University of Ottawa
The University of Ottawa is a major research university with a full range of programs of study. Founded in 1848, it is now the largest English-French bilingual university in the world, with 10 faculties and 43,000 students registered in undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral studies. Year after year, it ranks among the leading research universities in Canada, and it aims to be among the top five in the next 10 years.
For more information on the University of Ottawa, visit www.uOttawa.ca/en
Faculty of Medicine
The University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Medicine is the only bilingual faculty of medicine in North America. Its mission is to integrate education, research, patient care and technology in an inclusive setting. The Faculty seeks to promote excellence in both teaching and research in the field of heath care.
The Faculty includes 12 clinical and three basic science departments. It is affiliated with five research centres in the greater Ottawa region, eight regional health care centres and five Ontario teaching hospital partners. The Faculty has 91 regular professors, 2,561 undergraduate students (including 46 in a program for Indigenous students) and 400 graduate students. Of its professors, 18 hold Canada Research Chairs. Each year, the Faculty generates over 60% of the research funding received by the University.
The Faculty enjoys an enviable international reputation and has major partnerships with foreign universities, including one that has led to the establishment of the Ottawa-Shanghai Joint School of Medicine at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China.
For more information on the Faculty of Medicine, visit med.uOttawa.ca/en
The University of Ottawa is currently seeking its next Dean, Faculty of Medicine.
The dean of the Faculty of Medicine is the chief executive of the Faculty, and as such, is responsible for the excellence of Faculty teaching and research, as well as the overall quality of Faculty administration. The dean exercises his or her duties in accordance with the University of Ottawa Act, Board of Governors policies and Faculty regulations. He or she reports to the vice-president academic and provost and is a member of the Senate, as well as of the University’s main committees and other bodies. The dean of the Faculty of Medicine has a complex leadership role that requires him or her to both champion the Faculty’s interests and make independent judgments on matters affecting the University as a whole. As well, the dean is responsible for liaison with affiliated hospitals and ensuring their participation in the University of Ottawa’s teaching and research mission.
The dean plays an important role in implementing overall, long-term teaching and research policies, while managing day-to-day Faculty operations. He or she is responsible for the quality of student services, handling large budgets and managing support and teaching staff.
This section is subject to change by the selection committee, once it has been constituted.
As one of Canada’s leading research universities, the University of Ottawa strongly promotes excellence in graduate studies and research. The Faculty of Medicine, in particular, is a major force in forging the excellent reputation that the University of Ottawa enjoys. The next dean of the Faculty must consolidate its achievements, while furthering its development through new initiatives to enhance the reputation and raise the visibility of the University, nationally and internationally.
One of the major challenges that the next dean will have to face is the accreditation process for undergraduate medical education programs, expected in 2017–2018, and the University’s major fundraising campaign, as it relates to the Faculty of Medicine. He or she will also have to strengthen links between the Faculty and the affiliated hospitals and their research centres. Moreover, the next dean will have to continue current international partnership initiatives, and see to the development of new ones.
The Ideal Profile
The person we are seeking for the deanship of the Faculty of Medicine is a leader and visionary able to build on the achievements of a faculty with a growing reputation in its region, as well as nationally and internationally.
This person is respected by peers for his or her accomplishments in teaching and research, as well as contributions to the advancement of medicine, someone who has demonstrated throughout his or her career a deep understanding of issues in health care, and in medicine and health sciences in a university setting. This person is an experienced manager able to implement strategies, programs and large-scale projects. He or she is attentive to others and appreciative of their ideas and opinions, someone who is able to both build effective, smoothly-running teams and take part in those established by others. In this regard, he or she will make a positive contribution to the development of the University as a whole, both strategically and by implementing innovative multidisciplinary programs. This person’s knowledge of budgetary and financial issues will allow him or her to ensure that the Faculty remains financially stable and that it implements its ambitious development projects.
In dealing with the community, and especially with the affiliated hospitals and their research centres, the person we are seeking will exercise an approach that brings people together to promote a unity of purpose and action among all health care actors. He or she will be an excellent communicator who can inform, convince and rally opinion leaders, decision-makers and potential donors.
Given the University of Ottawa’s mission in support of bilingualism and the Franco-Ontarian community, the person selected must be able to communicate easily in French and English.
The dean’s term is normally for five years, and is renewable. If you believe you meet the above profile, please submit your curriculum vitae, along with a letter of interest, by completing the “Registration Form”. All material submitted will be handled in strict confidence. We thank all applicants for their interest. However, please note that we will only contact applicants those applicants selected for further consideration.
The University of Ottawa is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities. In keeping with Citizenship and Immigration Canada requirements, all qualified persons are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.
The University of Ottawa is proud of its over 160-year tradition of bilingualism. Through its Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute, the University provides staff members and their spouses the means to become bilingual. At the time of tenure, professors are expected to have the ability to function in a bilingual setting.