Vice Chair & Clinical Academic, Department of Psychiatry

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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 compassionate, enthusiastic, exceptional leader to be the Vice Chair for the department of Psychiatry.  Together, the hospitals provide comprehensive care to a large and geographically extended population of approximately 1.6 million people across Southwestern Ontario. 

The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University is one of Canada’s preeminent medical and dental schools.  For more than 130 years, the school has demonstrated a commitment to academic excellence and a passion for scientific discovery.  With annual research funding exceeding $220 million and an international reputation for success, Western ranks as one of Canada’s top research-intensive universities.  Attracting individuals with a broad worldview seeking to study, influence and lead in the international community, Western challenges the best and the brightest faculty, staff and students to commit to the highest global standards.  Their research excellence expands knowledge and drives discovery with real-world application. 

The mandate of this exciting role is to provide visionary leadership and passion about high quality patient care with an appreciation of the interdisciplinary process to the management of patient care. The successful candidate will have the ability to translate a strategic direction through planning, communication and organizational skills, while working collaboratively with hospital and academic partners.

The Vice Chair will be an exceptional leader with the vision and scholarly profile to understand and nurture the complex interrelationships required for the smooth functioning of the department.  This role will engage in the overall planning and operation of the department along with corporate partners, foster a positive work environment that supports and encourages effective contributions to teaching, research and clinical care, represent and promote the academic image of the department. This role is designed to support faculty and staff in their work, including supporting their clinical & academic accountabilities and scholarship & research accountabilities by fostering an environment of rigorous inquiry and curiosity. The Vice Chair will support individual faculty members’ careers by celebrating their successes and achievements and will encourage faculty members’ pursuit of their own wellness and creating a work environment that fosters collegiality, support, and growth.

The successful candidate will hold an Assistant Professor (limited-term) or Associate Professor (limited- term or with continuing appointment) or Full Professor with continuing appointment, commensurate with experience and track record and will have the capacity to mentor and inspire junior faculty

The successful candidate will hold an MD, or equivalent, be certified or eligible to be certified as a member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, 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.  

Western University is located on 1,200 picturesque acres along the banks of the river Thames in beautiful London, Ontario, a city of 530,000 located within a 2-hour drive from Toronto and Windsor, Ontario / Detroit, Michigan.  London boasts an extensive educational and health care community including two large teaching hospitals with multiple sites, two research institutes, an Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) node, and an academic health sciences network across Southwestern Ontario.  With full time enrollment of 32,000, Western graduates students from a range of academic and professional programs. Details about Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry may be found at; Western University at; the Department of Psychiatry at; London Health Sciences Centre at; and St. Joseph’s Health Care at

Please submit your application, including curriculum vitae, statement of career goals, highlights of accomplishments, names and contact information for 3 references 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


Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin after  August 15, 2019 with an anticipated start date of October 1, 2019 or as negotiated.

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

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