Director - School of Nursing and Associate Dean

University of Ottawa

Location: Ontario
Date posted: 2014-03-31

Director, School of Nursing and Associate Dean

The University of Ottawa, Faculty of Health Sciences, invites applications and nominations for the position of Director, School of Nursing and Associate Dean of the Faculty, at the rank of Associate or Full Professor.

The Faculty of Health Sciences includes the Schools of Nursing, of Interdisciplinary Health Sciences, of Human Kinetics and of Rehabilitation Sciences and a program in Human Nutrition. The School of Nursing is home to nearly 2,000 students distributed across undergraduate and graduate programs of studies including a Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing (BScN), a Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) to BScN, a Second entry to Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing (Fast Track BScN), a Master of Science in Nursing (MScN), a Master of Science in Nursing for Nurse Practitioners (MScN), and a Doctorate in Nursing (PhD).

The curriculum at the University of Ottawa School of Nursing is framed within a perspective to facilitate the integration of the academic and professional preparations, using innovative pedagogical approaches and providing access to a wide spectrum of working environments. Funded research has been steadily increasing and the School is proud of its leading research centers and programs contributing to expanding and redefining contemporary Nursing. The School also offers a unique opportunity for students to learn and work in a bilingual environment as programs are offered in both official Canadian languages. The School is also in close proximity to national agencies including: The Canadian Nurses Association, Health Canada, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Public Health Agency of Canada and Statistics Canada.

Reporting to the Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, the Director is responsible for the supervision and administration of the academic programs, budget and activities of the School. More specifically, in consultation with the Dean, the School Director defines the strategic plan in support of excellence in research and academic program content and delivery with the view to optimize academic talent and innovative thinking. As academic administrator, the School Director is expected to act in tandem with the Faculty Dean and other senior administration of the University in the management of human, financial and physical resources in support of the academic activities of the unit. The School Director is expected to show leadership in scholarly pursuits by maintaining teaching, research as well as professional contributions while fostering enhanced links and representation of the School with the local provincial and national Nursing professional associations.

The Faculty welcomes applications from candidates with a strong academic background and a commitment to excellence in teaching and research. The successful applicant will exemplify the highest nursing professional standards and possess some academic administrative experience. More specifically, the Faculty is seeking applications from dynamic individuals with a vision for the advancement of the School and creative thinking. Strong leadership skills and an ability to work effectively with a highly motivated and dedicated group of nursing and other health care professionals are essential to carrying out the duties of the director.

Candidates are required to have a doctorate in Nursing or in a discipline relevant to their area of nursing expertise, and be eligible for registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario. Candidates must have an active knowledge of French and English.

The letter of nomination or application, curriculum vitae and the names of three referees maybe submitted immediately and no later than April 30th 2014, to:

Professor Hélène Perrault, PhD
Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Ottawa
451 Smyth Road, Room 3028
Ottawa, Ontario K1H 8M5
Fax: (613) 562-5437

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Equity is a University of Ottawa policy; men, aboriginal peoples, members of visible minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


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