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The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry

Chair/Chief, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology


Posted 2 Days AgoCMAJ-789-1557552

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The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry

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The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University, London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph’s Health Care London are seeking a Chair/Chief for the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology. Together, the hospitals provide comprehensive care to a large and geographically extended population of approximately 1.6 million people across Southwestern Ontario. The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry has a long tradition of excellence, beginning with the founding of the medical school in 1881, and the dental school in 1964.

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (Ob/GYN) is a research intensive integrated surgical and medical service department whose mission is to promote excellence in patient centred care for women and their families together with our healthcare partners, and through education and research relating to all aspects of women’s healthcare. The department services 6000 deliveries per year, which is the 3rd highest in the country. The Department is currently composed of 41 faculty representing critical strengths in areas of maternal-fetal medicine, reproductive endocrinology and fertility (REI), urogynaecology, gyn-oncology, general obstetrics and women’s program. The educational programs include teaching for undergraduate medical students, postgraduate Royal College Accredited programs in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Fellowship programs in REI, Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Urogynaecology. Uniquely, the Department has 6 full time basic researchers whose research covers from conception to parturition and includes health outcomes and research ethics. The department also houses an extensive database with over 30 years of perinatal data stored within. Research opportunities are numerous and involve both basic science and clinical research projects with members of the Department. Faculty members conduct groundbreaking research programs which are recognized at national and international levels.

The new Chair/Chief will be an exceptional leader with the vision and scholarly profile to understand and develop the complex interrelationships between the clinical, teaching and research strengths of the Department in an evolving health care system located in a new single facility aligned with the University, Lawson Health Research Institute, London Health Sciences Center and St Joseph’s Hospital. He/she must have a strong record of clinical service, quality improvement, and leadership in both clinical and research activities. Furthermore, the successful candidate will have demonstrated competency in scholarship and the vision to expand the strengths of integrated teaching and research programs of the department. He/she will be an excellent communicator, able to advocate for the departmental mission and goals to its partners and to the community.

The successful candidate will hold an M.D or equivalent and be certified or eligible to be certified as a member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and eligible for licensure in the Province of Ontario. Compensation will be based on qualifications and experience and will be composed primarily of the following sources: fee for service, alternate funding plan and academic support. The successful candidate will hold a full-time continuing Clinical Academic appointment in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology at the rank of Full Professor.

Western University is located in London, Ontario, with a metropolitan census of 530,000. London boasts an extensive educational and health care community including two large teaching hospitals with multiple sites, two research institutes, an Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) node, and an academic health sciences network across Southwestern Ontario. With full time enrollment of 32,000, Western graduates students from a range of academic and professional programs. Details about Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry may be found at; Western University at; the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology at; London Health Sciences Centre at; and St. Joseph’s Health Care at

Interested candidates should submit an application including a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, names and addresses of three references, and please ensure that the form available at: is included with your application to:

Dr. Bertha Garcia, Vice Dean, Education & 
Dr. Robin Walker, Integrated Vice President of Medical Affairs and Medical Education
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University
London, Ontario N6A 5C1, FAX: (519) 850-2357

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of applicants will begin after June 15, 2017. Anticipated start date is to be negotiated.
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 of other meetings, please conact Brigitte Neale at phone 519-661-2111, ext.82698.

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The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
519 850-2357

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