Assistant Dean, Research and Special Projects

University of Ottawa
Faculty of Medicine
451 Smyth Road
Ottawa, ON
K1H 8M5

Assistant Dean, Research and Special Projects
University of Ottawa
Faculty of Medicine

The Faculty of Medicine (FoM) invites applications and nominations for the position of Assistant Dean, Research and Special Projects, which reports to the Vice Dean, Research and Innovation.


Assistant Dean's responsibilities:

Oversee research space, core facilities and major infrastructure development and optimization with the Faculty and assist the Vice Dean with the coordination of research activities, strategic initiatives and large-scale applications.

  • Oversee all aspects of space allocation and utilization within the Faculty;
  • Manage the Faculty’s efforts and resources for Core Facilities;
  • Help foster close collaborations between the Faculty, its hospital-based Research Institute partners, and the Office of the Vice-President, Research;
  • Represent the Faculty in relations with Central Facilities, Procurement and the Vice President, Research Office for all aspects of post-award managements;
  • Oversee a summer research program for undergraduate medical students;
  • Oversee the internal scientific review of non-peer reviewed submissions to the Animal Care Committee;
  • Engage in teaching, mentoring and other academic activities as may be relevant to their portfolio.


Location and Compensation:

Time Allocation: 2 days per week. The successful candidate is expected to be located at the Faculty of Medicine during the 2 days. However, consideration will be given to flexible work arrangements that would enable the successful candidate to spread the work over the entire week.

Compensation will be both competitive and commensurate with the successful candidate’s experience. The duration of the appointment would be up to 5 years, renewable once. The successful candidate must meet the following qualifications:

  • MD and/or PhD with an excellent understanding of the Faculty of Medicine programs and initiatives as well as of the new 2020-2025 strategic plan called “Leading Innovation for a Healthier World”;
  • A primary appointment in the Faculty of Medicine;
  • A seasoned leader who can collaborate with the Faculty’s partners in alignment with the mission, vision, values, policies and objectives of the Faculty;
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, organizational and leadership skills;
  • Prior experience in leadership position in the development and implementation of large grant applications (e.g. CFI) and other Faculty-level special projects;
  • Be in good standing with their professional body if applicable;
  • Rank of Associate or Full Professor is preferred;
  • Expected to be able to function in a bilingual setting and support the Francophonie and bilingual goals of the University.


To apply, send a letter of interest and CV by November 8, 2021, 9:00am to:

Evin Sezer-Hepcanli
Manager, Faculty and Corporate Affairs Dean’s Office
Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa


The University of Ottawa is committed to ensuring equity, diversity and inclusion in the scholarly and leadership environments of our students, staff, and faculty. Accordingly, we strongly encourage applications from Indigenous persons, visible minorities members (racialized persons), persons with disabilities, women, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with equitable, diverse and inclusive communities. Candidates who wish to be considered as a member of one or more designated groups are asked to complete the confidential Self-Identification Questionnaire, to be completed at the time of application. This questionnaire can be found online. According to government policy, all qualified candidates are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadians and permanent residents. When submitting your application, please indicate if you are legally entitled to work in Canada. The University of Ottawa provides accommodations for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you are invited to proceed in the selection process, please notify us of any accommodations that you 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. In accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Ontario) and with University Policy 90, your personal information is collected under the authority of the University of Ottawa Act, 1965 and is intended to be used for the purpose of and those consistent with your employment application and the administration of your employment relationship, if established. If you have any questions regarding this collection of personal information, please contact Office of the Vice-Provost, Faculty Relations at (613) 562-5958 or by email at

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