Director of Nursing

Ontario (CA)
22 Nov 2016
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22 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Director of Nursing

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) is one of Ontario’s most innovative universities. A student focused, technology-enriched research university, UOIT has a culture of innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship. Located in Oshawa and in close proximity to the Greater Toronto Area, UOIT’s growth since its inception has been substantial, and the University is currently home to more than 10,000 students and 1,494 faculty and staff.

Currently the second-largest faculty at UOIT, the Faculty of Health Sciences includes 82 dedicated and collaborative faculty and staff committed to integrating innovation into their research and teaching. Faculty research is diverse and interdisciplinary, with a broad emphasis in areas of nursing, community and public health, and kinesiology. Researchers partner with an array of health and social care organizations, and research institutions within Canada and internationally. UOIT’s faculty and staff integrate several teaching technologies and approaches into their classes to inspire students and to nurture a critical approach to understanding health, health care and wellbeing in terms of the determinants of health. Facilities include state-of-the-art health sciences laboratories and the Interprofessional Centre of Excellence in Simulation. The Faculty of Health Sciences, in collaboration with Durham College and Georgian College, offers leading-edge bachelors programs in Nursing.

The Director of Nursing is the leadership role in Nursing within the Faculty of Health Sciences at UOIT. In the spirit of interdisciplinary and inter-professional collaboration, the Director of Nursing is responsible for leading nursing educational programing and vigorous and creative scholarships in the field of nursing and for furthering the collaboration between UOIT, Durham College, Georgian College and the community. With the mandate of enhancing student centered learning and success, and building on the strong foundations of the BScN collaborative program and the BScN-RN bridge programs in partnership with Durham College and Georgian College, the Director is mandated with leading Nursing at UOIT to continued levels of excellence, scope and societal impact.

Reporting to the Office of the Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences, the Director of Nursing oversees all aspects of planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating the Nursing programs offered within the Faculty, including assessing and further enhancing their success and ensuring they meet accreditation requirements. The Director of Nursing also provides advice and guidance to the Office of the Dean, including the Budget and Planning Officer, on Nursing program resources. In addition, as an academic leader within the Faculty of Health Sciences, the Director of Nursing promotes and facilitates diverse forms of research in both clinical, population and community-based settings and professional development activities to support enhancement of research capacity and teaching and learning excellence. As a visible ambassador of the Faculty of Health Sciences and UOIT externally, the Director of Nursing fosters partnerships with healthcare professionals and organizations in the local community, nationally and internationally to ensure that UOIT’s Nursing education and research programs are aligned with emerging trends in the health professional field globally and the pedagogical evolution of nursing.

As the ideal candidate, you have leadership and administrative experience in a complex multi-stakeholder healthcare organization or academic institution and current experience and credibility in a defined practice and/or area of specialization. You have a distinguished reputation, a record of excellence in research and teaching and the ability to motivate and support faculty in these endeavours. With both academic and clinical credibility, interdisciplinary collaboration is a hallmark of your approach as you have effectively engaged and fostered relationships with internal and external stakeholders. You are a strategic and forward thinker, a compelling communicator and are able to lead with both vision and clarity, keeping in mind the evolution of healthcare, nursing and nursing education in Canada and beyond. As someone with deep emotional intelligence, integrity, and compassion, you exhibit authentic leadership and have a passion for nursing education, faculty mentorship and student success. You are currently licensed or are eligible for licensing as a Registered Nurse in the Province of Ontario and have a PhD in nursing or a relevant discipline from an accredited university.

UOIT is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from qualified women and men, including members of visible minorities, Indigenous peoples and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

UOIT respects people's different needs and therefore will take all reasonable steps to ensure accommodation for applicants where appropriate. If you require an accommodation to participate in the recruitment process, please notify Jocelyn Churchill at or 905-721-8668 ext. 3679. For more information see

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