Nominations open for Chair/Chief of Pathology

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, The University of Western Ontario, London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph's Health Care London, invite applications/nominations for the position of Chair/Chief of the Department of Pathology.

The Department of Pathology has a long history of recognized excellence in diagnostic service, teaching, research and administrative leadership. Department members teach medical, dental and health sciences students at the undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate levels, and are engaged in many different areas of basic, clinical and translational research. The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine includes anatomical pathologists, neuropathologists, oral pathologists, medical microbiologists, hematologists, medical biochemists and basic scientists. Members of the Department provide diagnostic pathology and laboratory medicine services for the clinical campuses of St. Joseph's Health Care and London Health Sciences Centre (University Hospital and Victoria Hospital), and referred in work from outside the local health network. London Health Sciences Centre is the site of the Regional Forensic Pathology Unit for Southwestern Ontario. The laboratory sections, excluding core laboratories, are consolidated to single sites e.g. Pathology at University Hospital and Microbiology at Victoria Hospital.

The new Chair/Chief must have the vision to expand the strengths of integrated clinical, teaching and research programs aligned with the University, Lawson Health Research Institute, London Health Science Centre and St Joseph's Hospital. He/she will be a strong administrator and excellent communicator and be able to advocate for the department's mission and goals, and an active researcher who can work collaboratively with basic and clinical scientists and non-laboratory medicine clinicians. The successful candidate must be an accomplished clinician with an MD or equivalent degree, must have certification in Anatomical or General Pathology from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (or equivalent), and must be eligible for licensure in Ontario. A strong record of teaching, research and clinical service is required. Academic rank and contractual arrangements will be commensurate with experience and qualification.

London Ontario is a vibrant city of 350,000 people, originally settled in 1826 at the forks of the Thames River. It boasts The University of Western Ontario with nearly 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students, the London Health Sciences Centre and St Joseph's Health Care which serve a population base of more than 2 million southern Ontario residents. London has affordable housing prices and is close to the Great Lakes and outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities. The city has an active arts and sports community, international airport and is an easy commute to both Toronto, Ontario and Detroit, Michigan.

Interested candidates are encouraged to with CV, letter of application and the names and addresses of three references. Applications for this position will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of applicants will begin after October 15, 2010.

Dr. Margaret Steele, Acting Associate Dean, Clinical Academic Affairs

Dr. Gillian Kernaghan, Integrated Vice President, Medical Education & Medical Affairs

C/o Heather Frankling

Selection Committee Coordinator

Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry

Room 3720

The University of Western Ontario

London, Ontario N6A 5C1

Positions are subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communications skills in English. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Western Ontario, London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph's Health Care London are committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, aboriginal people and persons with disabilities.