Professor, Nursing

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Work where you matter. Vancouver Island University invites applications for the role, Professor, Nursing.

VIU’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program follows a concept-based curriculum, and promotes the integration of concepts across several health contexts including health promotion, gerontology, acute and chronic health challenges, community nursing, and mental health areas.



As the Professor, Nursing you will teach theory and practice courses, as well as skills labs (including simulation), in all years of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.

As the Professor, you are responsible for preparing and delivering classes, designing and grading student assignments and tests and facilitating student integration of theory and practice will be part of your daily practice. You will oversee instructor-led and preceptor-led practicums across all years of the program and also be an active participant in program and faculty meetings. Liaising with staff and faculty will be second nature to you and you are comfortable being responsive to diverse cultural and academic backgrounds and learners.

You have the ability and desire to work in a team-oriented program and Faculty in an institution that is primarily focused on students and teaching. Your commitment to undergraduate teaching and inter-professional education is strong and you take an interest in interdisciplinary scholarship and the inclusion of students in scholarly inquiry activities/research.

VIU places an emphasis on teaching excellence and also encourages scholarly activity and community involvement. Candidates must demonstrate commitment to teaching, learning and student success through scholarship and institutional service. This position requires travel to a variety of practice settings on Vancouver Island.



  • Completed relevant PhD and an undergraduate degree in Nursing from an appropriately accredited institution. Master's Degree from an appropriately accredited institution and three years' teaching experience may be considered.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in post-secondary teaching with the ability to meet the needs of a diverse student population.
  • Minimum three years current practice experience in nursing within different contexts of care.
  • Expertise and practice experience must be in mental health, gerontology, or acute-medical/surgical care.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a dynamic and creative program team.
  • Proficiency with the application and integration of information technology to teaching.
  • Current practicing membership in good standing with the BCCNM.
  • Experience with, and knowledge of, Indigenous ways of knowing and being.



View the full job description and apply online by the posting close date of January 12th, 2022. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Vancouver Island University (VIU) is collectively committed to building and sustaining a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment for faculty, staff, and students.  In our journey towards greater diversity we invite applications from members of equity-seeking communities including women, racialized and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of all gender identities and sexual orientations who bring value to the VIU community through their lived experiences.  We encourage members of all equity-seeking groups to self-identify within their application cover letter.  When a candidate voluntarily discloses this information in their cover letter, the information will be used only for the fulfillment of the career opportunity.  Disclosure and/or self-identification with an equity-seeking group will not lead to advantageous treatment of a candidate who is not qualified.



Ideally situated on Mid-Vancouver Island with spectacular views of the coastal mountains, Vancouver Island University is a comprehensive teaching university with approximately 15,000 students across four campuses. VIU proudly fosters student success, strong community connections and international collaborations by providing access to a wide range of programs, from academic undergraduate and master’s to industry-responsive trades and vocational training. To be a part of the VIU community is to know what it is like to matter here.

The VIU community is located on the traditional, unceded territories of the Snuneymuxw, Quw’utsun, Tla’Amin, Snaw-naw-as and Qualicum First Nation on whose lands we teach, learn, research, live and share knowledge. We raise our hands and say, Hay ch qa’ sii’em sieye’ yu mukw Mustimuxw to the original stewards of these territories.