Clinical Academic Neurologist (Movement Disorders)

Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences, Division of Neurology
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University
Clinical Academic Position – Neurologist (Movement Disorders)


The Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and the London Health Sciences Centre is seeking a full-time Neurologist with expertise in the treatment of Movement Disorders. The candidate will fill a clinical academic role as a Clinician Researcher 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 Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences is comprised of 36 Neurologists and 12 Neurosurgeons and is the single tertiary referral centre for Southwestern Ontario. The Department provides provide secondary, tertiary and quaternary services to a patient population of 1.8 million, but its referral base extends beyond the region to include areas in northern Ontario and a significant portion from the Niagara region – increasing this referral base to 3.5 million. London is the Regional Stroke Center for Southwestern Ontario and has a busy acute stroke and endovascular thrombectomy service.

The successful candidate is expected to be a contributing member of the Movement Disorders Program. Candidates will have completed at least two years of fellowship training in Movement Disorders in an academic environment in North America and a minimum of 1-year clinical experience in the independent management of Movement Disorders patients. The candidate will also be expected to participate in on-call activities and teaching for the general neurology CTU and stroke neurology CTU, including night time and weekend coverage. In addition to the subspecialty clinical requirements, candidates must have a proven ability in research. This will be demonstrated by a Master’s degree, PhD., or completion of a 1-year research fellowship in Movement Disorders. Preference given to candidates with an established record of research publications in Movement Disorders and neurophysiology in particular. The successful candidate will be expected to collaborate with other colleagues specialized in Movement Disorders, within the Department, and to generate national and international research collaborations.

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.

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
nicole.farrell@lhsc.on.ca

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 and will continue until the position is filled.  The expected start date is September 1, 2022 or as negotiated.

Business Addresses:
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.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Nicole Farrell (nicole.farrell@lhsc.on.ca).