Assistant Professor in Child and Adolescent Health in the Context of Primary Health Care

York University



The School of Nursing, Faculty of Health, York University invites applications for a teaching stream tenure-track position in Child and Adolescent Health in the Context of Primary Health Care at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream to commence July 1, 2020. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate courses and to provide creative educational leadership in enhancing teaching and learning through curricular and pedagogical innovation in the classroom and capacity to bring a theoretical and practical orientation to teaching and learning. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

Candidates must (1) be registered in good standing or eligible for registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario; (2) hold a Bachelor’s degree in nursing; (3) possess a Master’s degree in a relevant area (Master’s in Nursing preferred); and (4) a PhD in Nursing or a related field is required with consideration given to candidates who are currently enrolled in an appropriate doctoral program or whose educational background suggests eligibility for admission to an appropriate doctoral program. 

Candidates must have recent clinical experience (within the last five years), teaching experience with expertise in child and adolescent health in a primary care context including normal growth and development, common health issues and nursing care with emphasis on the social determinants of health, and upstream evidence-informed nursing approaches to enhance health and wellbeing. Additional recent evidence-informed clinical experience and expertise in subspecialties within child and adolescent health such as maternal, newborn, child health, paediatrics, mental health, and/or global health would be an asset. 

The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence or potential for excellence in teaching university-level courses and a commitment to pedagogy and student success. A record of innovation in areas such as experiential education, technology enhanced learning and community-based learning is preferred as is experience with curriculum development and universal design approaches to teaching and assessment. The successful candidate is also expected to provide evidence of service contributions or potential to contribute to service in administrative and committee work. Candidates must demonstrate alignment with the School of Nursing’s commitment to human science, social justice, and health promotion and to multiple perspectives in nursing discourses, knowledge, and research. 

All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval. 

York University has a policy on Accommodation in Employment for Persons with Disabilities and is committed to working towards a barrier-free workplace and to expanding the accessibility of the workplace to persons with disabilities. Candidates who require accommodation during the selection process are invited to contact Dr. Shahirose Sadrudin Premji, Director and Professor School of Nursing at or 416-736-2100 Ext. 66616.

York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA Program, which applies to women, members of visible minorities (racialized groups), Aboriginal (Indigenous) people and persons with disabilities, can be found at or by calling the AA line at 416-736-5713. Applicants wishing to self-identify as part of York University’s Affirmative Action program can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the form found at: All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority. No application will be considered without a completed mandatory Work Status Declaration form which can be found at .

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is November 1, 2019. Applicants should submit a signed letter of application outlining professional experience, an up‐to‐date curriculum vitae and a teaching dossier which supports excellence and innovation in teaching [i.e., sample course outlines, student rating, teaching reviews, workshop and professional development programs attended or led, and conference papers and publications relating to pedagogy] and arrange for three signed confidential letters of recommendation to be sent to Dr. Shahirose Sadrudin Premji, Director, School of Nursing, Room 313, HNES Building, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, ON Canada M3J 1P3 and submitted at as one package. Referees should provide strong letters of reference and be advised to address the candidate’s qualifications and experience in relation to the position. Incomplete applications and applications that do not follow directions will not be considered.

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