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Contractually Limited Appointment (CLA) in Community Nursing

York University

The School of Nursing, Faculty of Health, York University invites highly qualified applicants for a one-year Contractually Limited Appointment (CLA) in Community Nursing at the rank of Sessional Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, to commence September 1, 2022. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

Candidates must (1) be a Registered Nurse (RN) in good standing or eligible for RN registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario; and (2) have a Master’s degree in Nursing or a related field (Nursing preferred). Individuals with a PhD in progress or PhD in Nursing or related field are preferred.

The successful candidate will demonstrate expertise in applying the principles and practice standards of community health nursing to educate students about the knowledge and skills needed for the diverse roles community nurses engage in to provide health care for individuals, families, and communities. The candidate should incorporate social justice, health equity, and advocacy in their teaching of strategies for health promotion and disease prevention. An understanding of community nurses’ roles in diverse settings (e.g., shelters, correctional facilities, public health programs) for health teaching; developing, implementing, and evaluating community-based interventions; and policy development is an asset. Evidence of potential to contribute to service in administrative and committee work is an asset. 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. The School of Nursing is in a period of transformation and growth and is now one of the largest, and most comprehensive in Canada with more than a thousand students at the bachelor, masters and doctoral levels. Students and faculty benefit from partnerships with world leading healthcare providers in the greater Toronto area, and collaborations with York University’s global health, kinesiology and health science, health policy and management, health informatics, neuroscience, and psychology programs.

York University has a policy on Accommodation in Employment for Persons with Disabilities and 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. Lisa Seto Nielsen, Chair of the Search Committee, School of Nursing,

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 visible minorities (racialized groups), Aboriginal (Indigenous) People and persons with disabilities, can be found at or by calling the AA line at 416-736-5713. Applicants wishing to self-identify as part of York University’s Affirmative Action program can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the form found 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 Declaration form which can be found at

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is July 15, 2022. Applicants must submit one application package which includes a cover letter that clearly identifies the position to which they are applying, addresses how they meet the qualifications listed above, and provide their College of Nurses of Ontario (or current jurisdictional) registration number; up-to-date curriculum vitae; three current signed letters of reference (may be sent directly by the referee); a philosophy of teaching statement; and teaching evaluations (if available). A complete application package should be addressed to: Dr. Claire Mallette, Director, School of Nursing, and submitted electronically as one file to 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.