Clinical Academic Psychiatrist-Consultation Liaison


Division of General Psychiatry

Department of Psychiatry

Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University

London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC)

We are seeking an academic psychiatrist to work with our LHSC Adult Mental Health Care Program in the area of Consultation Liaison Psychiatry. LHSC is one of Canada’s largest acute care teaching hospitals and is a multi-site facility with a comprehensive array of medical, surgical and psychiatric services including regional services for critical care, trauma, transplant, and cancer care.  The Adult Mental Health Care Program has a large inpatient service with 110 adult acute care beds and a range of ambulatory services.  The Consultation Liaison Service provides consultation, collaborative care, and capacity building to the medical and surgical inpatient teams at LHSC’s two main campuses:  Victoria Hospital and University Hospital.  The Service works in an interdisciplinary model with Psychiatry, Psychology, and Nursing working collaboratively to meet the direct and indirect patient care needs.  The service prides itself on offering an excellent educational experience for the training of residents, medical students, and other health disciplines.  Psychiatrists working with the Consultation Liaison Service typically spend 40-60% of their clinical time working with the inpatient teams while the remaining time is spent in general psychiatry clinics or in subspecialty clinics in the areas of sleep medicine, neuropsychiatry, and psychosomatic medicine.  Academic psychiatrists are also expected to be actively involved in academic activity such as educational scholarship, research, quality improvement and program development. 

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

The successful candidate must have proven academic and clinical skills in Psychiatry.  Evidence of previous experience working in Psychosomatic Medicine or Consultation Liaison Psychiatry is required and subspecialty training in this area is strongly preferred.  Evidence of demonstrated excellence in education and a commitment to teaching is required.  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 Psychiatry can be found at

Remuneration for this position includes an attractive compensation package based on qualifications and experience and composed primarily of the following sources:  fee for service, alternative funding plan and academic support. Relocation expenses may also be negotiable.

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.

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.

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

Please submit your application, including curriculum vitae, statement of career goals, highlights of accomplishments, names and contact information for 3 references, and indicate the subspecialty position you are applying for to the following:

Dr. Chandlee Dickey, Chair/Chief and Professor Department of Psychiatry

Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University

London Health Sciences Centre and St Joseph’s Health Care London


Please ensure that the form available at:  is completed and included in your application.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin after January 21, 2019 with an anticipated start date of March 1, 2019 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 at