Associate Professor / Professor - Nursing

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Associate Professor / Professor - Nursing

Date Posted: 10/02/2020
Closing Date: 11/09/2020, 11:59PM EDT
Req ID: 487
Job Category: Faculty - Tenure Stream (continuing)
Faculty/Division: Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing
Department: Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing
Campus:St. George (Downtown Toronto)

Description:

The Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing at the University of Toronto invites applications for a fulltime tenure stream position in Nursing, in the area of Complex Disease Management. The position will be at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor with an expected start date of July 1, 2021, or shortly thereafter.


The Position

Applicants must have an undergraduate degree in nursing, as well as a PhD in nursing or a related discipline. All applicants must be eligible for registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario. Candidate must also have a demonstrated exceptional record of excellence in research and teaching. The Faculty seeks candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing strengths (https://bloomberg.nursing.utoronto.ca/about/). Candidates will have an established international reputation and will be expected to sustain and lead innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to maintain an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program.

Evidence of excellence in teaching should be demonstrable in the submitted teaching statement and dossier of prior teaching experience, graduate student supervision, strong course evaluations, and strong letters of reference affirming the candidate’s teaching accomplishments. Excellence in research will be evidenced by publications considered of international quality, award of substantial competitive, peer-reviewed funding, the submitted research statement, distinguished awards and accolades, and other noteworthy activities that contribute to the visibility and prominence of the discipline, as well as strong endorsements from referees of high standing. Applications will be evaluated in regard to the applicant’s record of scholarly activity, national/international reputation, relevance of their program of research, and expectation for ongoing academic achievement and contributions to the field.

Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


The Setting

Toronto is one of the world’s most dynamic and multicultural cities. The population of the Greater Toronto Region is nearly 6 million, making it one of the largest metropolitan regions in North America. Over 150 languages are spoken in the city, and half of the city’s population was born outside Canada. The Toronto Region is served by North America’s second largest public transit system, and it has an abundance of parks and green spaces. With a rich and diverse cultural life of music, art and museums, the Toronto Region has more than 70 film festivals and 200 professional performing arts organizations. It is Canada’s number-one tourist destination.

The city is home to a burgeoning research environment. The area boasts the fourth-largest cluster of medical expertise in North America. The downtown “Discovery District,” in which the St. George campus of the University of Toronto is situated, contains nine teaching hospitals, numerous scientific research institutes, and MaRS, an innovation centre that brings ideas in science and technology together with business acumen and financing. This intellectual dynamism is evident across all areas of research, education and the arts in the city.

The University

Established in 1827 by royal charter, the University of Toronto is the largest and most prestigious research-intensive university in Canada. The historical strengths that have shaped the University’s progress and achievements include excellence across a wide array of disciplines, leadership in professional education, pre-eminence in graduate education, three federated universities, and decentralized management with strong decanal leadership. The quality and range of the University’s programs—undergraduate, graduate and professional—attract students from all parts of Ontario and Canada, and internationally. The University is home to 15 Faculties and the School of Graduate Studies, and its educational programs are delivered on the historic St. George campus in downtown Toronto, on campuses in Mississauga and Scarborough, and in nine fully affiliated teaching hospitals in Toronto.

The 2019 Times Higher Education World University Rankings place the University of Toronto at 18th in the world.

The University currently has more than 20,000 faculty and staff; some 80,000 students across its three campuses; almost 250 Canada Research Chairs; an annual budget of $2.0 billion; and an endowment of $1.9 billion. The University of Toronto’s library system ranks third among research libraries in North America and subscribes to over 17,000 electronic journals in all disciplines. The Lawrence S Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing is served by the Gerstein Science Information Centre, the largest academic health science library in Canada. In addition to its extensive print collection, the library has licensed access to several hundred electronic databases in the health sciences including all major nursing and health science indices. All electronic resources are available to faculty and students both from campus and hospital locations and via remote access. In 2020, the University was named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers, Canada’s Top Family-Friendly Employers and Greater Toronto’s Top Employers. For more information, please visit www.utoronto.ca.

The Lawrence S Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing

The Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing is consistently ranked in the top 10 in the 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 a partnership with one of North America’s largest academic health science complexes; the Toronto Academic Health Sciences Network (TAHSN), which incorporates nine multi-site, fully affiliated teaching hospitals, as well as a network of affiliated community hospitals and public health agencies. 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.

The Faculty of Nursing is research-intensive and renowned internationally for the quality and impact of its scholarship. The Faculty has more endowed research chairs and professorships than any other nursing faculty in Canada, including the first nursing research chair in the country (the Heather M Reisman Chair in Perinatal Nursing Research at Sinai Health Systems). These hospital-based Chairs and professorships are a product of the dynamic partnership and joint academic mission between the Faculty and TAHSN member hospitals. The Faculty’s collaborations result in innovative and creative research and teaching endeavors. Many Faculty members are cross-appointed to multiple other academic divisions and clinical units and are actively involved in collaborative graduate programs.

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

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a research statement outlining current and future research activities, up to three representative publications, and a teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations). If you have questions about this position, please contact [email protected]. All application materials must be submitted online.

Applicants must provide the name and contact information of three references. The University of Toronto’s recruiting tool will automatically solicit and collect letters of reference from each once an application is submitted. Applicants, however, remain responsible for ensuring that references submit letters (on letterhead, dated, and signed) by the closing date.

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.

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by November 9, 2020.

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

Diversity Statement
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.

Accessibility Statement
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.


If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact [email protected].


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