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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, 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, Language Teaching in Plurilingual and Culturally Diverse Contexts

We are looking for a professor whose innovative research focuses on the field of language teaching with allophone and immigrant students in plurilingual and pluri-ethnic contexts. Ideally, the successful candidate will have a solid knowledge of Canadian Francophone minority contexts and will prepare and deliver courses focused on the teaching of French and English for future teachers working in French-language schools in Ontario.

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: Nicholas Ng-A-Fook, Vice-Dean of Graduate Studies, 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: The successful candidate will have excellent research knowledge in a field related to the position, in addition to demonstrated undergraduate and graduate teaching skills in an interdisciplinary collaborative environment. They will also need to be able to deliver hybrid and virtual courses. A passive knowledge of the other official language in Canada is a requirement for tenure. English-French bilingualism is an asset.

The anticipated start date is set for July 1st, 2023.

The application must include:  an up-to-date curriculum vitae, an example of publication, the name and contact information of three individuals who can offer a reference to the applicant, as well as a transcript for each university diploma received. In addition, the application must include a letter describing the proposed research program and teaching interests of the candidate.

Application deadline extended: January 15, 2023. The consultation of applications will begin after January 15, 2023; 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 

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 more than 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.