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Tier 1 Canada Research Chair, Primary Health Care in Family Medicine

The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry invite applications/nominations for the position of Tier 1 Canada Research Chair, Primary Health Care in Family Medicine. The Department of Family Medicine was established in 1969 and has provided leadership and innovation in the teaching and research of Family Medicine both nationally and internationally.

Western University, one of Canada's leading research intensive universities, seeks applicants for a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Primary Health Care Research. In accordance with the regulations set for Tier 1 Canada Research Chairs (www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca), the candidate will be a scientist of national or international stature, who has demonstrated research creativity and innovation and an international recognition in the field of primary health care research. The Candidate must propose a relevant, original and innovative research program of high quality which would attract outstanding trainees.

A successful candidate holding a PhD in a relevant field will be appointed in a probationary (tenure-track)/tenured position at the level of Associate Professor or Full Professor depending on the qualifications, interests, and experience of the successful candidate.  Compensation for this position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The candidate will be appointed in the Department of Family Medicine in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and a cross appointment in the Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics. Anticipated start date is July 1, 2017, but the successful candidate may negotiate this start date. 

A successful candidate holding an M.D. or M.D./PhD will be appointed in a continuing (Clinical Academic) appointment at the level of Associate Professor or Full Professor, depending on the qualifications, interests, and experience. The successful candidate will also be certified or eligible to be certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and be eligible for licensure in the Province of Ontario.  Compensation for this position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and will be composed primarily of the following sources:  fee for service, alternate funding plan, and academic support. The candidate will be appointed in the Department of Family Medicine in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. Clinical appointment(s) to the London Hospitals will be negotiated as required. Anticipated start date is July 1, 2017, but the successful candidate may negotiate this start date. 

The successful candidate will be expected to establish an independent, externally funded research program. We seek candidates with a strong research record and expertise in clinical, policy, and/or health services research in family medicine and Primary Health Care. Applicants are encouraged to apply who have expertise in primary health care and/or population research methods (quantitative and/or qualitative). The candidate will take a leadership role in research and teaching in a unique Family Medicine Graduate Studies (MClSc and PhD) Program at Western University, which is an established area of strength at Western University (http://www.schulich.uwo.ca/familymedicine/graduate/index.html).

With full time enrollment of 32,000, Western University students graduate from a range of academic and professional programs. Further information about the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry can be found at www.schulich.uwo.ca, and/or at www.uwo.ca. Western's Recruitment and Retention Office is available to assist in the transition of successful applicants and their families.

The application should include a detailed curriculum vitae, brief description of current research program, accomplishments, representative publications, and the names of three referees. As well, the candidate must include a brief proposal (up to three pages) for an innovative and high quality research program that would attract excellent trainees. Please send the complete application to:

Dr. Stephen Wetmore
Committee Chair, Tier 1 CRC in Primary Health Care
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
Department of Family Medicine
1151 Richmond Street
Western University
London, Ontario CANADA N6A 3K7 

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin after October 15, 2016.

For PhD 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

For MD and MD/PhD 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

Business Addresses of Western, St. Joseph’s Health Care London and London Health Sciences Centre:

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/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.