Assistant Professor – The RBC Financial Group Chair in Cardiovascular Nursing

Posting Date: February 21, 2024

Closing Date: March 28, 2024

Req ID: 36007

Faculty – Tenure Stream (continuing)


The Lawrence Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time tenure stream position in Nursing. The position will be at the rank of Assistant Professor with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2024. The successful candidate may be named to the RBC Financial Group Chair in Cardiovascular Nursing Research at University Health Network for a 5-year term, renewable following a favourable review.

The Position

Applicants must have an entry -to- practice degree (BScN or MN) in nursing, as well as a PhD in nursing or a related discipline. All applicants must be eligible for registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario. Candidates must also have a record of excellence in research and teaching. We seek candidates with a strong emerging program of research in the field of cardiovascular nursing with a focus on healthcare pathways and patient-reported outcomes (

Candidates must also have demonstrated experience working with, teaching, or mentoring/supervising diverse groups or diverse students along with the ability to contribute to fostering diversity on campus, and within the curriculum or nursing profession, demonstrated through the application materials. Candidates will have a growing national/international reputation and will be expected to pursue innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to establish and maintain an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program.

Resources from this Chair, which is supported by a $3 million endowment, will support the integration of research, education and clinical work to advance cardiovascular nursing research. A strong track record as a clinical nurse scholar, including publications in leading journals and as an externally- funded investigator with a focus on cardiovascular nursing research, and in particular, care transitions and patient-reported outcomes, self-managed and/or digital/remote technology solutions aimed to improve the patient experience, or innovative models of care, is essential.

Evidence of excellence in teaching should be demonstrable through teaching accomplishments and in a dossier of prior teaching experience (as outlined below). Evidence of excellence in research will be evidenced by top-ranked field-relevant publications, awards and accolades, the submitted research statement, and strong endorsements from referees of high standing. Applicants whose research involves significant clinical or practice engagement are strongly encouraged. An ability to initiate collaborations and work collaboratively in multidisciplinary teams is highly desirable.

Applications will be evaluated in regard to the applicant’s emerging record of scholarly activity, relevance of their research, and expectation for ongoing academic achievement and contributions to the field.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Setting

Toronto is one of the world’s most dynamic and multicultural cities. The population of the Greater Toronto Region is nearly 6 million, making it one of the largest metropolitan regions in North America. Over 150 languages are spoken in the city, and half of the city’s population was born outside Canada. The Toronto Region is served by North America’s second largest public transit system, and it has an abundance of parks and green spaces. With a rich and diverse cultural life of music, art and museums, the Toronto Region has more than 70 film festivals and 200 professional performing arts organizations. It is Canada’s number-one tourist destination.

The city is home to a burgeoning research environment. The area boasts the fourth-largest cluster of medical expertise in North America. The downtown “Discovery District,” in which the St. George campus of the University of Toronto is situated, contains nine teaching hospitals, numerous scientific research institutes, and MaRS, an innovation centre that brings ideas in science and technology together with business acumen and financing. This intellectual dynamism is evident across all areas of research, education and the arts in the city.

The University

Established in 1827 by royal charter, the University of Toronto is the largest and most prestigious research-intensive university in Canada. The historical strengths that have shaped the University’s progress and achievements include excellence across a wide array of disciplines, leadership in professional education, pre-eminence in graduate education, three federated universities, and decentralized management with strong decanal leadership. The quality and range of the University’s programs—undergraduate, graduate and professional—attract students from all parts of Ontario and Canada, and internationally. The University is home to 15 Faculties and the School of Graduate Studies, and its educational programs are delivered on the historic St. George campus in downtown Toronto, on campuses in Mississauga and Scarborough, and in nine fully affiliated teaching hospitals in Toronto.

The 2023 QS World University Rankings by Subject ranked the University of Toronto first in Canada in four of the five broad fields assessed and internationally, University of Toronto was ranked among the top 50 schools in 48 subjects – more than any other university in the world. In 2020, the University was named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers, Canada’s Top Family-Friendly Employers and Greater Toronto’s Top Employers. For more information, please visit

The Lawrence Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing

The Lawrence Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing is consistently ranked in the top 10 in the QS World University Rankings by Subject for Nursing (tied for 7th in 2023). The Faculty offers multiple innovative graduate and undergraduate degree programs, drawing on a partnership with one of North America’s largest academic health science complexes; the Toronto Academic Health Sciences Network (TAHSN), which incorporates nine multi-site, fully affiliated teaching hospitals, as well as a network of affiliated community hospitals and public health agencies. The Faculty is committed to the mission of international leadership in nursing research and education.

The Faculty of Nursing is research-intensive and renowned internationally for the quality and impact of its scholarship. The Faculty has more endowed research chairs and professorships than any other nursing faculty in Canada, including the first nursing research chair in the country. These hospital-based Chairs and professorships are a product of the dynamic partnership and joint academic mission between the Faculty and TAHSN member hospitals. For more information on the Lawrence Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing please visit our home page at       

University Health Network

The RBC Financial Group Chair in Cardiovascular Nursing Research will be an embedded scholar within the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre (PMCC) at Toronto General Hospital, part of the UHN. The PMCC at UHN is a global leader in cardiovascular care, with internationally-renowned medical and nursing expertise. With a vision to transform the future of cardiac and vascular care for patients across Canada and around the globe by integrating care, education and research, the PMCC is a global leader. Improving the lives of people with congenital heart disease, coronary artery disease, heart failure, heart rhythm disorders, valvular heart disease and vascular heart disease, PMCC attracts the worlds finest clinicians and researchers who are trailblazers and creative thinkers.


All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Applications must include a cover letter; a current curriculum vitae; a research statement outlining current and future research activities; up to three representative publications; a 1-2 page statement outlining experience working with, teaching, or mentoring/supervising diverse groups or diverse students and contributions to fostering diversity on campus, and within the curriculum or nursing profession; and a teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy, a description of prior teaching experience, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations). If you have questions about this position, please contact  All application materials must be submitted online.

Applicants must provide the name and contact information of three references. The University of Toronto’s recruiting tool will automatically solicit and collect letters of reference from each referee the day after an application is submitted. Applicants, however, remain responsible for ensuring that references submit letters (on letterhead, dated, and signed) by the closing date. More details on the automatic reference letter collection, including timelines, are available in the candidate FAQ

Submission guidelines can be found at Your CV and cover letter should be uploaded into the dedicated fields. Please combine additional application materials into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.

All application materials, including recent reference letters, must be received by March 28, 2024.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Diversity Statement

The University of Toronto embraces Diversity and is building a culture of belonging that increases our capacity to effectively address and serve the interests of our global community. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples, Black and racialized persons, women, persons with disabilities, and people of diverse sexual and gender identities. We value applicants who have demonstrated a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognize that diverse perspectives, experiences, and expertise are essential to strengthening our academic mission.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

Accessibility Statement

The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact