Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Medical Health Informatics - call for applications

Friday, February 7, 2014

Western University, one of Canada's leading research intensive universities, seeks applicants for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Medical Health Informatics. In accordance with the regulations set for Tier 2 Canada Research Chairs, the candidate will be an excellent emerging scientist who has demonstrated research creativity and innovation, and the potential to achieve international recognition in the field of medical health informatics within the next five to ten years. The Candidate must propose an original and innovative research program of high quality which would attract outstanding trainees, students and future researchers.

Applicants must hold a MD, PhD, MD/PhD and/or a DDS or equivalent. The successful candidate will be appointed in a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, or at an Associate Professor level if qualifications and experience warrant. A joint-appointment between Departments best suited to the discipline(s) in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and the Faculty of Science will be made.

Our intention is to attract to Western a candidate who will establish an independent, externally funded research program and will have a strong research record and expertise in emerging technologies and data sources to be used in solving problems in clinical care and the public health care system. Applicants are encouraged to apply who have expertise in quantitative statistical methodologies, visual analytics/data mining, healthcare databases such as Electronic Medical Records and/or software development in the context of healthcare settings. The position will allow the candidate to take a leadership role in medical health informatics, which has been identified as an emerging area of research strength at Western University. In addition to research leadership, the successful candidate will be expected to make contributions to the training of undergraduate and graduate students in both Faculties through classroom teaching, student supervision and mentorship in the area of medical health informatics

Western University is undergoing an exciting transformation with an emphasis on interdisciplinary and interfaculty collaborations. Further information about the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry can be found at www.schulich.uwo.ca, the Faculty of Science at www.uwo.ca/sci and/or at www.uwo.ca. Western's Recruitment & Retention Office is available to assist in the transition of successful applications and their families.

The application should include a detailed curriculum vitae, brief description of current research program, accomplishments, representative publications, and the names of three references. As well, the Candidate must include a proposal for an original, innovative, and high quality research program that would attract excellent trainees, students, and future researchers. Please send the complete application to:

Dr. Moira Stewart
Committee Chair, Tier 2 CRC in Medical Health Informatics
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
The Western Centre for Public Health and Family Medicine
1151 Richmond Street
Western University
London, Ontario CANADA N6A 5C1


Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin after March 1, 2014.

Positions are subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Western University is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, aboriginal people and persons with disabilities.