Diabetes Canada Chair in Diabetes Management
- London, Ontario
- Job Category
Position Profile: The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, at Western University, is inviting applications for the position of Diabetes Canada Chair in Diabetes Management. The successful candidate will be a recognized leader of Diabetes Care. They will develop and test new models of health care across a mix of populations with various subtypes of Diabetes Mellitus. The successful candidate will be appointed in the Clinical Department that most appropriately fits their expertise with a potential cross appointment in a relevant basic science department.
Academic and Clinical Expectations: The candidate will have protected research time within the appointed department. Clinicians who have a devoted research commitment to studying diabetes, and fellowship training or clinical experience with treating diabetic patients, are encouraged to apply. Clinical duties and expectations to be determined by the clinical academic department.
Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have an MD or equivalent degree and will hold or be appointed at a rank of Associate or Full Professor as a continuing (Clinical Academic) appointment, depending on qualifications and experience. The successful candidate will have completed a residency from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or equivalent and fellowship training in a field related to diabetes. The candidate should have or be eligible for registration by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario and should have or be eligible to attain active hospital privileges at London Health Sciences Centre and/or St. Joseph’s Health Care London.
Compensation Details: The Chair appointment is for a five-year period, with the possibility of renewal for one additional term pending review recommendation. Compensation for this position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The City: London, Ontario is Canada’s 10th largest city with a population of 400,000, a catchment area of 2.4 million, and is situated in southwestern Ontario between Toronto and Detroit. The region has a strong economy and excellent primary and secondary school systems for residents with children. It is a safe and culturally diverse city. With parks, tree-lined streets and bicycle trails, London is known as the “Forest City”. London boasts an international airport, galleries, theatre, music, and sporting events. See www.ledc.com/why-london to learn more.
London is home to the Banting House, known as the Birthplace of Insulin. Starting with the Diabetes Control and Prevention Trial (DCCT), London has been and continues to be a premier North American and indeed global site for clinical diabetes trials and research. It houses one of the largest Diabetes Education Centres in Canada.
The University: Western University is a research-intensive university with full-time enrolment of 34,000 students and 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.
The successful candidate will have access to research facilities and state-of-the-art instrument cores at Western that have been supported through major recent investments. These facilities and cores include but not limited to, a Biomedical Research Facility for animal housing (opens in 2023), a Neurobehavioral Core, a Western Advanced Microscopy Core, a Centre for Functional and Metabolic Mapping that includes 3T up to ultra-high field MRI imaging, and a new containment level 3 facility for imaging pathogens for knowledge translation.
With roots going back a century and a half, London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) is one of Canada’s largest research-intensive acute tertiary and quaternary care teaching hospitals. Attracting top clinicians and researchers from around the globe, we excel in specialized care programs and services. As leaders in innovation and health system transformation, we advance health care for patients in Ontario, our nation, and the world.
To apply: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin after August 1, 2023, with an anticipated start date of January 1, 2024, or as negotiated. Interested candidates should send a letter of intent that includes a) an overview of past research and description of proposed research plan, b) plan to build collaborations, networks, and knowledge translation locally and beyond, c) history and commitment to mentorship, d) statement on commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, along with a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three referees and also complete, sign and include the form at the following link: http://uwo.ca/facultyrelations/physicians/Application_FullTime_Clinical.pdf to:
Dale W. Laird, PhD and Stan Van Uum, MD, PhD, FRCPC
Committee Co-Chairs, Diabetes Canada Chair in Diabetes Management
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Clinical Skills Building, Western University
London, Ontario CANADA N6A 5C1
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 accommodation for interviews or other meetings, please contact the Selection Committee at 519-661-2111 ext. 88141.