Western University in London Ontario is situated in the traditional lands of the Attawandaron, Anishinabek, Haudenosaunee, and Leni Lunaapeewak peoples, lands connected with the London Township and Sombra Treaties of 1796, the Dish with one Spoon Covenant and the Two Row Wampum (Guswentha). In 2017, the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University approved an Indigenous Health Action Plan. Now in its implementation phase, The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University is seeking a champion for all aspects of the Indigenous Health Action Plan and for leading the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry in achieving the goals as set out by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. This is a permanent position, and is intentionally identified as a senior leader within Schulich Medicine & Dentistry and it will impact all aspects of the School’s functioning (education, research, faculty & professional development, and administration). The successful candidate will represent the School externally with regard to Indigenous initiatives and will serve as the primary media spokesperson for the School concerning Indigenous Health. The role will be negotiated for a three to five-year term (renewal possible). Please see attached Role Description for detailed job responsibilities and outcomes.
The University: Western is one of Canada’s leading research-intensive universities, and Schulich Medicine & Dentistry has a long history of excellence in basic biomedical, applied, and clinical research. Western has a full range of academic and professional programs for over 37,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The university campus is in London, Ontario with a metropolitan census of approximately 530,000, located midway between Toronto and Detroit. London boasts an international airport, galleries, theatre, music and sporting events and is located close to several lakes and facilities for outdoor activities (https://www.ledc.com/why-london). Western’s Recruitment and Retention Office is available to assist in the transition of successful applicants and their families to the university and city.
More information on the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry may be found at https://www.schulich.uwo.ca/
Western University’s full Indigenous Strategic Plan may be found at http://indigenous.uwo.ca/universitywide/indigenous_strategic_plan.html.
To apply: Review of applications will begin after June 1, 2019 with an anticipated start date of August 1, 2019 or as negotiated. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The application should include a detailed curriculum vitae, a cover letter which includes self-identification as Indigenous person and description of insider social position/ality, identification of areas of interest in research or other scholarly activity, leadership, and teaching, and names and email addresses of 3 referees, [one of which should be from a local Indigenous community leader].
Please also complete, sign and include the form available at: PhD or DDS Candidates: https://www.uwo.ca/facultyrelations/pdf/recruitment/full-time-application-form.pdf
MD or MD/PhD candidates: http://uwo.ca/facultyrelations/physicians/Application_FullTime_Clinical.pdf
Please submit applications to:
Jay Rosenfield MD, MEd, FRCPC
Vice-Dean, Medical Education
Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry
Please Also Cc:
Administrative Assistant, Medical Education
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
Western University, Don Rix Clinical Skills Building, Room 3730A
1151 Richmond Street, N., London, Ontario N6A 5B8, www.uwo.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.
Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Lindsay Johnston at email@example.com or 519-661-2111, ext. 82763.
ILIR Role Description
Title: Indigenous Leader in Residence (ILIR)
Reports to: Director, Medical Education, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry with “dotted line” reporting to the Dean, Schulich Medicine & Dentistry and Vice Dean, Medical Education
Purpose: The ILIR will act as the champion for all aspects of the Indigenous Health Action Plan (November 2017) and generally for helping the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry achieve the goals as set out by the TRC’s action items #23 and #24. This role is intentionally identified as a senior leader within Schulich Medicine & Dentistry and that it will likely impact all aspects of the School’s functioning (education, research, faculty & professional development, administration etc.), hence the need to have the ILIR have access to the Dean and Vice Dean, Medical Education. The ILIR will also represent the School with regard to Indigenous initiatives (for example, the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada’s Indigenous Network) and will serve as the primary media spokesperson for the School concerning Indigenous Health.
Support & Resources:
Requirements (Essential Qualifications):
Above all we seek an accomplished and dynamic leader who is skilled as a communicator and advocate. This will be an individual who has an understanding of traditional Indigenous ways of knowing and practices. Moreover, they will have integrity and credibility with local Indigenous communities.
Requirements (Preferred Qualifications):
Remuneration: Commensurate with experience and qualifications.
We invite applications from an accomplished and dynamic Indigenous leader who is skilled as a communicator and advocate. The successful candidate will be an individual who has an understanding of traditional Indigenous ways of knowing and practices. They will have familiarity with the diversity of lived experience of Indigenous peoples and particularly with Southwestern Ontario nations. The successful candidate will have demonstrated effective leadership experience, along with experience in leading organization cultural change. The successful candidate will be team oriented and collaborative and will lead by example. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong communication skills. The successful candidate will have experience with a broad spectrum of learners, with an interest in learners in health professions. Pursuant to Section 14 of the Ontario Human Rights Code, the selection will be limited to Indigenous applicants of First Nations, Metis, and Inuit identity, from Turtle Island. Candidates must self-identify in the cover letter.
A successful candidate holding an M.D. or M.D./PhD (completed or in-progress) will be appointed in an appropriate clinical department at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor 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. Applicants should be certified, or eligible for certification by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, or equivalent. Candidates must have an MD, or equivalent, and must be eligible for licensure in the province of Ontario.
A successful candidate holding a PhD, DDS or equivalent advanced degree (completed or in-progress) in a relevant field will be appointed in an appropriate basic sciences department, at the rank of Assistant or 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. A Limited Term or Visiting appointment may also be considered; rank to be determined by qualifications and experience.
Compensation Details: Compensation for this position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. PhD or DDS 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.