Assistant/Associate Professor in Maternal Newborn Health

York University Health School of Nursing

Full Time Teaching Stream - Assistant/Associate Professor, Teaching Stream

Discipline/Field: Maternal Newborn Health
Home Faculty: Health
Home Department/Area/Division: School of Nursing
Affiliation/Union: YUFA
Position Start Date: July 1, 2023

The School of Nursing, Faculty of Health, York University invites highly qualified candidates to apply for a teaching stream tenure-track position in Maternal Newborn Health at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream or Associate Professor, Teaching Stream to commence July 1, 2023. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

Candidates must be registered in good standing or eligible for registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario and hold a Masters degree in a relevant area (Masters in Nursing preferred). In addition, a PhD in Nursing or a related field by the start of the appointment is preferred. The successful candidate will have expertise in reproductive health and the care of birthing people that includes high-risk pregnancy, fetal development, labour and delivery and postpartum/perinatal nursing, newborn health and health care. The candidate should have experience in theoretical and evidence-based/informed care of pregnant persons, perinatal/postpartum and newborn nursing practice, and be committed to family-centred care.

The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence (or clear potential for excellence for an appointment at the Assistant Professor level), in teaching university-level courses through: the teaching statement; teaching accomplishments and pedagogical innovations including in high priority areas such as experiential education, technology enhanced learning and community-based learning; teaching evaluations; and strong letters of reference. The successful candidate will also demonstrate: 1) a strong commitment to pedagogy and student success, 2) the capacity to bring a theoretical and practical orientation to teaching, learning and program design in relation to reproductive health, pregnancy, intrapartum, postpartum and newborn health/nursing, and 3) a reflective approach to innovation in teaching. Experience with curriculum development and universal design approaches to teaching and assessment is preferred.

The successful candidate is also expected to provide evidence of service contributions or potential to contribute to service in administrative and committee work. We are looking for candidates who are aligned with our commitment to research excellence, respect and relational practices, transformation and leadership, engagement and collaboration, and diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice practices.
York is a leading international teaching and research university, and a driving force for positive change. Empowered by a welcoming and diverse community with a uniquely global perspective, we are preparing our students for their long-term careers and personal success. Together, we can make things right for our communities, our planet, and our future.

York University has a policy on Accommodation in Employment for Persons with Disabilitiesand is committed to working towards a barrier-free workplace and to expanding the accessibility of the workplace to persons with disabilities. Candidates who require accommodation during the selection process are invited to contact Dr. Judith MacDonnell, Chair of the Search Committee, School of Nursing at

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority. No application will be considered without a completed mandatory Work Status Declarationform.

York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA Program, which applies to women, members of racialized groups, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and those who self-identify as 2SLGBTQ+, can be found at by calling the AA line at 416-736-5713. Applicants wishing to self-identify as part of York Universitys Affirmative Action program can do so by downloading, completing, and submitting this voluntary self-identification form.

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is December 8, 2022. Applicants should submit a signed letter of application outlining professional experience, an up‐to‐date curriculum vitae and a teaching dossier which supports excellence and innovation in teaching (e.g., sample course outlines, student ratings, teaching reviews, workshop and professional development programs attended or led, and conference papers and publications relating to pedagogy). These should be submitted by email, preferably as a single file, to Dr. Claire Mallette, Director, School of Nursing, at Applicants should also arrange for three signed confidential letters of recommendation to be sent to Dr. Claire Mallette at the same address. Referees should provide strong letters of reference and be advised to address the candidates qualifications and experience in relation to the position.


Posting End Date: December 8, 2022