Chair/Chief, Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Department of Surgery, Western University
London Health Sciences Centre & St. Joseph’s Health Care London
Posting Date: September 1, 2017
Position Profile: A Full-time Limited Term Clinical Academic appointment at the rank of Associate Professor, or a Continuing Clinical Academic appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor, depending upon experience and qualifications at the time of appointment. This is a dual position as Chair, Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery – Western University; and as Chief, Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery – London Health Sciences Centre & St. Joseph’s Health Care London. The Chair/Chief will manage a very complex enterprise within an evolving health care system. The ideal candidate will possess the vision and scholarly profile to understand and develop the complex interrelationships between clinical obligations and the teaching and research strengths of the Division.
Academic and Clinical Expectations: The Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery is affiliated with London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph’s Health Care London and is comprised of nine plastic surgeons with busy clinical practices. The academic training program is Royal College accredited and provides surgical education at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The Division currently focuses its research interests in many areas including hand and upper limb, Dupuytren’s disease, peripheral nerve, breast reconstruction, craniofacial surgery, and tissue engineering. The successful candidate must be interested in pursuing a strong academic career and will be expected to lead the Division’s academic, research and educational initiatives. Applicants must have demonstrated the ability to publish in the highest quality academic and subspecialty outlets and be a recognized expert in their field of research. In addition, candidates will be expected to provide a full range of clinical services required of a plastic & reconstructive surgeon.
Qualifications: The successful candidate must have an MD or equivalent; have completed an accredited plastic and reconstructive surgery training program; have received (or are eligible for) a Certificate of Special Competence in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (or equivalent); and be eligible for licensure in the Province of Ontario.
Compensation Details: Compensation for this position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and will be primarily composed of the following sources: fee for service (OHIP billings), Alternative Funding Plan, and academic salary.
The City: London, Ontario. London is Canada’s 10th largest city with a population of 400,000, a catchment area of 2 million, and is situated in southwestern Ontario between Toronto and Detroit. The region has a diverse economy and excellent educational opportunities. It is a safe and diverse city and its numerous parks, trails, recreational, cultural and sporting opportunities make it an attractive place to live.
The University: Western University is a research-intensive university with full-time enrolment of about 34,000 students with a full range of academic and professional programs. The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry provides an outstanding educational experience within a research intensive environment where tomorrow's physicians, dentists and health researchers learn to be socially responsible leaders in the advancement of human health.
To apply: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin after November 1, 2017 with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2018 or as negotiated. Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and statement of academic qualifications, curriculum vitae, the names and addresses of three references, and also complete, sign and include the form at the following link: http://uwo.ca/facultyrelations/physicians/Application_FullTime_Clinical.pdf to:
Emil H. Schemitsch, MD, FRCSC
Chair/Chief, Department of Surgery
268 Grosvenor St., Room E3-117
London, ON, Canada, N6A 4V2
Phone: 519.663.3349 Fax: 519.646.6347
Business Addresses: Western University, 1151 Richmond Street, N., London, Ontario N6A 5B8, www.uwo.ca; London Health Sciences Centre, 800 Commissioners Road E., London Ontario, N6A 5W9, www.lhsc.on.ca; St. Joseph’s Health Care London, 268 Grosvenor Street, London Ontario, N6A 4V2, www.sjhc.london.on.ca
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 Dinah Frank at Dinah.Frank@lhsc.on.ca or 519-646-6100, ext. 32361.