Dec 19, 2018

Tenure-track Faculty Position in the Interdisciplinary School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences University of Ottawa

The Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Ottawa is accepting applications for one tenure-track faculty position in the Interdisciplinary School of Health Sciences. Applicants with a rigorous and innovative research program in one or more of the following areas of population health will be prioritized: health inequities, social epidemiology, health policy.

The Interdisciplinary School of Health Sciences (ISHS) provides bilingual, interdisciplinary academic, and research environments. ISHS offers undergraduate and graduate training including the PhD in Population Health program. The Faculty of Health Sciences is comprised of five academic units: Nursing, Nutrition Sciences, Rehabilitation Sciences, Human Kinetics, and the Interdisciplinary School of Health Sciences. The Faculty excels in its research endeavours thanks to the efforts of over 115 researchers working in a variety of disciplines.

The University of Ottawa provides a dynamic and stimulating environment for approximately 40,000 students and 5,500 employees where research and knowledge are fundamental to all aspects of university life. Its geographic location in the national capital, adjacent to a number of national agencies such as Health Canada, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Public Health Agency of Canada, Statistics Canada, and other government agencies, offers multiple opportunities for partnerships, training collaboration, and research.


1.     PhD in health-related field including (but not limited to) population health, social sciences, public health, public policy or health sciences.
2.     Postdoctoral experience in research or university professorial experience preferred.
3.     Active research track record or strong potential to develop an active research dossier.
4.     Excellence or potential for excellence in teaching and academic teamwork. 
5.     Bilingualism: Demonstrate active functions of one official language and passive functions in the other. Active French/English bilingualism preferred. 
  1. Scholarly activities including a developed or developing program of research.
  2. Teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
  3. Direction of research projects/theses for undergraduate and graduate students.
  4. Academic service activities within the School, Faculty, and/or University.


Salary scale for an assistant professor starts at $85,280.

Benefits package

The University of Ottawa provides a complete compensation package that includes long-term disability, basic group life insurance, supplementary health insurance, University of Ottawa Pension Plan and optional life insurance as well as reimbursement for relocation expenses.

Appointment date

July 1, 2019.

Application deadline

February 28, 2019. Note: applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

Candidates are invited to submit the following:

  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Letter describing their professional experience, their contribution to research, their experience in university teaching and service.
  • A brief teaching statement including teaching philosophy, pedagogical approaches
  • Description of current and future research plans.
  • Names and contact information of three referees. Referees will not be contacted prior to obtaining permission from the candidate.

All information to be forwarded by email to Dr. Karen Phillips, Director and Associate Dean of the Interdisciplinary School of Health Sciences: with the subject line "Tenure-track Position-Population Health."


All qualified candidates are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. The University of Ottawa is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities. If you are invited to continue the selection process, please notify us of any particular adaptive measures you might require by contacting the Office of the Vice-Provost, Faculty Relations at 613-562-5958. Any information you send us will be handled respectfully and in complete confidence.

The University of Ottawa is proud of its 160-year tradition of bilingualism. Through its Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute, the University provides training to staff members and to their spouses in their second official language. At the time of tenure, professors are expected to have the ability to function in a bilingual setting.

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