Public Health Instructor


CBU invites applications for the one year term position (with possibility of renewal) of Public Health Instructor. Position will commence January 2019.

The successful candidate will teach courses in the Bachelor of Health Sciences (Public Health) program. Courses may include occupational health and safety legislation, air pollution, health education, health risk assessment, occupational hygiene, municipal services, and public health administration. Teaching assignments may involve face-to-face classroom instruction, distance learning, or various blended models as required by the program and the University.

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.

Candidates must have an appropriate undergraduate degree, and be pursuing or already have obtained, a Master’s degree in an appropriate field, an applicable credential (CPHI, CRSP, CIH, or ROH), and a minimum of 5 years of practice working in the areas of instruction. Candidates with teaching experience at the post-secondary level are strongly encouraged to apply.

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

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 (PH1811) and identifying your education and experience as it relates to this position;
  • a resume;
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness; and
  • three current letters of reference (sent directly to CBU).

Applications must be received by 4:00 p.m. November 28, 2018. Applicants who apply by email (pdf format preferred) will receive a return email confirming receipt.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

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