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Assistant or Associate Professor, Specializing in Community/Population Health

Dalhousie University

The School of Nursing in Dalhousie’s Faculty of Health invites applications from qualified candidates for a full-time, two-year limited term faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, specializing in community/population health.

Dalhousie University is comprised of 6,000 faculty and staff amongst its 13 faculties. Current enrollment is18,500 graduate and undergraduate students. As part of Canada’s U15 research-intensive group, Dalhousie University is an influential driver of the region’s intellectual, social, and economic development. It is the largest university in Atlantic Canada and is located on the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq in the heart of Halifax (Kjipuktuk), a scenic coastal city and capital of Nova Scotia which is home to 13 Mi’kmaq First Nations, a deeply rooted African Nova Scotia community, an increasingly diverse population which also includes a vibrant workforce of people living with (dis)Abilities.

The Faculty of Health’s faculty, staff and students are committed to improving the well-being of individuals, families, communities and populations through diverse health programming, collaborative research, and strong community partnerships. The Faculty of Health is one of the largest faculties at Dalhousie, comprised of eight schools, one college and one program, more than 200 faculty members, 80 staff members, and over 3,000 students. With the most programmatically diverse health faculty in Canada, our students are exposed to a broad range of health topics and learning experiences.

The School of Nursing’s vision is a commitment to strive in partnering to meet the health needs of Nova Scotian’s; uphold and validate the values of integrity, equity, inclusion, and well-being: “healthy people and health communities”. We manifest and advance curricula, scholarship and school culture that are congruent with those values.

The successful candidate will be required to teach undergraduate and/or graduate students as well as mentor/advise graduate students. The teaching assignments will include teaching in the area of community/population health; primary health care and/or public health, interprofessional education; distance, online and context-based learning; and/or clinical simulation learning as well as courses to reflect the expertise of the successful candidate within the needs of the School.

Applicants must hold a minimum of a Baccalaureate degree in Nursing; a Master’s degree in Nursing and/or another health discipline. PhD prepared would be an asset, in Nursing and/or another health discipline. All applicants must have demonstrated a commitment to developing excellence in their teaching and practice. A combination of four to five years’ clinical and teaching experience in community/population health is required. Applicants must be eligible for registration with the Nova Scotia College of Nursing. The candidate is expected to become an active and engaged member of the School, Faculty and University. Activities at local, national and international levels are expected to promote continuous improvement in teaching and learning at Dalhousie. There is no expectation of a research workload associated with this position.

Applications from interested individuals will be considered for a full-time limited term teaching appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor for two-years effective July 1, 2023, or earlier as negotiated.

Applications should include a cover letter stating qualifications and experience, community engagement and /or lived experience in relation to equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI); a Curriculum Vitae; a statement of teaching experience and interests. If available, applicants should include a teaching dossier, and copies of teaching evaluations.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons (especially Mi’kmaq), persons with a disability, racialized persons, including persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), women, persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit

Dalhousie’s vaccine mandate has been suspended at this time, and employees no longer need to provide proof of full vaccination. However, health and safety risks to our community will continue to be monitored and a vaccine mandate may be reinstated if necessary.

Applications are to be submitted online by clicking “Apply for this Job” above.

Review of applications will begin July 15, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled.

Please include Search Number F364P in your cover letter.

For further information regarding this position, contact:
Ms. Coleen van Loggerenberg
Administrative Manager
School of Nursing
Faculty of Health

Thank you for your interest in this position. The screening and selection process is currently underway and will continue until a successful candidate is chosen. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted.