University of Calgary

Faculty of nursing

Assistant Professor in Early Childhood Health Promotion and Illness Prevention

The Faculty of Nursing, University of Calgary, invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, in the area of Early Childhood Health Promotion and Illness Prevention. This position results from the University of Calgary’s strategic vision, Eyes High, inspired by the university’s Gaelic motto, which translates as ‘I will lift up my eyes’. Increasing scholarly capacity will help the University of Calgary meet its strategic goal to become one of Canada’s top five research universities by 2016, where innovative teaching and ground breaking research go hand in hand, and where we fully engage the communities we both serve and lead.

An inter-faculty initiative on Child and Youth Mental Health promises to provide a dynamic collaborative research environment and a novel resource for policy makers, front-line clinicians and the public for expertise in important questions about child and youth health. Desired applicants will be early career academics who are establishing research programs that align with and support the area of Early Childhood Health Promotion and Illness Prevention. Preference will be given to candidates who will be able to add to the critical mass of interdisciplinary academics who are exploring healthy child development, risk identification, and development and evaluation of early child and family parenting and supportive interventions. The appointment will preferably commence on July 1, 2013.

Candidates must have a doctorate in Nursing or another health-related discipline (or will have doctorate completed by no later than June 2013); previous professional and/or academic experience in the area of Early Childhood Health Promotion and Illness Prevention; evidence of early-stage research and publication record; and demonstrated capability in undergraduate and graduate-level teaching and supervision. Key elements of the position include teaching within the undergraduate and graduate programs, advising and supervision of graduate student research, and working with colleagues in support and development of priority Faculty initiatives. Preferred candidates must also be either currently registered with the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA), or be fully eligible for such registration.

Applicants are invited to submit a curriculum vitae, a statement outlining their proposed program of research, a brief description of previous university teaching experience and present/aspiring contributions to the field, reprints of two (2) representative academic publications, and employment eligibility Canada.

Information about programs and research in the Faculty of Nursing can be found at our website http://nursing.ucalgary.ca/.

Applications should be sent via email in a pdf format and addressed to:
Dr. Dianne Tapp, Dean, Faculty of Nursing,
c/o nursingdean@ucalgary.ca
University of Calgary
Professional Faculties Bldg, PF2268
2500 University Drive N.W.
Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4

Consideration of applications will begin March 1, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Calgary respects, appreciates and encourages diversity.

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The University of Calgary is a leading Canadian university located in the nation’s most enterprising city. The university has a clear strategic direction to become one of Canada’s top five universities by 2016, where research and innovative teaching and learning go hand in hand, and where we fully engage the communities we both serve and lead. This strategy is called Eyes High, inspired by the university’s Gaelic motto, which translates as ‘I will lift up my eyes.’

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