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Assistant/Associate Professor (Tenure-Track), Nursing

University of Northern British Columbia

Assistant/Associate Professor (Tenure-Track), School of Nursing
Faculty of Human and Health Sciences
North East Campus (Fort St. John)

Posting #FANU13-19 BW

The School of Nursing in the College of Arts, Social and Health Sciences at the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) is actively seeking a candidate for an Assistant/Associate professor. The position of Assistant/Associate Professor offers a unique and exciting opportunity for a creative and energetic nurse educator/ scholar to operationalize a new BScN Program located in Fort St. John, British Columbia. The Assistant/Associate Professor will be an integral part of a dynamic team involved in the development and implementation of an innovative, vibrant Nursing program at one of Canada’s leading undergraduate universities. The ideal start date would be July 1, 2021 or January 1, 2022 but a later start date is also possible.

The successful applicant for the position will be a Ph.D. prepared Registered Nurse. Applicants who are close to Ph.D. completion will be considered. Applicants with a combination of research, teaching and clinical nursing practice experience, who have demonstrated current clinical expertise are sought.

The successful candidate’s primary responsibilities will include: development and delivery of courses that comprise a full generalist nursing curriculum; research and scholarship (active and developing) that build on strong community and health service links with the Northern Health Authority; and varying degrees of program coordination (includes policy and leadership development). The candidate will have the opportunity to teach in multiple modalities. Applicants will be required to present evidence of research, teaching and practice excellence demonstrating their areas of interest and expertise. Practice experience in rural/remote, northern, and/or indigenous community settings and experience teaching using mixed modalities are distinct assets. Strong organizational and teamwork skills, as well as high-level communication skills, are essential. Current BCCNP registration is required. Travel to other campuses and northern communities will be necessary, and a valid BC driver’s license is required.

The University of Northern British Columbia is ranked as Canada's best small research intensive university with a core campus in Prince George and three regional campuses in northern BC. UNBC provides broad support for faculty to develop their research and teaching capabilities, a strong mandate for growth, a modern and comprehensive campus, and a distinctive quality of life in central British Columbia. Nursing Education at UNBC includes a Rural Certificate in Nursing, a collaborative BScN degree offered in conjunction with the College of New Caledonia (Prince George and Quesnel) and Coast Mountain College in Terrace, a MScN degree with thesis or project options and a MSc-FNP degree. For more information on UNBC’s School of Nursing:

About the Community

Located in the spectacular landscape of northern British Columbia, UNBC is one of Canada’s best small universities. We have a passion for teaching, discovery, people, the environment, and the North.

With a diverse student population, the University is friendly, inclusive, and supportive. Our North East Campus is located in the energetic city of Fort St. John. Fort St. John is a friendly, family-oriented city with a median age of 31, offering a wide range of housing, and quality schools. For more information, please consult
UNBC provides outstanding undergraduate and graduate learning opportunities that explore cultures, health, economies, sciences, and the environment. As one of B.C.’s leading research-intensive universities, we bring the excitement of new knowledge to our students, and the outcomes of our teaching and research to the world. In addition to fostering and celebrating academic excellence, UNBC is a welcoming place, with a learning environment that is friendly, inclusive, and supportive.

There is a strong support system for students, including the First Nations Centre and other academic programs. Currently there are over 3,500 students enrolled in more than 40 undergraduate and graduate degree programs throughout northern British Columbia. Approximately 400 students are of Aboriginal descent.

Small classes and a connected community exemplify UNBC and mean that our student body gets to know their professors by name. Outstanding academics, hands-on research, unlimited adventure and a tight-knit campus community result in strong student satisfaction at UNBC.

To Apply

Applications should include a letter indicating potential contributions to the Department, curriculum vitae, one sample of scholarly work, one sample of a teaching syllabus, the names and addresses of three references (including phone and email information), and the following form which can be found here: quoting competition #FANU13-19 BW to:

Office of the Provost, University of Northern British Columbia
3333 University Way, Prince George, BC, V2N 4Z9
Email submissions:
Inquiries: Dr. Caroline Sanders, Acting Chair School of Nursing
(250) 960-5000

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Northern British Columbia is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from women, aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.

We thank all applicants for their interest in UNBC however, only those applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Complete applications will be accepted until the position is filled.