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Two (2) Assistant Professor Positions in Nursing

Ryerson University

Two (2) Tenure Track Positions in Nursing

Located in downtown Toronto, Ryerson University is a distinctly urban, culturally diverse teaching and research institution offering more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs, distinguished by a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, research and creative activities, to over 45,000 students. Ryerson is known for its culture of entrepreneurship and innovation and is recognized as a city builder, as it continues its growth through award-winning architecture and expansion of its campus.

The Opportunity

The Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing (DCSN) ( is pleased to invite applications for two (2) full-time tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank. This appointment is effective July 1, 2019, subject to final budgetary approval.

The fully accredited DCSN offers three dynamic programs: the Collaborative Nursing Degree Program, offered in partnership with Centennial and George Brown Colleges; the Post Diploma Nursing Degree Program; and a Master of Nursing Program that includes the Ontario Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner Program. The DSCN has a diverse student body of approximately 2800 full time and part time individuals, including those in outreach and continuing education partnership programs. There are approximately 250 full time and part time graduate students enrolled in course stream, thesis, or Nurse Practitioner studies. Faculty and student participation is valued and encouraged within and between nursing programs. We take pride in our innovative and responsive approach to educating nurses.


The successful candidate will engage in a combination of teaching, research and service duties. The candidate will be expected to pursue innovative and independent research that is externally funded and produces high quality scholarly research.

The candidate will contribute to our undergraduate (BScN, Post-Diploma) and graduate (MN) programs through teaching, mentoring and supervision of students to facilitate the development of junior nursing scholars and to continue to diversify the field. The candidate will engage in maintaining an inclusive, equitable, and collegial work environment across all activities.


We strongly encourage and welcome applications from Indigenous nurse scholars. At the DCSN, we are committed to seeking nurse scholars who will further contribute to diversity, equity and inclusion of our school community. Candidates must have at least one completed degree in Nursing in addition to a completed or near completed PhD in nursing or a related field (e.g., Indigenous studies, sociology, social science and health, anthropology, internationalization of education, biostatistics, epidemiology, health policy, gender studies, ethics, community health/public health, technology, gerontology and knowledge translation/mobilization, philosophy and/or ethics).

The successful candidate must have established an independent program of research reflective of an early research career (i.e., publications, conference presentations, research funding, and investigator roles in research projects), demonstrated excellence in teaching, supervision and/or preceptorship of graduate students, and a strong capacity to teach courses across both baccalaureate and master’s programs that will contribute to the ongoing success of the School.

Qualified applicants’ program of research will contribute to the development of knowledge related to one or a combination of the domains of professional practice and outcomes across the healthcare continuum: Indigenous health, health services research, health equity, nursing education, interprofessional education and collaboration, leadership in health policy.

Qualified applicants must also display a capacity to meet high expectations for teaching, scholarship, academic leadership, collaboration and collegial service. Evidence of excellence in teaching must be provided through a teaching dossier that outlines the teaching philosophy, teaching accomplishments, including experience with course/curriculum review/development, excellent pedagogical practice, sample syllabi and teaching evaluations. Evidence of strong communication skills and a demonstrated ability to supervise undergraduate and graduate students must also be provided. Successful candidates are required to be registered, or eligible ( s-and-rpns/) for registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario (General Class or Extended Class), at the time of application.

Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to our values of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion as they pertain to service, teaching, and scholarly research or creative activities, including a demonstrated ability to make learning accessible and inclusive for a diverse student population, and a demonstrable ability to contribute to the life of the School and the University through collegial service.

Equity at Ryerson

At the intersection of mind and action, Ryerson is on a transformative path to become Canada’s leading comprehensive innovation university. Integral to this path is the placement of equity, diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our institutional culture. Our current academic plan outlines each as core values and we work to embed them in all that we do.

Ryerson University welcomes those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. In addition, to correct the conditions of disadvantage in employment in Canada, we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

As an employer, we are working towards a people first culture and are proud to have been selected as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers and a Greater Toronto’s Top Employer for 2015, 2016 and 2017. To learn more about our work environment, colleagues, leaders, students and innovative educational environment, visit, check out @RyersonU,
@RyersonHR and @RyersonECI on Twitter, and visit our LinkedIn company page.

How to Apply

Please submit your application online via the Faculty Recruitment Portal at by clicking on "Start Application Process". Please submit the following

i. Cover letter (maximum 2 pages)
ii. Up-to-date curriculum vitae
iii. Statement of teaching philosophy ( with descriptions of teaching accomplishments
iv. Statement of research program
v. contact information of three individuals who may serve as references

In order for the University to comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, candidates must indicate in their application if they are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident by including one of the following statements in reference to their status: “I am a permanent resident or citizen of Canada” OR “I am not a permanent resident or citizen of Canada”. Candidates are not required to specify their country of origin or citizenship in their application. Submissions from all qualified applicants are encouraged and priority will be given to a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada.

Applications and any confidential inquiries can be directed to the Co-Chairs of the School hiring committee, Dr. Nancy Walton and Dr. Oona St-Amant at or .

Any inquiries regarding accessing the Faculty Recruitment Portal can be sent to Renee Gordon, Human Resources Advisor at Indigenous candidates who would like to learn more about working at Ryerson University are welcome to contact Ms. Tracey King, M.Ed., Aboriginal HR Consultant, Aboriginal Recruitment and Retention Initiative, at

All applicants will receive an email confirming receipt of application, but only those candidates selected for the short-list of consideration will be contacted for interviews.
The application deadline is January 4th, 2019.

This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA) and relevant information can be found as follows:

RFA Website:

RFA Collective Agreement:

RFA Benefits: