About the Position:

  • Field of Specialization: New Health Technologies
  • Academic Unit: Health Sciences
  • Category of Appointment: Preliminary (Tenure-Track)
  • Rank/Position Title: Assistant Professor
  • Start Date: July 1, 2023
  • Closing Date: January 4, 2023 (or until the position is filled)

The Department of Health Sciences invites applications from qualified candidates for a preliminary appointment (tenure-track) in Health Sciences at the rank of Assistant Professor. The position is expected to start on July 1, 2023; however, the start date is negotiable.

To see the full position posting, please visit Carleton University’s Deputy Provost’s website at https://carleton.ca/deputyprovost/jobs/academics/.

We are looking for outstanding applicants with the capacity to develop an independent, vigorous, and innovative research program in the broad areas of new health technologies research, including advanced therapies and personalized medicine. Appropriate research areas include tissue engineering, biomaterials, biologized medical devices, cell and gene therapies, stem and iPSC cell models, and drug delivery. Knowledge and consideration how these technologies intersect with health technology assessment, privacy, and ethics are an asset.

About the Academic Unit:

The Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHSc), Ph.D./MSc in Health Sciences, and MSc in Health: Science, Technology, and Policy housed within the Department of Health Sciences offer opportunities in this growth area and strategic importance at Carleton. These interdisciplinary programs leverage the expertise of multiple disciplines, from biomedical to environmental to social determinants of health, health policy, and public and global health, for learning and research opportunities. For more information, please visit our website at: http://carleton.ca/healthsciences/.


Applicants must have a Ph.D. in health-related fields, and/or MD or equivalent. The successful candidate must show proven ability or significant potential to develop an independent research program and will be expected to maintain their research program by obtaining external competitive grants (e.g., Tri- council funding). They will also be expected to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels within their area(s) of specialization and in broader health-related fields. The successful applicant will demonstrate excellent teaching, mentoring, and communication skills. Administrative experience would be an asset, as the candidate will be required to participate in the Department’s administrative work.

As part of an interdisciplinary department, the successful candidate’s research interests are expected to dovetail with the existing Faculty. Therefore, applicants with the ability to forge collaborations with members of the Department and interdisciplinary-oriented Faculty across the university and allied agencies will be given preference. The Department is building core strengths in the following four themes: 1) Health Equity and Promotion, 2) Health Systems and Policy, 3) Chronic Conditions, Prevention, and Treatment, and 4) Lifecycle Approach to Health.

Application Instructions:

Applications must be sent electronically in one PDF file to healthsciences@carleton.ca to the attention of the Chair, Search Committee for the Assistant Professor Position, Department of Health Sciences, Carleton University, Room 2306, Health Sciences Building, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON K1S 5B6. The deadline to receive applications is January 4, 2023.

Applications should include the following:

  • a cover letter (two pages maximum);
  • a CV detailing their experience in the relevant research areas defined above and in administrative roles;
  • a description of their current and future research program (five pages maximum);
  • an elaboration (one-page maximum) on how their research fits into the Departmental research themes and how they plan to collaborate with Faculty;
  • a statement of teaching philosophy (one-page maximum), including identifying which courses offered by the Department they would be interested in teaching and describing any new courses they would choose to develop;
  • a statement that identifies your strengths in advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion in your discipline and on campus as well as your future plans (one page maximum);
  • examples of course outlines, assignments, and evaluation rubrics are an asset;
  • names and contact information for three referees;

Please indicate in your application if you are currently legally eligible to work in Canada.

About Carleton University

Located in Ottawa, Carleton is an innovative teaching and research institution with a tradition of leading change. Internationally recognized academics, staff, and researchers engage more than 31,000 students in over 100 programs of study. Learn more about our university and the city of Ottawa.

Carleton University is committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our university including, but not limited to: women; visible minorities; First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression. Furthermore, Carleton understands that career paths vary and interruptions will not prejudice the assessment process. We invite you to review our revitalized Indigenous strategy, Kinàmàgawin and visit our Department of Equity and Inclusive Communities for information about our commitment to leadership in the areas of equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Accessibility is a university strategic priority and applicants selected for an interview who require accommodations are invited to contact the Chair as soon as possible to ensure that appropriate arrangements may be made.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. All positions are subject to budgetary approval.