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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Associate Dean, Learner Equity & Wellness

The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, at Western University is inviting applications for the position of Associate Dean, Learner Equity & Wellness, to be effective September 1, 2018.

The Associate Dean of Learner Equity & Wellness is the senior Faculty Officer responsible for the overall physical, psychological and professional safety of learners, as well as supporting academic wellness in conjunction with career guidance for all undergraduate MD and DDS and postgraduate MD and DDS learners enrolled at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry.  This position shall also promote equity, collegiality and professionalism in all clinical and/or academic endeavours.  The person in this role must provide leadership in all matters of physical, psychological and professional learner safety, academic wellness and career guidance in order to maintain the accreditation standards defined by:

The incumbent will appoint and/or oversee the:

The major responsibility of this position is to ensure that structures are in place to facilitate the development, care and well-being of undergraduate MD, DDS and Postgraduate medical and dental learners at all Schulich Medicine & Dentistry sites in accordance with established standards.   

This includes the development of proactive programming to address wellness issues within the learner population early and effectively and to address challenges that may occur at key times of transition.  In addition, the incumbent shall strive to promote attention to issues of equity, collegiality and professionalism within Schulich Medicine and Dentistry, in the broader context of the central university and the regional hospitals as they relate to the learning environment. This may be achieved in a variety of ways including: promoting attention to equity and diversity issues to ensure they are appropriately addressed in the undergraduate and postgraduate curricula; monitoring the processes of student admissions, and recruitment are undertaken in a fair and equitable way; paying attention to the particular needs of those from diverse populations; providing guidance to individuals in situations where lapses in professionalism have been identified and assisting departments or other clinical and/or teaching units where  repeated concerns with respect to inappropriate interpersonal encounters among individuals and/or a lack of collegiality among constituents have been expressed. 

Additionally, the incumbent will endeavor to broaden knowledge in the area of student and resident wellness and equity with colleagues locally and nationally through the sharing of innovative curricula, program evaluation and research. 

Candidates for the Associate Dean, Learner Equity & Wellness are expected to understand the competency curriculum for Medical Education and Dentistry Education programs and model CanMEDS roles including physician health.  Candidates should have a demonstrated ability to collaborate, communicate, and facilitate in complex environments. Established leadership and team building capacities and a track record of sustained commitment are expected.

He/she will preferably be a clinician 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.

The successful candidate will report directly to the Vice Dean of Medical Education, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry.  The incumbent must hold an active faculty appointment, at the level of Associate or full Professor, with the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry.  The position is subject to a mid-term review, and will have an initial 5 year term, normally renewable once and will require a time commitment of 2-2.5 days per week.

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 February 1, 2018 by 5:00

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

We will continue to accept applications until the position has been filled.

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.