Clinical Academic Neurologist (Epileptologist)
Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences, Division of Neurology
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University
Clinical Academic Position – Neurologist/Epileptologist
The Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and the London Health Sciences Centre is seeking a full-time Epileptologist/Neurologist. The candidate will fill a clinical academic role as a Clinician Scientist at Western University. 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. The successful candidate will be appointed at the rank of Assistant Professor/MD in a limited term (Clinical Academic) appointment.
Western University delivers an academic experience second to none. Western challenges the best and the 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 Epilepsy program in London, Ontario is one of the largest and most comprehensive in Canada. It has an 11-bed epilepsy monitoring unit, with capability to do intracranial recordings, both SEEG and subdural. Excellent support in terms of advanced imaging, neuropsychological services and neurosurgery is available. An average of 120 epilepsy surgery procedures are performed per year. The Epilepsy Program is considered a "Regional Epilepsy Surgery Centre of Excellence" by the Province of Ontario and serves as referral for most of southwestern Ontario as well as other regions of the Province. In addition, referrals are also received from outside of Ontario. Active areas of research include imaging, epidemiology, neurophysiology, and clinical trials. There is a solid and fluid relationship with the imaging laboratories at the Robarts Research Institute and the Brain and Mind Institute, as well as potential collaborations with basic science and other specialties at Western University.
The successful candidate is expected to be a contributing member of the Epilepsy Program. Clinical work will include inpatient epilepsy monitoring and outpatient clinics. In addition, he/she will have demonstrated experience in academic medicine, scholarship and excellence in clinical or basic science research and a demonstrated aptitude for teaching at the graduate level; including co-supervising Master’s, PhD, and Postdoctoral students. Candidates should have a proven ability in research, evidenced by an established record of publication in peer-reviewed scientific journals and holding national and/or international grant funding. Preference will be given to candidates who have at least two years of fellowship training in Epilepsy, hold a PhD in Epidemiology or Medical Imaging, and/or have a minimum of two years’ clinical experience managing complex epilepsy patients.
Compensation will be based on qualifications and experience and will be composed primarily of the following sources: fee for service, alternative funding plan and academic support.
London is Canada’s 10th largest city with a population of 400,000, a catchment area of 2 million, and is situated in southwestern Ontario between Toronto and Detroit. The region has a diverse economy and excellent educational opportunities. It is a safe and diverse city and its numerous parks, trails, recreational, cultural and sporting opportunities make it an attractive place to live. Western University is a research-intensive university with full-time enrolment of about 34,000 students with a full range of academic and professional programs. The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry (Schulich) provides an outstanding educational experience within a research-intensive environment where tomorrow's physicians, dentists and health researchers learn to be socially responsible leaders in the advancement of human health.
Interested candidates should submit a letter of intent and accompanying curriculum vitae, along with the names and addresses of three references to be contacted, to:
Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences
c/o Manager, Administration & Finance
Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University
University Hospital, Room C7-002
339 Windermere Road
London, ON N6A 5A5 CANADA
Please ensure that the form available at:
https://uwo.ca/facultyrelations/physicians/Application_FullTime_Clinical.pdf is completed and included in your application.
Review of applicants begins September 30, 2021. The expected start date is September 1, 2022 or as negotiated.
Western University, 1151 Richmond Street, N., London, Ontario N6A 5B8, www.uwo.ca
London Health Sciences Centre, 800 Commissioners Road E., London Ontario, N6A 5W9 www.lhsc.on.ca
St. Joseph’s Health Care London, 268 Grosvenor Street, London Ontario, N6A 4V2, www.sjhc.london.on.ca
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.
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