and participation in governance and decision making within the School. Opportunities for interdisciplinary teaching and research may be available with other professional schools in the Faculty of Human and Social Development and the wider University.

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Additional information

The University of Victoria is consistently ranked in the top tier of Canada’s research-intensive universities. Vital impact drives the UVic sense of purpose. As an internationally renowned teaching and research hub, we tackle essential issues that matter to people, places and the planet. Situated in the Pacific Rim, our location breeds a profound passion for exploration. Defined by its edges, this extraordinary environment inspires us to defy boundaries, discover, and innovate in exciting ways. It’s different here, naturally and by design. We live, learn, work and explore on the edge of what’s next-for our planet and its peoples. Our commitment to research-inspired dynamic learning and vital impact make this Canada’s most extraordinary environment for discovery and innovation. Experience the edge of possibilities for yourself.

The School of Nursing, the Faculty of Human and Social Development (HSD), and the University of Victoria strive to provide a welcoming, supportive environment for Indigenous students and faculty. The First Peoples House (FPH) is a social, cultural, and academic centre for Indigenous students at UVic and serves as a safe and welcoming place that encourages community building. Housed within the First Peoples House, the Office of Indigenous Academic and Community Engagement (IACE) provides leadership and resources related to academic programs, community projects, the First Peoples House and the Elders-in-Residence program. In conjunction with academic leaders in the First People’s House and in the faculties, the Indigenous Academic Advisory Council (IAAC) provides a forum for faculty and academic administrators to discuss existing, emerging and potential academic programs with Indigenous content and/or focus. The Centre for Indigenous Research and Community-Led Engagement (CIRCLE) is dedicated to expanding wellbeing through principled and ethical research with, and for, Indigenous peoples and communities.

The School of Nursing is a leader in undergraduate and graduate nursing education and research. The School offers the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree (BSN) delivered through a collaborative partnership with colleges in British Columbia and the Northwest Territories. The School of Nursing also offers two graduate degrees: a PhD in Nursing and the Master of Nursing Degree (Advanced Practice / Nurse Practitioner (NP)/ Double Degree in Nursing and Health Informatics). All graduate programs are offered through distance learning and distributed learning technologies. All undergraduate programming is offered on campus in classrooms incorporating online distributed learning experiences.

The School of Nursing is dedicated to excellence in accessible and innovative undergraduate and graduate nursing education, research initiatives, and professional practice and service to the community in British Columbia, in Canada, and beyond. The School is committed to:

  • generating knowledge, advancing the nursing profession and discipline, and enhancing nursing practice to improve health for individuals, families, communities, and society
  • responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Commissions Calls to Action and integrating Indigenous perspectives, world views and knowledge for health, healing and nursing practice and
  • promoting health and the conditions that support health and social changes in British Columbia, Canada, and around the world through collaborative partnerships among educators, students, health practitioners, communities, researchers, and policy developers
  • mentoring new and experienced faculty in the development of their academic careers.

In the School of Nursing we honour all members of our community. We uphold an inclusive environment wherein diversity in beliefs and practices-as well as individual diversity-is lived, celebrated and respected.

The School is uniquely situated in the Faculty of Human and Social Development (HSD), a multi-professional faculty with a commitment to the student experience of dynamic learning in practice and community setting for vital impact on health and social development. Faculty participate with colleagues, students, and the public in socially engaging ways and strive to integrate teaching, scholarship, and research at all program levels. The Faculty of HSD provides support for research development through the HSD Research Support Centre as well connections with the Learning and Teaching Support and Innovation office to support its faculty with professional development and teaching enhancement.

Faculty and Librarians at the University of Victoria are governed by the provisions of the Collective Agreement . Members are represented by the University of Victoria Faculty Association .

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Please indicate in your application package if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.

Contact information

To be considered, please submit your electronic application package via email to nursingdirectoruvic.ca with the subject heading: 240-148_School of Nursing application including a cover letter that addresses the full scope of the job requirements, along with your curriculum vitae, teaching skills (teaching statements, syllabi, evaluation data), statement of diversity knowledge, experience and skills, and contact information for three references.

Please note that reference and background checks, including credential and degree verification, may be undertaken as part of this recruitment process.

Application deadline

Electronic application packages must be received by March 15, 2023, by 4PM (PST).

Equity statement

UVic is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our living, learning and work environments. In pursuit of our values, we seek members who will work respectfully and constructively with differences and across levels of power. We actively encourage applications from members of groups experiencing barriers to equity .

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The University acknowledges the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement. We encourage applicants to explain in their application the impact that career interruptions have had on their record.

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