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Sessional Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream in Indigenous Health, History, and Healing Practices

Université York

School of Nursing, Faculty of Health

The School of Nursing, Faculty of Health at York University invites highly qualified applicants for a Sessional Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream position in Indigenous Health, History, and Healing Practices. This is a Contractually Limited Appointment (CLA) to the teaching stream for a three-year term to commence July 1, 2024.

Recognizing the underrepresentation of Indigenous faculty, this position is open only to qualified scholars who identify as Indigenous peoples of Canada (i.e., First Nations, Inuit, Métis, or registered to a US tribe whose homelands straddle the colonial Canada/US border). The appointment is part of the University’s Affirmative Action program, which is based on the special program provisions of the Ontario Human Rights Code. To be considered, applicants must identify as Indigenous peoples of Canada on the Affirmative Action self-identification form (see below).

York University is committed to providing an inviting, rich and supportive work, study and research environment to Indigenous students, staff and faculty members. This includes: cultivating understanding of, respect for and connections with Indigenous communities; integrating Indigenous cultures, approaches and perspectives into curricular offerings and research; collaborating with Indigenous communities; and supporting the recruitment and success of Indigenous students, staff and faculty members. These efforts are guided by the Associate Vice-President Indigenous Initiatives, the Indigenous Council, and the Indigenous Framework for York University https://indigenous.yorku.ca/framework/and include Centre for Indigenous Knowledges and Languages https://www.yorku.ca/research/cikl/, the Centre for Aboriginal Student Services https://aboriginal.info.yorku.ca/ and Skennen'kó:wa Gamig https://aboriginal.info.yorku.ca/skennenkowa-gamig/, a space for Indigenous faculty, staff, and students.
The applicant will demonstrate how they respectfully work with and engage with Indigenous peoples and communities, and how their clinical and/or teaching scholarship contributes to Indigenous communities.
Our school recognizes equity, diversity, inclusion, and decolonization as central themes to the curriculum. The school recognizes the need to teach and develop future advocates for the use of Indigenous knowledges and healing practices that collaborates with Indigenous Elders, healers, and knowledge keepers consistent with the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada

The successful applicant will integrate their understanding of Indigenous knowledges and worldviews to inform and provide students with learning opportunities in the undergraduate programs. The candidate will have the opportunity to participate in curriculum development that incorporates Indigenous knowledges, mentorship of Indigenous students, and develop pathways for Indigenous students in undergraduate nursing studies. The successful candidate will preferably demonstrate experience in area[s] such as the following: Indigenous pedagogies, decolonization, and Indigenous philosophies.
Candidate Qualifications:
Degree: Bachelor’s degree in Nursing, as well as a Master’s in Nursing or a related field (Nursing preferred), is required. Individuals with a PhD or PhD in progress in Nursing or related field is an asset (Nursing preferred). Candidates must be a Registered Nurse (RN) in good standing or eligible for RN registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario by March 1, 2024.

Teaching:
• A record or evident promise of excellence in teaching and dedication to students. The successful candidate will demonstrate skillful experience in classroom teaching (university-level BScN preferred), innovative teaching methodologies and a commitment to ethics, equity, diversity and inclusivity in their teaching.
• The successful applicant will be expected to coordinate students supervised by clinical course directors in practice settings. The candidate will also integrate a variety of learning measures including next generation NCLEX type questions to enhance performance on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).

Hiring Policies:
• Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
• All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.
• York is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, in its community. Details of the AA Program, which applies to women, members of racialized groups, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities and those who identify as 2SLGBTQ+, can be found here https://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/affirmative-action/ or by contacting Christal Chapman, EDI Program Manager (chapman7@yorku.ca; 416-736-5713).
• York welcomes and employs scholars from all over the world. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous peoples of Canada will be given priority.
• York has a policy on Accommodation in Employment for Persons with Disabilities http://secretariat-policies.info.yorku.ca/policies/accommodation-in-employment-for-persons-with-disabilities/ and is committed to working towards a barrier-free workplace and expanding the accessibility of the workplace to persons with disabilities. Applicants who require accommodation are invited to contact Dr. Claire Mallette, Director, School of Nursing, cmallett@yorku.ca.

Application Process:
• Due date for completed applications: March 5th, 2024
• Required materials: 1) cover letter addressing how they meet the qualifications listed above, and provide their College of Nurses of Ontario (or current jurisdictional) registration number; 2) current CV; 3) a philosophy of teaching statement and teaching evaluations if available; 4) proof of academic credentials and current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario are required prior to appointment; 5) the names and contact information for three references willing to provide a confidential letter of reference. References letters will only be requested for shortlisted candidates.
• Provide required information regarding your Canadian work status and optional self-identification for Affirmative Action purposes as part of the online application.
• Direct questions about the position to Dr. Claire Mallette, Director, School of Nursing, cmallett@yorku.ca
• Submit materials: at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HH_CLA_Indi

Learn More About York:
• York University generates and shares knowledge through our research, teaching and engagement with communities around the world. The 2023-2028 Strategic Research Plan https://www.yorku.ca/research/strategic-research-plan-2023-2028/ showcases the depth, breadth and ambition of research at York.
• York’s commitments to social justice are laid out in our Decolonizing, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy https://www.yorku.ca/dedi-strategy/, the Framework & Action Plan on Black Inclusion https://www.yorku.ca/abr/ and the Indigenous Framework for York University https://indigenous.yorku.ca/framework/.
• Follow the activities and accomplishments of York’s faculty, students and staff on YFile https://yfile.news.yorku.ca/.

York University acknowledges its presence on the traditional territory of many Indigenous Nations. The area known as Tkaronto has been care taken by the Anishinabek Nation, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, and the Huron-Wendat. It is now home to many First Nation, Inuit and Métis communities. We acknowledge the current treaty holders, the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. This territory is subject of the Dish with One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement to peaceably share and care for the Great Lakes region.