The successful candidate will hold a tenure track position in the Faculty of Medicine’s Department of Innovation in Medical Education (DIME). The Faculty of Medicine’s education community is emerging as a national leader. Members of the Department of Innovation in Medical Education are strongly engaged in nationally and internationally funded research and dissemination, curricular innovations, and serve in important leadership roles in education. The successful candidate will become an integral part of the dynamic, collaborative, and interconnected research-intensive education portfolio of the Faculty of Medicine, which includes DIME, Faculty of Medicine affiliated skills and simulation centres (University of Ottawa Skills and Simulation Centre, Hôpital Montfort, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Ottawa Exam Centre), the office of Faculty Development, and the Affaires Francophones portfolios, as well as collaborations with the Faculties of Education and of Health Sciences.
We are interested in attracting an emerging world-class researcher with demonstrated strength and expertise in medical education, spanning fields such as health professions education, psychology, kinesiology, or other related fields. Medical Education research - and its implications for curriculum and pedagogies - is undergoing major transformations, with a transition to competency-based medical education (CBME), increased interactions with technology with the move towards virtual care/education and rapid advances in artificial intelligence in healthcare, as well as an increased role in educating and communicating research findings to the public. Additionally, there is increased recognition of the critical need for medical schools to be more accountable to the population and societies that they serve, as well as foster learning environments that are equitable, diverse, and inclusive. These forces are leading to important changes in education that will have long-term systemic effects for the education of current and future clinicians, creating an urgent need for innovative approaches to education in a healthcare system that has become heavily dependent on learners to deliver patient care. Recruitment of expertise in translational research that can inform socially responsive curricular innovations and evaluation is key. The selected candidate will have the opportunity to engage closely with the Faculty of Medicine’s Centre for Innovative Medical Education (launching in early 2022), whose goals are to support members engaged in the practice and scholarship of education; foster interdisciplinary and interprofessional collaborations in education; promote best practices, innovations and translation between the scholarship and the practice of education; and develop and disseminate high-quality innovation and scholarship in education in both official languages.
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. 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.