Dean, School of Nursing

  • Location: CBU - Cape Breton, Nova Scotia
  • Deadline: November 30, 2021

Cape Breton University is actively seeking an experienced academic leader to serve as their inaugural Dean, School of Nursing.

Cape Breton University (CBU) is one of Canada’s youngest and most innovative universities. Committed to pushing the boundaries of innovation and thought leadership, CBU strives to create a global academic experience and build a sustainable future for Cape Breton Island. Home to nearly 5,500 students, CBU is dedicated to excellence in teaching and learning. This excellence extends throughout the Institution’s diverse community of valued faculty and staff who relish the idea of helping to create and promote a quality environment at CBU.

CBU delivers an authentic multicultural experience to all who become part of its 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. CBU prides itself on providing personalized educational opportunities that focus on academics, research, student services, a vibrant campus life and cutting-edge technology.

Reporting to the Vice-President Academic & Provost, the Dean, School of Nursing is responsible for the academic and administrative direction of the School. As an ambassador and advocate for the School across the University and within and beyond the regional community, the Dean will provide leadership and guidance to foster an atmosphere of unity and cooperation among departments, faculty, staff, and community members while building and sustaining a culture that supports academic and operational excellence. Through strategic and visionary leadership, the Dean will promote excellence in nursing education, practice, research, scholarship and creative activity for the development and delivery of innovative programs and initiatives within the School.

As the ideal candidate, you have a graduate degree in Nursing, and a doctoral degree in Nursing or related field. You have an outstanding record of administrative leadership, teaching, scholarship, and research, and experience with university-based undergraduate programs in Nursing. As an academic leader, you are passionate about creating an environment that enables students, faculty and staff to develop and achieve their goals and have a record of inspiring others to excel. You have a deep understanding and appreciation of the collegial and consultative climate at the university level and will work effectively and productively within it. Having sound knowledge of nursing education and practice, you are familiar with curriculum design and new academic program development and implementation, as was as understanding of current and emerging approaches to teaching and learning. With a demonstrated track record of service to the community and profession, you have an appreciation for the opportunities for transformation in the health system and the role that nurses can play in this transformation.

If you would like to receive further information on this opportunity, please contact Katherine Frank ( or Lauren Wright ( Completed applications can be submitted online at:

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.