Call for applications - Chair/Chief, Department of Medicine

Tuesday, September 14, 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 Medicine.

The Department of Medicine is the largest department within the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at The University of Western Ontario. The Department has 175 full time members representing fifteen academic Divisions and is responsible for more than $30 million in annual research expenditures. In addition to undergraduate trainees, the Department has postgraduate and fellowship training programs which oversee nearly 200 trainees.

Department researchers are active in both clinical and basic research at the hospitals and their affiliated research institutes, including the Lawson Health Research Institute and Robarts Research Institute. The Department has strategically focused on academic excellence in research through the creation of programs such as the Program of Experimental Medicine (POEM) and centres of excellence in translational and patient oriented research as well in medical education and innovation. Many are world-leaders in their fields of research. The hospitals, which have a total of 1100 inpatient beds on 4 sites, provide a full range of inpatient and ambulatory services to the city of London and Southwestern Ontario with active outreach programs in patient care, research and teaching.

The Chair/Chief of the Department of Medicine is a key leader in the academic and clinical programs of the London teaching hospitals and The University of Western Ontario, whose vision and direction will be vital to its commitment to excellence in patient care, education and research. The successful applicant will have experience and expertise in a senior medical leadership role and a track record of a high level of accomplishment in research, patient care, teaching, and academic leadership. The successful candidate must be an accomplished clinician with FRCPC certification (or equivalent) and eligible for licensure in the Province of Ontario, and will hold an academic appointment, rank and contractual arrangements will commensurate with experience and qualification.

Details about the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry can be found at; The University of Western Ontario at; London Health Sciences Centre at; and St. Joseph's Health Care at

Please send detailed curriculum vitae, letter of application, and the names and addresses of three references to:
Dr. Gillian Kernaghan &
Dr. Michael Strong
c/o Heather Frankling
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
Room 3720
Clinical Skills Building
The University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario N6A 4V2
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of applicants will begin after October 31, 2010.