Assistant/Associate Professor position – University of Ottawa


Faculty of Medicine

Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology

451 Smyth Road

Ottawa, ON

K1H 8M5


Assistant/Associate Professor position

The Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position related to host-pathogen interaction within the Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology and the Center for Infection, Immunity, and Inflammation (CI3).  This new faculty member will have a background that will allow them to successfully develop a dynamic and collaborative research program focusing on host-pathogen interaction with a specific focus on emerging bacteria.

The University of Ottawa is one of Canada’s leading research-intensive universities, with over $340 million in annual research funding. It is recognized nationally and internationally as one of the best universities in the country and the largest bilingual university (French and English) in the world. Located on the unceded territory of Anishinabé-Algonquin people, in the heart of downtown Ottawa, it contributes significantly to the economy, culture and quality of life of Canada’s Capital.

The Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology comprises over 100 faculty members. It features a vibrant research atmosphere addressing fundamental questions in basic biomedical research with strong links to translational and clinical research. The successful candidate is expected to establish and maintain a vigorous and independent research program and contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching programs in French.

Title of the position: Assistant Professor. The higher rank of Associate Professor will only be considered should the successful candidate possess an appropriate level of experience and commensurate achievements.

Number of positions available: One (1)

Duties: The functions of a member of the academic staff include, in varying proportions: a) teaching activities; b) scholarly activities evidenced by research, artistic or literary creation, or professional work; c) academic service activities; and d) supervision of graduate students and other research trainees.

Terms: Tenure-track position.

Wage: Assistant Professor salary scale commensurate according to APUO salary scale. Note: salary for higher ranks is commensurate according to rank and experience.

Benefits package: The University of Ottawa provides a complete compensation package, which includes long-term disability, basic group life insurance, supplementary health insurance, the University of Ottawa Pension Plan and optional life insurance.

Relocation expenses: The successful candidate may be eligible for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with University policy.

Skill requirements:

  • Education: PhD or MD/PhD
  • Fluently bilingual (French & English)
  • Work experience: Postdoctoral experience, or equivalent, with demonstrated excellent research achievements. A commitment to teaching and graduate training, a strong track record in, and a commitment to, interdisciplinary collaboration.

Application deadline: July 10th, 2023. Note: applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

The application package must include a letter of intent, a description of the future research plan (2 pages), curriculum vitae, a description of the teaching philosophy and three support letters from referees of high standing and should be submitted to:

Chair, Host-pathogen Interaction Search Committee
Faculty of Medicine
University of Ottawa

451 Smyth Road
Ottawa, ON, K1H 8M5

Or by email: subject line “BMI – Host-Pathogen Interaction”

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 minority members (racialized persons), persons with disabilities, and 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. 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.