The Opportunity

Fredericton, NB
Education and Training
Competition Number: #22-74




The Faculty of Nursing at the University of New Brunswick invites applications from qualified individuals for a Tenure Track Assistant Teaching Professor: Indigenous Nurse Practitioner position. This will be a full-time appointment. The position involves both in person and remote presence delivery methods for classroom, clinical and laboratory teaching responsibilities in the Master of Nursing Advanced Nurse Practitioner program and in the undergraduate program(s). This position is situated at the Fredericton campus and includes a practice component at the Fredericton Downtown Community Health Centre and/or Indigenous communities in the Fredericton area.

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.

A proven track record of clinical practice as a Nurse Practitioner in primary health care is an expectation for the position. Prior teaching experience in primary health care, community and/or population health is an asset. The Faculty of Nursing offers two graduate level programs, the Master of Nursing Thesis/Report stream and the Nurse Practitioner program stream. The undergraduate program includes the Bachelor of Nursing 4-year program offered in Fredericton and a 2-year Bachelor of Nursing Accelerated Program (BNAP) offered at the Moncton site and a Licensed Practical Nurse to Bachelor of Nursing (LPN-BN) remote pathway program provided in Miramichi.

The Master of Nursing program is offered using a blended approach of virtual, synchronous and asynchronous as well as onsite clinical delivery held at the Fredericton campus. The curriculum is centered around five abilities that outline core expectations for graduate nursing education. The Nurse Practitioner stream prepares students to apply advanced nursing knowledge and research using a primary health care model with clients across the lifespan in a variety of settings. The Nurse Practitioner stream is designed to build on students' current Registered Nursing knowledge, skills, abilities and judgements to develop an expanded scope of practice consistent with the entry level competencies and standards of practice for Nurse Practitioners as set out by the Nurses Association of New Brunswick (NANB).

All UNB sites share a common undergraduate 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 health care 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 integrated nature of our curriculum means that we can consider a variety of areas of clinical and teaching expertise for this position.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate comes to the role with authentic knowledge of the local Indigenous territory, culture, history, leadership, language and sociopolitical context. The Faculty of Nursing is actively seeking an Indigenous candidate for this position. Applicants must have a Master of Nursing, Nurse Practitioner degree. A PhD in nursing or related health discipline is an asset. A demonstrated ability to teach effectively is also expected. At least two years of a full-time clinical practice as a Nurse Practitioner is required in primary health care. Applicants must be registered or eligible to obtain registration as a Nurse Practitioner with the Nurses Association of New Brunswick (NANB). International applications must include evidence of completion of stages 1 and 2 of the NANB registration processes.

The successful candidate will be responsible for both remote and in person classroom and/or clinical teaching and coordination of clinical lab/courses. Responsibilities also include membership and participation in governance and decision-making in standing committees of the Faculty of Nursing. Scholarly work contributing to the scholarship of teaching and learning is an expectation of this role. The Faculty of Nursing has a partnership with the Fredericton Downtown Community Health Centre for Nurse Practitioner faculty to practice.

The position will commence 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, a teaching philosophy, and an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae. The names and addresses (postal and email) of three referees of whom one 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. The review of applications will begin upon receipt 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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