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The University of Western Ontario

Paediatric Rheumatologist


Children's Hospital, LHSCRheum072017-1514696

Job Description

Clinical Academic Faculty Position

Department of Paediatrics, Division of Paediatric Rheumatology

Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University


The Department of Paediatrics, Children's Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre and Western University, London Ontario, Canada, is seeking a fully certified Paediatric Rheumatologist. The successful candidate will hold a full time Limited Term or Continuing Clinical Academic appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor, depending upon experience and qualifications at the time of appointment. Candidates must hold an MD or equivalent and be eligible for licensing in the Province of Ontario. Specialist certification in Paediatrics through the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or equivalent is required. Board certification in Paediatric Rheumatology is required. Experience in research and established track records of publications would be an asset. Commitment and demonstrated aptitude for teaching is desirable and the candidate is expected to promote and contribute to excellence in undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing medical education programs. 


Western University delivers an academic experience second to none. Western challenges the best and brightest faculty, staff and students to commit to the highest global standards. Our research excellence expands knowledge and drives discovery with real-world application. Western attracts individuals with a broad worldview, seeking to study, influence and lead in the international community. Since 1878, The Western Experience has combined academic excellence with life-long opportunities for intellectual, social and cultural growth in order to better serve our communities.


Children's Hospital is the only tertiary care center between Toronto and Winnipeg, serving a population of over 500,000 children and youth. Children's Hospital has 64 general paediatric beds, 42 neonatal beds and a very active emergency department. The Department of Paediatrics in London has 70 full time academic physicians, and 13 community physicians providing a full array of Paediatric sub-specialty services. The department has 6 basic scientists and opportunities exist for clinical and basic science research including epidemiological studies.


London has a metropolitan census of 530,000 people with the amenities of a big city but friendliness of a small town. London is located in the heart of the great lakes region, 2 hours from both Toronto and Detroit. Western University is a research-intensive institution with a wide range of academic and professional programs (see and to learn more). Western's Recruitment and Retention Office is available to assist in the transition of successful applicants and their families.


Successful candidates will have a keen interest in academic medicine and the ability to collaborate effectively with all other members of the health care team and office staff, and a commitment to active participation in team-based health care and teaching, both at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.  Compensation for this position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience, and will be primarily composed of an alternative funding plan and academic salary.  The anticipated start date for this position is to be negotiated.  


Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, including curriculum vitae and names of three references, and also complete, sign and include the form at the following link:


Michael Rieder, MD, PhD, FRCPC

Professor of Paediatrics, Interim Chair/Chief, Department of Paediatrics

800 Commissioners Road East, London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5W9; Email:


Inquiries can be made directly to the department Chair. For further information about the position, please contact Dr. Roberta Berard, Section of Paediatric Rheumatology, at 519-685-8379, or via email at  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Review of applications will begin after January 31, 2017.


Business Addresses:

Western University, 1151 Richmond Street N., London, Ontario N6A 5B8,

London Health Sciences Centre, 800 Commissioners Road East, London Ontario, N6A 5W9,

St. Joseph’s Health Care London, 268 Grosvenor Street, London, Ontario, N6A 4V2,


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 Jill O’Dowda at or 519-685-8129.

Contact Information

The University of Western Ontario
Jill O'Dowda
Financial Officer
Posting Date: 06-Jun-2017Pediatrics Permanent, Practicing physician Open 1 ASAP
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