Department of Paediatrics, Western University, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry

The Department of Paediatrics, Children's Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre and Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, is seeking a physician with interest and expertise in the provision of care to At Risk/Underserved Populations to provide leadership in clinical service and education to trainees in the provision of child health care to At Risk/Underserved Populations, and education in Social Paediatrics.  This is a new role, and the successful candidate will develop the clinical service with a goal of serving new immigrant, indigenous, and underserved youth populations, primarily on an outpatient basis with community partners.  The successful candidate will be joining the Division of General Academic Pediatrics.  Interest and ability in advocating at a local, provincial or national level for services, and improving the social determinants of health at a policy level are an asset.  The Department of Paediatrics provides comprehensive acute care, ambulatory and in-patient services for children to a population of 2 million in southwestern Ontario.  Our catchment area includes a number of populations marginalized from health care including new Canadians, First Nations Canadians and unique cultural and ethnic groups who have not been able to achieve maximum benefit from child health care services.  Children with a full range of care issues are managed in our Paediatric Emergency Department, Paediatric Critical Care Unit, Neonatology Unit and in-patient Clinical Teaching Units.  The Department has a number of research initiatives for children ranging in age from pre-term neonates to adolescents.  The Department is very active in undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing medical education; and has a Royal College accredited program in Paediatrics as well as a number of fellowship 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 realworld 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.  Western is a research-intensive institution with a wide range of academic and professional programs (see http://www.uwo.ca/ to learn more).  Western’s Recruitment and Retention Office is available to assist in the transition of successful applicants and their families. 
Candidates for this position must have an MD or equivalent degree and must be eligible for licensing in the Province of Ontario, and an FRCPC in Paediatrics or equivalent.  Experience and interest in the care of At Risk/Underserved Populations is required.  The successful candidate will be a Clinician Teacher, and hold a full-time Limited Term Clinical Academic appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, or a Continuing Clinical Academic appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor, depending upon qualifications and experience at the time of appointment.  Successful candidates will have a keen interest and expertise in working with At Risk/Underserved Populations and education, the ability to collaborate effectively with a wide range of members of the health care, educational and research teams and office staff, and will be expected to lead in education both locally and regionally.  
Compensation for this position will be primarily composed of an alternative funding plan and academic salary.  The anticipated start date for this position is January 1, 2019, although an alternate start date may be negotiated.   
Please submit your application, including curriculum vitae, Letter of Interest/Statement of Academic Qualifications, and names and contact information of three references to:   

Michael Rieder, MD, PhD, FRCPC
Professor of Paediatrics, Chair/Chief, Department of Paediatrics
800 Commissioners Road East, London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5W9
Email: mrieder@uwo.ca

Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Review of applications will begin on September 14, 2018.  Please ensure that the form http://uwo.ca/facultyrelations/physicians/Application_FullTime_Clinical.pdf is included in your application.

Business Addresses:
Western University, 1151 Richmond Street N., London, Ontario N6A 5B8, www.uwo.ca
London Health Sciences Centre, 800 Commissioners Road East, 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 Jill O’Dowda at jodowda@uwo.ca or 519-685-8129. 

Posted on August 20, 2018 .