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Helen Glass Centre for Nursing
Winnipeg, Manitoba
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The College of Nursing invites applications from registered nurses who identify as Indigenous (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit) to fill a full-time probationary Instructor position at the rank of Instructor II (Position #31270). The Instructor II will serve as the Director of Mahkwa omushi kiim (Pathway to Indigenous Nursing Education) and Indigenous Engagement and have teaching and service responsibilities. Qualified candidates will possess substantive knowledge and relevant experience in administrative leadership, nursing practice, post-secondary nursing education, and curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation. Expertise in Indigenous health and Indigenous pedagogy is preferred.

This position will commence on February 1, 2022 or as soon as possible. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. 


The College of Nursing offers a range of undergraduate and graduate programs. The Bachelor of Nursing (BN) program is an accredited concept-based curriculum that incorporates state of the art simulation learning. The BN program is also delivered in partnership with the University College of the North in The Pas and Thompson. The Mahkwa omushki kiim provides students with Indigenous ancestry with academic and personal supports to facilitate success. A new Bachelor of Midwifery program has been launched.

At the graduate level, we offer a Master’s program, which includes a Nurse Practitioner (NP) stream, as well as administration, education and clinical practice streams. The Nurse Practitioner program is approved through the College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba and is one of the first NP programs in Canada to be accredited through the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing. In addition, we offer a PhD in Nursing program. 

The Manitoba Centre for Nursing and Health Research (MCNHR) is a research unit within the College of Nursing. The College has clinical practice and research links with other universities nationally and internationally and with a number of research institutes in Manitoba. We are proud of our three Research Chairs; a Canada Research Chair in Child and Family Engagement in Health Research and Healthcare; a Clinician Scientist, Canadian Child Health Clinician Scientist Program; and a Health Sciences Centre Clinical Chair. 

The College has a strong commitment to the Indigenous community, to accessibility and diversity, and to a wide range of practice environments. The College is recognized for its leadership in international development. Visit our website at umanitoba.ca/nursing for more information.


The Director of Mahkwa omushki kiim and Indigenous Engagement will lead the delivery of Mahkwa omushki kiim, including the provision of academic, personal and cultural supports to students with Indigenous ancestry to facilitate success. The Director will normally teach in the undergraduate program. The Director will advise on the integration of Indigenous knowledge, practices and pedagogy into the undergraduate curricula. The Director will also foster collaboration and engagement with internal colleagues and Indigenous partners and communities.


•    A Baccalaureate degree in Nursing and a Master’s degree (Nursing preferred or in a related discipline) required. 
•    A PhD in Nursing or health related field will be an asset.
•    Registration with the College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba 
•    Evidence of expertise in curriculum design, development, implementation, evaluation and maintenance.
•    Evidence of expertise in Indigenous pedagogy, decolonizing curriculum development and trauma-informed approaches
•    Knowledgeable about Indigenous history, culture, practices and values
•    Evidence of excellence in teaching using innovative pedagogy and teaching/delivery modes and assessment of students.
•    Recent clinical practice experience in related area preferred 
•    Evidence of excellent communication and interaction skills
•    Demonstrated ability to foster collaboration and collegial relationships
•    Scholarly capabilities

The closing date for applications is January 4, 2022. Applications addressing the general qualifications, including a curriculum vitae and contact details of three references should be sent to Dr. Netha Dyck, Dean, College of Nursing, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba acadnurs@umanitoba.ca.

The University of Manitoba is committed to the principles of equity, diversity & inclusion and to promoting opportunities in hiring, promotion and tenure (where applicable) for systemically marginalized groups who have been excluded from full participation at the University and the larger community including Indigenous Peoples, women, racialized persons, persons with disabilities and those who identify as 2SLGBTQIA+ (Two Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, questioning, intersex, asexual and other diverse sexual identities). All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact UM.Accommodation@umanitoba.ca or 204-474-7195. Please note this contact information is for accommodation reasons only.”

Equity and diversity are essential to excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. To address the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, in recognition of the underrepresentation of members of historically and currently under‐represented groups, and pursuant to the Manitoba Human Rights Commission Policy I‐7, preference will be given to applicants who self‐identify as women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, racialized persons, as well as other historically underrepresented groups such as 2SLGBTQIA+.

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provision of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.