Complex Care Specialist - General Academic Paediatrics


Department of Paediatrics, Western University, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry


The Department of Paediatrics, Children's Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre and Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, is seeking an Academic Paediatrician with a special interest in care of children with complex needs to join our established Division of General Academic Paediatrics. The Division is composed of the Clinical Teaching Unit (CTU), which provides a comprehensive in-patient service to a population of about 1.5 million in southwestern Ontario, as well as an expanding range of ambulatory clinics.  As the hub of a rapidly expanding tertiary children’s hospital, the CTU provides acute care for children with a wide variety of general paediatric conditions, including admissions locally from the Emergency Department, transfers from other hospitals within the region, as well as from the Paediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care Units.  In addition, children with complex care needs are cared for by a dedicated team composed of select CTU paediatricians, nurse practitioners and other allied health staff. The Division works closely with our subspecialty colleagues in a collaborative manner, in both clinical and research endeavours.  The Division is central to the undergraduate and postgraduate training program at Western University, with key leadership positions in education currently being held by General Academic Paediatric faculty.


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.  Western is a research-intensive institution with a wide range of academic and professional programs (see   to learn more).  Western’s Recruitment and Retention Office is available to assist in the transition of successful applicants and their families.


Candidates for this position must have an MD or equivalent degree and must be eligible for licensing in the Province of Ontario.  Subspecialty certification in Paediatrics from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or equivalent is required.  The successful candidate will be a clinical academic paediatrician, and hold 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 Professor, depending upon qualifications and experience at the time of appointment.  The successful candidate will have experience in the care of children with complexity, as well as acutely ill children, and will be expected to provide consultant services to both inpatient and ambulatory complex care service, and contribute to the CTU on call service, as well as ambulatory clinics. The successful candidate will have a keen interest in academic medicine, the ability to collaborate effectively with all other members of the health care team and office staff, and will be expected to participate in team-based health care and teaching, at the undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing professional development levels. The candidate will be committed to contributing to the academic deliverables of the division, including continuing medical education and research. Preference may be given to candidates with additional training and/or qualifications in the areas of complex care, acquired brain injury, patient safety and/or medical education.


Compensation for this position will be primarily composed of an alternative funding plan and academic salary. The anticipated start date for the position is May 1, 2022, although an alternate start date may be negotiated. 


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.



Please submit your application, including curriculum vitae, Letter of Interest/Statement of Academic Qualifications, and names and contact information of three references to:


Dr. Craig Campbell, Professor and Interim Co-Chair/Chief

Department of Paediatrics, Western University

800 Commissioners Rd E., London, ON   N6A 5W9





Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Review of applications will begin on February 24, 2021. Please ensure that the form   is completed and included in your application.


Business Addresses:

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

London Health Sciences Centre, 800 Commissioners Road East, 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 Jill O’Dowda at or 519-685-8129.