Chair/Head, Department of Ophthalmology

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

The University of Ottawa, Faculty of Medicine (FoM) and the Ottawa Hospital (TOH) invite applications and nominations for the above noted position. The Department of Ophthalmology is an internationally recognized academic centre comprised of the University of Ottawa Eye Institute, the Riverside Eye Care Centre, and the Department of Ophthalmology at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO). Its dedicated staff provide comprehensive and world class medical, surgical and emergency eye care services to the Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton, as well as tertiary eye care services to communities in Eastern and Northern Ontario, Baffin Island and Western Quebec. These services include approximately 15,000 surgeries and 100,000 clinic visits annually.

The successful candidate will lead the Department of Ophthalmology with its:

  • National and international leaders in clinical care, education and research;
  • Collegial and supportive medical school and hospital administration;
  • Extensive undergraduate, postgraduate and fellowship training programs.

Applicants must meet the following qualifications:

  • A seasoned leader with a proven track record of engaging teams and the effective delivery of clinical services, academic performance and research in alignment with the mission, vision, values, policies and objectives of the FoM, CHEO and TOH;
  • An outstanding record in patient care, teaching, academic leadership and research;
  • An accomplished clinician who is in good standing with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC), or equivalent;
  • A university rank of Associate or Full Professor;
  • Eligibility for medical licensure in Ontario; and
  • Fluency in one official language with at least a passive knowledge of the other.

You are invited to forward a letter of intent and CV by July 14, 2019 to:

Jennifer Dale
Dean’s Office
Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa
451 Smyth Road, room 2034
Ottawa ON K1H 8M5
Tel: 613-562-5800 ext.8900


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, Indigenous 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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