Chair/Chief, Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences

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The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University, London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph’s Health Care London are seeking a Chair/Chief for the Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences. Together, the hospitals provide comprehensive care to a large and geographically extended population of approximately 2.5 million people across Southwestern Ontario.  The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry has a long tradition of excellence, beginning with the founding of the medical school in 1878, and the dental school in 1964.

The city wide Chair/Chief leads the Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences – a department that provides integral support to all of the clinical campuses of St. Joseph’s Health Care London and London Health Sciences Centre.  The department is formed by the divisions of Neurology and Neurosurgery. There are currently 30 neurologists, 12 neurosurgeons, and 49 residents and fellows in the different neurology and neurosurgery sub-specialties, who provide a comprehensive array of clinical inpatient and ambulatory services, in modern facilities with over 1000 admissions annually. Strengths include the renowned Epilepsy Programme and Neuromuscular group, and extensive collaboration with the Robarts Research Institute, particularly in neuroimaging and basic science research. Graduate and undergraduate teaching is also a major focus of the department. The department wishes to further grow and strengthen its major focus in the area of stroke and cerebrovascular research.

The new Chair/Chief will be an exceptional leader with a vision of how to advance the Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences within the clinical, teaching, and research strengths of the Department and the evolving health care system.  He/she must have a strong record of clinical service, quality improvement, and leadership in both clinical and academic activities.  Furthermore, the successful candidate will have demonstrated competency in scholarship and the vision to expand the strengths of integrated clinical, teaching and research programs of the department. He/she will be an excellent communicator, able to advocate for the departmental mission and goals to its partners and to the community.

The successful candidate will hold an M.D or equivalent and be certified or eligible to be certified as a member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada within the specialty of neurology or neurosurgery and be eligible for licensure in the Province of Ontario.  Compensation will be based on qualifications and experience and will be composed primarily of the following sources: fee for service, alternate funding plan and academic support.  The successful candidate will hold a full-time Limited Term Clinical Academic appointment at the rank of Associate Professor, or a Continuing Clinical Academic appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor, depending upon qualifications and experience.

Western University is located in London, Ontario, with a metropolitan census of 530,000 but a referral base that draws from approximately (2.5 million) including adjacent areas of Southwestern Ontario.  London boasts an extensive educational and health care community including two large teaching hospitals with multiple sites, two research institutes, an ICES (Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences) node, and an academic health sciences network across Southwestern Ontario.  With full time enrollment of 32,000, Western University graduates students from a range of academic and professional programs. Details about Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry may be found at www.schulich.uwo.ca; Western University at http://www.uwo.ca/ ; the Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences at http://www.schulich.uwo.ca/cns/ ; London Health Sciences Centre at http://www.lhsc.on.ca/ ; and St. Joseph’s Health Care at https://www.sjhc.london.on.ca/ .

Interested candidates should submit an application including a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, names and addresses of three references. In addition, please ensure that the form available at: http://uwo.ca/facultyrelations/physicians/Application_FullTime_Clinical.pdf is included with your application to:

Dr. James Calvin, Chair/Chief, Department of Medicine &

Dr. Robin Walker, Integrated Vice President of Medical Affairs and Medical Education

Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University

London, Ontario N6A 5C1, FAX: (519) 850-2357; selection.committee@schulich.uwo.ca

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Review of applicants will begin after March 31, 2018. Anticipated start date is to be negotiated.

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, http://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/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, 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 Brigitte Neale at Brigitte.Neale@Schulich.uwo.ca phone 519-661-2111 ext. 82698.