Professor Position in Science
University of Ottawa Faculty of Science

The Faculty of Science at University of Ottawa invites applications for a replacement position at the rank of Assistant Professor to fulfill vital teaching roles in University of Ottawa’s Department of Biology. The successful applicant will have an excellent track record of teaching and communication, preferably in both French and English, and coordinate courses with the Biology and Biomedical Sciences curricula. The candidate will teach the equivalent of five courses in the 2021-2022 academic year in person and/or remotely.

The Faculty of Science considers an inclusive, equitable research environment where all members of our uOttawa community thrive to be a moral and strategic imperative.  Because research grant success in Canada is influenced by demonstrating knowledge of the use of principles relating to equity, diversity, and inclusion in student training, applicants will be evaluated on their experience and/or knowledge of these areas, particularly in a learning environment. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, and women, as defined in the Employment Equity Act, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with equitable, diverse, and inclusive communities.  The Faculty recognizes the legitimate impact that leaves (e.g., parental leave, leave due to illness) and the COVID-19 pandemic can have on a candidate’s record of achievement and that these limitations will be taken into careful consideration during the assessment process.

Required qualifications: PhD in Biology or a related discipline. A strong track record in teaching is vital. Research experience in physiology or molecular biology would be an asset. The candidate must be able to teach in both French and English, the two official languages of the University, from the outset of this position.

Duties: The responsibilities include: 1) teaching five courses or equivalent in the 2021-2022 academic year, likely including multi-section first year biology courses and 2) performing an active role within the department by contributing to administrative and academic activities of the department and faculty. The start date of the position is July 1, 2021. This position will be tenable for a two year period and renewable for up to one extra year.

Terms: Non-tenure track.

Salary: The salary scale for Assistant Professors is governed by the Collective Agreement with the Association of Professors of the University of Ottawa (APUO).

Benefits package: The University of Ottawa provides a complete compensation package which includes long term disability, basic group life insurance, supplementary health insurance, University of Ottawa Pension Plan, optional life insurance and paid leaves (including maternity, parental and academic leaves:

Location of work:  Department of Biology, University of Ottawa, 30 Marie Curie Private, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5.

Contact information: Dr. Jeremy Kerr, Chair of Search Committee, Department of Biology, 30 Marie Curie Private, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5, email:

Posting No.: 21013-SCI

Application deadline:

The selection process will begin in March and will continue until the position is filled. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Application should be sent to: Annie Laprise at

Application Package:

  • A cover letter;
  • An up-to-date curriculum vitae (please include career interruptions such as parental or sick leaves that may have impacted your career: these will be taken into consideration in the selection process);
  • A teaching dossier that demonstrates a track record of teaching excellence in the biological sciences and plans to apply that experience to large lecture courses from 1st to 3rd year;
  • A description of experience and plans to use principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion to create an inclusive learning environment in biology lectures (1 to 2 pages); and
  • The names of three people who may be contacted by the University for letters of reference;
  • Self-Identification Form: 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 peoples, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, and women, as defined in the Employment Equity Act, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with equitable, diverse and inclusive communities. We encourage all applicants to complete the self-identification form which 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.

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