Division Chair/Chief and Academic Cardiac Surgeon

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Division Chair/Chief and Academic Cardiac Surgeon
Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiac Surgery
Western University
London Health Sciences Centre

Posting Date:  October 7, 2019

Position Profile:  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 Full Professor, depending upon experience and qualifications at the time of appointment. The Division of Cardiac Surgery is affiliated with London Health Sciences Centre and is presently comprised of seven surgeons. 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 leadership and administrative skills and experience, including interacting with a multidisciplinary team of individuals such as faculty in cardiology, and medical imaging.  The position involves all aspects of patient care, including the evaluation, management, and treatment of cardiac surgical patients and may participate in the cardiac surgery and transplant call schedules.

The successful candidate must be interested in pursuing a strong academic leadership career and will be expected to participate actively in the Division’s academic, research, and education initiatives. Applicants must be nationally or internationally recognized experts in their field and/or demonstrate the ability to publish in the highest quality academic and subspecialty outlets.

Qualifications:  The successful candidate must have an MD or equivalent; have completed an accredited cardiac surgery training program; have a strong academic 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, administrative leadership stipend; and academic salary.

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 December 1, 2019 with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2020 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: http://uwo.ca/facultyrelations/physicians/Application_FullTime_Clinical.pdf  to:

Emil H. Schemitsch, MD, FRCSC, FCAHS
Chair/Chief, Department of Surgery
St. Joseph’s Hospital, Room E3-117
268 Grosvenor St.
PO Box 5777, STN B
London, ON, Canada, N6A 4V2

Phone: 519.663.3349 Fax:  519.646-6347

E-mail: emil.schemitsch@lhsc.on.ca

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, 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 Dinah Frank at dinah.frank@lhsc.on.ca or 519-663-3349.