Public Health Instructor


Cape Breton University invites applications for the one year term (renewable) position of Public Health Instructor. Position will commence August 2018.

CBU 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 3600 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 successful candidate will teach courses in the Bachelor of Health Sciences (Public Health) program. Courses may include occupational health and safety legislation, occupational hygiene, municipal services, food hygiene, food quality, integrated pest management, public health inspection, waste management, communicable disease control, emergency preparedness, health promotion, public health administration, public health ethics, health risk assessment, or any other courses deemed appropriate.

This program is one of six approved educational programs in Canada accredited by the Board of Certification of the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI). CBU has established excellent working and research relationships which provides an opportunity for collaboration with colleagues, community, agencies, and industry on research/development/remediation projects.

Applicants should have an appropriate undergraduate degree, and be pursuing or already have obtained a Master’s degree in an appropriate field. As well, applicants must have a minimum of 5 years of practice within their field of expertise, either in the public sector as a Public Health Inspector/Environmental Health Officer or as an occupational health and safety practitioner. Candidates with teaching experience at the post-secondary level are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates with a certification such as CPHI, RM, CIH, ROH, ROHT or CRSP are preferred.

Applicants are expected to demonstrate a thorough grasp of the discipline, excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills, a commitment to continuous professional development, an appreciation of cultural diversity, and commitment to a high quality of teaching and service to CBU, the community and the profession.

Teaching assignments may involve face-to-face classroom instruction, distance learning, or various blended models as required by the program and the University.

CBU teaches programs on campus, off campus in locations across Canada, on-line, and off campus in locations outside Canada. The university and its partners will therefore provide opportunities for faculty 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.

The union affiliation for this position is with the Nova Scotia Government & General Employees Union, local 18, Teachers Bargaining Unit.

Qualified candidates should send to the Human Resources Department (in PDF format):

  • a letter of application quoting the reference number (PH1807) and identifying your education and experience as it relates to this position;
  • a resume;
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness; and
  • three current, work-related letters of reference (sent directly to CBU).

Applicants selected for interviews will be required to teach a 15 minute lecture on an assigned public health topic as part of the interview process.

Applications must be received by 4:00 p.m. July 16, 2018 (pdf format preferred). Email applicants 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.

Cape Breton University

Human Resources Dept.

P.O. Box 5300, 1250 Grand Lake Road

Sydney, NS  B1P 6L2