Nova Scotia


Dalhousie University
Director of the School of Nursing
Assistant Dean
Faculty of Health

Dalhousie University invites applications for the position of Director of the School of Nursing and Assistant Dean, Faculty of Health, with the appointment expected to take effect July 1, 2019 or soon thereafter. The associated academic appointment is expected to be tenure stream at the rank of Associate or Full Professor depending on qualifications.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in nursing or a relevant discipline and be eligible for registration with the College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated expertise in research and academic administrative leadership, and management in nursing with experience in ensuring high quality educational programs, vigorous and creative research, and scholarship. The position of Director/Assistant Dean will promote excellence in research, education, and professional activity and is responsible for both fiscal and human resources administration. Success in establishing and maintaining effective partnerships with stakeholders internal and external to the University is essential. Teaching achievement, an externally funded research program, and/or a substantial contribution to nursing through scholarship that advances the discipline of nursing is essential. Successful candidates may pursue a program of funded research when negotiated and approved by the Dean. Experience in a previous academic leadership position in a School/Faculty of Nursing with a graduate education program is desirable, as is interest in and experience with developing interprofessional collaboration and interdisciplinary research initiatives, and as is a deep appreciation for and interest in supporting diversity and inclusion. Excellent conflict resolution skills are also highly desirable.

The Director/Assistant Dean reports to the Dean of the Faculty of Health and provides academic, research and administrative leadership in accordance with the principles of academic governance and is responsible for administrative and financial matters.

Dalhousie's School of Nursing is one of 10 Schools/College within the Faculty of Health, committed to achieving five strategic directions including engaging in transformational teaching and learning, growth of the research enterprise, fostering citizenship, cultivating partnerships and mobilizing supports for innovation. The School has been, and continues to be committed to expanding nursing knowledge, furthering practice, and seeking better health care outcomes. The faculty, staff and students are committed to improving the well-being of individuals, families, communities and populations through diverse health programming, collaborative research and strong community partnerships. Further details about the School of Nursing, its faculty, research and academic programs can be found at the School website https://www.dal.ca/faculty/health/nursing.html.

Located in the beautiful harbour city of Halifax, Dalhousie University is the largest university in Atlantic Canada. It is a research-intensive university with strong research programs in diverse disciplines including health, medicine, law and business and is affiliated with many of Atlantic Canada’s major hospitals and community agencies.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Aboriginal people, people with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. Applications must also include a completed Self-Identification Questionnaire, available at www.dal.ca/becounted/selfid. For more information, please visit www.dal.ca/respect.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Anna Stuart or Jackie Nguyen at 902-424-1148 or jnguyen@kbrs.ca. If you already know that this is the right position for you, please apply online by clicking “Apply Now” on the button below.

To guarantee consideration of your application, please apply by March 1, 2019

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