CLUSTER OF RESEARCH EXCELLENCE IN MUSCULOSKELETAL HEALTH
is seeking outstanding candidates for a
WESTERN RESEARCH CHAIR IN MUSCULOSKELETAL HEALTH
Posting Date: June 6, 2019
Western University in London, Ontario, Canada seeks applicants for a Western Research Chair in Musculoskeletal Health. Applicants who can demonstrate outstanding ability to lead research in imaging, biological or biomedical aspects of bone and joint diseases are preferred. However, outstanding researchers in any field relevant to musculoskeletal health are encouraged to apply.
The Chair will join a transdisciplinary network of collaborative researchers in Western University’s Bone and Joint Institute (http://boneandjoint.uwo.ca) and will supervise graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and/or clinician-scientists in training in its Collaborative Training Program in Musculoskeletal Health Research (https://cmhr.uwo.ca). The position will commence September 1, 2019 or as negotiated.
We invite applications from outstanding investigators holding an MD, MD/PhD, PhD, or equivalent advanced degree. Applicants must have an outstanding record of peer-reviewed publications, research funding, supervision of trainees, and leadership of research teams and be internationally recognized expert in research relevant to musculoskeletal health.
A successful candidate holding an M.D. or M.D./PhD will be appointed at the rank of Associate Professor/MD in a limited term (Clinical Academic) appointment or at the rank of Associate or Full Professor in a continuing (Clinical Academic) appointment, depending on qualifications and experience in the appropriate Department with the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. The successful candidate will be eligible for licensure in the Province of Ontario in accordance with the appropriate licensing body and must be certified, or eligible for certification as member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
A successful candidate holding a PhD or equivalent advanced degree in a relevant field will be appointed at the rank of Associate Professor in a probationary (tenure-track) appointment or at the rank of Associate or Full Professor in a tenured appointment, depending on qualifications and experience.
Academic and Clinical Environment:
Western University is investing $12.5M to grow its significant strengths in musculoskeletal health research through the Cluster of Research Excellence in Musculoskeletal Health and Western Research Chairs program (https://www.uwo.ca/research/wcre.html). These new investments will build on extensive infrastructure, expertise and a history of innovation in musculoskeletal health in London, Canada. Facilities and resources include a full range of state-of-the-art laboratories, imaging systems, and world-renowned clinics caring for patients with musculoskeletal conditions – http://boneandjoint.uwo.ca/research/infrastructure/index.html.
With a full-time enrolment of 32,000, Western University is a leading research-intensive university with a full range of academic and professional programs. General information about the University can be found at https://www.uwo.ca. The university campus is in London Ontario, a thriving city of 500,000, located midway between Toronto and Detroit. With parks, river valleys, tree-lined streets, and bicycle paths, London is known as the "Forest City" and boasts an international airport, galleries, theatre, music and sporting events (see https://www.ledc.com/why-london).
Compensation for this position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. PhD candidates will receive an academic salary from Western University. Clinical Academic candidate’s compensation will be primarily composed of the following sources: Academic salary; and for Clinical Academics, additional sources of compensation can include fee for service (OHIP billings; and Alternative Funding Plan).
Review of applications will begin after July 6, 2019 with an anticipated start date of September 1, 2019 or as negotiated. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The application should include a detailed curriculum vitae and statement of research interests.
Please also complete, sign and include the form available at:
PhD Candidates: https://www.uwo.ca/facultyrelations/pdf/recruitment/full-time-application-f…
MD or MD/PhD candidates: http://uwo.ca/facultyrelations/physicians/Application_FullTime_Clinical.pdf
Dr. Sarah Prichard, Vice-President-Elect, Research
Western University 1151 Richmond St, StvH 2107
London ON CANADA N6A 5B8
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 Kris Skjellerup phone 519-661-2111 ext 83851.
WESTERN RESEARCH CHAIR IN MUSCULOSKELETAL HEALTH – Western’s Bone & Joint Institute in London, Canada seeks researchers in imaging, biological or biomedical aspects of bone and joint diseases and areas of musculoskeletal health. For details please visit: bit.ly/bjicareers.