Career Opportunities

Tenure-track position - Population Health Risk Assessment

The Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the newly established School of Epidemiology and Public Health. This research intensive school, comprised of over 150 core, adjunct, and cross-appointed faculty members, is a young and vibrant environment with research and teaching foci in multiple Health-related fields. It offers a discipline-based graduate program, and participates in interdisciplinary graduate programs, professional undergraduate and postgraduate medical education, and professional development activities.

The Faculty of Medicine invites applications specifically in the area of population health risk assessment. Population health risk assessment is the comprehensive assessment of health risks in the general population based on environmental, genetic, economic, social and behavioural determinants of health. The School currently offers a Graduate Diploma in Population Health Risk Assessment and Management, linked to the MSc and PhD in Epidemiology. The successful candidate will be expected to work within research teams and/or to undertake research in the field of population health risk assessment and management. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct a vigorous program of independent, externally funded research and to contribute to the enhancement of graduate student training both in the Graduate Diploma and the other graduate programs associated with the School.

Title of the position: Assistant Professor. The higher ranks of Associate and Full Professor will only be considered should the successful candidate possess the appropriate level of experience.

Duties: The functions of a member of the academic staff include, in varying proportions:

  1. Scholarly activities revealed by research;
  2. Teaching activities;
  3. Academic service activities;
  4. Supervision of graduate students.

Terms: Tenure-track position.

Wage: Assistant Professor salary scale commensurate at $80,673.00. Note: salary for higher ranks is commensurate according to rank and experience.

Benefits package: The University of Ottawa provides a complete compensation package which includes long term disability, basic group life insurance, supplementary health insurance, University of Ottawa Pension Plan and optional life insurance.

Location of work:

Faculty of Medicine
University of Ottawa
600 Peter Morand Crescent
Ottawa, ON K1G 5Z3

Relocation expenses: Successful candidates may be eligible for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with University policy.

Skills requirements:

  • Education: PhD or MD/PhD
  • Work experience:

A commitment to teaching and graduate training, a strong track record in interdisciplinary collaboration, and excellent communication skills in either English or French. Passive knowledge of the other official language in Canada is a requirement for tenure. Second language training opportunities are offered by the University of Ottawa, and supported by the Faculty of Medicine.

Application deadline: February 28, 2017. Note: applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

A brief teaching statement and a description of current and future research plans should be submitted together with curriculum vitae and three confidential letters of reference to:

Dr. Doug Coyle, Professor and Interim Director

c/o Ms. Valery L’Heureux, Administrative Assistant to the Director
School of Epidemiology and Public Health
Faculty of Medicine
600 Peter Morand Crescent, Room 101
Ottawa, ON  K1G 5Z3

Or by email: , subject line "Tenure -Track in Population Health Risk Assessment"

All qualified candidates are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. When submitting your application, please indicate your current status. 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 Associate Vice-President, Faculty Affairs 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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