Assistant Professor or Lecturer, Nursing (Limited Term)

  • Location: CBU
  • Competition Number: 31
  • Deadline: July 6, 2024 at 11:59 pm

The department of Nursing in the School of Nursing at Cape Breton University (CBU) invite applications for two Limited Term position at the rank of Assistant Professor (or Lecturer depending on qualifications). These positions will commence August 1st 2024 (or soon thereafter) until June 30th 2025.

One of Canada’s youngest and most ambitious universities, CBU recognizes its location on Cape Breton Island as part of Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq people. CBU offers 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 7500 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. Surrounded by pristine natural landscape, vibrant culture, and welcoming communities on Canada’s stunning east coast, CBU attracts students from more than 50 countries around the world. Our faculty bring passion to their teaching and research and we are known for our friendly and inclusive culture. Strong community involvement and a spirit of entrepreneurship enhance CBU’s position in post-secondary education.

Cape Breton University is committed to championing the Island’s prosperity by bolstering the overall health and development of Cape Breton Island. The School of Nursing is at the heart of this commitment, helping to meet the evolving needs of the healthcare system in Cape Breton and across the Province of Nova Scotia through innovative research and teaching. CBU’s connection with the Eastern Zone of Nova Scotia Health creates diverse practice-learning opportunities for students specifically in rural, urban and Indigenous health specialties.

The Department of Nursing is seeking two dynamic registered nurses to become members of a progressive, energetic and research-focused department. Teaching in a concept-based curriculum, the nursing faculty seeks candidates whose philosophy and commitment are complementary. In addition to teaching and research, the successful candidates may be required to participate in nursing practice with groups of students in various practice settings, simulation and/or labs.

CBU teaches programs on campus, off campus in locations across and outside of Canada, and on-line. The university and its 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, and service to Cape Breton University, community and profession.

Successful candidates will have:

  • An undergraduate/graduate degree in nursing (i.e. BScN, MN);
  • A completed PhD or other Doctoral degree in a health-related field (preferred) or education;
    •  Candidates with a relevant Master’s degree in a health-related field, professional accreditation equivalent to a Master’s degree, or who have completed all the requirements for a relevant PhD but for an unfinished dissertation, may be considered for the rank of Lecturer.
  • A minimum of five years’ experience as a Registered Nurse;
  • An active practicing unrestricted RN license with the Nova Scotia College of Nursing (or be eligible for) prior to commencement of this position;
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching and mentoring students;
  • A commitment to nursing scholarship and research;
  • Experience in theory-based classroom teaching.

Applications for the successful candidate will include an:

  • cover letter describing the expertise of the applicant
  • complete resume
  • statement of teaching philosophy
  • statement of research
  • evidence of effective teaching
  • list of least three references.
    • Short listed candidates will be required to submit three reference letters.

Please upload all required documents to Additional Documents if no designated area is listed. Incomplete applications will not be considered.


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


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Applications must be received by July 6th 2024.


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, Indigenous peoples, 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.

1250 Grand Lake Road

Sydney, NS B1M 1A2