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Full-time Probationary (Tenure-Track, 2 Positions), Dentistry

Western University

Full-time Probationary (tenure-track, 2 positions)
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario, CANADA

The University of Western Ontario (Western University) is an internationally renowned research-intensive university that is ranked among the top-ten in Canada, and prides itself in the student experience of its educational programs. Included in these programs are medical (MD) and dental (DDS) students within the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry (the School), which accounts for the only other dental school in Ontario that is outside of Toronto. The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry has a long tradition of excellence, beginning with the founding of the medical school in 1881 and continuing with the formation of the dental school in 1964. It is one of Canada’s preeminent medical and dental schools and is known for being the birthplace of family medicine in Canada. For more than 130 years, the School has demonstrated a commitment to academic excellence and a passion for scientific discovery. Accordingly, the dental school draws on a highly qualified and talented pool of applicants that train in a very rigorous and demanding professional program. The didactic content is enriched by the medical sciences, and the clinical experience supported by local general and specialist practitioners, and a large patient pool from across Southwestern Ontario.

Applications are invited from qualified individuals for 2 positions to begin on January 1, 2024, or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful candidate will be appointed in a Full-time Probationary (tenure-track) faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Exceptional applicants will be considered for an appointment at a higher rank. Qualified applicants will have a DDS/DMD degree (or equivalent) and PhD (or equivalent research training). Candidates must be eligible for full or academic registration (licensure) as a dentist within the Province of Ontario, as stipulated by the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (RCDSO). They will be expected to establish and maintain an externally funded research program in dental research and should have a record of achievement in research and publication appropriate for their stage of career. Any area of dental research can apply, although preference will be given to applicants in the following fields: dental public health, paediatric dentistry, oral health care policy, periodontics, periodontal medicine, bioinformatics, data science, or artificial intelligence.

In addition to leading a successful research program, the successful candidates will participate in the teaching and service activities of Schulich Dentistry. They will hold a primary appointment in Schulich Dentistry and be considered for cross-appointment in departments within and outside of the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. Compensation will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Western is one of Canada’s leading research-intensive universities, and Schulich Medicine & Dentistry has a long history of excellence in biomedical, applied, clinical, and public health research. Western has a full range of academic and professional programs for over 37,000 undergraduate and graduate students. For additional information, please see: Schulich Dentistry has full-time faculty members, cross and jointly appointed faculty members from basic and clinical departments and at various research institutes in London, Ontario.

With a full-time enrolment of 32,000, Western University graduates students from a full range of academic and professional programs. The University campus is in London, a city of 404,000, 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. See to learn more. For further information, please see: and Western’s Recruitment and Retention Office is available to assist in the transition of successful applicants and their families.

Applicants must complete the “Application for Full-Time Faculty Position” form at ( and submit this form along with the following: (1) cover letter, (2) detailed curriculum vitae, (3) brief description of research accomplishments and future plans, (4) a one-page teaching statement that describes their teaching experience and philosophy, and (5) the names and contact information of three references to:

Carlos Quiñonez, DMD, MSc, PhD, FRCD(C)
Vice Dean and Director of Dentistry
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
Western University
1151 Richmond St. N.
Dental Sciences Building, Room 1003
London, Ontario N6A 5C1

Applications can also be emailed to Review of applications will begin after August 18, 2023. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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, Indigenous peoples, 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 Devin Hutchinson, or 519-661-2111 Ext. 82823.

Posted on Faculty Relations website July 18-2023.
Posting number: 2023-031