About Us

The School of Nursing is committed to research, professional activities, knowledge generation, and advancement of nursing practice. Through partnerships among educators, students, practitioners, researchers and policy developers, we promote health and social change.

We honour all members of our community. We uphold an inclusive environment wherein diversity in beliefs and practices—as well as individual uniqueness—is lived, celebrated and respected.

Uniquely situated in the Faculty of Human and Social Development the School of Nursing provides opportunity to pursue scholarly links with the university through:

We are linked with research centres at the University of British Columbia including the Institute for Health Promotion Research, the Human Early Learning Partnership, and the W. Maurice Young Centre for Applied EthicsCanadian Longitudinal Study on Aging.

We have strong research and practice linkages with Island HealthVancouver Coastal Health AuthorityFraser Health AuthorityInterior Health AuthorityNorthern Health AuthorityProvincial Health Authority, and Ministry of Health.

The School of Nursing is accredited by the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing and approved by the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives.

Faculty Opportunities

Faculty participate with colleagues, students, and the public in socially engaging ways and strive to integrate teaching, scholarship, and research at all program levels. The Faculty of HSD provides support for research development through the HSD Research Support Centre as well connections with the Learning and Teaching Support and Innovation office to support its faculty with professional development and teaching enhancement.

We are currently recruiting for the following positions.

Sessional Opportunities

Calls for expression of interest for sessional instructors are posted here three times annually:

  • January/February for summer term (May-Aug)
  • April/ May for fall term (Sept-Dec)
  • August/September for winter/spring term (Jan-Apr) 
    • Application deadline: May 16, 2022 11:59 PST 
      Anticipated offer decisions to be made by June 6, 2022. 
    • Complete Application Survey Monkey here: https://www.surveymonkey.ca/r/DBZ5KQ7


  • Required education: Baccalaureate degree in Nursing and Masters degree* (preferably in Nursing or other health related field)
  • Active registration and in good standing with British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM)
  • Experience teaching in post secondary settings in course credit instruction as primary instructor is an asset
  • Demonstrated ability or capacity to teach in practice and classroom settings (face-to-face and online), including familiarity/experience with online technology-enhanced, experiential, and simulation learning environments is an asset
  • Nurse Practitioner applicants: include experience as a Nurse Practitioner, including teaching experience (both in person and online; preceptorship included), capability to teach a heavy course in addition to active practice, and any specific learning goals/objectives for wanting to be a sessional instructor

Contact Jill Nicol at nursao@uvic.ca with any questions about sessional positions. 

Staff Opportunities

Information about working for the University of Victoria and current staff opportunities is found on the UVic Careers site.