Position in Master's Program in Health Education in French

Faculty of Medicine
Department of Innovation in Medical Education
451 Smyth Road, Ottawa, Ontario
K1H 8M5

Tenure Track

Position in Master's Program in Health Education in French

The Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in health professions education within the Department of Innovation in Medical Education (DIME). A primary role of the successful candidate will be to teach in, and support the graduate programs in health education, offered in French. Experience in the areas of program evaluation and/or curricular innovations would be an asset. However, all applicants with scholarly interests relevant to health professions education will be considered. The successful candidate will have a PhD and demonstrated ability to lead a program of scholarship and/or research.

DIME boasts a vibrant education research community, with many linkages including, but not limited to, Montfort Hospital, Institut du Savoir Montfort, The Ottawa Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, and the University of Ottawa Skills and Simulation Centre. Liaisons with organizations such as the Medical Council of Canada and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada are well established.

The graduate programs in health education in French will be offered jointly by the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Education starting in September 2021. This unique partnership has been established to update the existing programs and better adapt them to the needs of clinicians and other health professionals, among others. Included in this endeavour are microprograms, a graduate diploma, and a master’s degree.

The successful candidate will be involved in the creation of the Master's Program in Health Education in French. Given the collaboration with the Faculty of Education, the successful candidate will have a cross-appointment to the Faculty of Education. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to develop and lead a program of scholarship and/or research, including securing funding and peer-reviewed dissemination.

Francophone Affairs at The Faculty of Medicine will be a key partner in delivering the programs of health education in French. With vast expertise related to the development of programs in French at the Faculty, as well as research in medical education, Affaires francophones will work closely with the incumbent on all aspects of the programs including recruitment and marketing, development of course content, research, and finance.

This position offers protected time for research, resources to assist in grant capture, support for individual professional development and opportunities for productive collaboration with clinicians, researchers and educators from a variety of disciplines.

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: a) scholarly activities revealed by research; b) teaching activities; c) academic service activities, d) supervision of graduate students and all other activities related to the director of the program.

Terms: Tenure-track position.

Wage: Assistant Professor salary scale commensurate at $86,986.00. 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, 451 Smyth Road, Ottawa, Ontario, K1H 8M5.

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

Skills requirements:

Education: PhD or MD/PhD in social sciences, sociology, education, psychology, or other disciplines relevant to health education.

Work experience: A demonstrated excellent scholarship and/or research track record in a domain relevant to health professions education and the ability to lead a high-quality independent research program with peer-reviewed funding and dissemination at a national and/or international level. Experience in program evaluations and/or curricular innovations are an asset. A demonstrated track record in teaching and training at the graduate level and a demonstrated ability for interdisciplinary collaboration.

Language: Programs in health education under this posting are offered in French. Proficiency in French is therefore required, as well as excellent communication skills in English.

Posting No.: 21009-MED

Contact information:

  • For general information or information on the graduate programs: Mr. Daniel Hubert, Manager of Francophone Affairs, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa: daniel.hubert@uottawa.ca.
  • For information on the Department of Innovation in Medical Education: Mr. Philippe Thomson, Senior Administrative Officer, DIME, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa: dime@uottawa.ca.

Application deadline: March 5, 2021. 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 a curriculum vitae and names with contact information of four referees, to be maintained in confidence, to:

By e-mail:

Daniel Hubert
subject line “Tenure-track Position”

By mail:

Francophone Affairs
c/o Daniel Hubert
451, Smyth Road (room 2211), Ottawa, Ontario
K1H 8M5

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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