Academic Breast Surgeon / Surgical Oncologist

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Academic Breast Surgeon/Surgical Oncologist
Department of Surgery, Division of General Surgery
Western University
London Health Sciences Centre, St. Joseph’s Health Care London
London Regional Cancer Program

Posting Date:  November 20, 2018

Position Profile:  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 Full Professor, depending upon experience and qualifications at the time of appointment. The Division of General Surgery is affiliated with London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph’s Health Care London and is presently comprised of twenty-two surgeons with busy clinical practices. The Division has a strong clinical research interest and is an accredited Royal College training program. 

Academic and Clinical Expectations:  The successful candidate must have a strong research interest in breast disease and surgical oncology and will require significant interaction with a multidisciplinary team of individuals, including medical and radiation oncology faculty.  The position involves all aspects of patient care, including the evaluation, management, and treatment of oncology patients. The successful candidate must be interested in pursuing a strong academic career and will be expected to participate actively in the Division’s academic, research and education initiatives including teaching and supervision of undergraduate students, postgraduate trainees and fellows. Applicants considered at the rank of Associate or Full Professor must have demonstrated the ability to publish in the highest quality academic and subspecialty outlets and be a recognized expert in their field of research.  

Qualifications:  The successful candidate must have an MD or equivalent; have completed an accredited general surgery training program; have advanced training in breast disease or a recognized surgical oncology fellowship; have a strong research interest and/or an advanced degree; and be eligible for licensure in the Province of Ontario.

Compensation Details:  Compensation for this position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and will be primarily composed of the following sources: Fee for service (OHIP billings), Alternative Funding Plan, academic salary, and specialty review funding.

The City:  London, Ontario.  London is Canada’s 10th largest city with a population of 400,000, a catchment area of 2 million, and is situated in southwestern Ontario between Toronto and Detroit.  The region has a diverse economy and excellent educational opportunities.  It is a safe and diverse city and its numerous parks, trails, recreational, cultural and sporting opportunities make it an attractive place to live. 

The University:  Western University is a research-intensive university with full-time enrolment of about 34,000 students with 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.

To apply:  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Review of applications will begin after January 1, 2019 with an anticipated start date of March 1, 2019 or as negotiated.  Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and statement of academic qualifications, curriculum vitae, the names and addresses of three references, and also complete, sign and include the form at the following link:  to:

Kenneth Leslie, MD, FRCSC
Chair/Chief, Division of General Surgery
LHSC/Victoria Hospital, Room E2-122
800 Commissioners Rd E.
London, ON, Canada, N6A 5W9
Phone: 519.667-6778   Fax:  519-667-6764

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 Dr. Ken Leslie at or 519-667-6778