Paediatric Palliative Medicine



Department of Paediatrics, Western University, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry


The Department of Paediatrics, Children's Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre and Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, is seeking a physician with expertise in Paediatric Palliative Medicine to provide leadership in clinical service, education and research in Paediatric Palliative Medicine in the Department of Paediatrics and the Children’s Hospital.  The successful applicant will be part of the Division of General Academic Pediatrics or appropriate subspecialty division and there is flexibility to maintain other skills and participate in the Clinical Teaching Unit, or other subspecialty clinical work.  This recruit will lead the Department’s Palliative Medicine mission and vision.  The successful candidate will serve as a  local, regional  and provincial resource  in building capacity with our academic and community partners.   He/She will join an experienced nurse practitioner to create a dynamic team.  The Department of Paediatrics provides comprehensive acute care, ambulatory and in-patient services for children to a population of 2 million in southwestern Ontario.  Children with a full range of care issues are managed in our Paediatric Emergency Department, Paediatric Critical Care Unit, Neonatology Unit, Complex Care Programs and in-patient Clinical Teaching Units.  The Department has a number of research initiatives for children ranging in age from pre-term neonates to adolescents.  The Department is very active in undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing medical education; and has a Royal College accredited program in Paediatrics as well as a number of fellowship programs. 


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.  Western is a research-intensive institution with a wide range of academic and professional programs (see to learn more).  Western’s Recruitment and Retention Office is available to assist in the transition of successful applicants and their families.


Candidates for this position must have an MD or equivalent degree and must be eligible for licensing in the Province of Ontario, and an FRCPC in Pediatrics or equivalent.  Advanced training and experience in Paediatric Palliative Medicine is required.  The successful candidate will be a Clinician Teacher or Clinician Researcher, and hold a full-time Limited Term Clinical Academic appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, or a Continuing Clinical Academic appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor, depending upon qualifications and experience at the time of appointment.  The successful candidate will possess advanced knowledge and expertise in clinical and academic palliative medicine, the ability to collaborate effectively with a wide range of members of the health care, educational and research teams and office staff, and will be expected to lead in education both locally and regionally.


Compensation for this position will be primarily composed of an alternative funding plan and academic salary.  The anticipated start date for this position is January 1, 2021, although an alternate start date may be negotiated. 


Please submit your application, including curriculum vitae, Letter of Interest/Statement of Academic Qualifications, and names and contact information of three references to:


Craig Campbell, MD, MSc, FRCPC

Professor and Interim Co-Chair/Chief, Department of Paediatrics

Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University



Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Review of applications will begin on November 26, 2020.  Please ensure that the form is included in your application.



Business Addresses:

Western University, 1151 Richmond Street N., London, Ontario N6A 5B8,

London Health Sciences Centre, 800 Commissioners Road East, 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 Jill O’Dowda at or 519-685-8129.