Faculty Position in Health Sciences
University of Ottawa Faculty of Health Sciences
Canada

The Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Ottawa is accepting applications for one tenure-track faculty position in the Interdisciplinary School of Health Sciences. Candidates should have a strong record of accomplishment and innovation in the use of analytics/artificial intelligence (AI) applied to health sciences challenges, which incorporates a population health approach. Preference will be given to qualified scholars who are Indigenous persons, visible minorities members (racialized persons), or persons with disabilities.

The Interdisciplinary School of Health Sciences (ISHS) provides bilingual, interdisciplinary academic, and research environments. ISHS offers undergraduate and graduate training including the PhD in Population Health program. The Faculty of Health Sciences is comprised of five academic units: Nursing, Nutrition Sciences, Rehabilitation Sciences, Human Kinetics, and the Interdisciplinary School of Health Sciences. The Faculty excels in its research endeavours thanks to the efforts of 118 researchers working in a variety of disciplines.

The University of Ottawa provides a dynamic and stimulating environment for approximately 40,000 students and 5,500 employees where research and knowledge are fundamental to all aspects of university life. Its geographic location in the national capital on the unceded traditional territories of the Algonquin Nation, adjacent to a number of national agencies such as Health Canada, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Public Health Agency of Canada, Statistics Canada, and other government agencies, offers multiple opportunities for partnerships, training collaboration, and research.

Requirements

  1. PhD training in a field emphasizing one or more of the following areas of expertise: machine learning, predictive analytics, big data analytics, informatics or related AI-methodologies; applied to health-related contexts 
  2. Postdoctoral experience in research or university professorial experience preferred
  3. Active research track record or strong potential to develop an active research dossier
  4. Excellence or potential for excellence in teaching and academic teamwork
  5. Bilingualism: Active French/English bilingualism preferred.

Responsibilities

  1. Scholarly activities including a developed or developing program of research
  2. Teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels
  3. Direction of research projects/theses for undergraduate and graduate students
  4. Academic service activities within the School, Faculty, and/or University.

Terms

Tenure-track position. Rank - Assistant Professor

Salary

Salary scale for an Assistant Professor starts at $86,986

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 as well as relocation expenses.

Appointment date

July 1, 2021

Application deadline

January 10, 2021. Note: applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

Posting no.: 20066-SSAN

Candidates are invited to submit the following:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letter describing their professional experience, their contribution to research, their experience in university teaching and service
  • A brief teaching statement including teaching philosophy, pedagogical approaches
  • A statement of English/French proficiency- ability to speak/write/teach in French and English (active bilingualism) or ability to understand spoken and written English/French (passive bilingualism)
  • Description of current and future research plans
  • Names and contact information of three referees. Referees will not be contacted prior to obtaining permission from the candidate.

All information to be forwarded by email to Dr. Karen Phillips, Director and Associate Dean of the Interdisciplinary School of Health Sciences: hss-adj@uottawa.ca with the subject line "Tenure-track Position- Health Technologies- Population Health Approach."

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.

Notice of Collection of Personal Information

In accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Ontario) and with University Policy 90, your personal information is collected under the authority of the University of Ottawa Act, 1965 and is intended to be used for the purpose of and those consistent with your employment application and the administration of your employment relationship, if established. If you have any questions regarding this collection of personal information, please contact Office of the Vice-Provost, Faculty Relations at (613) 562-5958 or by email at vra.affairesprofessorales@uottawa.ca.


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