Tenure-Track Faculty Positions in Health Sciences

University of Ottawa School of Nursing

The Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Ottawa invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions in the School of Nursing whose research program focuses on the health and illness trajectories for those living with acute and chronic condition across settings of care including pediatrics, seniors’ health, women’s health, men’s health, maternal care, health promotion, and/or community nursing.

Created in 1933, we are a research-intensive School of Nursing. The School of Nursing has a national and international reputation for excellence in research and teaching within a dynamic climate of advocacy and service. The School of Nursing is one of the largest schools within the Faculty and includes over 1,800 undergraduate students, 200 Master’s students (thesis, clinical, and Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner options) and 30 doctoral students. All programs are offered in both official languages (French and English) where students can complete their degree in the language stream of their choice.

The academic environment within the School of Nursing includes formal partnerships with the major health care institutions in Ottawa to enhance research capacity and implementation of best practices. The School of Nursing is situated within the Faculty of Health Sciences, which includes 4 other health-related schools (School of Rehabilitation Sciences, School of Human Kinetics, School of Nutrition Science, and Interdisciplinary School of Health Sciences) creating an environment conducive to interdisciplinary scholarly activities. The Faculty of Health Sciences is the home of two innovative research environments. The first is the Centre for Research on Health and Nursing which involves a partnership with the Canadian Nurses Association. The second is the LIFE Research Institute, which focuses on improving health along the lifespan bringing together researchers whose programs range from genetics to policy development.

The University of Ottawa provides a dynamic and stimulating environment for approximately 40,000 students and 5,500 employees where research and knowledge are fundamental to all aspects of university life. Its geographic location in the national capital on the unceded traditional territories of the Algonquin Nation adjacent to a number of national agencies such as Health Canada, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Public Health Agency of Canada, Statistics Canada, and other government agencies offers multiple opportunities for partnerships, training collaboration, and research.


  • Registered Nurse, eligible for registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario.
  • PhD in Nursing or related Health Field (Master’s degree in Nursing preferred if PhD in related health field).
  • Postdoctoral research experience preferred.
  • A demonstrated excellent research track record or promising program of research.
  • Excellent communication skills in either English or French. Passive knowledge of the other official language in Canada is a requirement for tenure but not for hire. Preference will be given to qualified nursing scholars who can teach in French. English-French bilingualism is an asset.
  • Preference will be given to qualified nursing scholars who are Indigenous persons.  Candidates applying as an Indigenous person are asked to supply a letter of support from an Indigenous group/community/organization attesting to their connection to the community.


  • Scholarly activities including a developed or developing program of research.
  • Teaching activities at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • Academic service activities within the School, Faculty, and or University
  • Supervision of graduate students.
  • Leadership within the profession and discipline.

Terms: Tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor.

Salary: Salary scale for an assistant professor starts at $86,986.

Benefits package: The University of Ottawa provides a complete compensation package that includes long-term disability, basic group life insurance, supplementary health insurance, University of Ottawa Pension Plan and optional life insurance. Successful candidates may be eligible for relocation expenses in accordance with University policy.

Appointment date: July 1, 2021, or as negotiated

Application deadline: February 1, 2021. Note: applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

Posting no.: 20073-SSAN

Candidates are invited to submit the following:

  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Letter describing their professional experience, their contribution to research, their experience in university teaching and service as part of their profession.
  • A statement of English/French proficiency- ability to speak/write/teach in French and English (active bilingualism) or ability to understand spoken and written English/French (passive bilingualism)
  • Names and contact information of three referees. Referees will not be contacted prior to obtaining permission from the candidate.

All information to be forwarded by email to Professor Paula Forgeron, Director and Associate Dean of the School of Nursing: adm.ESI-NUR@uOttawa.ca with the subject line "Tenure-track Position"

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 Indigenous persons, visible minorities members (racialized persons), persons with disabilities, women, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with equitable, diverse and inclusive communities. Candidates who wish to be considered as a member of one or more designated groups are asked to complete the confidential Self-Identification Questionnaire, to be completed at the time of application. Please take note of this posting number. This questionnaire can be found online.

According to government policy, all qualified candidates are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadians and permanent residents. When submitting your application, please indicate if you are legally entitled to work in Canada.

The University of Ottawa provides accommodations for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you are invited to proceed in the selection process, please notify us of any accommodations that you require by contacting the Office of the Vice-Provost, Faculty Relations at 613-562-5958. Any information you send us will be handled respectfully and in complete confidence.

The University of Ottawa is proud of its 160-year tradition of bilingualism. Through its Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute, the University provides training to staff members and to their spouses in their second official language. At the time of tenure, professors are expected to have the ability to function in a bilingual setting.t

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