The Opportunity

Fredericton, NB
Education and Training
Competition Number: #22-73




The Faculty of Nursing at the University of New Brunswick invites applications from qualified individuals for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor at the Fredericton campus. The position involves both in-person and remote presence classroom, clinical and laboratory teaching responsibilities in the undergraduate and graduate programs. A program of research and scholarly work in health policy with an emphasis on equity-informed nursing practice is preferred. The position also has an academic service expectation that closely aligns with the Fredericton Downtown Community Health Centre (FDCRC). We are interested in individuals with a proven track record in leading research aimed at policy level change, preferably using quantitative methods. Experience teaching in an academic setting inclusive of both classroom and clinical courses is an asset.

Founded in 1785, UNB is one of the oldest public universities in North America which stands on the unsurrendered and unceded traditional Wolastoqey land. The Faculty of Nursing has a satellite campus in Moncton, a remote program delivery in the Miramichi, a living laboratory at the Fredericton Downtown Community Health Centre and a collaborative partnership for delivering the BN Program with Humber College in Toronto.

All UNB sites share a common curriculum based on principles of primary health care, caring and social justice. Foundational to the curriculum are five abilities that are considered essential to working successfully in a primary healthcare environment. Outcomes for theory and clinical courses are intentionally designed and levelled across the program to ensure that graduates have developed the five requisite abilities. The Bachelor of Nursing degree has a 4-year undergraduate program offered in Fredericton, a 2-year accelerated program offered in Moncton and a Licensed Practical Nurse to Bachelor of Nursing (LPN-BN) remote pathway program offered in Miramichi. The integrated nature of our curriculum means that we can consider a variety of areas of teaching expertise for this position. The Master of Nursing Program has two streams: a thesis/research-based stream and a Nurse Practitioner stream. Active participation in governance and decision-making within the Faculty of Nursing are also expectations.

Qualifications: The successful candidate must hold an earned PhD in nursing or a related field, one graduate degree must be in nursing and be registered or eligible to obtain registration with the Nurses Association of New Brunswick with registration obtained prior to appointment. A completed PhD is preferred however, individuals close to completing a PhD are encouraged to inquire before submitting an application. Nurse Practitioners with a PhD are also encouraged to apply. A record of or a potential for excellence in teaching and evidence of an established program of research in the area of health policy are assets. International applications should include evidence of completion of Stages 1 and 2 of the NANB registration process.

This position will begin July 1, 2023, dependent on the availability of a successful applicant and subject to final budgetary approval. Electronic application packages should include a cover letter outlining the reasons for seeking the position, attributes you bring to the position, an up-to-date CV, and a teaching philosophy. The names and addresses (postal and email) of three references, one of whom should be a direct supervisor, are to be included. Application packages may be submitted to:

Dr. Lorna Butler, Dean

Faculty of Nursing, University of New Brunswick

PO Box 4400 Fredericton, NB E3B 5A3

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 506.458.7625

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview. Review of applications will begin upon receipt and will continue until the position is filled.

Short-listed candidates will be required to provide satisfactory proof of credentials including appropriately certified translations of credentials into English, as applicable.

The University of New Brunswick is committed to employment equity and fostering diversity within our community and developing an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the broader community that we serve. The University welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals who will help us achieve our goals, including women, visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

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The University of New Brunswick employs more than 3,200 full- and part-time staff, including faculty, support staff and students. UNB values people and we have proudly been named as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2024 and one of Atlantic Canada's Top Employers for 2023.

UNB is situated on the unceded territory of the Wolastoqiyik and Mi'kmaq peoples along the banks of the beautiful and bountiful Wolastoq river, a region recognized worldwide for its natural beauty. UNB is a comprehensive university with a long history of excellence in teaching and research.