Assistant Professor, Probationary Tenure-Track in Global Health (Nursing)

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Faculty Position

Assistant Professor – Global Health

Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing


The Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing in the Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) is seeking an emerging academic to join a leading edge School of Nursing with a 100-year history of world-class research and innovation in nursing.  This appointment will be Probationary (tenure-track) at the rank of Assistant Professor.  The anticipated start date is January 1, 2021 or as negotiated.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Successful candidates will have knowledge, expertise, and a solid record of research productivity that supports innovation and leadership in nursing and health. As a successful candidate, you will have a PhD in Nursing or related discipline and bring a program of research in global health consistent with your stage of career. Applicants for this position will be Registered Nurses (Regular or Extended class) who are eligible to practice with no restrictions with the College of Nurses of Ontario.  We view global health broadly, inclusive of global issues nationally & locally, and underpinned by a social justice and health equity lens. In addition to your research and scholarly activity, you will be responsible for teaching across programs offered in the School and the Master of Management of Applied Science (MMASc) in Global Health Systems, as well as service to the School, Faculty, University, and profession as appropriate. We welcome applications from highly motivated individuals who have a strong commitment to excellence in research and education and who can flourish in changing academic and health care environments. We encourage applicants who appreciate the diversity of research, practice, education, and service delivery within Nursing and are prepared to take on the challenge of positioning the nursing profession for the future.


The Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing educates nurses who are reflective practitioners and provide recognized leadership in nursing theory, research, practice, inter-professional health teaching and learning, and policy advancements. The School has more than 1200 undergraduate students and approximately 200 graduate students, including over 50 PhD students. Our research programs seek to develop knowledge capable of enhancing health equity by transforming practice, services, education, and policies that affect health and well-being across the lifespan. Research programs reflect 5 overlapping areas of strength: Women’s Health; Violence, Gender and Health; Digital Health; Mental Health; and Global and Indigenous Health – areas that align with the School’s Strategic Plan and the signature areas in the FHS’ Strategic Research Plan (


The Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing is located in the Faculty of Health Sciences, a large, diverse, and comprehensive unit, comprised of six Schools (Nursing, Kinesiology, Health Studies, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Communication Sciences and Disorders) and a large Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and four Research Centres, including the Center for Research in Health Equity and Social Inclusion (CRHESI). The Faculty has more than 3,200 undergraduate students and more than 800 graduate students (200 PhD students). In collaboration with the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, the Faculty of Health Sciences offers the MMASc in Global Health Systems which provides students with a unique opportunity to take core courses in communication and management (e.g. Organizational Behaviour, Fundamentals of Managerial Finance, Professional Communication), as well as specialty courses in Global Health Systems (e.g. infectious diseases in marginalized populations, social determinants of global health, global mental health, practicum and field school).


Western is located in London, Ontario, with a vibrant population of over 400,000. With an international reputation for success, Western ( ranks as one of Canada’s top research-intensive universities. Our research excellence expands knowledge and drives discovery with real-world application. Western also provides an exceptional employment experience, offering competitive salaries, a wide range of employment opportunities and one of Canada’s most beautiful campuses. Educational and research programs are supported through excellent relationships with health care and community agencies in the city and region. Support for research development is available through the Nursing Research Unit, the Faculty, and University. The University also offers programs to enhance teaching excellence through the Teaching Support Centre (


Interested applicants are required to complete the Application for Full-Time Faculty Position Form - available at along with curriculum vitae, letter of interest/statement of academic qualifications and names and contact information of three referees (in one complete PDF document) to:

Dr. Victoria Smye, Director

Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences,

Western University Room 3301A, FIMS & Nursing Building, London, Ontario N6A 5B9


Please quote HS 208 on all correspondence.

The deadline for receipt of applications is September 28, 2020.



Positions are subject to budget approval. Applicants should  have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.


In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.


Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Dr. Victoria Smye, Director, Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing at