About the Position

  • Field of Specialization: Clinical Trials and Regulatory Affairs
  • Academic Unit:  Health Sciences
  • Category of Appointment: Preliminary (Tenure-Track)
  • Rank/Position Title: Assistant Professor
  • Start Date: July 1, 2024
  • Closing Date: September 30, 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, 2024; however, the start date is negotiable.

We are looking for outstanding applicants who currently have, or have the capacity to develop, an independent and innovative research program in the broad areas of Clinical Trials and Regulatory Affairs. Ideal candidates are experts in key trial methodologies (e.g. study designs, patient engagement, trial ethics, data management and analysis, pharmacovigilance) and their appropriate areas of clinical trials research are connected to: biomarkers, drug safety and mechanism of action, regulations, or quality of life. The Department has been developing a Master of Science (MSc) in Clinical Trials and Regulatory Affairs program to meet pressing needs in the healthcare research community, government and industry. The successful applicant will play a prominent role in the delivery of this program through teaching courses, as well as help mature and shape the program, thus experience in higher education programming and/or program delivery is an asset. In addition, the candidate is expected to develop and coordinate student placements and practicums.

About the Academic Unit

Department of Health Sciences offers undergraduate and graduate interdisciplinary programs that leverage expertise across biomedical, environmental, and social determinants of health for learning and research opportunities. Research and teaching in the Department is supported by state-of-the art laboratories that support biospecimen collection and processing, and participant interactions. For more information, please visit our website at: http://carleton.ca/healthsciences.


Applicants must have a Ph.D. in health-related or clinical trials-related fields, M.D., or equivalent. The successful candidate must show proven ability or significant potential to develop an independent research program that includes clinical trials and will be expected to maintain their research program by obtaining external competitive grants. They will also be expected to teach within their area(s) of specialization and the MSc program (examples include HLTH 5812, HLTH 5816, HTLH 5819) and in broader health-related fields. The successful applicant will demonstrate excellent teaching, mentoring, and communication skills. Administrative experience is 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 including in lifecycle health, at-risk population health, chronic diseases, and infection and immunity. Therefore, applicants with the ability to forge collaborations with members of the Department (some of whom are already engaged in clinical research) and interdisciplinary-oriented Faculty across the university and allied agencies will be given preference. The Department is building core strengths in the following four research 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 September 30, 2023.

Applications should include the following:

  • a cover letter (two pages maximum);
  • a CV detailing their experience in: clinical trials methodologies, the relevant research areas around clinical trials and regulatory affairs, and in administrative roles (demonstration of connections to clinical trial partners is an asset);
  • a description of their current and future research program, and how this links with at least one of the four departmental research themes (five pages maximum);
  • a statement of teaching philosophy (one-page maximum);
  • examples of course outlines, assignments, and evaluation rubrics are an asset;
  • a statement that identifies your strengths in advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion in your discipline and on campus as well as your future plans;
  • 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. Carleton has long been known for promoting research excellence and connectedness and is involved in partnerships around the globe. With strong leadership, it enjoys a healthy financial position and our proximity to government and cultural institutions, media, and a thriving knowledge economy make Carleton and Ottawa a great place to work, learn, and live. Our picturesque campus is fully accessible and, along with award-winning student services, Carleton’s Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities has been heralded as the gold standard for disability support services in Canada. Learn more about our university and the city of Ottawa at https://carleton.ca/deputyprovost/jobs.

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 and gender minorities; racialized individuals; Indigenous Peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation 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 at https://carleton.ca/indigenousinitiatives/cu-files/kinamagawin/ and visit our Department of Equity and Inclusive Communities at http://carleton.ca/equity 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, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. All positions are subject to budgetary approval.