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Instructor I - Health Sciences

Carleton University

Academic Unit: Health Sciences
Category of Appointment: Term
Rank/Position Title: Instructor I
Start Date: July 1, 2020
Closing Date: December 31, 2019

About the Position:

The Department of Health Sciences invites applications from qualified candidates for a term appointment in Health Sciences at the rank of Instructor I beginning July 1, 2020.

The successful applicant will demonstrate excellent teaching, mentoring, and communication skills. We welcome applications from qualified candidates with a broad range of biomedical sciences backgrounds including (but not limited to) cell biology, molecular biology, molecular genetics, and medicine. In addition, the candidate is expected to demonstrate familiarity with existing and emerging health technologies and show evidence of strong interpersonal skills and active mentorship of students. The successful candidate is expected to teach at least 5 HLTH courses per year, or as required by departmental needs. Such courses may include, but are not limited to HLTH 2001, HLTH 3402, HLTH 3403, HLTH 4102, HLTH 4502.

About the Academic Unit:

The Bachelors of Health Sciences (BHSc), housed within the Department of Health Sciences, offers opportunities in this area of growth and strategic importance at Carleton. This is an interdisciplinary program that leverages the expertise of multiple disciplines, from biomedical to environmental to social determinants of health, health policy, public and global health, for learning and research opportunities. Engagement among students, faculty, external partners and collaborators enables translation of research findings into real world solutions, and provides training relevant to the rapidly changing health sector. For more information, please visit our website at:


This instructor position requires a Ph.D. in a biomedical sciences-related field, and postdoctoral or relevant post-PhD experience in biomedical sciences. The candidate should demonstrate an aptitude for teaching undergraduate courses (e.g. course outlines or other relevant documents from previous courses taught), be able to work effectively with students in small or large groups, and should provide evidence of an ability to work in an interdisciplinary, collaborative environment.

 Application Instructions:

Applications must be sent electronically in one a single PDF file to to the attention of: Chair, Search Committee for Instructor Position, Department of Health Sciences, Carleton University, Room 2306, Health Sciences Building, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON K1S 5B6.

Applications should include the following:

a cover letter
curriculum vitae
a statement of teaching philosophy and teaching interests and preferences from the list of BHSc courses offered (
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 a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

About Carleton University:

Carleton University is a dynamic and innovative research and teaching institution with a national and international reputation as a leader in collaborative teaching and learning, research and governance. With over 30,000 students in more than 100 programs of study, we encourage creative risk-taking, discovery, and the generation of transformative knowledge. We are proud to be one of the most accessible campuses in North America. Carleton’s Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities has been heralded as the gold standard for disability support services in Canada.

Carleton’s location in Ottawa, Ontario provides many opportunities for scholarship and research with numerous and diverse groups and institutions. Canada’s capital has a population of almost one million and reflects the country’s bilingual and multicultural character. To learn more about our university and the City of Ottawa, please visit

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. Carleton understands that career paths vary.  Legitimate career interruptions will in no way prejudice the assessment process and their impact will be carefully considered.

Applicants selected for an interview are asked to contact the Chair as soon as possible to discuss any accommodation requirements. Arrangements will be made in a timely manner.

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