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Senior Laboratory Instructor II, Nursing Education

University of Northern British Columbia

Posting # FANU11-19 BW

Senior Laboratory Instructor II (Nursing Education)
School of Nursing
College of Arts, Social & Health Science
North East Campus (Fort St. John)

UNBC invites applications for a Senior Laboratory Instructor (Nursing Education) in the School of Nursing, North East Campus, with an anticipated start date of January 1, 2020. UNBC provides broad support for faculty to develop their research and teaching capabilities, a strong mandate for growth, a modern and comprehensive campus, and a distinctive quality of life in northern British Columbia. Nursing Education at UNBC includes a Rural Certificate in Nursing, a collaborative BScN degree offered in conjunction with the College of New Caledonia (Prince George and Quesnel) and Coast Mountain College in Terrace, a MScN degree with thesis or project options and a MSc-FNP degree

The Senior Laboratory Instructor II (Nursing Education – North East campus) position will assist with launching a new Nursing degree at our Fort St John campus. The Northern Baccalaureate Nursing Program (NBNP) is a proposed Year 3-4 level, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) degree, combining theoretical and clinical coursework delivered over five consecutive semesters. Students will have completed 60 university transfer credits prior to a competitive admission process.

This position is responsible for instruction in clinical venues; small group teaching in tutorials, labs, seminars and workshops; contributing to classroom teaching and student assessment; and participation in curriculum and course development. The opportunity to instruct theory based courses is possible for qualified candidates with subject matter expertise. The Senior Laboratory Instructor II (Nursing Education) is expected to engage in continuing professional development and scholarly activities, along with service to the University, community and profession. The candidate will have the opportunity to teach in multiple modalities.

The successful applicant for the position will hold and maintain a Registered Nurse designation with a BScN and a Master’s degree preferred, along with a minimum of five years clinical nursing experience and interest and experience in clinical teaching. The Nursing Program is particularly seeking RNs who have demonstrated, current clinical expertise in the following areas of nursing: high acuity, acute care, paediatrics and rural health. Evidence of continuing professional development and/or scholarship is required. The successful applicant must demonstrate a high level of communication and interpersonal and teamwork skills, and able to work collaboratively with faculty, students and health service agencies. Candidates will present a record of teaching excellence. Some travel by road and air to regional campuses and northern communities is required. Registration with the CRNBC and a valid BC driver’s license are required.

Located in the spectacular landscape of northern British Columbia, UNBC is one of Canada’s best small universities. We have a passion for teaching, discovery, people, the environment, and the North.

With a diverse student population, the University is friendly, inclusive, and supportive. Our North East Campus is located in the energetic city of Fort St. John. Fort St John is a friendly, family-oriented city with a median age of 31, offering a wide range of housing, and quality schools. For more information, please consult https://www.fortstjohn.ca/EN/main/community/about-fort-st-john/move-up-here.html.

UNBC provides outstanding undergraduate and graduate learning opportunities that explore cultures, health, economies, sciences, and the environment. As one of B.C.’s leading research-intensive universities, we bring the excitement of new knowledge to our students, and the outcomes of our teaching and research to the work. In addition to fostering and celebrating academic excellence, UNBC is a welcoming place, with a learning environment that is friendly, inclusive, and supportive.

There is a strong support system for students, including the First Nations Centre and other academic programs. Currently there are over 3500 students enrolled in more than 40 undergraduate and graduate degree programs throughout northern British Columbia. Approximately 400 students are of Aboriginal descent.

Small classes and a connected community exemplify UNBC and mean that our student body gets to know their professors by name. Outstanding academics, hands-on research, unlimited adventure and a tight-knit campus community result in strong student satisfaction at UNBC.

Applications should include a letter indicating potential contributions to the Department, curriculum vitae, one sample of scholarly work, one sample of a teaching syllabus, and the names and address of three references (including phone and email information) quoting competition #FANU11-19 BW to:

Office of the Provost, University of Northern British Columbia,
3333 University Way, Prince George, BC, V2N 4Z9
Email submissions: FacultyRecruitment@unbc.ca
Inquiries: Dr, Sylvia Barton, Chair School of Nursing
Sylvia.barton@unbc.ca
(250) 960-5000

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Northern British Columbia is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from women, aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.

We thank all applicants for their interest in UNBC however, only those applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Complete applications received on or before November 11, 2019, will receive full consideration; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.