Vice Dean, Internationalization and Global Health

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Faculty of Medicine

Vice Dean, Internationalization and Global Health

The Faculty of Medicine (FoM) invites applications and nominations for the position of Vice Dean, Internationalization and Global Health, which reports to the Dean, Faculty of Medicine. The successful candidate will be responsible for development and implementation of strategic planning aimed at solidifying international initiatives between the Faculty of Medicine and its current partners and potential partners to support the Faculty’s goals in education and research.

The Vice Dean is responsible for:

  • Provide strategic direction and leadership for the Internationalization and Global (IGH) portfolio;
  • Provide advice, guidance and recommendation to Faculty leadership, Faculty members, support staff and learners concerning the establishment and maintenance of international partnerships;
  • In collaboration with the Chief Operating Officer (COO), work with the Manager of the Internationalization and Global Health (IGH) Office (IGHO) to advise on fiscal accountability and ensure clear understanding of deliverables;
  • Advise on methodology of analysis for existing and potential partnerships;
  • Provide and oversee all activities within the Internationalization and Global Health Office (IGHO);
  • Develop an international strategy in collaboration with an advisory committee and ensure a systematic review of goals and objectives, including international activities and international at home initiatives;
  • Advise on potential research collaboration at an international level and monitor activities;
  • Advise on the creation of Faculty-wide and systematic reporting of international and global health activities;
  • Responsible to identify potential sources of revenue to ensure sustainability of Internationalization and Global Health (IGH) activities;
  • Travel to various countries for international functions once travel restrictions are lifted.

Location and Compensation:

Time Allocation: 3 days per week. The successful candidate is expected to be located at the Faculty of Medicine during the 3 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 education;
  • Be in good standing with their professional body if applicable;
  • A university rank of Associate or Full Professor; and
  • Fluency in one official language with at least a passive knowledge of the other


To apply, send a letter of interest and CV by April 16, 2021, 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. 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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