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Faculty of Education
The Association of Professors of the University of Ottawa (APUO)

As part of a major expansion of its research programs in 2021, the Faculty of Education at the University of Ottawa invites applications for a tenure-track position.

The Faculty of Education is located on the unceded ancestral territories of the Anishinabé-Algonquin people in the heart of the nation's capital. With more than sixty professors, we offer an exceptional intellectual environment to students, educational researchers, and professors. This recruitment also reflects the Faculty of Education's 2025 strategic plan, which focuses on innovation; educational technologies; a vibrant Francophonie; Indigenous rights; antiracism, equity, and social justice.

Title of the Position: Assistant Professor, Anti-Racism Education (Teaching in the Francophone Sector)

Preferential Hiring of Racialized and Indigenous Candidates

The hiring for this position will be done in accordance with the University’s initiatives to combat systemic racial discrimination as announced by the University President in January 2021, which aim among other things, to remedy the under-representation of racialized peoples and Indigenous peoples within the ranks of its faculty members.  As such, only qualified applications from racialized or Indigenous peoples will be considered and evaluated for the position.  Those who wish to be considered as part of one of these groups are asked to self-identify by completing the confidential questionnaire at the time of submitting an application.

We are looking for candidates who can contribute to current research on anti-racist education in Canadian and international francophone settings. The research agenda would include anti-oppressive and inclusive education, anti-colonial perspectives, diasporas, critical theory, human rights, and the future prospects of racialized people.  This research could also be at the intersection of fields such as history and philosophy of education, social science, curriculum studies, and cultural studies.

We invite candidates who are committed to strengthening our existing interdisciplinary relations with other faculties (e.g., Social Sciences, Arts, Science, Medicine, Health Sciences), school boards, and community organizations who seek to enhance the research and educational opportunities specifically for racialized youth here in Canada and the world.

Duties: The functions of a member of the academic staff include, in varying proportions: a) teaching activities; b) scholarly activities revealed by research, artistic or literary creation, or professional work; c) academic service activities, d) supervision of graduate students.

Terms: Tenure-track position (Assistant Professor)

Wage:  Salary scale for an Assistant Professor starts at $89,622 (as of May 1, 2023)

Benefits package: The University of Ottawa provides a complete benefits package, which includes long-term disability, basic group life insurance, supplementary health insurance, University of Ottawa Pension Plan and optional life insurance, as well as relocation expenses.

Location of work:  University of Ottawa, Faculty of Education

Contact information: Giuliano Reis, Vice-Dean, Governance and Student Affairs, Faculty of Education, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5, e-mail:

Skills requirements:

  • Education: Doctorate in Education or equivalent in a field related to the position.
  • Work experience:
  • A demonstrated excellent research track record in Antiracist Education or related field of studies.
  • A demonstrated ability to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels in a collaborative interdisciplinary setting.
  • Excellent communication skills in English. Passive knowledge of the other official language in Canada is a requirement for tenure. English-French bilingualism is an asset.

The application should include:

  • A cover letter that specifically indicates the coveted position and details your research program and interests in teaching;
  • an up-to-date resume,
  • a sample of publications,
  • the names and contact information of three respondents,
  • a transcript for each university degree.

Application deadline: December 15, 2022. The consultation of applications will begin after December 15, 2022; however, we will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.

Applications should be submitted electronically through the University of Ottawa Academic Careers website at the following link:

The University of Ottawa is committed to ensuring equity, diversity, and inclusion in the scholarly and leadership environments of our students, staff, and faculty. Accordingly, we strongly encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples in Canada, visible minorities members (racialized persons), persons with disabilities, women, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with equitable, diverse, and inclusive communities. Candidates who wish to be considered as a member of one or more designated groups are asked to complete the confidential Self-Identification Questionnaire, to be completed at the time of application.

According to government policy, all qualified candidates are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadians and permanent residents. When submitting your application, please indicate if you are legally entitled to work in Canada.

The University of Ottawa provides accommodations for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you are invited to proceed in the selection process, please notify us of any accommodations that you require by contacting the Office of the Vice-Provost, Faculty Relations by email at Any information you send us will be handled respectfully and in complete confidence.

The University of Ottawa is proud of its 160-year tradition of bilingualism. Through its Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute, the University provides training to staff members and to their spouses in their second official language.