Clinical Academic Psychiatrist


Division of Forensic Psychiatry

Department of Psychiatry

Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University

St. Joseph’s Health Care London (St. Joseph’s), Southwest Centre for Forensic Mental Health Care


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.

The Department of Psychiatry ( is organized around four academic Divisions including General Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and Forensic Psychiatry, as well as recognized Programs in Neuropsychiatry and Developmental Disabilities. Our Divisions and Programs provide an academic home for approximately 80 clinical academics and 6 basic scientists and support education, training and research in each of these areas.

We are seeking an academic psychiatrist to work with our Forensic Psychiatry Program at St. Joseph’s. Opportunities for duties in assessment, treatment and rehabilitation and outreach areas exist and can be negotiated. The successful candidate will be actively involved with the education of medical students, general psychiatry residents, and subspecialty residents. The candidate must have record of relevant teaching experience with outstanding evaluations; have demonstrated expertise and/or experience in Forensic Psychiatry; with an ability to function and lead multidisciplinary teams. In addition, there are opportunities to participate in clinical research activities with many resources to foster career development. The position includes an attractive compensation package based on qualifications and experience and composed primarily of the following sources:  salary, alternative funding plan, fee for service and academic support.  Relocation expenses may also be negotiable.

The successful candidate must have proven academic and clinical skills in Psychiatry with significant training and experience in forensic psychiatry.  Evidence of demonstrated excellence in education and a commitment to teaching including forensic sub-specialty residency training is required.  The Forensic Division encourages activities in clinical/service development, teaching, and research.  Leadership skills are a requirement to assist in strategic planning, capacity building and collaboration within teams, the department, and across the region.  The desired candidate will embrace evidence-based practice and will thrive in an environment of continuous learning and education. Knowledge of, and dedication to, a recovery-oriented treatment philosophy is required. Further details about the Forensic Psychiatry Division can be found at

The successful applicant will receive an initial three year limited term clinical academic appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor depending on qualifications and experience. Candidates must hold an MD or equivalent and be eligible for licensure in the Province of Ontario from The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO). Candidates must also be eligible for certification in Psychiatry from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC). Candidates with certification in Forensic Psychiatry or a plan to obtain this qualification are strongly preferred.

London is a medium-sized city (population 360,000) with the amenities of a large city and a small-town feel.  The regional catchment area population is approximately 1,500,000. Known as the Forest City because of its many trees, it is a short

drive from the Lake Huron and Erie coasts and close to excellent summer theatre, including the Stratford Festival.  It prides itself on an excellent public school system and houses a number of art galleries, and theatres. More details about London, Ontario can be found at –

Those interested in applying for this position should email a statement of interest, curriculum vitae, at least three letters of reference, and also complete, sign and include the form at the following link:


Dr. Raj Harricharan, Associate Professor and Interim Chair

Department of Psychiatry, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry

Western University

Parkwood Institute, Mental Health Care Building, Room F4-430

PO Box 5777, Stn. B

London, ON N6C 4V2 CANADA 

Or email c/o

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin July 27, 2018 and expected start date of the position is October 15, 2018 or as negotiated.


Business Addresses:

Western University, 1151 Richmond Street, N., London, Ontario N6A 5B8,

London Health Sciences Centre, 800 Commissioners Road E., 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/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 Khushnum Khatow (