Academic Position – Division of Medical Oncology





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 Department of Oncology, Division of Medical Oncology, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Western Ontario, and its affiliated clinical London Regional Cancer Program, London Health Sciences Centre, are seeking a Medical Oncologist for a full-time clinical academic appointment to the University of Western Ontario. Rank (Assistant, Associate or Full Professor) and appointment status (limited term or continuing) will be determined by experience and qualifications at the time of appointment.

The Division of Medical Oncology currently consists of 20 medical oncologists and 2 neuro-oncologists. Successful applicants should be certified or eligible for certification in Medical Oncology 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. Candidates for this position will be expected to manage patients in two disease sites – one primary and one secondary – and will have a commitment to, and will have demonstrated aptitude for medical education and/or oncology research. The candidate will also be expected to take a full role in the clinical activities of the Medical Oncology program.

Compensation will be based on qualifications, and experience; and composed primarily of the alternate funding plan and academic support.

The highest priority needs for the Division of Medical Oncology at this time include the gastrointestinal, genitourinary and breast sites, however, flexibility exists regarding the disease site focus assigned.

Since 1878, Western University has been committed to serving our communities through the pursuit of academic excellence and by providing students, faculty, and community members with life-long opportunities for intellectual, social, and cultural growth. We seek excellent students, faculty, and staff to join us in what has become known as the "Western Experience" – an opportunity to contribute to a better world through the development of new knowledge, new abilities, new connections, and new ways to make a difference.

Applicants are invited to forward a Letter of Interest/Statement of Academic Qualifications, Curriculum Vitae, and the names and addresses of three referees in pdf format to:

Dr. Stephen Welch, Chair, Division of Medical Oncology

c/o Brandy Jol

London Regional Cancer Program, London Health Sciences Centre

800 Commissioners Road East, PO Box 5010

London, ON Canada, N6A 5W9

Tel: 519-686-8640; Fax: 519-685-8624


Applications will be accepted until March 31, 2023. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2023, but we are open to an earlier start date.

Please ensure that the form available at: is completed and 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,

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 Brandy Jol at 519-686-8640 or