Assistant Professor - SickKids Signy Hildur Eaton Chair in Pediatric Nursing Research

Requisition Title: Assistant Professor - SickKids Signy Hildur Eaton Chair in Pediatric Nursing Research - 1700167

The Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing invites applications for a tenure-stream position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will be named to the Signy Hildur Eaton Chair in Pediatric Nursing Research at The Hospital for Sick Children. The appointment will begin July 1, 2017.

Resources from this Chair, which is supported by a $3 million endowment, will support the integration of research, education and clinical work to advance pediatric nursing and children's health. A track record as a clinical nurse scholar, including publications in leading journals and as an externally- funded investigator with a focus on paediatric nursing, and in particular, intervention and outcomes-oriented research, is essential.

The successful candidate will be expected to conduct innovative research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, externally funded research program. She or he will have an emerging record of scholarly accomplishment including publications in leading academic journals and/or with leading academic presses, or will provide evidence of excellence in research as demonstrated in presentations at significant conferences, awards for work in the field and strong endorsements by referees. She or he must have demonstrated excellence in teaching through teaching accomplishments, letters of reference and teaching materials submitted as part of the application.

Candidates will hold at least a Masters degree in nursing and a PhD in nursing or related discipline, by the time of appointment or shortly thereafter.

Applications will be evaluated in regard to the applicant's record of scholarly activity, national/international reputation, relevance of their research, and expectation for ongoing academic achievement and contributions to the field.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Faculty is committed to the mission of international leadership in nursing research and education. Through the leadership and mentorship of outstanding faculty members, the Faculty's graduates excel in professional practice, lead in nursing research and scholarship, and improve health locally and globally. Faculty, staff, and students are guided by four core values: (1) excellence in scholarship and critical inquiry; (2) innovation and creativity; (3) collaborative work across disciplines; and (4) advocacy for social justice.

The Faculty of Nursing is research-intensive and renowned internationally for the quality and impact of its scholarship. CIHR has funded more nursing research projects at U of T than at any other institution in Canada. The Faculty has more endowed research chairs than any other nursing faculty in Canada, including the first Canadian research chair in nursing (the Heather M. Reisman Chair in Perinatal Nursing Research), the first Canadian research chair in paediatric nursing (the Signy Hildur Eaton Chair in Paediatric Nursing Research at the Hospital for Sick Children) and in oncology nursing (the RBC Financial Group Chair in Oncology Nursing Research). Hospital-based Chairs and professorships are a product of the dynamic partnership and joint academic mission between the Faculty and the Toronto Academic Health Science Network (TAHSN) member hospitals.

The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is recognized as one of the world's foremost paediatric health-care institutions and is Canada's leading centre dedicated to advancing children's health through the integration of patient care, research and education. Founded in 1875, and affiliated with the University of Toronto, SickKids is one of Canada's most research-intensive hospitals and has generated discoveries that have helped children globally. Its mission is to provide the best in complex and specialized child and family--centered care; pioneer scientific and clinical advancements; share expertise; foster an academic environment that nurtures health-care professionals; and champion an accessible, comprehensive and sustainable child health system.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae with evidence of research and teaching, a teaching dossier and a two page outline of your academic program (including research productivity, training activities and academic prominence).

If you have questions about this position, please contact

All application materials should be submitted online. Submission guidelines can be found at: We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.

Applicants should also ask [at least] three referees to send letters directly to the Faculty via e-mail to by the closing date, 3 April, 2017.

For more information on the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing please visit our home page at

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

All qualified candidates are strongly encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Job Field: Tenure Stream
Faculty / Division: Lawrence Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing
Department: Lawrence Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing
Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)
Job Posting: Feb 1, 2017
Job Closing: Apr 3, 2017 Open Until Filled


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