Endowed Chair in Cardiac Computerized Tomography (CT) Imaging Research

London, Ontario
Salary is commensurate with experience and paid from fee for service, alt funding & academic support
May 11 2018
Ting-Yim Lee Chair
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Ting-Yim Lee Chair

Endowed Chair in Cardiac Computerized Tomography (CT) Imaging Research

Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry

Western University

The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Department of Medical Imaging and the Department of Medicine at Western University is seeking an innovative scientist of international standing in cardiac functional and molecular imaging research with a primary focus in cardiac computed tomography (CT).  The Chair is expected to bring expertise in, and undertake research related to, the development of advanced functional cardiac CT imaging techniques with a focus on advancing early diagnosis and clinical care.

We invite applications from outstanding investigators with a strong collaboration record and sustained, high levels of research productivity.  Qualified applicants must hold an MD, MD/PhD, PhD, or equivalent advanced degree and will be expected to maintain a successful and productive research program with the goal of improving patient health.

A successful candidate holding an M.D. or M.D./PhD will be appointed in a continuing (Clinical Academic) appointment at the level of Associate Professor or Full Professor, depending on qualifications and experience.  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 a member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Compensation for this position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and will be composed primarily of the following sources:  fee for service, alternate funding plan, and academic support.  The candidate will have protected research time and be appointed in the Department of Medical Imaging or the Department of Medicine in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry with a potential cross appointment in an appropriate basic science department. 

A successful candidate holding a PhD or equivalent advanced degree in a relevant field will be appointed in an appropriate basic science department, in a probationary (tenure-track) position at the level of Associate Professor or Full Professor (with tenure) depending on the qualifications, interests, and experience of the successful candidate, with a cross appointment in either Medical Imaging or Medicine, depending on qualifications and experience.  The Chair will have protected research time. Compensation for this position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  

The LHSC Cardiac Care Program is the largest and the most established cardiac centre in Southwestern Ontario. All members of the Division are actively involved in providing inpatient and ambulatory cardiac care, providing a full range of ambulatory clinics and diagnostic cardiac services to the City of London and a population of over one million in the surrounding region.  Also, London is a world class centre for medical imaging training and research with facilities spanning two organizations, three main campuses, and two research Institutes: London Health Sciences Centre including both University Hospital and Victoria Hospital, St. Joseph’s Health Care London, the Lawson Health Research Institute and Robarts Research Institute.

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, 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 (www.goodmovelondon.ca).  Western’s Recruitment and Retention Office is available to assist in the transition of successful applicants and their families to the university and city.   

Please send a letter of intent, detailed curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching, and the names and contact information of three references to:

Dr. David Litchfield

Vice Dean, Research

Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Room 3730-A, Clinical Skills Building, Western University

London, Ontario CANADA N6A 5C1 selection.committee@schulich.uwo.ca

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin after June 15, 2018. Anticipated start date is to be negotiated.

For MD and MD/PhD applicants, please ensure that the form available at the link below is completed and included in your application submission:


For PhD applicants, please ensure that the form available at the link below is completed and included in your application submission:


Business Addresses:

Western University, 1151 Richmond Street N., London, Ontario N6A 5B8, www.uwo.ca  

St. Joseph’s Health Care London, 268 Grosvenor Street, London Ontario, N6A 4V2, www.sjhc.london.on.ca

London Health Sciences Centre, 800 Commissioners Road E., London Ontario, N6A 5W9, www.lhsc.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 Brigitte Neale at Brigitte.Neale@Schulich.uwo.ca phone 519-661-2111 ext. 82698.