The successful candidates will hold a tenure track position with the Faculty of Medicine’s School of Epidemiology and Public Health. This research intensive School, comprised of over 150 core, adjunct, and cross-appointed interdisciplinary faculty members, is a vibrant environment with research and teaching foci in multiple-related fields. The School delivers the Epidemiology graduate degree programs (MSc and PhD), a Master of Public Health program, and a graduate diploma program in Population Health Risk Assessment and Management. It oversees the Public Health and Preventive Medicine Residency program and contributes to undergraduate medical education training. The successful candidate will become an integral member of the University of Ottawa’s School of Epidemiology and Public Health, with access to a broad network of research collaborators across the city of Ottawa, as well as state-of-the-art equipment facilities.
We are interested in attracting early career candidates with a doctoral degree in communicable disease epidemiology, or a related area. Applicants will be expected to have evidence of research quality and productivity in the field as demonstrated through research funding and academic output. Research in this field includes studies in disease etiology, identifying inequities in disease burden in Canada or other global settings, predictive analytics, prevention and treatment of infectious diseases, as well as the development, implementation and evaluation of practices, programs and policies to identify, treat, prevent and control infectious diseases and increase preparedness to respond to emerging infectious diseases and viral pandemics.
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.