Academic Orthopaedic Surgeon (Hand & Wrist Surgery)

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Academic Orthopaedic Surgeon (Hand & Wrist Surgery)
Department of Surgery, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery
Western University
St. Joseph’s Health Care London, London Health Sciences Centre

Posting Date
:  September 24, 2021

Position Profile:  A Full-time Limited Term Clinical Academic appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, or a Continuing Clinical Academic appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Full Professor, depending upon experience and qualifications at the time of appointment. The Division of Orthopaedic Surgery is affiliated with London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph’s Health Care London.  This position is based at the Roth|McFarlane Hand & Upper Limb Centre which is Canada’s largest upper extremity centre comprised of a multi-disciplinary group of 11 Plastic and Orthopaedic Surgeons.  The Division has a strong clinical and basic science research interest and is an accredited Royal College training program.

Academic and Clinical Expectations:  The successful candidate must have interest and clinical expertise in hand and wrist surgery and will act as a member of both the Roth|McFarlane Hand & Upper Limb Centre and the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery.  The successful candidate must be interested in pursuing a strong academic career and have a proven track record of productivity consistent with their level of training and years of experience.   The candidate will be expected to participate actively in the Division’s academic, research and education initiatives including teaching and supervision of undergraduate students, postgraduate students and clinical fellows. Applicants considered at the rank of Associate or Full Professor must have demonstrated the ability to publish in the highest quality academic and subspecialty outlets and be a recognized expert in their field of research. A track record and ability to direct upper limb biomechanics research is required as the successful candidate will be expected to be the clinician lead in hand and wrist biomechanics for the Roth|McFarlane Bioengineering Laboratory.

Qualifications:  The successful candidate must have an MD or equivalent; have completed an accredited orthopaedic surgery training program; have advanced fellowship training in hand and wrist surgery; have a strong research interest and/or an advanced degree; and be eligible for licensure in the Province of Ontario.

Compensation Details:  Compensation for this position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and will be primarily composed of the following sources: Fee for service (OHIP billings), Alternative Funding Plan, academic salary, workers safety insurance board and on-call reimbursement.

The City:  London, Ontario.  London is Canada’s 10th largest city with a population of 400,000, a catchment area of 2.4 million, and is situated in southwestern Ontario between Toronto and Detroit.  The region has a diverse economy and excellent educational opportunities.  It is a safe and diverse city and its numerous parks, trails, recreational, cultural and sporting opportunities make it an attractive place to live.

The University:  Western University is a research-intensive university with full-time enrolment of 34,000 students with a full range of academic and professional programs.
The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry provides an outstanding educational experience within a research intensive environment where tomorrow's physicians, dentists and health researchers learn to be socially responsible leaders in the advancement of human health.

To apply:  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin after October 23, 2021 with an anticipated start date of January 1st, 2022 or as negotiated. Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and statement of academic qualifications, curriculum vitae, the names and addresses of three references, and also complete, sign and include the form at the following link: to:

Steven J. MacDonald, MD, FRCSC
J.C. Kennedy Professor and Chairman of Orthopaedic Surgery
Western University
University Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre
London, Ontario, Canada
Phone: 519 663 3689
Fax: 519 663 3096

Business Addresses: Western University, 1151 Richmond Street, N., London, Ontario N6A 5B8,;
London Health Sciences Centre, 800 Commissioners Road E., London Ontario, N6A 5W9,;
St. Joseph’s Health Care London, 268 Grosvenor Street, London Ontario, N6A 4V2,

Positions are subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Dr. Steven MacDonald at 519-663-3689.