Health Sciences – Assistant or Associate Professor (Food Sciences)

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University of Ottawa

Location: Ontario
Date posted: 2023-11-17
Advertised until: 2024-01-16

The School of Nutrition Sciences, the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Ottawa invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in Food Sciences. The bilingual (French and English) candidate will grow an outstanding, externally funded research program in food sciences and show potential for successful teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, while also participating in the supervision of graduate students and postdoctoral researchers. The expected start date of the appointment is July 1, 2024.

The University of Ottawa 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 Anishinaabe-Algonquin people, in the heart of downtown Ottawa, it contributes significantly to the economy, culture, and quality of life of Canada’s Capital.

Title of the position: Assistant or Associate Professor

Duties: The functions of a member of the academic staff include, in varying proportions: a) teaching activities; b) scholarly activities pertaining to research and/or professional work; c) academic service activities, and d) supervision of graduate students.

Terms: Tenure-track position

Rank and salary: Regular tenure-track academic appointment in the Faculty of Health Sciences, with a salary consistent with the collective agreement of the Association of Professors of the University of Ottawa. The base salary for assistant professors is $89,622 (as of May 1, 2023).

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

Location of work: School of Nutrition Sciences, University of Ottawa, Lees FHS Building, 200 Lees Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 6N5, as well as Roger-Guindon Hall, 451 Smyth Rd, Ottawa, Ontario, K1H 8M5.

Contact information: Professor Isabelle Giroux, Director, School of Nutrition Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Office 362D, 200 Lees Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 6N5. Email: Telephone: 613-562-5800 x8337.

Skills requirements:

  • Education: Ph.D. in Food Sciences. Postdoctoral experience in Food Sciences.
  • Work experience:
    • A demonstrated excellent research track record in a health-oriented food science research with a special consideration to the following areas: a) Food Chemistry and Nanotechnology, b) Sustainable Food Processing, c) One Health and Food Safety, or d) Artificial Intelligence in Food Science.
    • Preference given to candidates with a minimum of 2 years postdoctoral research training, and with demonstrated experience in food sciences.
    • A demonstrated track record in teaching and training at the graduate level, a strong track record in interdisciplinary collaboration.
    • Language: The University of Ottawa is proud to be the largest bilingual (English-French) university in North America, and considers bilingualism to be one of its distinguishing characteristics. At the time of hiring, the selected candidate must have an active knowledge of French and of English. The selected candidate must be able to work and teach in both official languages at the time of obtaining the position. Bilingualism at the time of hiring is necessary.

Application: More information regarding Academic Careers can be found online. Applications must be submitted electronically through the University of Ottawa Careers portal. Candidates should include the following in their application:

  • A cover letter, including a statement on the level of bilingualism
  • An up-to-date curriculum vitae (please include any personal circumstances and/or career interruptions such as parental or sick leaves that may have impacted your research trajectory; these will be taken into consideration in the selection process)
  • A research plan (5-page NSERC Discovery Grant style preferred)
  • A statement of teaching philosophy (~2 pages, written in French)
  • A statement on equity, diversity, and inclusion philosophy and concrete practices (~1 page)
  • The names of three people who may be contacted by the University for letters of reference.

Application deadline:  December 31, 2023, or until the position is filled. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Other informationThe 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 in Canada, 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.

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 by email at Any information you send us will be handled respectfully and in complete confidence. 

The University of Ottawa is proud of its more than 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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