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Assistant Professor, French Nursing Program

Laurentian University

The School of Nursing at Laurentian University invites applications for a tenure-track Faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, with teaching assignments in French nursing programs. The preferred start date is July 1, 2023.

Laurentian University, located on Atikameksheng Anishnawbek territory in Sudbury, Ontario, serves over 8000 students and is one of two bilingual universities in the province of Ontario. Committed to its bilingual, tri cultural mandate, Laurentian University offers an outstanding university experience in English and French with a comprehensive approach to Indigenous education. Laurentian’s beautiful, forested campus is surrounded by fresh-water lakes, conservation lands and hundreds of kilometres of cross-country and hiking trails while situated in the geographic centre of Greater Sudbury, northern Ontario’s major urban centre (population 160,000). Laurentian University has close and productive ties to Science North, SNOLAB, Health Sciences North and multiple post-secondary institutions.

The School of Nursing has prepared students to enter the nursing profession for over 50 years, offering Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing (BScN) programs in both French and English. The School prepares graduates that engage in self-directed professional practice, and make decisions guided by evidence-informed nursing knowledge using clinical reasoning. The School of Nursing also provides students with the opportunity to study nursing at the graduate level. The Master of Science in Nursing (MScN) program is offered in French and English with four streams including: Nurse Practitioner (clinical stream), Advanced Practice Nursing (course based stream), Thesis (research stream), and Post Nurse Practitioner Certificate (course based stream). All streams in the MScN program are delivered remotely with the exception of onsite requirements for the Nurse Practitioner program. We are proud to contribute to our community by building capacity for advanced practice nursing in the North and beyond through our graduate programs.

About the Position
The successful candidate will teach primarily in the French Nurse Practitioner program, but may also be called upon to teach in the other francophone nursing programs. Candidates must have demonstrated potential as a researcher and the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues. In addition to active engagement and participation in teaching and research, the successful candidate will be expected to make contributions through service to the School, Faculty, University, and broader community.

Essential Qualifications
● Fully bilingual in French and English.
● Licensed as a Nurse Practitioner in Ontario (registered nurse extended class), or in another jurisdiction with the intention to receive a NP license in Ontario prior to commencing this position.
● Completion of a PhD degree in nursing or related field is preferred. Suitably qualified applicants nearing completion of their PhD may be considered.
● At least 4 years full time practice as a Nurse Practitioner
● Recent teaching experience at the university level
● Active engagement in scholarship endeavours, including research

Application Requirements
A complete application includes the following:
● A cover letter (including one of the two statements about citizenship/resident status specified below)
● An up-to-date curriculum vitae,
● A statement of current and prospective teaching experience and interests
● A statement of current and prospective research interests
● The names and contact information for three academic references

The application package, inclusive of all documents, should be submitted electronically as single PDF file to:
Office of Provost and Vice-President Academic at with the following subject line: application for faculty position in Nursing Science. Review of applications will begin on April 15, 2023 or until the position is filled.

University policies
Laurentian University is an inclusive and welcoming community committed to employment equity. Applications are encouraged from members of equity-seeking communities including women, racialized and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions. Laurentian University's bilingualism policy (Section 7.3.b) provides a provision regarding the language requirement for persons self-identifying as First Nations, Métis or Inuit. ( The successful candidate will be part of the Laurentian University Faculty Association (LUFA). Candidates are encouraged to consult the Collective Agreement at
Laurentian University is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier free experience to applicants with accessibility needs. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage during the recruitment process. Please contact the Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic for more information (

All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

To comply with federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information as to how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent residents of Canada. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship; however, all applicants must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”; OR, “I am not a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada” in their cover letter. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete