Career Path

As a member of our faculty, you will have a variety of teaching, research, patient care and administration responsibilities. Your contribution to our academic mandate will depend on the career pathway that you choose. These include:

Clinician Teacher

Your primary commitment is to clinical service. You will also contribute significantly to teaching about service delivery and to promoting and advancing excellence in clinical care. You may serve as a clinical preceptor and be involved in providing core curriculum at the undergraduate and post-graduate levels.

For example, you may spend 70-90% of your time in a clinical setting with the remaining time spent in teaching activities, research or administration (10-30%).

Clinician-Educator

Your primary commitment is to clinical service and education, educational administration and education activities, such as developing and implementing the academic program or educational research. You may take on roles such as preceptor, lecturer or mentor.

For example, you may perform 25-75% clinical, 15-50% education, 10-30% research and related administrative activities.

Clinician-Investigator

Your primary commitment is to clinical service and research. Research may include basic, clinical or translational activities. You may be cross-appointed to a research institute or basic science department.

For example, you may perform 15-50% clinical, 30-70% research, 10-20% education and/or administration.

Clinician-Scientist

Your primary commitment is to research and clinical service. Research may include basic, clinical and translational activities. You will be primarily or cross-appointed to a research institute or basic science department.

For example, you may perform 70-80% research, 10-15% clinical, 10-15% education and/or administration.

Scientist

Your primary commitment is to research, which may be basic science, translational or educational. You will have no clinical responsibilities and will spend most of your time in research. You may have educational and/or administrative duties only as they relate to educational research or scholarly activity.

For example, you may perform 75-80% research with the rest spent in service teaching (e.g. preceptor, tutor, lecturer, mentor) and/or administration (10-25%).

Clinician-Administrator

Your primary commitment is to administration. This may include taking a leadership role. You may also contribute to innovation within the department or promote advances for patients and the hospital (e.g. organizing a screening program).

For example, you may spend 50% (or more) in administration and the rest of the time divided between education, clinical service and research.

How to Apply

To find out more about the application process for each type of appointment, read the Faculty of Medicine Procedure Manual for Academic Appointment.

Complete your application and send it to:
Department of Family Medicine
University of Ottawa
43 rue Bruyère St., 375 JB
Ottawa, ON  
K1N 5C8