Academic Leadership and Faculty
août 24, 2023
Note: Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on the day prior to the Posting End Date above
The Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Anatomical Science Education. A primary role of the successful candidate will be to teach in and support French language cadaveric prosection and dissection-based Anatomical Sciences teaching in the undergraduate medical program as well as in the francophone stream of the Master of Applied Science in Anatomical Sciences Education. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated expertise in employing active learning strategies (team-based learning, flipped classroom) in the delivery of gross anatomy, neuroanatomy, microanatomy, and embryology. The successful candidate will have a PhD and demonstrated ability to lead a program of scholarship and/or research relevant to innovations in anatomical sciences education.
The Department of Innovation in Medical Education (DIME) will be the primary academic home for the successful applicant. DIME boasts a vibrant education research community, with many linkages including, but not limited to, Montfort Hospital, the Institut du Savoir Montfort, the Ottawa Hospital, the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, and the University of Ottawa Skills and Simulation Centre.
The Master in Anatomical Sciences Education in French will be offered jointly by the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Education beginning in September 2024. This unique partnership has been established to meet a critical North American need for pedagogical expertise related to innovative anatomical and point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) education, and to attract students seeking deeper anatomical knowledge prior to embarking in professional healthcare programs.
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 will only be considered should the successful candidate possess the appropriate level of experience.
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 revealed by research, artistic or literary creation, or professional work and c) academic service activities.
Terms: Tenure-track position.
Salary: Assistant Professor salary scale commensurate according to APUO salary scale. Note: salary for higher ranks is proportional 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, 850 Peter Morand, Ottawa, Ontario, K1H 8M5.
Relocation expenses: The successful candidate may be eligible for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with University policy.
Education: A PhD in anatomical sciences or other relevant discipline, or an MD/PhD.
Work experience: A demonstrated excellent scholarship and/or research track record in a domain relevant to anatomical sciences education and the ability to lead a high-quality independent research program with peer-reviewed funding and dissemination at the national and/or international level. A demonstrated track record in teaching and training at the graduate level and a demonstrated ability for interdisciplinary collaboration.
Language: Programs in anatomical sciences education under this position are offered in French. Proficiency in French is therefore required, as well as excellent communication skills in English.
For information on the Department of Innovation in Medical Education: Mr. Philippe Thomson, Senior Administrative Officer, DIME, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa: .
Application deadline: September 15th, 2023. Note: applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.
Selected candidates will be invited for a full-day interview (including a research seminar, interview with the selection committee, and meetings with members of the Faculty of Medicine) between October 2-13th, 2023.
The selected candidate will be expected to start in the role no later than March 15th, 2024.
A brief statement indicating research interests should be submitted, together with a curriculum vitae and names with contact information of four referees, to be maintained in confidence.
Applications must be submitted electronically through the University of Ottawa Careers website.
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 Peoples in Canada, 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.
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
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