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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Associate Dean, Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies

The Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, at Western University, is seeking applications for the position of Associate Dean, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. The Associate Dean will be responsible for oversight of the graduate studies and postdoctoral scholar mandate of the Schulich School.

The successful candidate will provide strategic vision, oversight, liaison and communication (internal and external), and advocacy for graduate studies and postdoctoral scholar training and advocacy for the Schulich School and will be the primary link between the Schulich School and its graduate students and postdoctoral scholars and in concert with the Vice-Dean, Basic Medical Science liaison with the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies at Western University.

With support from the Schulich Graduate Program Manager, the successful candidate will run an efficient Schulich Decanal office that is the primary academic resource contact for School based, collaborative and interdisciplinary graduate programs. He/she must be able to facilitate close interactions with all the School’s Graduate Program Chairs and Graduate Program Assistants as well as liaison with faculty supervisors, Advisory Committees and learners, as required. The successful candidate will oversee, with the Program Manager, the database for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars in School-based programs, including key departmental, interdisciplinary, collaborative program and integrated training program (such as CIHR and NSERC funded programs) metrics and statistics.

The Associate Dean, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies will create an environment that encourages and supports innovation, transparency, diversity and social accountability. Candidates are expected to have established leadership and team building capacities and an interest and commitment to support graduate education. He/she will have demonstrated ability to develop a shared vision to lead, mentor and coach faculty, learners and staff and strong interpersonal skills to allow collaboration with a variety of stakeholders and proven negotiation, facilitation and conflict resolution skills.

He/she will preferably be an experienced and respected, scientist, collaborative clinical researcher or educator with significant expertise and vision in one or more of basic, clinical, translational or pedagogical research as evidenced by extensive research funding, awards and publications in high-impact and widely read journals and hold an active faculty appointment with Schulich Medicine & Dentistry.

The successful candidate will report directly to the Vice Dean, Basic Medical Sciences, Schulich Medicine & Dentistry. The Associate Dean appointment is for a five year period, normally renewable once upon satisfactory review. Anticipated start date is January 1, 2018 or as negotiated.

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 no later than October 31, 2017 to:

Dr. Doug Jones, Vice Dean, Basic Medical Sciences
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
Room 3701A, Clinical Skills Building
Western University
London, Ontario N6A 5C1
FAX: (519) 850-2357
selection.committee@schulich.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.