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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Associate Dean, Windsor Campus

The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Windsor Campus at Western University is inviting applications for the position of Associate Dean, Windsor Campus, to begin effective September 1, 2018 or as negotiated.

The Windsor Campus is an exciting collaborative venture between Western University, the University of Windsor and the London and Windsor hospitals bringing a 4-year MD program and postgraduate residency training to the Windsor area.  The Windsor Campus opened as a formal Regional Medical Campus in 2008. Initially there were 24 Year-1 medical students in 2008, then 30 in 2009 and 38 each year afterwards. Today there are 152 students across four years of undergraduate medical education (UME) in this community. Additionally, the Windsor Campus supports a range of postgraduate training across a variety of specialties including full-time trainees in Family Medicine and Psychiatry. The Campus also supports upwards of 230 visiting residents a year, from London and other communities throughout the country and on an international scale. Windsor Campus is being delivered at the Dr. Murray O’Neil Medical Education Centre on the campus of the University of Windsor, at Windsor Regional Hospital, Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare and at other regional education sites throughout Windsor and Essex County.

The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry offers programs leading to MD and DDS degrees, postgraduate medicine (residency), an undergraduate Bachelor of Medical Sciences program, and numerous graduate programs in basic and clinical sciences. The School is home to the Robarts Research Institute and partners with the Lawson Health Research Institute, the research arm of the London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph's Health Care, London, in the oversight of London, Ontario's health research and training enterprise. Together, these organizations generate over $135 million annually in external research support, and in recent years have produced a number of global firsts in the translation of research to advances in cancer treatment, surgical techniques, and medical imaging. Through its twelve Faculties and Schools, and three Affiliated Colleges, The University of Western Ontario offers more than 60 different degree and diploma programs to over 33,000 full-time equivalent students in graduate, undergraduate and professional studies. The University of Windsor is a comprehensive, student-focused university with nearly 15,000 students enrolled in a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programs including several professional schools such as: Law, Business, Engineering, Education, Nursing, Human Kinetics and Social Work.

Located in Windsor, the Associate Dean will provide collaborative consultative academic leadership and management of the Windsor Campus. He/she will be expected to interface actively and collegially with the University of Windsor, in order to coordinate operational matters, and to participate in health-related academic partnerships. This challenging position demands superb interpersonal and communication skills, sound judgment, and the ability to work effectively with multiple partners in the medical school, universities, hospital and community settings to provide leadership for the continuing development of the Windsor Program.

He/she will preferably be a clinician or clinician educator 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.

If the successful candidate is an MD or equivalent, compensation will be commensurate with qualifications, interest and experience and composed primarily of the following sources:  fee for service, alternate funding plan, and academic support.  The successful candidate will be appointed in a continuing (Clinical Academic) appointment at the rank of Professor (preferred) or a full-time limited term at the rank of Associate Professor in a department at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry depending upon qualifications and experience.

If the successful candidate is a DDS or equivalent, compensation for this position will be commensurate with qualifications, interest and experience.  The successful candidate will be appointed in a probationary (tenure-track) position at the level of Associate Professor or Full Professor (with tenure), depending on the qualifications, interests, and experience of the successful candidate. In exceptional circumstances, an outstanding PhD candidate with commensurate experience may be considered.  

The successful candidate will report directly to the Vice Dean of Medical Education, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry.  The Associate Dean appointment is for a three year period, with the possibility of renewal for additional term(s) following an appropriate review process.  

Located in the southwest reaches, Windsor and Essex County is Canada’s southern-most region and along with the City of Windsor (population 217,188) is comprised of rural and small town areas with a total population of 398,953.  The Windsor-Essex region is actually located at the same latitude as northern California and enjoys seven months of short-sleeve weather annually. Windsor and Essex County have three multi-faceted hospital facilities: Windsor Regional Hospital (Ouellette Campus and Metropolitan Campus), Hotel-Dieu Grace Healthcare and the Erie Shores Health Care.

Additionally, Windsor is minutes away from a number of major hospitals located in Michigan. Windsor-Essex has a significant history in life sciences-related research and development. The local manufacturing capacity has been leveraged to support the production of medical devices. St. Clair College is part of the one-of-a-kind Colleges Ontario Network for Industry Innovation (CONII) which focuses on solving real-world issues through applied research.  In 2011, the Windsor-Essex Region was named one of the Top 7 Most Intelligent Communities in the World. Windsor’s approach to Health was a major factor.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Review of applicants will begin after April 30, 2018. Interested candidates should submit a 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 to:

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 

For MD applicants, please ensure that the form available at the link below is completed and included in your application submission: 

For DDS and PhD applicants, please ensure that the form available at the link below is completed and included in your application submission:

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

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.