Assistant Professor, School of Epidemiology and Public Health

Faculty of Medicine
School of Epidemiology and Public Health
451 Smyth, Road Ottawa, ON K1H 8M5


Tenure –Track

Assistant Professor, School of Epidemiology and Public Health

The Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the School of Epidemiology and Public Health. This research-intensive School, comprised of over 150 core, adjunct, and cross-appointed interdisciplinary faculty members, is a vibrant environment with research and teaching foci in multiple health-related fields. The School confers a Master of Public Health degree, MSc and PhD degrees in Epidemiology and a Graduate Diploma in Population Health Risk Assessment and Management. It oversees the Public Health and Preventive Medicine Residency program and contributes to undergraduate medical education training.

The MPH program is comprised of four streams: public health practice, risk assessment, public health policy, and global health. Its first cohort joined the School in September 2020.

We seek applicants with an expertise in public health that aligns with at least one of the above articulated streams in the MPH program. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct a comprehensive program of independent, externally funded research and contribute to teaching and graduate student supervision in the School.

Title of the position:

Assistant Professor.

The higher ranks will only be considered should the successful candidate possess the appropriate level of experience and commensurate achievements.


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.


Tenure-track position.


Assistant Professor salary scale commensurate starting at $86,986 Note: salary for higher ranks is commensurate according to rank and experience.

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.

Location of work:

School of Epidemiology and Public Health

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:

  • PhD in a relevant health-related research discipline with demonstrated specialization/concentration in public health practice, risk assessment, global health, public health policy, epidemiology, and/or the equivalent.
  • A commitment to research and teaching, a strong record of interdisciplinary collaboration, and excellent communication skills.
  • Postdoctoral or applied experience is an asset, but not essential.

Posting no.: 20056-MED

The application package should include:

  • A cover letter;
  • Up-to-date curriculum vitae (please include career interruptions such as parental or sick leaves that may have affected your record of research. These will be taken into consideration in the selection process);
  • A research plan (1 to 2 pages);
  • A statement of teaching interests (1 page); and
  • The names of three people who may be contacted by the University for reference letters.

Application deadline: November 15, 2020. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

Send applications to:

Dr. Melissa Brouwers, Professor and 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 SEPH”

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. Please take note of this posting number. 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. At the time of tenure, professors are expected to have the ability to function in a bilingual setting.

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