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Assistant Professor (Limited Term) in Basic Medical Science

Western University

Applications are invited for a Full-time, Limited Term academic appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. The initial appointment will be up to 5 years with the potential for renewal. The successful applicant will be appointed in a Basic Science Department(s) within the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry best suited to the applicant’s discipline(s).
The salary will be commensurate with the successful applicant’s qualifications and experience.

Qualified applicants must have a PhD or equivalent in a discipline relevant to the biomedical sciences. In addition, a Masters of Education (MEd) or other formal training in education/pedagogy would be considered an asset. The candidate’s interests should complement and support existing and future areas of the undergraduate Basic Medical Science Education programs (BSc, BMSc) and a new MSc in Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences program, both of which are strengths of the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University. The successful candidate will be expected to take an active role in teaching, student mentorship, and administration within the Interdisciplinary Medical Science (IMS) Undergraduate and Graduate Education program, to play a key role in the implementation and development of the interdisciplinary medical sciences curriculum, and to use the opportunity to undertake and demonstrate scholarship in education.

The candidate will be expected to teach at the senior undergraduate level in the IMS core courses and laboratories. The candidate will also be expected to participate in the development and delivery of the graduate course-based IMS MSc program, which builds on the undergraduate IMS program and is currently being developed for launch in May 2021. The position will entail active collaboration and coordination with colleagues in developing and delivering interdisciplinary courses that examine multiple perspectives of normal human function as well as diseases or illnesses (e.g., atherosclerosis, cancer, diabetes, neurodegenerative brain disorders). The candidate should have experience in teaching students using multiple modalities, i.e., in an online learning environment, in small group tutorials, in moderate to large classroom settings, in blended learning settings, and in laboratory settings. The candidate should also have curriculum design experience, especially with creating online materials. Consideration of applicants will include an assessment of performance in previous teaching and leadership roles, qualifications, and overall experience.

With a full-time enrollment of about 35,000, Western University graduates students with a full range of academic and professional programs (see to learn more). The university campus is in London, Ontario with a metropolitan census of 530,000, located midway between Toronto and Detroit. With parks, tree-lined streets and bicycle trails, London is known as the “Forest City”. London boasts an international airport, galleries, theatre, music and sporting events. Western’s Recruitment and Retention Office is available to assist in the transition of successful applicants and their families.

Those interested in applying for this position should forward their application including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names of at least three references to:

Dr. Susanne Schmid
Vice Dean, Basic Medical Sciences Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry
Clinical Skills Building London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5C1
Email (c/o):

Please ensure that the form available at is completed and included in your application submission.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin October 1st. Expected start date is November 1st, 2020, or as negotiated with the successful applicant.

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, Indigenous 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 Sarah Smith-Periard, Manager, at phone 519-661-2111 ext. 83169.