Chair, School of Nursing
Full-time | Vancouver, BC
Located in the spectacular landscape of northern British Columbia, UNBC is one of Canada’s best small universities, with a passion for teaching, discovery, people, the environment, and the North.
UNBC provides outstanding undergraduate and graduate learning opportunities that explore cultures, health, economies, sciences, and the environment. As one of B.C.’s leading research-intensive universities, UNBC brings the excitement of new knowledge to its students, and the outcomes of its teaching and research to the world. Home to 3,500 students, UNBC has been annually recognized as one of Canada’s top three primarily undergraduate universities for the past decade and appears as one of only four BC-based Universities in Research Infosource’s Top 50 Research Universities annual rankings. UNBC’s motto, from the Dakelh (Carrier) Elders, is used to remind us that all people have a voice and a viewpoint. Directly translated as “that person also lives,” and interpreted as “respecting all forms of life,” ‘En Cha Huná encapsulates the spirit of academic freedom, respect for others, and willingness to recognize different perspectives.
UNBC is a university both in and for the North. This mission has instilled a strong sense of purpose and adventure among its students, alumni, faculty, staff, and the communities it serves. UNBC is also Canada’s Green University™, leading the way to a more sustainable future for all.
The UNBC School of Nursing, part of the Faculty of Human and Health Sciences, is actively engaged in preparing excellent nurses who are ready to meet the complex care needs of individuals in regional, rural, and remote communities of the North. UNBC’s School of Nursing strives to foster a deep commitment to the nursing profession and embrace change as a means for influencing health care at all levels. The School strives to produce graduates who inform knowledge and practice by using an evidence-informed approach to nursing.
Reporting to the Dean, the new Chair of the School of Nursing provides overall leadership and direction to the School. The Chair is responsible for ensuring a high-quality educational experience for UNBC students and supports the growth of faculty and staff. The School of Nursing works collaboratively with a number of regional stakeholders, including Northern Health, First Nations Health Authority, College of New Caledonia, Coast Mountain College, and a wide-variety of other community partners. The ideal candidate will be an accomplished academic appointable as an Associate or Full Professor at UNBC within the School of Nursing. With passion and commitment to advancing the excellence of research and education in the School, the Chair will bring the leadership, communications, and relationship building skills to be highly effective in this role.
Based in B.C.’s northern capital, Prince George is a city of 74,000 people with impressive cultural, educational, and recreational amenities. Prince George, including UNBC’s Prince George campus, is situated on the traditional territory of the Lheidli T’enneh, part of the Dakelh (Carrier) First Nations. With the soaring peaks of the Rocky Mountains, wild rivers, spectacular sunsets, northern lights and forests as far as the eye can see, Prince George offers a rewarding lifestyle nestled in the comfort of a smaller city, with all the amenities of a larger urban area.
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UNBC encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including women, Indigenous people, visible minorities, and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, although Canadians and Permanent Residents will be given priority.
The ideal candidate will be an accomplished academic appointable as an Associate or Full Professor at UNBC within the School of Nursing. With passion and commitment to advancing the excellence of research and education in the School, the Chair will bring the leadership, communications, and relationship building skills to be highly effective in this role.