The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, at Western University,
London, Ontario, Canada is inviting applications for the position of
Chair in the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology.
The Department of Physiology and Pharmacology is the largest basic
science department in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
at Western University, serving as the academic home for about
84 full-time and cross-appointed faculty members, 80 graduate
students, 40 postdoctoral fellows, and 45 administrative and research
staff. The Department fosters productive academic and research
collaborations with other Departments at Western, affiliated hospitals
and research institutes in London and worldwide. It has strong ties with
the Division of Clinical Pharmacology in the Department of Medicine,
through recruitment of faculty members, collaborative research and
A distinctive strength of the Department is the comprehensive focus
on biological processes from the cellular-molecular to systems levels,
and on the effects of drugs on these processes. The areas of research
excellence include clinical and basic pharmacology; cardiovascular
sciences; cell, development and cancer biology; reproductive biology
and endocrinology; and neuroscience. Faculty members in this
Department are leaders in Western’s Clusters of Research Excellence:
Cognitive Neuroscience and Musculoskeletal Health. The Department
has access to state-of-the-art infrastructure for research and teaching
The Department of Physiology and Pharmacology has a strong
commitment to graduate and undergraduate education, offering
degrees at the BMSc, MSc and PhD levels.
The successful candidate should have a demonstrated record of success
as an independent scientist, as indicated by peer-reviewed publications
and grants, demonstrated excellence in teaching, including graduate
student supervision at the doctoral level, and evidence of effective
interpersonal, administrative and leadership skills. The new Chair will
be expected to champion the research and education initiatives of the
Department and to develop new scholarly initiatives. The successful
candidate must have a PhD, MD, DDS or equivalent, and would be
appointed at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor with tenure
as appropriate. The position of Chair is for a five-year term, normally
Western University is located in London, Ontario, with a metropolitan
census of approximately 530,000. As Canada’s 11th largest city, London
boasts an extensive educational and health care community including
three teaching hospitals, two research institutes, an ICES (Institute for
Clinical Evaluative Sciences) 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. Further information
about the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and Western University can be found at www.schulich.uwo.ca, and http://www.uwo.ca.
Western’s Recruitment & Retention Office is available to assist in the
transition of successful applications and their families. Details about
the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology can be found at
Interested candidates should submit a CV outlining their research,
teaching, and administrative experience and interests, including future
directions, together with the names and addresses of three referees to:
Dr. Michael Strong, Dean
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
Room 3701A, Clinical Skills Building
London, Ontario N6A 5C1
Fax: (519) 850-2357
Please ensure that the form available at http://www.uwo.ca/
is completed and included in your application submission. Applications
will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of applicants will
begin after October 30, 2016.
Department of Physiology and Pharmacology
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 Brigitte
Neale at Brigitte.Neale@Schulich.uwo.ca phone 519-661-2111 ext. 82698.