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Call for Applications: Vice Dean, Medical Education

The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, at Western University, is inviting applications for the position of Vice Dean, Medical Education.

The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry 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.

The successful candidate should have demonstrated a strong track record of leadership, research, education and clinical care excellence with a proven reputation for effective interpersonal and administrative skills.  He/she will possess at least 5 years of demonstrated senior administrative leadership in the realm of medical education and will possess particular strengths in the areas of engagement, communication, collaboration, quality improvement, service delivery, performance excellence, and program management structures.  He/she will have a track record of publications in the highest quality academic media, and will be a recognized expert in his or her discipline.

The successful candidate will oversee the medical education program of the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, including undergraduate medical education, postgraduate medical education, and continuing medical education.  The incumbent will have a clearly defined vision that fits with Western as being a research-intensive university.  He or she will build an environment that fosters a positive morale amongst faculty, staff and students. The Vice Dean, Medical Education will play a lead role in developing and managing a competency based curriculum that will span the spectrum of learning environments across a lifetime.

He/she will preferably be a clinician or clinician scientist and hold at minimum an MD or DDS equivalent, be eligible for licensure in the Province of Ontario in accordance with the appropriate licensing body and must be certified, or eligible for certification as a member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, the College of Family Physicians of Canada or the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario.

If the successful candidate is an MD or equivalent, compensation will be commensurate with qualifications, interest and experience and composed primarily of the following sources:  fee for service, alternate funding plan, and academic support.  The successful candidate will be appointed in a continuing (Clinical Academic) appointment at the rank of Professor (preferred) or Associate Professor in a department at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry.

If the successful candidate is a DDS or equivalent, compensation for this position will be commensurate with qualifications, interest and experience.  The successful candidate will be appointed in a tenured academic appointment at the rank of Professor (preferred) or Associate Professor.  In exceptional circumstances, an outstanding PhD candidate with commensurate experience may be considered.  The successful candidate will hold a tenured academic appointment at the rank of Professor (preferred) or Associate Professor in a department with the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry.

The successful candidate will report directly to the Dean of the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry.  The Vice Dean appointment is for a five year period, with the possibility of renewal for one additional term.  Anticipated start date is July 1st, 2017 or as negotiated.

Western University is located in London, Ontario, with a metropolitan census of 530,000. As Canada’s 11th largest city, London boasts an extensive educational and health care community.  With full time enrollment of 32,000, Western graduates students from a range of academic and professional programs. Further information about the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and Western University can be found at www.schulich.uwo.ca, and www.uwo.ca. Western’s Recruitment & Retention Office is available to assist in the transition of successful applications and their families. 

Interested candidates should submit letter of interest and a CV outlining their research, teaching, and administrative experience and interests, including future directions, together with the names and addresses of three referees to:

Dr. Michael Strong, Dean
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
Room 3701A, Clinical Skills Building
Western University
London, Ontario N6A 5C1
FAX: (519) 850-2357


For MD applicants, please ensure that the form available at the link below is completed and included in your application submission:

http://uwo.ca/facultyrelations/physicians/Application_FullTime_Clinical.pdf

For PhD and DDS applicants, please ensure that the form available at the link below is completed and included in your application submission:

http://www.uwo.ca/facultyrelations/faculty/Application-FullTime-Faculty-Position-Form.pdf

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Review of applicants will begin after January 30, 2017.

Business Address:

Western University, 1151 Richmond Street, N., London, Ontario N6A 5B8, www.uwo.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/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 Brigitte Neale at Brigitte.Neale@Schulich.uwo.ca phone 519-661-2111 ext. 82698.