Neurologist - Movement Disorders Specialist

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The Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and the London Health Sciences Centre is seeking a full-time Neurologist with expertise in the treatment of Movement Disorders. The candidate will fill a clinical academic role as a Clinician Teacher or Clinician Researcher at Western University. Applicants should be certified, or eligible for certification, in Neurology by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, or equivalent. Candidates must have an MD, or equivalent, and must be eligible for licensure in the province of Ontario. The successful candidate will hold a limited term clinical academic appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor.

Western University delivers an academic experience second to none. Western challenges the best and the 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 Clinical Neurological Sciences is comprised of 36 Neurologists and 12 Neurosurgeons and is the single tertiary referral centre for Southwestern Ontario. The Department provides provide secondary, tertiary and quaternary services to a patient population of 1.8 million, but its referral base extends beyond the region to include areas in northern Ontario and a significant portion from the Niagara region – increasing this referral base to 3.5 million. London is the Regional Stroke Center for Southwestern Ontario and has a busy acute stroke and endovascular thrombectomy service.

The successful candidate will have a record of proven ability for teaching and will be expected to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels and will supervise trainees, including fellows, residents, and medical students in an inpatient and out-patient setting. In addition to subspecialty practice in movement disorders, the successful candidate will also be expected to participate in on call activities and teaching for the general neurology CTU and stroke neurology CTU, including night time and weekend coverage.  To be successful for a Clinician Researcher position, the incumbent will have a record of proven ability for research and will be expected to collaborate with other colleagues specialized in Movement Disorders, within the Department, and to generate national and international research collaborations. Preference will be given to candidates who have completed a Master’s degree or PhD.  Candidates interested in a Clinician Teacher position should have a proven record of excellence in medical education and will be expected to develop an education-oriented career. Preference will be given to candidates with formal training in adult education theories, curriculum design, learner assessment, and/or evaluation of program outcomes.

The successful candidate is expected to be a contributing member of the Movement Disorders Program.  Candidates will have completed at least two years of fellowship training in Movement Disorders (or equivalent subspecialty training) and/or have a minimum of 2 years of clinical experience in the management of Movement Disorders patients in an academic environment in North America.

Compensation will be based on qualifications and experience and will be composed primarily of the following sources: fee for service, alternative funding plan and academic support.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of intent and accompanying curriculum vitae, along with the names and addresses of three references to be contacted, to:

Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences

c/o Manager, Administration & Finance

Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University

University Hospital, Room C7-002

339 Windermere Road

London, ON N6A 5A5 CANADA

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

Review of applicants begins November 30, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. The expected start date is July 1, 2020 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 Nicole Farrell (