Assistant Professor, Pharmacodynamics - School of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Faculty of Medicine
School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
451 Smyth Road
Ottawa, ON
K1H 8M5

Assistant Professor position

The Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa invites applications for a position in its newly launched School of Pharmaceutical Sciences. We are seeking applicants with expertise in pharmacodynamics, particularly in the field of microbiome and immunity.

The University of Ottawa is one of Canada’s leading research-intensive universities with over $340 million in annual research funding. It is recognized nationally and internationally as one of the best universities in the country and the largest bilingual university (French and English) in the world. Located on the unceded territory of Anishinabé-Algonquin people, in the heart of downtown Ottawa, it contributes significantly to the economy, culture and quality of life of Canada's Capital.)

The School of Pharmaceutical Sciences is located at the heart of Ottawa’s health research and education campus. Together with its affiliated research institutes, the Faculty of Medicine consistently ranks among the top Faculties of Medicine in Canada for research impact and intensity.

The successful candidate will contribute to the development of a new PharmD program in French and graduate programs in English. He/she will also be expected to establish and maintain a vigorous program of independent, externally funded research. He/she will have access to resources and shared research infrastructure to support their educational and research programs, including access to a wide array of Faculty and hospital research Institute resources in close proximity and state-of-the-art Core Facilities within the Faculty of Medicine.

Title of the position: Assistant Professor. The higher rank of Associate Professor will only be considered should the successful candidate possess an appropriate level of experience and commensurate achievements.

Number of positions available: One (1)

Duties: The functions of a member of the academic staff include, in varying proportions: a) teaching activities; b) scholarly activities evidenced by research, artistic or literary creation, or professional work; c) academic service activities; and d) supervision of graduate students and other research trainees.

Terms: Tenure-track position.

Assistant Professor salary scale commensurate according to APUO salary scale. 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.

Relocation expenses:
The successful candidate may be eligible for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with the University policy.

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

Skill requirements:

  • Education: PhD, MD/PhD, PharmD/PhD ou BScPharm/PhD in the field of pharmacodynamics, particularly of microbiome and immunity.
  • Work experience: Postdoctoral experience, or equivalent, with demonstrated excellent research achievements. A commitment to teaching and graduate training, a strong track record in, and a commitment to, interdisciplinary collaboration. Excellent communication skills in English and French.
  • Language: The candidates are required to have active knowledge of French (oral, written and spoken) and active knowledge of English (oral, written and spoken).

Application deadline: January 11th, 2022. Note: applications will continue to be accepted until the positions are filled.

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

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 by email at 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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