Tenure-Track Faculty Appointment – School of Nursing: Indigenous Health
The School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University is accepting applications for a full-time tenure-track position. The anticipated appointment date is July 1, 2020. Rank will be determined at the time of hire.
One of three professional schools within McMaster’s Faculty of Health Sciences, the School of Nursing offers undergraduate and graduate programs. As a member of a larger Faculty, the School of Nursing offers opportunities for interprofessional education and research.
McMaster University School of Nursing is one of Canada's most research-intensive schools of nursing with world-class research faculty. In 2019, McMaster was ranked as one of the world’s top universities in 28 subject areas and 5 broad subject areas. McMaster’s highest subject area was nursing, which ranked 15th overall and #2 in Canada. Our school is a global leader in problem-based, student-centred learning and innovative research. The School collaborates with universities and agencies from around the world to provide leadership in the development of nursing education programs and research.
Reflected in its mission to transform lives through relationships, and evidence-informed innovations in nursing research, education and practice, the School of Nursing is committed to community engagement and is a leading partner in the McMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences Indigenous Health Initiative. The successful candidate will be a nurse scientist with expertise that integrates Indigenous Health into one or more of the following areas: pediatrics, mental health /illness, health system integration and innovation, illness prevention & management and health equity & disparity. Will possess an in-depth understanding of the pluralities of Indigenous-centric values and world views with respect to health and well-being as well as ways of knowing or epistemologies. The successful applicant will facilitate collaboration with multiple stakeholders including the McMaster Indigenous scholarly community, our Indigenous community collaborators and other non-Indigenous health stakeholders and demonstrate capacity to incorporate Indigenous perspectives into research goals and practice. Fluency in an Indigenous language will be considered a definite asset.
The successful candidate will contribute by:
• Providing students with exceptional learning opportunities in undergraduate and graduate education programs, including graduate student supervision.
• Pursue a rigorous program of research and demonstrate success in peer-reviewed grant applications.
• Engage in corporate citizenship through contributions within the School of Nursing and the community.
Eligible candidates must be registered in good standing (or be eligible) for registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario. Evidence of a defined program of research, record of peer reviewed publications, research funding and experience and skill in teaching Indigenous health to undergraduate/graduate students is preferred. Applicants must have successfully completed, or be near completion of a PhD program in Nursing or a relevant health related discipline. Post-doctoral training or equivalent would be considered an asset.
Faculty members at McMaster University enjoy numerous personal and professional benefits. University employees are offered an excellent benefits package that includes, but is not limited to, extended health care benefits, dental care, group life, long term disability, worldwide travel assistance, and a retirement plan. Progressive policies are in place to assist faculty members who become parents or are needed to care for family members. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Review of complete applications will continue until the position is filled. All applicants will receive an on-line confirmation of receipt of their application; however, only short-listed applicants will be contacted for interviews.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements: Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada or No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada.
Applicants are invited to apply online by submitting:
A cover letter which includes self-identification as an Indigenous person and identification of areas of interest and expertise in teaching and research
Statement of teaching and/or research
Names and contact information of three referees at least one of which should be an Indigenous leaderHamilton, ON