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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Chair, Department of Medical Biophysics

The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, at Western University, is inviting applications for the position of Chair in the Department of Medical Biophysics.

As Canada’s first Department of Biophysics, the Department has grown to become one of Canada’s leading centres for medical biophysics research with approximately 20 primary faculty members and over 70 actively collaborating cross appointed faculty leading internationally recognized research programs in medical imaging, microcirculation, computational modelling, biomechanics, and cancer.  The department is the academic home to both undergraduate and graduate programs, including a CAMPEP accredited program.  It draws on a rich city-wide infrastructure incorporating two research Institutes, three hospitals, and five University Faculties.  Research programs benefit from close collaborations between clinical and basic science faculty, with unique training programs in diverse fields.

The successful candidate should have a demonstrated track record of leadership and research and teaching excellence with a proven reputation for effective interpersonal and administrative skills.  The new Chair will facilitate collaboration and be expected to support the research, educational and interdisciplinary initiatives of the Department.  The successful candidate will build on the strength and forward momentum of the Department’s graduate and undergraduate programs and promote the development of new initiatives in research, scholarship and education. He or she must have a PhD, MD, DDS or equivalent, and will receive a tenured academic appointment at the level of Associate or full Professor.  Candidates with a research program complementing existing research strengths are particularly encouraged to apply. The position of Chair is for a five-year term, renewable.

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, and  Western’s Recruitment & Retention Office is available to assist in the transition of successful applications and their families.  Details about the Department of Medical Biophysics can be found at

Interested candidates should submit 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

Please ensure that the form available at is completed and included in your application submission.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Review of applicants will begin after September 30, 2015.

Positions are subject to budget approval.  Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.  Western University is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including women and men, members of visible minorities, aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.