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, Hôpital Montfort, The Royal Ottawa, Bruyère), 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).
As a socially accountable medical school, we have a mandate to identify society’s priority health needs and challenges, to adapt our education, research, and service activities accordingly, and to assess the societal impact of these activities. We are interested in attracting early career candidates with demonstrated strengths in social accountability research that will directly improve the health of the community served by the University of Ottawa and beyond through an emphasis on partnerships, equity, and social relevance. In addition to clinical training, it is expected that the incumbent researcher will have formal training and/or expertise in a health research related discipline including medical education, community engagement research, clinical research, health policy or public health research. We are interested in researchers with demonstrated strengths in areas that may broadly include but are not limited to:
- Addressing current and future health needs and challenges of society, including:
- Clinical, health services or policy research aiming to mitigate inequities arising from the social determinants of health;
- Medical education research, including innovations to enhance health human resources among underserved populations and in underserved settings;
- Development of innovative methods and strategies to effectively conduct and measure stakeholder and community engagement (e.g., participatory-research, integrated knowledge translation approaches);
- Evaluation and accreditation strategies to assess social accountability performance and impact.
The successful candidate will become an integral part of a dynamic, collaborative, and interconnected research environment in the Faculty of Medicine and its associated Research Institutes. As Chair, the researcher will also directly contribute to capacity-building of social accountability across the Faculty of Medicine.
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.