Associate / Full Professor - The RBC Financial Group Chair in Cardiovascular Nursing Research


Requisition Title: Associate / Full Professor - The RBC Financial Group Chair in Cardiovascular Nursing Research - 1700913


The Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing invites applications for a tenure -stream position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor in the area of cardiovascular nursing. The successful candidate will be named to the The RBC Financial Group Chair in Cardiovascular Nursing Research at the University Hospital Network (UHN). The appointment will begin January 1, 2018.

Resources from this Chair, which is supported by a $3 million endowment, will support the integration of research, education and clinical work to advance cardiovascular nursing research. Candidates must have at least a Masters degree in nursing and a PhD in nursing or a related discipline by the time of appointment. A strong track record as a clinical nurse scholar, including publications in leading journals and as an externally- funded investigator with a focus on cardiovascular nursing research, and in particular, the patient experience and/or fostering enhanced communication with patients, is essential.

The successful candidate will be expected to initiate and lead an independent research program of international calibre in the area of cardiovascular nursing. Demonstrated excellence in research and teaching is expected. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated by a dossier of prior teaching experience including a teaching statement, teaching accomplishments, teaching evaluations, and strong letters of reference. Evidence of excellence in research will be evidenced by sustained contributions and publications considered of international quality, award of substantial competitive funding, and strong endorsements by referees of high international standing. Applicants whose research involves significant clinical or practice engagement are strongly encouraged. An ability to initiate collaborations and work collaboratively in multidisciplinary teams is highly desirable.

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 University of Toronto, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing was ranked first in Canada in the 2017 QS World University Rankings by Subject for nursing, and is a research-intensive Faculty that embraces the University's tripartite mission of excellence in research, education, and practice. The Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing offers multiple innovative graduate and undergraduate degree programs, drawing on partnerships with nine University of Toronto fully affiliated teaching hospitals and multiple community providers. 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.

University Health Network (UHN), consisting of Toronto General, Toronto Western, Princess Margaret and Toronto Rehab, is a recognized leader in patient care, research and education. As one of Canada's largest research hospitals, UHN has a proud history of achieving many "world firsts" and has repeatedly been recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers. The Chair will work within the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre (PMCC) and the Patient Experience and Collaborative Academic Practice - Academic Affairs, Research and Innovation - portfolio and will be appointed to the Toronto General Hospital Research Institute.

PMCC is one of ten programs at UHN and provides world-class cardiovascular care to the most complex cardiovascular cases. As one of the largest programs of its kind in North America, PMCC is a major referral centre where innovative surgery techniques and outstanding cardiology interventions attracts hundreds of visiting professors and trainees from around the globe. The Academic Affairs, Research and Innovation portfolio, within the broader Patient Experience and Collaborative Academic Practice (CAP) portfolio of the Vice President, Health Professions and the Chief Nursing Executive, is dedicated to developing a spirit of inquiry in health professionals and building capacity for research and quality improvement across all nursing and allied health disciplines.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking on the link below. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae with evidence of research and teaching, a teaching dossier (including a teaching statement and teaching evaluations), 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 dean.nursing@utoronto.ca.

All application materials should be submitted online. Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. 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 dean.nursing@utoronto.ca by the closing date, 16 October, 2017.

For more information on the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing please visit our home page at http://bloomberg.nursing.utoronto.ca.

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 http://uoft.me/UP.

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






The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

All qualified candidates are 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: Aug 23, 2017
Job Closing: October 16, 2017 Open Until Filled

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