Faculty Position


Faculty Position

Arthur Labatt Family Chair in Nursing Leadership in Health Equity

Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing

The Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing, Western University, seeks an accomplished academic to join a leading edge School of Nursing with a 100-year history of academic and research excellence as the inaugural Arthur Labatt Family Chair in Nursing Leadership in Health Equity.  To support this exciting research initiative, Nursing is seeking an academic colleague at the rank of Associate Professor or Full Professor in a Tenured position, who will also be the Arthur Labatt Family Chair in Nursing Leadership in Health Equity, for a term of five-years, renewable.  As the successful candidate, you will have attained a PhD in Nursing (or related discipline), and have established a nationally/internationally recognized, independent, robust research program.   The successful applicant will have a demonstrated capacity to substantively contribute to an inclusive and diverse academic community.  You will have earned an outstanding reputation mentoring and teaching in graduate and/or undergraduate programs. Also, applicants will be eligible for RN licensure through the College of Nurses of Ontario.

The creation of this Chair will ensure a clear focus on creating a healthier, more equitable society.  Health equity is embedded across all programs of research in Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing.  The work for the Chair will build on a solid foundation of interdisciplinary, multi-perspective and community-based partnership research.   It is expected this individual will assist in furthering the School’s reputation as an academic unit that prepares nurse leaders who will support and engage with the health equity agenda in Canada and globally. Successful candidates will have knowledge, expertise, and a solid record of research productivity that supports innovation and leadership in nursing, health, and health equity. Priority foci and research areas of growth and significant opportunity in the School are: digital health; women’s health; violence, gender and health; mental health; and, global and Indigenous health. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2021 or as negotiated.  Salary and rank are commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The successful candidate’s research interests will parallel the School of Nursing’s Strategic Plan (2018-2023) and those signature areas related to the Faculty of Health Sciences’ Strategic Plan https://www.uwo.ca/fhs/about/files/strat_research_plan_2016.pdf. Specifically, the areas of health equity, health systems, and health policy are of particular interest at this time. In addition to your research and scholarly activity, you will be responsible for teaching across programs offered in the School, as well as service to the School, Faculty, and University.

Western University (https://www.uwo.ca) is one of Canada’s leading research-intensive universities. It is located in London, Ontario, with a vibrant population of 385,000. Supported by an Academic Health Sciences Network, the region is known for excellence and leadership in integrated teaching, research, and patient care. 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 the teaching enterprise through the Centre for Teaching and Learning (https://teaching.uwo.ca).

Interested applicants are required to complete the Application for Full-Time Faculty Position Form - available at

https://uwo.ca/facultyrelations/pdf/full-time-application-form.pdf along with curriculum vitae, cover letter of interest that includes a statement on Equity Diversity and Inclusion in relation to your teaching and research and statement of academic qualifications, and names and contact information of three referees as a single PDF file to:


Dr. Victoria Smye, Director

Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences

Room 3301A, FIMS & Nursing Building, Western University

1151 Richmond Street, London, Ontario, Can  N6A 5B9

Email:  jwindso6@uwo.ca


The deadline for receipt of applications is January 8, 2021.

Please quote HS 217 on all correspondence.

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 Jackie Windsor, Administrative Assistant, Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing at jwindso6@uwo.ca