Chair/Chief, Division of Neurology

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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 clinical academic appointment as the Chair/Chief for the Division of Neurology.  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. This appointment will be at the rank of Associate, or Full Professor.

Western University is situated in picturesque London, Ontario, a city of approximately 365,000 along the banks of the Thames River. The City of London is a vibrant community with many family-friendly amenities and has one of the lowest cost of living rates in Ontario. Western University is a prominent academic institution that has made a commitment to balance its teaching and research mission and excel as a research intensive university. General information about the University can be found at

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. The Division of Neurology has a very successfully Royal College Subspecialty Training Program and active research programs in the areas of Cerebrovascular Disease, Epilepsy, Movement Disorders, Multiple Sclerosis, Neurodegeneration and Cognitive Neurology.

The successful candidate will have an outstanding record of academic and clinical excellence.  It is anticipated that the candidate will have demonstrated academic excellence based on productivity and impact in research or education combined with a strong track record of leadership resulting in effective transformative change. He/she will commit to the primary goal of harnessing the considerable energy, passion, expertise and potential present to elevate the Department’s collective academic and clinical performance.  Consideration of applicants will include an assessment of previous performance, qualifications and experience.  Applicants will be evaluated on their approach to successfully achieving impactful change. In particular, they will need to exhibit core qualities including integrity and effectiveness as a mentor, communicator, advocate and negotiator for health and clinical services.

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

Interested candidates should submit a letter of intent and accompanying curriculum vitae, along with the names and addresses of three references.  Please note that references will not be contacted until your approval is received.  Please send to:

Dr. David Steven

Chair/Chief, Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences

Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry

University Hospital

339 Windermere Road

London, ON N6A 5A5 CANADA


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 applicants begins December 1, 2019.  The expected start date is July 1st, 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 (