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Call for Applications: Chair/Chief, Department of Paediatrics

The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University, London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC), Children’s Hospital at LHSC and St Joseph’s Health Care London are seeking a Chair/Chief for the Department of Paediatrics.  Together, the hospitals provide comprehensive and tertiary care to a large and geographically extended population of approximately 1.6 million people across Southwestern Ontario. 

Founded in 1917, Children’s Hospital is the regional referral centre for specialized paediatric inpatient and outpatient services for children and youth to age 18 in Southwestern Ontario and is located at the Victoria Hospital campus of LHSC.

The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry has a long tradition of excellence, beginning with the founding in 1881 (medical school) and 1964 (dental school).  The Department of Paediatrics at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, Western University has strong educational programs at the undergraduate and postgraduate level. Pediatrics also has significant involvement with regional educational and clinical partners.  The Department of Pediatrics has been actively involved with research and has many scientists in the Children’s Health Research Institute, Lawson Health Research Institute and Schulich Medicine & Dentistry. The Department of Paediatrics works in collaboration with the Children’s Hospital, The Children’s Health Foundation, London Health Sciences Centre, Child and Parent Resource Institute and The Thames Valley Children’s Centre.

The new Chair/Chief must have the vision to expand the strengths of integrated clinical, teaching and research programs aligned with the University, Lawson Health Research Institute, Children’s Health Research Institute, Children’s Hospital at LHSC and St Joseph’s Hospital. He/she will be a proven leader, communicator and collaborator able to promote the department’s culture of excellence.  Furthermore, they will be a strong advocate for children, youth and families.  He/she will have the ability to lead the department through an expansive change in the Children’s Hospital and through the implementation of the department strategic plan.  The successful candidate will hold a continuing (Clinical) Academic appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or higher in the Department of Paediatrics.

The successful candidate must have a record of research demonstrated by a strong publication record and evidence of a successfully funded research program and/or will have demonstrated competency in scholarship and the vision to expand the strengths of integrated teaching of the department. He/she will also hold a M.D or equivalent and be certified or eligible to be certified as a member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and eligible for licensure in the Province of Ontario. Compensation will be based on qualifications and experience and will be composed primarily of the following sources: fee for service, alternate funding plan and academic support.  Anticipated start date is July 1, 2017 or as negotiated. 

Western University is located in London, Ontario, with a metropolitan census of 530,000. London boasts an extensive educational and health care community including two large teaching hospitals with multiple sites, two research institutes, an Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences node, and the Southwestern Academic Health Sciences Network.  With 32,000 full-time students, Western graduates students from a wide range of academic and professional programs. Details about Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry may be found at; Western University at; London Health Sciences Centre at; Children’s Hospital at; and St. Joseph’s Health Care London at

Interested candidates should submit an application including a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, names and addresses of three references, and please ensure that the form available at:  is included with your application to:

Dr. Bertha Garcia, Vice Dean, Education
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
Western University
London, Ontario N6A 5C1
Dr. Robin Walker, Integrated Vice President
of Medical Affairs and Medical Education
St Joseph's Health Care and London Health Sciences Centre

FAX: (519) 850-2357;

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Review of applicants will begin after November 30, 2016.

Business Addresses:

Western University, 1151 Richmond Street, N., London, Ontario N6A 5B8,

London Health Sciences Centre, 800 Commissioners Road E., London Ontario, N6A 5W9,

St. Joseph’s Health Care London, 268 Grosvenor Street, London Ontario, N6A 4V2,

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 phone 519-661-2111 ext. 82698.