Assistant/Associate Professor in Nursing

York University Health School of Nursing


Full Time Professorial Stream - Assistant/Associate Professor
Discipline/Field: Nursing (5 positions various areas)
Home Faculty: Health
Home Department/Area/Division: School of Nursing
Affiliation/Union: YUFA
Position Start Date: July 1, 2023

School of Nursing, Faculty of Health, York University (5 positions)

The School of Nursing, Faculty of Health at York University invites highly qualified candidates to apply for a professorial stream tenure-track appointment for the following five (5) nursing positions at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, to commence July 1, 2023. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

One position is available in the each of the following areas:

Acute Care of Adults with Complex Health Conditions: The successful candidate must have 1) demonstrated expertise in evidence-based acute care nursing of adults with high acuity needs in diverse acute care settings (e.g., ICU, ER, cardiac care); and 2) evidence of a developing or established program of research to support care for diverse patient populations and their families. Preference will be given to those whose program of research contributes to the development of high-quality effective patient care interventions in the acute care environment.

Mental Health Nursing: The successful candidate must have 1) demonstrated expertise in mental health nursing in the areas of prevention and/or care of people living with acute and/or chronic mental health conditions; and 2) evidence of a developing or established program of research focused on mental health care of individuals, families, groups, and or communities.

Community Health Nursing: The successful candidate must have 1) demonstrated expertise in community health/community health care nursing and 2) evidence of a developing or established program of research focused on community health/community health nursing.

Healthy Aging in the Older Adult: The successful candidate must have 1) demonstrated expertise in promoting and optimizing physical, cognitive, and mental health and independence and quality of life of older adults in various settings; and 2) evidence of a developing or established program of nursing research in the care of older adults and health aging.

Child and Adolescent Health: The successful candidate must have 1) demonstrated expertise in current child and/or adolescent clinical and social issues, as well as child and adolescent growth and development; 2) demonstrated expertise in the delivery of care for children and/or adolescents and their families in settings such as hospital, home, school; and 3) evidence of a developing or established program of nursing research focused on child and/or adolescent health.

For all positions, candidates must: 1) be registered in good standing or eligible for registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario; 2) have a Masters degree in Nursing or a related field (Nursing preferred); and 3) have a PhD in Nursing or other relevant area (Nursing preferred) completed by July 1, 2023.

Successful candidates will be expected to engage in outstanding, innovative, and, as appropriate, externally funded research in their field. Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence (or promise of research excellence for Assistant Professor appointment), as demonstrated in: the research statement; publications (or forthcoming publications) with significant journals in the field; presentations at major conferences; awards and accolades; and strong recommendations from referees. Applicants should have a clearly articulated program of research.

The positions will involve graduate teaching and supervision, as well as undergraduate teaching and academic service. Successful candidates must be eligible for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Experience with teaching in university undergraduate and/or graduate nursing programs using pedagogical innovation, experiential education, and technology enhanced learning is preferred.

Evidence of excellence (or promise of excellence for Assistant Professor appointment) in teaching will be provided through: the teaching statement; teaching accomplishments and pedagogical innovations including in high priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning; teaching evaluations; and strong letters of reference.

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, Hiring 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 must submit one application package which includes a cover letter clearly identifying the position(s) (area(s) of expertise) to which they are applying. If they are applying to more than one position, they should rank order the positions. Files from candidates who fail to identify at least one position will not be considered. Candidates must provide: their College of Nurses of Ontario (or current jurisdictional) registration number; up-to-date curriculum vitae; three signed letters of reference; a philosophy of teaching statement; teaching evaluations (if available); and a 5-year research plan including grant funding strategies. Applications should be submitted as a single file addressed to: Dr. Claire Mallette, Director, School of Nursing, Room 313, HNES Building, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, ON Canada M3J 1P3 and submitted at Proof of academic credentials and registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario are required prior to appointment. Incomplete application packages will not be considered.


Posting End Date: December 8, 2022