Clinical Academic Position-Neurologist (Neuromuscular Specialist)

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Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences, Division of Neurology

Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University

Clinical Academic Position – Neurologist (Neuromuscular Specialist)

The Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and the London Health Sciences Centre is seeking a full-time Neurologist/Neuromuscular Specialist. The candidate will fill a clinical academic role as a Clinician Researcher at Western University. Applicants should be certified, or eligible for certification, in Neurology by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Candidates must have an MD, or equivalent, and must be eligible for independent licensure as a physician in the province of Ontario. The successful candidate will hold a limited term (renewable) academic appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. Western University delivers an academic experience second to none. Western challenges the best and the brightest faculty, staff and students to commit to the highest global standards. Our research excellence expands knowledge and drives discovery with real-world application. Western attracts individuals with a broad worldview, seeking to study, influence and lead in the international community. Since 1878, The Western Experience has combined academic excellence with life-long opportunities for intellectual, social and cultural growth in order to better serve our communities. The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University is one of Canada’s preeminent medical and dental schools. Established in 1881, it was one of the founding schools of Western University and is known for being the birthplace of family medicine in Canada. For more than 130 years, the School has demonstrated a commitment to academic excellence and a passion for scientific discovery. Throughout its history, Schulich Medicine & Dentistry has helped educate generations of physicians, dentists, scholars and scientists whose collective work has transformed the practice of medicine and dentistry, here in Canada and around the world. Faculty, students and alumni continue to fulfill their responsibilities as global leaders by sharing their knowledge and expertise for the benefit of all. The Neuromuscular program specializes in the diagnosis and management of patients with neuromuscular diseases, including diseases of the anterior horn cell or motor neuron, peripheral nerves, neuromuscular junction and muscle. The group works closely with the EMG Laboratory, which studies over 3,500 patients a year. Active areas of research include Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Neuropathy, Myotonic Dystrophy, and Myasthenia Gravis. Within the group, sub-specialists manage each of these disease groups. The Neuromuscular group is specifically interested in a candidate with clinical expertise and a research focus in peripheral neuropathies, including inflammatory (GBS, CIDP) and hereditary neuropathies. The successful candidate will have a record of proven ability or significant potential to lead an independent career in research and a commitment to, and demonstrated aptitude for teaching at the graduate level; including residents, fellows, co-supervising Master’s, PhD, and Postdoctoral students. Preference will be given to candidates who have completed at least one year of post-doctoral fellowship subspecialty training in Neuromuscular Disease, have a strong interest in peripheral nerve disorders, and have obtained or are willing to obtain EMG Certification with the Canadian Society of Clinical Neurophysiologists (CSCN). The successful candidate is expected to be a contributing member of the Neuromuscular Program and Division of Neurology including on call responsibilities for general neurology and stroke. Clinical work will include supervision of the clinical teaching unit (general and stroke), ambulatory care, and supervising the EMG Laboratory, including the supervision of technologists and trainees. In addition, he/she will have demonstrated experience in academic medicine, scholarship and excellence in clinical or basic science research. Compensation will be based on qualifications and experience and will be composed primarily of the following sources: fee for service, alternative funding plan and academic support.

London is Canada’s 10th largest city with a population of close to 500,000, a catchment area of 2 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. Western University is a research-intensive university with full-time enrolment of about 34,000 students with a full range of academic and professional programs. The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry (Schulich) 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.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of intent and accompanying curriculum vitae, along with the names and addresses of three references to be contacted, to: Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences c/o Nicole Farrell, Manager, Administration & Finance Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University University Hospital, Room C7-002 339 Windermere Road London, ON N6A 5A5 CANADA Nicole.Farrell@lhsc.on.ca Please ensure that the form available at: http://uwo.ca/facultyrelations/physicians/Application_FullTime_Clinical.pdf is completed and included in your application. Reviews of applicants begin December 8, 2021. The expected start date is July 1, 2022 or sooner.

Effective September 7, 2021, all employees and visitors to campus are required to comply with Western’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. Successful candidates will be also required to comply with the policies and protocols of the applicable affiliated institutions.

Business Addresses:

Western University, 1151 Richmond Street, N., London, Ontario N6A 5B8, www.uwo.ca

London Health Sciences Centre, 800 Commissioners Road E., London Ontario, N6A 5W9, www.lhsc.on.ca

St. Joseph’s Health Care London, 268 Grosvenor Street, London Ontario, N6A 4V2, www.sjhc.london.on.ca

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 Nicole Farrell (nicole.farrell@lhsc.on.ca).