Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph’s Health Care London

Clinical Academic Position – Infectious Diseases Clinician Teacher / Researcher

The Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases (ID), Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, at Western University, London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph’s Health Care are seeking up to 2 physicians for a full-time clinical academic appointment to Western University. 

Applicants should be certified, or eligible for certification, in Infectious Diseases 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, the 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 Infectious Diseases is well-recognized and respected both nationally and internationally.  The Division’s physicians provide secondary and tertiary care for the City of London, Southwestern Ontario and beyond.  Potential role categories will include Clinician Teacher, Researcher or Scientist. There will be ample opportunity for research within the Division and collaboration with other members of the Department of Medicine including basic science researchers. 

For those applying for the Clinician Researcher or Scientist track, a proven record of scientific productivity is required with a Masters or PhD level training preferred.  The successful candidate for the Clinician Teacher category will have a record of proven ability for teaching and will be expected to teach at the undergraduate and post-graduate levels and to supervise graduate trainees.  

The expected role includes education of Infectious Diseases fellows, residents, and medical students.  The successful candidate will have significant experience providing excellent clinical care, and will be expected to participate in the academic commitment of the Division and Department.  There will be ample opportunity for research within the Division and collaboration with other members of the Department of Medicine including basic science researchers.  Consideration of applicants will include an assessment of previous performance in research and teaching, qualifications and experience.

Compensation for this position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and will primarily include fee-for-service (OHIP billings), Alternative Funding Plan, and academic salary.

Those interested in applying for this position should forward a Letter of Interest/Statement of Academic Qualifications, Curriculum Vitae, the coordinates for 3 referees one of whom must be a leader (e.g.:  Department Chair, Division Chair), and also complete, sign and include the form found at the following link: to:

Office of the Chair/Chief, Department of Medicine

Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University

LHSC – Victoria Hospital, Room E6-117

800 Commissioners Road East

London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5W9

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Review of applications will begin January 18, 2021.  Expected start date is July 1, 2021 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 Debbie Clements, and/or (5196858500 ext. 33892).