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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Director, Graduate Program in Neuroscience

The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, at Western University, is inviting applications for the position of Director, Graduate Program in Neuroscience.

The Graduate Program in Neuroscience was established at Western University in the fall of 1991. For over twenty five years the program has offered a Master of Science (MSc) degree and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree that trained students not only to advance neuroscience research in their chosen interest but also provide a broad exposure to the breadth of neuroscience from “molecules to mind”. It has also offered a combined degree in neuroscience in the Doctor of Medicine MD/PhD program.  For the latter program, students must be accepted by the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry MD program before receiving acceptance into the PhD program in neuroscience. All graduate MSc and PhD programs as well as the MD and DDS programs are also approved through the Institutional Quality Assurance Program (IQAP) process of the Province of Ontario.

The Director will strive for excellence in all aspects as the faculty member responsible for the coordination, development and stewardship of the Graduate Program in Neuroscience and therefore will also provide strategic vision, oversight, liaison and communication (internal and external), and advocacy for the Neuroscience Graduate Program.

The successful candidate must already hold a full-time academic appointment at Western, and must be able to commit to a minimum 1 day per week, matched with a relevantly adjusted work load for a 3 year term, normally renewable once upon satisfactory review.

Applicants will be vetted by an Advisory Committee, who will carry out interviews of selected applications, and make a recommendation for appointment to the Dean.

The committee will begin to review applications after May 15, 2018 and will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. 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 to:

Dr. Doug Jones, Vice Dean, Basic Medical Sciences
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
Room 3735, Clinical Skills Building
Western University
London, Ontario N6A 5C1
FAX: (519) 850-2357;


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.

 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.