Chair - Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Ottawa

Ottawa (City), Ontario (CA)
Salary scale commensurate according to Assoc. of Professors of the University of Ottawa salary scale
March 14 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Chair - Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Ottawa

The University of Ottawa is Canada’s largest bilingual institution of higher learning and research. The Faculty of Medicine — one of Canada’s five most research-intensive faculties, with over CAN$140 million of research funding annually, state of art facilities — seeks a dynamic academic leader as Chair of its Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology (BMI). The Department of BMI is made up of over 100 full-time and cross-appointed scientists with strong ties to several other basic science and clinical departments and hospital-based research institutes. Currently, the Faculty has over 600 students in graduate and postdoctoral studies, distributed across several programs.

The successful candidate will have a demonstrated track record of academic and research excellence with appropriate communication, management and administrative abilities to promote innovation within his or her respective department and throughout the Faculty, including with several research institutes (University of Ottawa Brain and Mind Research Institute, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute, University of Ottawa Institute of Mental Health Research, Élisabeth Bruyère Research Institute, University of Ottawa Heart Institute and the Montfort Hospital Research Institute). Candidates should have a strong record of achievement and innovation in research in one or more relevant disciplines to BMI.

Active knowledge of either English or French is a must and have a stated level of competence (active or passive) in the other official language is preferred. Appointment to the Faculty of Medicine will be made at the appropriate academic rank.

Applications or suggestions for nominations, along with a cover letter, curriculum vitae and the names of three references, should be sent no later than March 31st, 2019 to:

Dr. Bernard Jasmin, Dean
Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa
451 Smyth, Ottawa ON  K1H 8M5

or by e-mail:

The University of Ottawa is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities. According to government policy, all qualified candidates are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

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.