Clinical Academic Psychiatrist
- Schulich School of Medicine, Western University
- London, ON
- Job Category
CLINICAL ACADEMIC PSYCHIATRIST
Division of Geriatric Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University
London Health Sciences Centre
St. Joseph’s Health Care London
The Department of Psychiatry, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, is inviting applications for full-time clinical academic faculty positions (2 positions) within the division of Geriatric Psychiatry in our affiliated teaching hospitals, London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) and St. Joseph’s Health Care London. The Department seeks colleagues who are interested in being part of a dynamic team and committed to providing evidence-informed, compassionate clinical care.
The successful candidates will work as academic psychiatrists within the Geriatric Division of Psychiatry. The ideal candidates will possess proven clinical skills in, and dedication to, geriatric psychiatry and a demonstrated record of excellence and commitment to teaching. The Division of Geriatric Psychiatry strives to work in an integrated fashion with partners to provide compassionate care to seniors, whose mental health needs exceed those that can be met by the community. Together we advocate for and build effective integrated and coordinated service for the care of the elderly. Further details about the Geriatric Psychiatry Division can be found at http://www.schulich.uwo.ca/psychiatry/divisions_programs/geriatric_psychiatry/
Successful candidates will serve as role models and supervisors for our undergraduate medical students, psychiatry residents, Geriatric Psychiatry Subspecialty residents, and clinical research fellows. Successful candidates must have a strong academic background which includes supervision and training of trainees and have demonstrated scholarship, expertise and experience in geriatric psychiatry and the ability to collaborate effectively with all members of the health care team and office administration staff. Consideration of applicants will include an assessment of previous performance in teaching, research and health care leadership, qualifications (including subspecialty and enhanced training), experience and interpersonal skills. Successful candidates seeking research careers must have a record of productivity, which can be demonstrated through a strong track record of research productivity, sustaining research funding and publications and in addition, show eagerness to serve as a research mentor for trainees.
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. Candidates must hold an MD or equivalent and be eligible for licensure in the Province of Ontario. The successful candidates must have, or be willing to work toward, a specialist certification in Psychiatry from The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
The Department of Psychiatry is organized around four academic divisions including General Adult Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and Forensic Psychiatry. The Department also has internationally recognized strengths in psychosis, neuroimaging, mood and anxiety disorders, PTSD, and developmental disabilities.
The Department of Psychiatry places great importance on collegiality and professionalism. Our faculty are committed to providing a warm and welcoming environment for its colleagues, students, staff and guests. We are committed to supporting diversity, equity, inclusion, and decolonization as different perspectives enrich our work. Candidates must enjoy working collaboratively with other members of the interprofessional health care team and hospital leaders.
The Department is allied with two hospital systems, LHSC and St. Joseph’s Health Care London. LHSC is comprised of Victoria Hospital, the main centre of our acute psychiatry services; University Hospital; and affiliated community teaching clinics. Children’s Hospital is physically located within LHSC. It provides local and regional care for children and adolescents with acute and more persistent mental health needs. St. Joseph’s Health Care London’s primary psychiatric site is Parkwood Institute, which serves as a regional rehabilitation resources for patients with serious and persistent mental illnesses. The Southwest Centre for Forensic Mental Health Care’s mission is to provide specialized assessment and treatment for people in contact with the criminal justice system. St. Joseph's Hospital, Mount Hope Centre for Long Term Care, and community clinics complete the St. Joseph’s family of facilities. The hospitals share a rich tradition of strong and close collaboration.
Western University provides an outstanding educational experience within a research-intensive environment. The University has a full-time enrolment of about 34,000 students with a full range of academic and professional programs. Established in 1881, the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, one of the founding schools of Western University, has educated generations of physicians, dentists, scholars and scientists whose collective work has transformed the practice of medicine and dentistry both nationally and globally.
Details about Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry may be found at www.schulich.uwo.ca; Western University at www.uwo.ca; the Department of Psychiatry at https://www.schulich.uwo.ca/psychiatry/; London Health Sciences Centre at www.lhsc.on.ca; Children’s Hospital at https://www.lhsc.on.ca/childrens-hospital/welcome-to-the-childrens-hospital and St. Joseph’s Health Care at www.sjhc.london.on.ca.
The City of London has a growing population of approximately 500,000 with a diverse cultural mix and the hospitals serve a region of two million. London is safe, family-oriented, affordable and located in the heart of the beautiful Great Lakes region. It is known as the “Forest City”, due to its plethora of trees. The center of London is graced by the Thames River with nearly 30 kilometers of bicycle trails hugging the riverbanks. London is a quick one-hour drive to Stratford, known for its exceptional influences in the arts and theatre performance. In addition, London is central to its nearby cities of Toronto and Detroit and the majestic Niagara Falls.
Please submit your application, including curriculum vitae, statement of career goals, highlights of accomplishments, names and contact information for three references to the following:
Dr. Chandlee C. Dickey, MD, FRCPC
Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University
Physician Executive Lead, London Health Sciences Centre
Chair/Chief, St Joseph’s Health Care London
Please ensure that the form available at: http://uwo.ca/facultyrelations/physicians/Application_FullTime_Clinical.pdf
is completed and included in your application.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin after June 12, 2023 with an anticipated start date of November 1, 2023 or as negotiated.
Remuneration will be based on qualifications and experience and will be composed primarily on the following sources; salary, fee for service, alternative funding plan, and academic support.
Successful candidates will be required to comply with the policies and protocols of each applicable institution, including Covid-19 policies.
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, including those with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact HRPsychiatry@lhsc.on.ca.