Chair/Chief of the Department of Oncology

The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University, London Health Sciences Centre, and St. Joseph’s Health Care invite applications/ nominations for the position of Chair/ Chief for the Department of Oncology.

The Department of Oncology’s mission is to optimize the health and wellbeing of cancer patients by working together to deliver excellence and innovation in patient care, trainee education, and basic, translational, and clinical research. The Department is composed of 155 multidisciplinary faculty members across four citywide Divisions of Radiation Oncology, Medical Oncology, Surgical Oncology and Experimental Oncology, as well as a satellite Windsor Oncology Division. Faculty members conduct internationally recognized clinical, translational and basic cancer research in collaboration with our citywide partners including Western, the Lawson Health Research Institute and Robarts Research Institute; with a particular focus on advanced disease and therapeutic response and resistance. The Department offers vibrant education programs as part of the Schulich Medicine undergraduate medical curriculum (including clinical oncology teaching at the Windsor Campus), as well as postgraduate Royal College Accredited residency and fellowship programs for Radiation Oncology and Medical Oncology. The Department also partners with the Basic Science Departments at Schulich Medicine to support cancer-focused basic science education programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral levels. The Department of Oncology shares LHSC’s and St. Joseph’s vision of integrated cancer care, research and education that aligns with Schulich’s Medicine mission of outstanding education in a research-intensive environment.

The new Chair/Chief will have the vision to expand on the department’s strengths to integrate teaching, research, and current evidence in clinical practice in partnership with the University, the affiliated research institutes, and the academic hospital organizations. The new Chair/Chief will be a strong leader, administrator, and communicator, with the ability to advocate for the department’s mission and goals with its partners and the community. As a strong leader the candidate is expected to provide responsible and accountable clinical academic leadership in the Hospitals and the University. The candidate should be prepared to work collaboratively with basic and clinical scientists to build innovative, integrated, and translational research, which are identified signature areas in the strategic plans of the University and Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry as well as the Hospitals.
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.

Renowned for compassionate care, St. Joseph’s Health Care London (St. Joseph’s) is dedicated to helping people live to their fullest by minimizing the effects of injury, disease, and disability through excellence in care, teaching and research. In partnership with Lawson Health Research Institute St. Joseph’s has become an international leader in chronic disease management, specialized mental health care, rehabilitation, specialized geriatrics, and surgery. Serving local, regional and provincial populations in an evolving and challenging clinical academic environment, St. Joseph’s cares for its communities, reflecting its faith-based traditions and values.

London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) is is a tertiary care health complex, providing comprehensive care to a large and geographically extended population of approximately 1.2 million people. One of Canada’s largest acute-care, research-intensive academic hospitals, with nearly 15,000 physicians, staff, students, scientists, and volunteers, LHSC is regarded for its exceptional patient care and health-care advancement through innovative partnerships, teaching excellence, breakthrough research and a rich history of national and international medical firsts.

Fully affiliated with Western University and the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, LHSC and St. Joseph’s collectively support the training of more than 1,800 health-care professionals per year. Both St. Joseph’s and LHSC are known as integral parts of the London community, offering compassion and state-of-the-art care for the patients they serve.

The successful candidate must be an accomplished clinician with an MD or equivalent, be eligible to be certified as a member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and eligible for licensure in the Province of Ontario. Compensation will be based on qualifications and experience and will be composed primarily of the following sources: fee for service, alternate funding plan and academic support. The successful candidate will hold a full-time continuing Clinical Academic appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. The position will have an initial 5-year term, normally renewable once and is subject to a mid-term review. Academic rank will be based on qualifications and experience.

Interested candidates should submit an application including a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, names and addresses of three referees, and please ensure that the form available at: is included with your application to:
Dr. John Yoo, Dean, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University
Dr. William Sischek, Integrated Vice President of Medical and Academic Affairs
London, Ontario N6A 5C1, FAX: (519) 850-2357;

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of applicants will begin July 1, 2022. The anticipated start date is to be negotiated.

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,

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.
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 Selection Committee Coordinators at phone 519-661-2111 ext. 88141.