Faculty Positions in Nursing

Ryerson University Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing


Two [2] Tenure Track Positions in Nursing

FCS, Nursing

Posted: December 15, 2020

Deadline to Apply: Sunday, January 17, 2021

Two [2] Tenure Track Positions in Nursing

Located in downtown Toronto, the largest and most culturally diverse city in Canada and on the  territory of the Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee and the Wendat Peoples, the Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing [DCSN]  in the Faculty of Community Services [FCS] at welcomes applications for two [2] tenure track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective July 1, 2021, subject to final budgetary approval. 

The successful candidate will engage in a combination of teaching, research and service duties. The candidate will be expected to pursue an innovative and independent research program that is externally funded and produces high quality research that informs nursing education and practice. The successful candidate will contribute to our undergraduate (BScN, Post-Diploma) and graduate (MN, MN-PHCNP, PhD) programs through teaching, mentorship, and supervision of students to support junior scholars and diversify the field. The candidate will engage in maintaining an inclusive, equitable, and collegial work environment across all activities. 

We welcome all qualified applicants, and we especially welcome and encourage applications from Indigenous and Black-identified scholars.

Candidates must hold a PhD in nursing or a related field  [e.g., Indigenous Studies, Sociology, Social Science and Health, Anthropology, Internationalization of Education, Education, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Health Policy, Gender Studies, Ethics, Community Health/Public Health, Gerontology and Knowledge Translation/Mobilization]. Candidates who are all-but-dissertation [ABD] and are able to demonstrate that they are close to completion of their PhD, may also be considered. At least one of the degrees held must be in nursing [e.g. BScN or MScN]. 

In addition, candidates shall present evidence of: 

  • an independent program of research reflective of an early research career (i.e., publications, community-based presentations/reports, conference presentations, research funding and/or supporting community level projects, and/or investigator roles in research projects), demonstrated ability in teaching, teaching community level workshops, supervision and/or preceptorship of graduate students, and a strong capacity to teach courses across both baccalaureate and graduate programs that will contribute to the ongoing success of the DCSN; 
  • the potential of the candidate’s program of research to contribute to the development of knowledge related to one or a combination of the domains of professional practice and outcomes across the healthcare continuum: Indigenous health, health in the Black community, health equity and addressing anti-Indigenous and anti-Black systemic racism in health care, health services research, primary and tertiary clinical practice, clinical nursing education and simulation, interprofessional education and collaboration, leadership in health policy; 
  • capacity to meet high expectations for the scholarship of teaching, research, creative activities, academic leadership, collaboration and collegial service. 
  • potential for excellence in teaching through a teaching dossier that outlines the teaching philosophy, teaching accomplishments, including experience with course/curriculum review/development, excellent pedagogical practice, sample syllabi, any community-based teaching experience and teaching evaluations; 
  • strong communication skills and a demonstrated ability to supervise undergraduate and graduate students; 
  • registration [or eligibility to register at the time of application] with the ; 
  • commitment to our values of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion as it pertains to service, teaching, scholarly research and creative activities, including a demonstrated ability to make learning accessible and inclusive for a diverse student population;
  • ability and willingness to contribute to the life of the School and the University through collegial service.

This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA) (www.rfanet.ca). The RFA collective agreement can be viewed here and a summary of RFA benefits can be found.

Ryerson University

Serving a highly diverse student population of over 45,000, with 100+ undergraduate and graduate programs built on the integration of theoretical and practical learning and distinguished by a professionally focussed curriculum with a strong emphasis on excellence in teaching, research and creative activities, is a vibrant, urban university known for its culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, community engagement and city-building through its award-winning architecture. 

Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing

The fully accredited DCSN offers three dynamic programs: the Collaborative Nursing Degree Program, offered in partnership with Centennial and George Brown Colleges; the Post Diploma Nursing Degree Program; and a Master of Nursing Program that also includes the Ontario Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner Program. The DSCN has a diverse student body of approximately 2800 full time and part time students, including those enrolled in outreach and continuing education partnership programs. There are approximately 250 full time and part time graduate students enrolled in the course-based, thesis, and nurse practitioner streams. In the 2021 Winter semester, the DCSN will welcome its inaugural class of the PhD in Urban Health Program - an interdisciplinary program that is administered by and housed in the DCSN.  Faculty and student participation is valued and encouraged within and between nursing programs. . 

Working at Ryerson

At the intersection of mind and action, Ryerson is on a transformative path to become Canada’s leading comprehensive innovation university. At Ryerson and within our department/school, we firmly believe that equity, diversity and inclusion are integral to this path; our current outlines each as core values and we work to embed them in all that we do. 

Dedicated to a people first culture, Ryerson is proud to have been selected as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers and a Greater Toronto’s Top Employer. We invite you to explore the range of benefits and supports available to faculty and their family, including access to our diverse. 

Visit us on Twitter:  @RyersonU, @RyersonHR, @RyersonVPFA and @RyersonECI and our.

Ryerson is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. To find out more about legal and policy obligations please visit the accessibility and websites.

Ryerson University welcomes those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. In addition, to correct the conditions of disadvantage in employment in Canada, we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, Black-identified persons, other racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+. 

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their application online via the (click on “Start Application Process” to begin) by January 17, 2021. The application must contain the following: 

  1. Cover letter (maximum 2 pages) 
  2. Up-to-date curriculum vitae 
  3. Statement of teaching philosophy (http://www.ryerson.ca/lt/resources/prof_dev/) with descriptions of teaching accomplishments
  4. Statement of research program with description of accomplishments and supporting examples

Short-listed candidates will be asked to provide names of three individuals who may be contacted for reference letters at a later stage in the search process. 

Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority, in accordance with Canadian immigration regulations. Candidates must therefore indicate in their application if they are a permanent resident or citizen of Canada.  

All applicants will receive an email confirming receipt of application, but only those candidates selected for the short-list of consideration will be contacted for interviews. 


Any confidential inquiries about the opportunity can be directed to the DHC Co-Chairs, Drs. Wong (jph.wong@ryerson.ca) and Miranda (joyal.miranda@ryerson.ca). 

Indigenous candidates who would like to learn more about working at Ryerson University may contact: 

  • Dr. Lynn Lavallee [], Strategic Lead, Indigeous Resurgence and Professor, School of Social Work, Faculty of Community Services. 
  • Tracey King [],  Indigenous Human Resources Lead. 

Black identified candidates who wish to learn more about working at Ryerson University are welcome to contact: 

  • Professor Idil Abdillahi [iabdilla@ryerson.ca], Advisor to the Dean on Anti-Black Racism and Assistant Professor, School of Social Work. 
  • Shurla Charles-Forbes [bfscn@ryerson.ca],  .   

For any confidential accommodation needs in order to participate in the recruitment and selection process and/or inquiries regarding accessing the Faculty Recruitment Portal, please contact Michelle Gomes, HR Advisor, at .  

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