Assistant Professor, Nursing


Cape Breton University is one of Canada’s youngest and most ambitious universities with a comprehensive set of liberal arts, science and professional programs and a unique commitment to community, economic development, aboriginal learning and research into many aspects of environment and culture. Currently home to approximately 3200 students, CBU’s vision of higher education allows students to pursue diverse fields of study in programs with national reputations in final year student satisfaction, faculty-student interaction and employability.

CBU delivers an authentic multicultural experience to all who become part of its academic community. Our faculty bring passion to their teaching and research, and we are known for our smaller class sizes as well as our friendly and inclusive culture. Strong community involvement and a spirit of entrepreneurship enhance CBU’s position in post-secondary education.

The Department of Nursing at CBU invites applications for a tenure-track position in Nursing at the rank of Assistant Professor to commence July 2016, subject to budget approval.

Reporting to the Dean through the Department Chair, the successful candidate will:

  • hold an active practicing license with the CRNNS (if out of province, must apply to the CRNNS and obtain an active practicing license);
  • demonstrate an interest in research, i.e. have an established research portfolio, identify areas of research interest, be willing to work collaboratively with research partners in areas of interest, encourage research mindedness in students, use current research to support teaching;
  • be able to speak to a teaching philosophy that is conducive to a student friendly learning environment;
  • have expertise in community and/or medical surgical nursing for both teaching and supervising students in clinical practice; and
  • be familiar with and/or willing to adapt to Simulation and on-line teaching.

Candidates should have a PhD (or be near completion) in Nursing or a related discipline, i.e. health care, education, social work, etc. Candidates with a Masters of Nursing degree will be considered with a commitment to enrol in a PhD program within two years of hire. Previous teaching experience in a relevant area will be considered an asset.

CBU teaches programs on campus, off campus in locations across Canada, on-line, and off campus in locations outside Canada. The university and it partners will therefore provide opportunities for faculty members to teach in different modes in different locations as part of their regular workload. While these opportunities may not be available equally for all faculty positions in all programs, a clear willingness to teach in different modes and locations will be noted as part of your application.

Applicants are expected to demonstrate potential and commitment with regard to teaching, research/creative/scholarly activities and service to Cape Breton University, community and profession.

The union affiliation of this position is with the Cape Breton University Faculty Association.

Qualified candidates should send a letter of application quoting the reference number (NUR1604), a complete dossier including curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a sample of scholarly writing and three current letters of reference (sent directly to CBU) to the Human Resources Department. Applications must be received by 4:00 p.m. May 16, 2016. Applicants who apply by email (pdf format preferred) will receive a return email confirming receipt.

Cape Breton University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply but applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. CBU is open to part time and job share applications.

Cape Breton University

Human Resources Dept.

P.O. Box 5300, 1250 Grand Lake Road

Sydney, NS  B1P 6L2