Chair/Chief, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry (Schulich Medicine) at Western University (Western), London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) and St. Joseph’s Health Care London (St. Joseph’s) are seeking applications for a Chair/Chief in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. In service of patients, the successful candidate will have a vision to expand the strengths of integrated clinical, teaching and research programs aligned with the vision of Schulich Medicine, LHSC and St Joseph’s and the hospitals’ research joint venture, Lawson Health Research Institute (LHRI)

The successful candidate must be an accomplished clinician with an MD or equivalent degree, must have certification in Anatomical or General Pathology or related laboratory specialty from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (or equivalent), and must be eligible for licensure in Ontario. Academic rank, compensation, and contractual arrangements will be commensurate with qualifications, experience and the provisions set out in the Laboratory Medicine Funding Framework Agreement (LMFFA).Through visionary and inspirational leadership, they will develop opportunities for growth, while navigating the complexities of research and clinical demands in an academic healthcare system. They should have a clear understanding of the Canadian health care and laboratory system, while having the ability to collaborate and develop regional relationships beyond LHSC and St. Joseph’s to ensure quality for all hospital laboratories in the region. The candidate will hold a full-time continuing Clinical Academic appointment in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the rank of Associate or Full Professor.

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine offers Undergraduate Pathology courses and training to medical students, dental students, nursing students, and undergraduate students in the basic medical sciences, science and health sciences. Modules leading to an Honours Specialization in Pathology or a Major in Pathology are offered through the BMSc program. The Department also offers the undergraduate Honours Specialization program in One Health, which is a first of its kind integrated effort across multiple disciplines working locally, nationally and globally to attain optimal health for humans, animals, and the environment.  At the graduate level, we offer a research-based MSc and PhD program in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (including One Health), a MCISc Pathologists’ Assistant program and a Graduate Diploma in Pathology.

The Department of Pathology has a long history of recognized excellence in diagnostic service, teaching, research and administrative leadership. Department members teach medical, dental and health sciences students at the undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate levels, and are engaged in many different areas of basic, clinical and translational research. The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine includes anatomical pathologists, neuropathologists, oral pathologists, medical microbiologists, hematologists, medical biochemists basic scientists, molecular geneticists, biochemical geneticists and cytogeneticists. Members of the Department provide diagnostic pathology and laboratory medicine services for the clinical campuses of LHSC and St. Joseph’s and referred in work from outside the local health network. LHSC is the site of the Regional Forensic Pathology Unit for Southwestern Ontario.

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.

With annual research funding exceeding $220 million, and an international reputation for success, Western ranks as one of Canada's top research-intensive universities. Our research excellence expands knowledge and drives discovery with real-world application. Western also provides an exceptional employment experience, offering competitive salaries, a wide range of employment opportunities and one of Canada's most beautiful campuses. Details about Western University’s Schulich Medicine may be found at; Western University at; the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at .

LHSC is one of Canada’s largest acute-care teaching hospitals, is dedicated to excellence in patient care, teaching and research. Since 1875, LHSC has provided patient care for the people of London, the region, and beyond. Many national and international medical breakthroughs have been pioneered at LHSC including the world’s first use of cobalt radiation and the discovery of vinblastine.  Through affiliations with Western University and more than 30 other educational institutions, LHSC trains more than 1,800 medical and health care professionals annually.  LHSC’s 15,000 staff,

physicians and residents are committed to achieving its vision of ‘Working together to shape the future of health’.  More information about LHSC can be found at

St. Joseph’s is one of Ontario’s leading teaching hospitals, contributing to the advancement of health care, education and research. St. Joseph’s is a Catholic health care organization, owned by the St. Joseph’s Health Care Society of the Roman Catholic Diocese of London. St. Joseph’s is comprised of St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkwood Institute, Southwest Centre for Forensic Mental Health Care, Mount Hope Centre for Long Term Care, and 12 team and service locations across the region. St. Joseph’s has major roles in delivery of ambulatory care services, day and short stay surgery, complex chronic disease management, specialized mental health care, rehabilitation; complex continuing care; palliative care, long term care, and veterans care. More information about St Joseph’s can be found at

Lawson Health Research Institute is one Canada’s top ten health research institutes seeking “disruptive innovation with the potential to positively impact the health of individuals globally”

Interested candidates should submit an application including a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, names and addresses of three references, and please ensure that the form available at: is included with your application to:

Dr. John Yoo, Dean, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry &

Dr. William Sischek, Integrated Vice President of Medical and Academic Affairs, LHSC and St. Joseph’s

Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University

London, Ontario N6A 5C1;

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Review of applicants will begin ongoing. The anticipated start date is to be 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, Indigenous peoples, 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 Bayan Moussa or Candace Philpitt (