Position Description

Professor, School of Nursing
Job Category Faculty of Applied Arts & Health Sciences
City King City
Competition Number 19F-383
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Posting Date:
Closing Date:
Open until filled
Employee Group:
Faculty (Academic) Staff
Pay Range:
Dependent on experience
44 Hours

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Chair, School of Nursing, the Professor will be responsible for providing academic leadership in the classroom and within the School of Nursing, ensuring an effective and compelling learning environment for students. 

Program Area/Level:

The Professor will teach Professional Nursing, Knowledge of Nursing, Ethics, Research/ Inquiry, Leadership and Global Healthcare courses at the Degree level. This is not an exhaustive list of courses.



Under the direction of the senior academic officer of the College or designate, the Professor is responsible for:



  • Ensuring student awareness of course objectives, approach and evaluation techniques.
  • Carrying out regularly scheduled instruction, which may include tutoring and academic counselling of students.
  • Providing a learning environment, which makes effective use of available resources, work experience and field trips.
  • Evaluating student progress/achievement and assuming responsibility for the overall assessment of the student's work within assigned courses.
  • Creating an effective environment for applied learning, which accommodates students’ diverse cultural and educational backgrounds, experiences, and learning styles.


Course and Curriculum Development:

  • Consulting with program and course directors and other faculty members, advisory committees, accrediting agencies, potential employers and students.
  • Defining course objectives, and evaluating and validating these objectives.
  • Specifying or approving learning approaches, necessary resources, etc.
  • Developing individualized instruction and multi-media presentations where applicable.
  • Selecting or approving textbooks and learning materials.


Academic Leadership:

  • Providing guidance to Instructors relative to the Instructors' teaching assignments.
  • Participating in the work of curriculum and other consultative committees as requested.
  • Involvement with collaborative projects.




  • A completed Doctoral degree in Nursing or closely related field.
  • Must be a registered nurse with the College of Nurses of Ontario in good standing and hold a Certificate of Competence.



  • A minimum of five (5) years’ experience working as a Registered Nurse.
  • A minimum of five (5) years’ experience teaching at the post-secondary level.



  • Excellent presentation, communication and human relation skills are essential to interact effectively with the College’s multi-cultural/racial/able student and staff population, as is an understanding of and commitment to equity in education.
  • Ability to convey the conceptual and practical aspects of curriculum to students, while respecting their diverse backgrounds, experience and individual learning styles is necessary.
  • Must be able to work independently and with other faculty to develop and deliver curriculum and contribute positively to the team environment.
  • Demonstrated leadership, organizational skills, motivation and a willingness to innovate and apply new teaching techniques and technologies are also required.
  • Ability to contribute to opportunities to build interdisciplinary partnerships.


Other: Preference will be given to candidates who self-identify as FNMI (First Nations, Metis and Inuit).

Note: A teaching demonstration will be required during the recruitment process.

Seneca is committed to diversity and encourages applications from qualified candidates, especially indigenous persons, members of sexual minority groups, visible minorities, women, and persons with disabilities.  View Seneca's Diversity Policy.
Note: Seneca requires copies of educational credentials at the time of an interview. Confirmation of educational credentials in the form of an official Canadian transcript or an official evaluation of international credentials which determines Canadian equivalency will be required upon hire.
We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 
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