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Two (2) Tenure Track Positions in Nursing

Toronto Metropolitan University

Two (2) Tenure Track Positions in Nursing
FCS, Nursing
Posted: November 18, 2022
Deadline to Apply: Monday, January 16, 2023

Located in downtown Toronto, the largest and most culturally diverse city in Canada and on the territory of the Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee and the Wendat Peoples, the Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing [DCSN] in the Faculty of Community Services [FCS] at Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU) (formerly Ryerson University) welcomes applications for two [2] tenure track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective July 1, 2023, subject to final budgetary approval.

The successful candidate will engage in a combination of teaching, research, and service. The candidate will be expected to pursue an innovative and independent research program that is externally funded and produces high quality research that informs education, practice and policy. The successful candidate will contribute to the undergraduate (BScN-Collaborative and Post-Diploma) and graduate (MN, MN-PHCNP, PhD) programs through research, teaching, curriculum development, mentorship, and supervision of students. The candidate will engage in co-creating and maintaining an inclusive, equitable, and collegial work environment in all interactions.

We welcome all qualified applicants, and we especially welcome and encourage applications from Indigenous, Black and other equity-deserving groups.

Applicants must hold a PhD. in nursing or a related field [e.g., Indigenous Studies, Health Policy, Gender Studies, Community Health/Public Health, Primary Health Care, Nurse Practitioner, Mental Health/Addictions, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Knowledge Translation/Mobilization]. At least one degree held must be in Nursing. Specific expertise in pathophysiology, epidemiology, adult health nursing, gerontological nursing, and/or maternal child health is an asset.

Applications from Indigenous individuals with an undergraduate degree in nursing and a relevant master’s degree who either hold equivalent Indigenous knowledge [e.g. a Traditional Knowledge Keeper or Indigenous Language Speaker], or are actively enrolled in a relevant doctoral program, are also encouraged to apply. Candidates who self-identify as Indigenous shall undergo a verification process.

In addition, applicants shall present evidence of:

an independent program of research reflective of an early research career (i.e., publications, community-based presentations/reports, conference presentations, research funding and/or supporting community-level projects, and/or investigator roles in research projects), demonstrated ability in teaching, teaching community level workshops, supervision and/or preceptorship of graduate students, and a strong capacity to teach courses across both undergraduate and graduate programs that will contribute to the ongoing success of the DCSN;
the potential of the applicant’s program of research to contribute to the development of knowledge related to one or a combination of the domains of professional practice and outcomes across the healthcare continuum: Indigenous health, health in the Black community, health equity and addressing systemic racism in particular anti-Indigenous and anti-Black racism in health care, health services research, primary and tertiary clinical practice, clinical nursing education, simulation, interprofessional education and collaboration, and/or leadership in health policy;
the capacity to meet the scholarship of teaching, research, creative activities, academic leadership, collaboration, and service;
the capacity for teaching excellence as demonstrated in a teaching dossier that outlines personal teaching philosophy, and teaching, including experience with course/curriculum review/development, pedagogical practice, sample syllabi, any community-based teaching experience and teaching evaluations;
strong communication and interpersonal skills, and an ability to supervise undergraduate and graduate students;
registration [or eligibility to register at the time of application] with the College of Nurses of Ontario [General Class or Extended Class];
a commitment to DCSN values of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion as it pertains to service, teaching, scholarly research, and creative activities, including a demonstrated ability to make learning accessible and inclusive for diverse student populations;
an ability and willingness to proactively engage in dismantling anti-indigenous and anti-black racism and all other oppressive practices that lead to social and health inequities and;
an ability to contribute to the advancement of School, Faculty, and the University through commitment to service and an inclusive environment for all.


This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Toronto Metropolitan University Faculty Association (TFA) (www.rfanet.ca). The TFA collective agreement can be viewed here and a summary of TFA benefits can be found here.

Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU)

Serving a highly diverse student population of over 45,000, with 100+ undergraduate and graduate programs built on the integration of theoretical and practical learning, and distinguished by a professionally focused curriculum with a strong emphasis on excellence in teaching, research and creative activities, Toronto Metropolitan University is a vibrant, urban university known for its culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, community engagement, and city-building through its award-winning architecture.

Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing (DCSN)

The fully accredited DCSN Strategic Plan offers three dynamic programs: the Collaborative Nursing Degree Program, offered in partnership with Centennial and George Brown Colleges; the Post Diploma Nursing Degree Program; and a Master of Nursing Program which includes the Ontario Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner Program. The DSCN has a diverse student body of approximately 2800 full-time and part-time students, including those enrolled in outreach and continuing education partnership programs. There are approximately 250 full-time and part-time graduate students enrolled in the course-based, thesis, and nurse practitioner streams. In the 2021 Winter semester, the DCSN welcomed its inaugural class of the PhD in Urban Health Program - an interdisciplinary program that is administered by and housed in the DCSN. Faculty and student participation is valued and encouraged within and between nursing programs. We take pride in our innovative and responsive approach to educating nurses.

Working at TMU

At the intersection of mind and action, TMU is on a transformative path to become Canada’s leading comprehensive innovation university. At TMU and within DCSN, we firmly believe that equity, diversity and inclusion are integral to this path; our current academic plan outlines each of which, as a core value, and we work to embed them in all that we do.

Dedicated to a people first culture, TMU is proud to have been selected as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers and Greater Toronto’s Top Employer. We invite you to explore the range of benefits and supports available to faculty and their family, including access to our diverse faculty and staff networks

Visit us on Twitter: @torontomet, @VPFAtorontomet and @TorontoMetHR, and our LinkedIn page.

TMU is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. To find out more about legal and policy obligations, please visit the accessibility and Human Rights websites.

TMU welcomes individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion, and will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. In addition, we encourage applicants from equity seeking groups (e.g., Indigenous, Black, 2SLGBTQ+ and persons with disabilities).

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their application online via the Faculty Recruitment Portal [https://hr.cf.ryerson.ca/ams/faculty/] (click on “Start Application Process” to begin) by January 16, 2023. The application must contain the following:

Cover letter (maximum 1000 words)
Current curriculum vitae
Personal teaching philosophy statement
Statement of research program
Names and contact information of three referees.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority in accordance with Canadian immigration regulations.

All applicants will receive an email confirming receipt of application, but only the applicants short-listed will be contacted for interviews.

Contacts

Any confidential inquiries about the opportunity can be directed to the Department Hiring Committee Co-Chairs, Dr. Santa Mina (esantami@ryerson.ca) and Dr. Vahabi (mvahabi@ryerson.ca).

Indigenous applicants who would like to learn more about working at Toronto Metropolitan University are welcome to contact:

Tracey King, Miigis Kwe, the Indigenous Human Resources Lead and the Founding Co-Chair of the First Nations, Métis and Inuit Community Group at t26king@ryerson.ca.


Black applicants who wish to learn more about working at Toronto Metropolitan University are welcome to contact:

Shurla Charles-Forbes, Black Faculty & Staff Community Network at shurla.charlesforbes@ryerson.ca.


For any confidential accommodation needs in order to participate in the recruitment and selection process and/or inquiries regarding accessing the Faculty Recruitment Portal, please contact Chelsea Fennell HR Consulting Advisor, at chelsea.fennell@ryerson.ca