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Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University

Clinical Academic Psychiatrist



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Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University,

London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC)


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General Adult Psychiatry – Psychiatric Oncology

Department of Psychiatry

Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University,

London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) 

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.

The Department of Psychiatry ( is organized around four academic Divisions including General Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and Forensic Psychiatry, as well as recognized Programs in Neuropsychiatry and Developmental Disabilities. Our divisions and Programs provide an academic home for approximately 80 clinical academics and 6 basic scientists and support education, training and research in each of these areas.

We are currently inviting applications for a full-time clinical academic for the role of General Adult Psychiatrist with a special interest in psychiatric oncology to work mainly with the London Regional Cancer Program (LRCP) at LHSC. This candidate will provide consultation/liaison services to adult oncology patients receiving care with the LRCP.  Our cancer program provides world-class care to patients with cancer and delivers a full range of active and supportive interventions. The position will also include a minor role in delivering consultation/liaison service to other medical/surgical units for the Inpatient Mental Health and Ambulatory Service at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC). The successful candidate will receive an initial three year limited term academic appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor depending on qualifications and experience. The candidate must have record of relevant teaching experience with outstanding evaluations; demonstrated expertise in General Adult Psychiatry; evidence of a special interest in psychiatric oncology; and an ability to function and lead multidisciplinary teams. Candidates must also hold an MD or equivalent and be eligible for licensure in the Province of Ontario with certification in Psychiatry from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) or be eligible for an academic license from the Royal College.

The role of a Clinical Academic Psychiatrist offers a host of variety of academic possibilities, including education and training of undergraduate students in medicine and allied disciplines and postgraduate training in psychiatry, as well as research opportunities. The candidate will be involved with the clinical supervision of medical students, psychiatric residents, and subspecialty residents and with small and/or large group teaching. In addition, there are opportunities to participate in clinical research activities, and many resources exist to foster career development

Compensation will be based on qualifications and experience and will be composed primarily of the following sources:  fee for service, alternative funding plan and academic support. Relocation expenses may also be negotiable.

London is a medium-sized city (population 360,000) with the amenities of a large city and a small-town feel.  The regional catchment area population is approximately 1,500,000. Known as the Forest City because of its many trees, it is a short drive from the Lake Huron and Erie coasts and close to excellent summer theatre, including the Stratford Festival.  It prides itself on an excellent public school system and houses a number of art galleries, and theatres. More details about London, Ontario can be found at –

Those interested in applying for this position should email a statement of interest, curriculum vitae, at least three letters of reference, and also complete, sign and include the form at the following link: 


Dr. Jeffrey P. Reiss, Professor and Chair/Chief

Department of Psychiatry, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry

Western University

Parkwood Institute, Mental Health Care Building, Room F4-430

PO Box 5777, Stn. B

London, ON N6C 4V2 CANADA 

Or email c/o 

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin July 17, 2017 and expected start date of the position is October 1, 2017 or as negotiated. 

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 Khushnum Khatow (



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Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University
Dr. Jeffrey P. Reiss
Professor Chair.Chaief, Dept. of Psychiatry
Posting Date: 16-Jun-2017Psychiatry Permanent, Practicing physician Open 1 ASAP
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