Assistant or Associate Professor, Tenure-Track/Tenured, Canada Research Chair: Healthcare Simulation

Tracking Code: 800-136

Faculty of Health Sciences

Assistant or Associate Professor, Tenure-Track/Tenured, Canada Research Chair: Healthcare Simulation

Appointment Type: Full-Time Continuing

Posting Date: April 26, 2017

Application Review Date: May 29, 2017

As an innovative and research‐focused university, The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) is committed to engaging in leading edge research activities that address issues of local, regional, national, and global significance. The university’s research profile is both competitive with, and distinct from, other Canadian universities, and interdisciplinary research and collaborations with other researchers across the university as a whole are strongly encouraged. UOIT advances the creation and application of knowledge through a technology-enriched learning environment and innovative programs responsive to the needs of students, and the evolving 21st century workplace. For detailed information, please visit:

UOIT’s commitment to research excellence has resulted in millions of dollars in grants and awards, including eleven prestigious Canada Research Chairs and the university’s Faculty of Health Sciences now invites applications for nomination to a Canada Research Chair position in Healthcare Simulation. Contingent on success of the CRC nomination, the successful applicant will be offered a position at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor. Rank and CRC Tier level will depend on experience and qualifications. Canada Research Chairs are subject to review and approval by the CRC Secretariat. Please visit the Canada Research Chairs website for full program information, including further details on eligibility criteria.

The Faculty of Health Sciences is the second-largest Faculty at UOIT. A team of 82 dedicated and collaborative faculty and staff integrate knowledge and practice into their research and teaching to provide interprofessional learning and research opportunities for students and to nurture a critical approach to understanding health care and wellbeing in terms of the determinants of health. Faculty research is diverse and interdisciplinary, with a broad emphasis in areas of nursing, medical laboratory science, community and public health, and kinesiology. Researchers partner with an array of health and social care organizations, and research institutions within Canada and internationally. Our facilities include state-of-the-art health sciences laboratories and the Interprofessional Centre of Excellence in Simulation. For more information on the Faculty, please visit:

CRC Tier 1 Chairs are intended for outstanding and innovative world-class researchers who are recognized internationally as leaders in their fields and whose accomplishments have made a major impact in their fields. Qualified nominees for Tier 2 CRC nomination will be exceptional emerging researchers and acknowledged by their peers as having the potential to lead in their field. Tier 2 nominees should demonstrate the potential to achieve international recognition in their fields in the next five to ten years.   Candidates who are more than ten years from the terminal degree in their field may also be considered through CRC’s Tier 2 Justification Process if they experienced a career interruption due to maternity, parental, extended sick, family care leave or clinical

In addition to CRC requirements, the Faculty of Health Sciences at UOIT requires qualified applicants candidates to hold a PhD in a related discipline, relevant expertise within healthcare environments, and extensive experience in basic and applied research into simulated learning experiences, broadly defined. A record of interdisciplinary academic research collaborations, stakeholder partnerships and external research funding is evident. A commitment to supporting student success has been demonstrated through scholarship, outstanding contributions to teaching, training or mentorship, and institutional service.   The Faculty of Health Sciences is also particularly interested in candidates with experience proactively advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in research activities, curriculum and teaching and can demonstrate their commitment to promoting a respectful work and learning environment at UOIT.

Qualified scholars are invited to submit an electronic application package through the link at the bottom of this posting. Applications must include:

  • A cover letter addressing how your career achievements position you for a successful CRC nomination;
  • A current curriculum vitae including a list of publications (and, if applicable, explain the impact of any legitimate career interruptions on your record of research achievements);
  • A concise 5 year research program plan proposal;
  • A one-page teaching statement; and,
  • The names and contact information of three people who may be contacted by the University for letters of reference.

Review of applications will begin on May 29, 2017, and continue until a suitable candidate is found.

UOIT is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from qualified women and men, including members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. The Canada Research Chairs Program imposes no restrictions on nominees with regard to nationality or country of residence. Procedures to allow non-Canadian chair holders to work in Canada have been established by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada and Citizenship and Immigration Canada. Nominated Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Canada Research Chairs are subject to review and approval by the CRC Secretariat. Further details on the CRC Program can be found at:

UOIT respects people's different needs and therefore will take all reasonable steps to ensure accommodation for applicants where appropriate. If you require an accommodation to participate in the recruitment process, please notify Jocelyn Churchill at or 905-721-8668 ext. 3679. For more information, see

This position falls within the bargaining unit represented by the UOIT Faculty Association and will be subject to the terms and conditions of the collective agreement between the University and the UOIT Faculty Association. The collective agreement may be found on the Human Resources section of our website. Starting salary will be commensurate with experience and annual salary increases are administered as per the terms outlined in the tenured and tenure track collective agreement.