Ophthalmologist – Cornea, External Disease and Uveitis

Ivey Eye Institute

The Department of Ophthalmology at the Ivey Eye Institute of St. Joseph’s Health Care London and the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University invites applications for a full time clinical academic position in Ophthalmology with a Cornea, External Disease and Uveitis specialization.

The Ivey Eye Institute, which is the main referral centre for eye disease in Southwestern Ontario, is committed to excellence in patient care, education and research. Its’ operating and procedure rooms, teaching facilities, library collection, urgent eye clinic, orthoptic service and diagnostic service provide a sound foundation for the Institute's excellent reputation in all of its activities. The specialists in the department are an integral part of the medical and surgical team, treating diseases and conditions of the eye for adults and children, and helping to diagnose general medical disorders.

Position Profile

The successful candidate will be a Clinician Teacher or Clinician Researcher 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 Full Professor, depending upon experience and qualifications at the time of appointment. The Department of Ophthalmology is affiliated with London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph’s Health Care London and is presently comprised of 20 surgeons with busy clinical practices. The Department has a strong clinical research interest and is an accredited Royal College training program.

Academic and Clinical Expectations

The position involves all aspects of team-based patient care, including the evaluation, management, and treatment of adult patients. Some experience and willingness to assist in the management of pediatric patients would be favoured although this would not be the focus. The successful candidate must be interested in pursuing a strong academic career and will be expected to participate actively in the Department’s academic, research and education initiatives including teaching and supervision of undergraduate students and postgraduate trainees. The position involves at least 40% time commitment to research, education and/or administrative service activities in the Department, Hospital and/or the University dependent upon the appointment category. 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.


The successful candidate must have an MD or equivalent and have specialty certification in Ophthalmology by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, be eligible for licensure in the Province of Ontario, and have completed training in or developed a focus of expertise that would be complimentary to the department’s academic environment. Specifically:


  1. Fellowship training in Cornea, External Disease and Uveitis.
  2. Experience treating complex medical corneal and uveitic diseases including inflammatory ocular conditions such as mucous membrane pemphigoid, rheumatoid melts, GVHD, Sjogrens, stem cell deficiency, anterior uveitis, scleritis, ocular surface neoplasms, corneal dystrophies and infectious keratitis.
  3. Experience performing corneal graft surgery and collagen cross-linking.
  4. Preference will be given to candidates with a willingness to provide pediatric medical corneal and uveitis treatment, in addition to primarily serving adult patients. Preference will also be given to candidates with experience performing limbal stem cell transplants, ocular surface procedures and keratoprosthesis surgery.
  5. A strong interest in teaching and collaboration within the Cornea Pod to expand and enhance clinical teaching & develop a “cornea curriculum” that includes specific exposure to rare and uncommon conditions and procedures as well as “bread and butter” cornea cases.
  6. A keen interest in academic medicine including research, and teaching at the undergraduate and post graduate levels.
  7. The ability to collaborate effectively with all other members of the health care team and department staff.
  8. Advanced training in a discipline complementary to the academic mission of the department having shown success in research publications in the area of Corneal Disease.


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) and Alternative Funding Plan.

The City

The University campus is in London, with a metropolitan census of approximately 530,000, located midway between Toronto and Detroit. London boasts an international airport, galleries, theatre, music and sporting events and is located close to several lakes and facilities for outdoor activities (www.goodmovelondon.ca). Western’s Recruitment and Retention Office is available to assist in the transition of successful applicants and their families to the university and city.

The University

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 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 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 December 11, 2022 with an anticipated start to be 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 from the following link:


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 send application documents to:

Scott McKinnon MBA, DIFA Manager, Administration & Finance Department of Ophthalmology Western University

St. Joseph’s Health Care London 268 Grosvenor Street, Room B2-051 London, ON N6A 4V2 [email protected]

For information regarding our Department and or the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, please visit our websites at www.iveyeye.ca and www.schulich.uwo.ca

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 Scott McKinnon at: [email protected]