CLINICIAN SCIENTIST POSITION - DIVISION OF CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE

Department of Medicine, Division of Critical Care, Department of Medicine, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, The University of Western Ontario

CLINICIAN SCIENTIST POSITION - DIVISION OF CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE

The Department of Medicine, Division of Critical Care Medicine, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, at The University of Western Ontario, and its affiliated hospitals are seeking an Intensivist for a clinical academic appointment to The University of Western Ontario. Applicants should be certified, or eligible for certification in Adult Critical Care Medicine, 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. Rank and term of appointment, either as a 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, will depend upon qualifications and experience at the time of appointment.

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.

The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University is one of Canada’s preeminent medical and dental schools. Established in 1881, it was one of the founding schools of Western University and is known for being the birthplace of family medicine in Canada. For more than 130 years, the School has demonstrated a commitment to academic excellence and a passion for scientific discovery. Throughout its history, Schulich Medicine & Dentistry has helped educate generations of physicians, dentists, scholars and scientists whose collective work has transformed the practice of medicine and dentistry, here in Canada and around the world. Faculty, students and alumni continue to fulfill their responsibilities as global leaders by sharing their knowledge and expertise for the benefit of all.

The Division of Critical Care is located on 2 sites – Victoria and University Hospital across 3 critical care units. At UH, the Medical/Surgical ICU is a 25 bed general systems ICU and the Cardiac Surgery Recovery Unit with 14 beds cares for patients post Cardiac Surgery. UH is the regional hospital for Neurosurgery, Neurology and Transplant in addition to multiple medical and surgical services. Victoria Hospital is the Lead Trauma Hospital for Southwestern Ontario and the 26 bed Critical Care Trauma Centre provides care for patients with general medical/surgical ICU need as well as Trauma, Oncology, Vascular and Thoracic Surgery and Obstetrics/Gynecology.  There will also be an opportunity to work with the Critical Care Outreach Team (CCOT).  (The homepage for the Critical Care Program is located here https://www.schulich.uwo.ca/criticalcare/)

Applicants for this position will have a commitment to, and demonstrated aptitude for, clinical research in neurocognitive and functional outcomes in ICU patients.  Expertise in research methodology and clinical epidemiology, and a strong track record of research productivity is required. Graduate training, preferably at the doctoral level, in a relevant discipline is a strong asset. The successful candidate will be expected to teach at the Undergraduate and Graduate levels and supervise Graduate trainees.  The candidate will also be expected to take a full role in the clinical activities carried out by the Critical Care Program. 

Consideration of applicants will include an assessment of previous performance in research, leadership and teaching, qualifications, and experience.  Candidates that have demonstrated ability in the identified areas of opportunity will be given priority.

Compensation for this position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and will be primarily composed of academic salary, fee for service and alternative payment plan.

Those interested in applying for this position should forward a Letter of Interest / Statement of Academic Qualifications, Curriculum Vitae, the names of three (3) referees who have worked with the applicant over the last two (2) years and at least one (1) referee must hold a leadership appointment.  The applicant should also complete, sign and include the form found at the following link:  https://www.uwo.ca/facultyrelations/careers/pdf/application-full-time-clinical.pdf to complete the application package.  All documentation should be submitted to the:

Department of Medicine Chair’s Office

Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University

800 Commissioners Road East, London, ON  N6A 5W9

Email:  DOMCHair@lhsc.on.ca  

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Review of applications will begin January 11, 2021.  Expected start date March 1, 2021 or as negotiated.

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. Please identify if you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Debora Clements (Debbie.Clements@lhsc.on.ca; #519-663-3892)