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Learning Specialist, Ancillary Academic Staff II (Clinical Practice)

University of Windsor

Position # 002229TT-2020-NUR

The University of Windsor's Faculty of Nursing invites applications from highly qualified individuals for a Permanence-Track Learning Specialist position at the rank of Ancillary Academic Staff II (Clinical Practice), commencing July 1, 2020. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

Graduates from the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Windsor are highly respected professionals both locally and globally. We continually strive to build on our strengths to create and maintain teaching excellence within a research-intensive environment. Since 2001, the Faculty of Nursing has partnered with the Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology in Windsor, Chatham (St. Clair College) and Sarnia (Lambton College) to deliver a collaborative nursing program (BScN). The MScN and MN graduate programs offer education to students interested in the fields of leadership and advanced clinical practice, including the Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner Program. Our expanded graduate offerings include a web-based inter-professional Graduate Diploma in Advanced Practice Oncology/Palliative Care and a PhD in Nursing. For further details about the Faculty of Nursing, visit our website at http://www.uwindsor.ca/nursing.

This position encompasses primarily teaching and administration in the undergraduate nursing program. This position has been created to improve and enhance students’ clinical experiences across the programs offered by the Faculty of Nursing. The role of the Clinical Practice Learning Specialist will be to strengthen and coordinate the connection between theory taught in the classroom and skill development across program(s). This will occur through the integration of theory into the labs and practice settings, thus ensuring the continuity and progressive competence of our students. The Clinical Practice Learning Specialist/AAS will also provide mentoring to our large and growing roster of sessional instructors to ensure they have the knowledge and skills to engage with nursing students at the highest level of excellence.

The Faculty of Nursing has experienced a growth in undergraduate student enrolment to over 900 students on our campus each school year, necessitating the hiring and on-going professional development of over 100 sessional clinical instructors. Other responsibilities include (but are not limited to) coordinating and conducting faculty/team meetings, student orientations, managing lab content, and creating and administering exams for clinical courses/labs.

The successful candidate will have: current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario; a graduate degree in Nursing; at least five years of clinical and/or nursing teaching experience, which includes supervision and teaching of others; experience with mentorship of colleagues; expertise in clinical education and clinical practicum education needs of students and sessional instructors; experience in and a commitment to the teaching of undergraduate nursing courses; excellent oral and written communication skills; strong interpersonal skills; demonstrated administration and leadership skills; excellent organization skills, with the ability to manage and prioritize multiple priorities and demands; and an ability to work effectively with students, instructors, faculty, staff and external partners/stakeholders in a professional, pleasant, and supportive manner.

Application Requirements
• a letter of application, including a statement of citizenship/immigration status;
• a detailed and current curriculum vitae;
• a current Certificate of Registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario or other Canadian jurisdiction (or evidence of the status of application for registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario);
• a teaching dossier or teaching portfolio showing a potential for or evidence of teaching effectiveness and excellence that will include sample course syllabi/outlines, teaching evaluations, and a statement of teaching philosophy and interests (resources and templates for completing a teaching dossier can be found at https://www.uwindsor.ca/ctl/390/teaching-and-learning-resources;
• three (3) current letters of reference forwarded directly by the referees to the Dean at the address or email listed below.
Only those applicants selected for interview will be contacted. The short-listed candidates may be invited to provide further information in support of their applications. To ensure full consideration, complete an online application found on the job advertisement (http://www.uwindsor.ca/facultypositions), and ensure letters of reference are submitted by the deadline date of March 4, 2020. Applications may be considered after the deadline date; however, acceptance of late submissions is at the discretion of the appointments committee.

Questions and Reference Letters to sent to:
Dr Linda Patrick, Dean, Faculty of Nursing,
University of Windsor, 401 Sunset Avenue, Windsor, Ontario, Canada N9B 3P4,
Phone: 519-253-3000 Ext. 2259; Fax: 519-973-7084; Email: joyl@uwindsor.ca

The University of Windsor is a comprehensive research and teaching institution with more than 16,000 students. We are a welcoming community committed to equity and diversity in our teaching, learning, and work environments. In pursuit of the University's Employment Equity Plan, members from the designated groups (Women, Aboriginal Peoples, Visible Minorities, Persons with Disabilities, and Sexual Minorities) are encouraged to apply and to self-identify. If you need an accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Faculty Recruitment Coordinator (recruit@uwindsor.ca). Should you require further information on accommodation, please visit the website of the Office of Human Rights, Equity & Accessibility (http://www.uwindsor.ca/ohrea). All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.