ACADEMIC POSITION – DIVISION OF GASTROENTEROLOGY – TRANSPLANT HEPATOLOGIST

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Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph’s Health Care London

ACADEMIC POSITION – DIVISION OF GASTROENTEROLOGY – TRANSPLANT HEPATOLOGIST

The Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, at Western University, St. Joseph’s Health Care London and the London Health Sciences Centre are seeking a physician for a full-time clinical academic appointment to Western University. Applicants should be certified, or eligible for certification, by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, or equivalent. Candidates must have an MD, or equivalent, and must be eligible for licensure in the province of Ontario. The successful candidate will hold an academic appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Full Professor depending on qualifications and experience. Rank and term of appointment, either as a 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 Professor, will depend upon qualifications and experience at the time of appointment.

Western University delivers an academic experience second to none. Western challenges the best and 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 successful candidate will join the Academic Hepatology group and Liver Transplant program at University Hospital. This program is the oldest liver transplant program in Canada and performs approximately 65 adult liver transplants per year. The successful candidate will participate primarily in the inpatient and outpatient hepatology and liver transplant clinical services.

The successful candidate for this position will have a record of proven ability for academic development, teaching and research productivity, and will be expected to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate will have Fellowship training in liver transplantation, hepatology and gastroenterology.  The successful candidate will have a proven track record of independent clinical research evidenced by successful grant awards and publications, and be expected to participate in the clinical research commitment of the Division and Department.  Research and clinical expertise in the areas of alcohol related liver disease, non-alcoholic steatohepatitis and / or liver transplantation are current needs and would be considered a priority.

Considerations of applicants will include an assessment of previous performance in research, leadership, teaching, qualifications and experience. Candidates that have demonstrated a proven track record in the identified areas of opportunity, namely alcohol-related liver disease and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis will be given priority.

Compensation for this position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and will be primarily composed of academic salary, fee-for-service and alternative payment plan.

Those interested in applying for this position should forward a Letter of interest/ Statement of Academic Qualifications, Curriculum Vitae, the names of three (3) referees who have worked with the applicant over the last two (2) years and at least one (1) referee must hold a leadership appointment. The applicant should also complete, sign and include the form found at the following link: https://www.uwo.ca/facultyrelations/careers/pdf/application-full-time-clinical.pdf to complete the application package.  All documentation should be submitted to the:

Department of Medicine Chair’s Office

Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University

LHSC – Victoria Hospital; 800 Commissioners Road East

London, ON  N6A 5W9

Email:  DOMCHair@lhsc.on.ca

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin February 19, 2021. Anticipated start date September 1, 2021 or as negotiated.

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, including those with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Debbie Clements, DOMCHair@lhsc.on.ca, (519) 685-3892