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Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University

Clinical Academic Psychiatrist, Chair/Chief – Division of Child And Adolescent Psychiatry



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Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University


Department of Psychiatry


London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) & St. Joseph’s Health Care London (St. Joseph’s)


Job Description

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.

The Department of Psychiatry and the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University is inviting applications for the
leadership role as Chair/Chief, Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry including a Full Time clinical academic faculty position as a Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist at LHSC and St. Joseph’s, London. Academic rank and appointment status will be determined by experience and qualifications at the time of appointment. Candidates must 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 candidate will be expected to possess an additional certification by RCPSC as a Subspecialist in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, or equivalent.

The successful applicant will have an established career in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and a proven academic and clinical track record as an educator and clinical researcher.
  Potential candidates would have responsibility over all the academic activities of the division including education, research as well as providing clinical leadership.  Administrative leadership skills are required to assist in strategic and human resource planning within the department and strengthen and cultivate cross and trans-disciplinary relationships with other university departments and faculties. The candidate will foster an environment that supports a strong divisional education program in all levels of education and research. Other primary responsibilities include development and maintenance of a division human resource plan, including recruitment, fostering the development of Child & Adolescent sub-specialty residency training and supporting clinical activities and program development. The desired candidate will embrace evidence-based practice and will thrive in an environment of continuous learning and education. Compensation will include payment for services in a variety of forms including salary, alternative funding plan, fee for service, and academic support.

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 31st, 2017. The expected start date of the position is negotiable.

Business Addresses:
Western University, 1151 Richmond Street, N., London, Ontario N6A 5B8,
London Health Sciences Centre, 800 Commissioners Road E., 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
Khushnum Khatow (

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Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University
Posting Date: 01-Jul-2017Psychiatry Permanent, Practicing physician Open 1 ASAP
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