University of Ottawa
The University of Ottawa invites applications for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Infection, Immunity and Inflammation. The successful candidate will hold a clinical non-tenure track position with the Faculty of Medicine, one of its affiliated hospitals (e.g., The Ottawa Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Hopital Montfort, The Royal Ottawa) and its respective affiliated research institute (The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI); Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute (CHEO-RI); University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI); Bruyere Research Institute (BRI); Institute of Mental Health Research (IMHR); or The Institut du Savoir Montfort). The Chairholder will hold, or be eligible to hold,
a licence to practice medicine with the College of Physician and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO).
We are interested in attracting early career candidates with demonstrated strengths in clinically-oriented research in the area of infection, immunity, and inflammation. The successful candidate will become an integral member of the University of Ottawa’s Centre for Infection, Immunity and Inflammation, with access to a broad network of research collaborators across the city of Ottawa, as well as state-of-the-art equipment facilities. New CRC nominees are also eligible for infrastructure support from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) to help acquire state-of-the-art equipment essential to their work.
We are interested in researchers with demonstrated strengths in broad areas, including but not limited to:
Microbiome and its impact on inflammation.
Immunology of host-pathogen interaction.
Autoimmunity and sterile inflammation.
Tier 2 Chairs:
Tier 2 Chairs, tenable for five years and renewable once, are for exceptional emerging researchers, acknowledged by their peers as having the potential to lead in their field. For each Tier 2 Chair, the institution receives $100,000 annually for five years, with an additional $20,000 annual research stipend for first-term Tier 2 Chairs.
Candidates should, at a minimum, be assistant or associate professors, or possess the necessary qualifications to be appointed to these levels. Candidates who are more than 10 years from their highest degree must contact the University of Ottawa directly for questions related to their potential eligibility for a Tier 2 Chair. The institution may nominate a professor or a researcher who is more than 10 years from their highest degree at the time of nomination and has experienced legitimate career interruptions (see acceptable justifications). In such cases, the institution must submit to the Secretariat a formal justification (using the Tier 2 Justification Screening Form), explaining why the nominee is still considered to be an emerging scholar. The University recognizes the legitimate impact that leaves (e.g., parental leave, leave due to illness) can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement and that these leaves will be taken into careful consideration during the assessment process.
Preferential Hiring: 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 members of the four designated groups such as Indigenous peoples, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, and women, as defined in the Employment Equity Act, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with equitable, diverse and inclusive communities. As part of this preferential hiring process, applications from members of the four designated groups will be prioritized and assessed first for the vacancy. Candidates who wish to qualify for preferential consideration are asked to fill the following self-identification form: https://research.uottawa.ca/sites/research.uottawa.ca/files/crc_self-identification_questionnaire_ovpr.pdf. The purpose of this measure is to increase the representation of members of the four designated groups in the allocation of Canada Research Chair positions.
Required Qualifications: An MD or an MD/PhD, superior research achievements in the CRC’s identified area(s) and proof of interdisciplinary collaborations, a solid record with respect to teaching and training of students at the graduate level, the ability to obtain external research funds, excellent communication skills in either English or French. A passive knowledge of the other official language is considered an asset.
Rank and salary: Clinical non-tenure track appointment within the relevant affiliated research institute (dependent on area of expertise and partnership agreements) with an academic appointment in the Faculty of Medicine. Academic rank will be at the Assistant or Associate Professor level and commensurate with the career stage and track record of the successful candidate.
A cover letter;
An up-to-date curriculum vitae (please include career interruptions such as parental or sick leaves that may have impacted your record of research. These will be taken into consideration in the selection process);
A research plan (2 to 3 pages);
A statement of teaching interests (1 to 2 pages); and
The names of three people who may be contacted by the University for letters of reference which will follow the Canada Research Chairs guidelines (i.e. Tier 2: one arm’s length and two who are not affiliated to the University of Ottawa unless they are the candidate’s PhD or postdoctoral supervisor).
Self-identification form (see Preferential Hiring section above).
Posting no.: 20067-CRC
Deadline: December 10, 2020
The selection process will begin in December and will continue until the position is filled. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Please send the application package to the following address or by email to:
Dr. Sylvain Charbonneau, Vice-President, Research
University of Ottawa
550 Cumberland St., room 246
Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5 CANADA
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 Vice-Provost, Faculty Relations at (phone hidden). The Canada Research Chairs Program imposes no restrictions on nominees with regard to nationality or country of residence. Procedures to allow non-Canadian chairholders to work in Canada have been established by Employment and Social Development Canada and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.
The University of Ottawa is justly proud of its 160-year tradition of bilingualism. Through its Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute, the University provides training to staff members and their spouses in their second official language. At the time of tenure, professors are expected to be able to function in a bilingual setting. In certain cases, professors must have the ability to teach in both official languages to be granted tenure.
Notice of Collection of Personal Information
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