CLINICAL ACADEMIC POSITION
PAEDIATRIC INFECTIOUS DISEASES
Department of Paediatrics, Western University, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
The Department of Paediatrics, Children’s Hospital, London Health Science Centre, and Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University is seeking a fully certified Paediatric Infectious Dieseases (ID) Specialist to join the Division of Paediatric Infectious Diseases. Candidates with experience in Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) are preferred.
The ID program at Children’s Hospital has a comprehensive array of services encompassing the full spectrum of paediatric infectious diseases, infection control, and a clinical research program. The Department of Paediatrics provides comprehensive acute care, ambulatory and in-patient services for children to a population of 2 million in southwestern Ontario. Children with a full range of care issues are managed in our Paediatric Emergency Department, Paediatric Critical Care Unit, Neonatology Unit and in-patient Clinical Teaching Units. The Department has a number of research initiatives for children ranging in age from pre-term neonates to adolescents. The department is very active in undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing medical education; and has a Royal College accredited program in Paediatrics as well as a number of fellowship programs.
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 and the NICU is a 50 bed unit. In addition, Children's Hospital has 64 general paediatric beds, 25 mental health beds and a dedicated pediatric emergency department with over 40,000 visits per year. 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 3 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.
Candidates for this position must have an MD or equivalent degree and must be eligible for licensing in the Province of Ontario, and an FRCPC in Paediatrics or equivalent. Subspecialty certification in Infectious Diseases from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or equivalent is required. 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 Professor, depending upon qualifications and experience at the time of appointment. Successful candidates will have demonstrated a strong interest in infection control and antimicrobial stewardship. Formal training or experience in these areas will be considered advantageous. The successful candidate will have the ability to collaborate effectively with a wide range of members of the research and health care team and office
staff, and will also be expected to contribute to teaching, both at the undergraduate and postgraduate level and clinical programs as directed by the divisional needs.
Compensation for this position will be primarily composed of an alternative funding plan and academic salary. The anticipated start date for this position is January 1, 2024, although an alternate start date may be 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin after October 31, 2023.
Please ensure that the form http://uwo.ca/facultyrelations/physicians/Application_FullTime_Clinical.pdf is included in your application. The anticipated start date for this position is January 1, 2024, although an alternate start date may be negotiated.
Successful candidates will be required to comply with the policies and protocols of the applicable affiliated institutions.
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 email@example.com or 519-685-8129.
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