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The Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Ottawa is accepting applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor in the Interdisciplinary School of Health Sciences (ISHS) related to Systems biology-based approaches to health development across the life-span.

The Interdisciplinary School of Health Sciences provides a bilingual, interdisciplinary academic and research environment to study health. The emphasis on biological mechanisms of disease, their interrelationships with psychosocial and environmental factors provides opportunities to explore and mitigate complex health problems. Providing both undergraduate and graduate training, the ISHS is committed to training competent professionals, who wish to contribute in the most efficient way possible to the promotion and improvement of the health and wellbeing of individuals and of populations. Strategic priorities for research include systems biology-based approaches to health development across the life-course and technologies to promote and in support of healthy aging.

The city of Ottawa, located in the National Capital Region, encompasses the two largest cultural and linguistic communities in Canada. The University of Ottawa, situated near many national agencies including Health Canada, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Public Health Agency of Canada and Statistics Canada, is recognized as the first and largest bilingual university in North America. The University provides its 40,000 students and 5,500 employees a dynamic and stimulating environment where research and knowledge are fundamental to all aspects of university life.

The Faculty of Health Sciences is made up of five academic units: Nursing, Nutrition Sciences, Rehabilitation Sciences, Human Kinetics and the Interdisciplinary School of Health Sciences. The Faculty excels in its research endeavour thanks to the efforts of over 100 researchers working in a variety of disciplines, from molecular biology to metabolism, from human kinetics to social sciences of health. This position also offers potential for collaboration with several affiliated hospital and research institutes.
To help consolidate the diverse expertise of its faculty and actively participate in the ongoing development of ISHS, the Faculty of Health Sciences aims to recruit a dynamic health researcher to join our team.

The incumbent's research program should incorporate conceptual frameworks and methods for systems biology across the lifespan, such as the investigation of cellular processes relevant for understanding determinants of health in disease and aging. Preference will be given to applicants whose research focus is on the investigation of biological processes relative to diagnosis, marking, tracking and evolution of disease and /or determinants of healthy aging.

Qualifications for this position should include:
• University professorial experience
• Research experience demonstrated by the achievement of an independent and competitive research program and a significant publication track record

The essential qualities are as follows:
• Leadership and excellence in research and university level teaching and supervision of graduate student and postdoctoral fellows
• Bilingualism: the ability to actively contribute to teaching in one of the two official languages and at minimum, to have passive functionality in the other language.

It is expected that the selected candidates would spearhead and sustain a competitive, externally funded program of research involving graduate students and postdoctoral fellows supervision. There are also expectations for teaching contribution at both the undergraduate and graduate levels with active participation for the development and the enhancement of the teaching curriculae. As a member of the academic staff, contributions to regular administrative processes at the School, Faculty or University level will be expected.

SALARY: Salary is consistent with the collective agreement of the APUO

APPOINTMENT DATE: As of January 1, 2016 (negotiable)

Equity is a University policy. We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities. All qualified candidates are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. If you are invited to continue the selection process, please notify us of any particular adaptive measures you might require by contacting the Office of the Associate Vice-President, Faculty Affairs at 613-562-5958. Any information you send us will be handled respectfully and in complete confidence.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 25, 2015 (or until the position is filled).

Applicants should send by e-mail a curriculum vitae, copies of no more than three recent article reprints, a letter describing their teaching and research experience, and the names and email addresses of three referees (the search committee will not contact referees until permission has been granted by the candidate) to:

Dr. Jeffrey Jutai, PhD
Interdisciplinary School of Health Sciences
Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Ottawa
25 University, Room 136A
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5
Fax: (613) 562-5632
Email: hss-adj @ uottawa.ca

posted 2015.07.25