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PAEDIATRIC NEUROLOGIST

Division of Paediatric Neurology, Department of Paediatrics

Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University

 

The Division of Paediatric Neurology, Department of Paediatrics, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, is seeking a Paediatric Neurologist. The successful candidate will hold a full-time limited term appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, or a full-time continuing appointment at the rank of Associate or Professor, depending upon experience and qualifications at the time of appointment. Candidates must hold an MD or equivalent and be eligible for licensing in the Province of Ontario.   Subspecialty certification in Paediatric Neurology from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or equivalent is required. The preferred candidate will have demonstrated a commitment to quality improvement in critical care. Demonstrated interest in optimizing long term outcomes will also be considered an asset. We invite applications from outstanding clinicians, researchers or educators with a strong record of multi-disciplinary collaboration.   The successful candidate will provide clinical and scholarly activities in the Division of Paediatric Neurology at the Children’s Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC), and will help develop academic activities and clinical and educational initiatives within the division and in support of the Department of Paediatrics, and the Division of Paediatric Neurology.  The successful candidate will actively contribute to the undergraduate and postgraduate education and research programs of the Division, and will also serve as a role model for our undergraduate medical students, paediatric residents and Paediatric Neurology Subspecialty Fellow/Residents.  The successful candidate will be appointed as a Scientist or Associate Scientist at the Children’s Health Research Institute. 

 

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.

 

Children's Hospital is the only tertiary care center between Toronto and Winnipeg, serving a population of approximately 500,000 children. The Paediatric Critical Care is 12 bed tertiary care unit with an annual admission of over 900 patients. Paediatric Critical care offers Royal College approved fellowship training program in paediatric critical care medicine. In addition, Children's Hospital has 64 general paediatric beds, 46 neonatal beds and a very active emergency department. The Department of Paediatrics in London has over 100 faculty members, 40 trainees, and provides a full array of Paediatric sub-specialty services. The Children’s Hospital has a Quality and Safety Committee and has formed partnerships within various international quality improvement initiatives. The department has 5 basic scientists as core members and numerous opportunities exist for clinical, epidemiological, translational, and basic science research.

 

London has a metropolitan census of 530,000 people with the amenities of a big city but friendliness of a small town. London is located in the heart of the Great Lakes region, 2 hours from both Toronto and Detroit. Western University is a research-intensive institution with a wide range of academic and professional programs (see http://www.uwo.ca   and  www.ledc.com/why-london to learn more). Western's Recruitment and Retention Office is available to assist in the transition of successful applicants and their families.

 

The Paediatric Neurology Divisional members work closely in clinical, teaching and research with members of the Department of Paediatrics (http://www.schulich.uwo.ca/paediatrics/ ) and the Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences https://www.schulich.uwo.ca/cns/.

Collaborative research is also done with scientists at the Children’s Health Research Institute (CHRI) (www.chri.org). The Children’s Hospital, LHSC, have state-of-the art programs and facilities. (http://www.lhsc.on.ca/Patients_Families_Visitors/Childrens_Hospital/Programs_and_services/). 

 

The Paediatric Neurology service is one of two designated provincial epilepsy surgical centres of excellence and has a particularly robust research program in epilepsy and neuromuscular medicine.  The Division is an active consultative child neurology service for outpatients through multiple multidisciplinary clinics and for inpatients of the Children’s Hospital, which is a tertiary centre for Southwestern Ontario and serves a population of over 1.8 million.  For more information on the Division of Paediatric Neurology, please visit https://www.schulich.uwo.ca/paediatrics/divisions/neurology.html , and on London, Ontario, please visit http://www.goodmovelondon.com.

 

Compensation for this position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience, and will be primarily composed of an alternative funding plan and academic salary.  The anticipated start date for the position is July 1, 2023, although an alternate start date may be negotiated. 

 

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, including curriculum vitae and names and contact information of three references to:

 

Craig Campbell, MD, FRCPC

Interim, Chair/Chief, Department of Paediatrics

800 Commissioners Road East,

London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5W9

Email: craig.campbell@lhsc.on.ca

 

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Review of applications will begin after January 7, 2023. 

 

Please ensure that the form http://uwo.ca/facultyrelations/physicians/Application_FullTime_Clinical.pdf is included in your application.

 

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 East, 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 Jody Andody at jandody@uwo.ca or 519-685-8129.