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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Vice-Dean, Medical Sciences

The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, at Western University, is inviting applications for the position of Vice Dean, Medical Sciences.

The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry is one of Canada’s preeminent medical and dental schools. Established in 1881, it was one of the founding schools of Western University and is known for being the birthplace of family medicine in Canada. For more than 130 years, the School has demonstrated a commitment to academic excellence and a passion for scientific discovery.

As a member of the Schulich School’s Vice-Decanal leadership team, the incumbent will be expected to strive for excellence and provide effective academic direction in all aspects of undergraduate basic sciences education, graduate education, and post-doctoral training and to ensure that these programs support and enhance research and innovation within the Schulich School. The Vice-Dean, Medical Sciences will serve as a representative of, and advocate for, the important role of the Basic Medical Sciences within Schulich. In keeping with this, he/she will play a key role in faculty affairs for Basic Science faculty members within Schulich in much the same way that the Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs oversees the faculty affairs of the clinical faculty within Schulich.

The Vice-Dean, Medical Sciences, will be the senior Decanal Faculty member responsible for such activities as ensuring compliance to all basic medical science undergraduate, graduate and post-doctoral training standards governing Program Quality Assurance (Basic Medical Sciences Undergraduate Education and graduate MSc and PhD programs), strategic planning, program planning/expansion and evaluation.  Internal and external relations and student and faculty support activities are also prominent components of the role.   

The incumbent will work collaboratively with members of the Schulich School’s Senior Leadership Council (SLC) to identify, develop and steward initiatives that enable the strategic plan of the School (Optimizing Life-long Health) ( ) and that of Western University (Achieving Excellence on the World Stage) ( ). 

Established leadership and team building capacities and a track record of sustained commitment are expected. 

The successful candidate must already hold a full-time academic appointment at Western, and must be able to commit to a minimum 0.8 Full Time Equivalent time allocation for a 5 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 April 3, 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. Michael Strong, Dean
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
Room 3701A, 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.

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.