Academic General and Bariatric Surgeon

Job Description

Academic General and Bariatric Surgeon
Department of Surgery, Western University
London Health Sciences Centre

Posting Date: November 27, 2017

Position Profile: A Full-time Limited Term Clinical Academic appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, or a Continuing Clinical Academic appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor, depending upon experience and qualifications at the time of appointment. The Division of General Surgery is presently comprised of nineteen surgeons with busy clinical practices. The Division has a strong clinical research interest and is an accredited Royal College training program.

Academic and Clinical Expectations: The successful candidate must be interested in pursuing a strong academic career and will be expected to participate actively in the Division’s academic, research and educational initiatives including teaching and supervision of undergraduate students, residents, and fellows. Applicants considered at the rank of Associate or Full Professor must have demonstrated the ability to publish in the highest quality academic and subspecialty outlets and be a recognized expert in their field of research. Candidates will be expected to provide a full range of clinical services required of a general surgeon including acute care call.

Qualifications: The successful candidate must have an MD or equivalent; have completed an accredited general surgery training program; have received (or are eligible for) certification in General Surgery from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada; and be eligible for licensure in the Province of Ontario. Formal bariatric surgery fellowship training or an established practice in bariatric surgery is required. It is strongly recommended that the applicant has a post graduate Master’s degree or the commitment to obtain it upon acceptance into the faculty.

Compensation Details: Compensation for this position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and will be primarily composed of the following sources: Fee for Service (OHIP billings), Alternative Funding Plan, and Academic Salary.

The City: London, Ontario. London is Canada’s 10th largest city with a population of 400,000, a catchment area of 2 million, and is situated in southwestern Ontario between Toronto and Detroit. The region has a diverse economy and excellent educational opportunities. It is a safe and diverse city and its numerous parks, trails, recreational, cultural and sporting opportunities make it an attractive place to live.

The University: Western University is a research-intensive university with full-time enrolment of about 34,000 students with a full range of academic and professional programs. The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry provides an outstanding educational experience within a research intensive environment where tomorrow’s physicians, dentists and health researchers learn to be socially responsible leaders in the advancement of human health.

Business Addresses: Western University, 1151 Richmond Street, N., London, Ontario N6A 5B8,; London Health Sciences Centre, 800 Commissioners Road E., London Ontario, N6A 5W9,; St. Joseph’s Health Care London, 268 Grosvenor Street, London Ontario, N6A 4V2,

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 Dr. Leslie at or 519-685-8500, ext. 76679.

How to Apply

To apply: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin after January 1, 2018 with an anticipated start date of April 1, 2018 or as negotiated. Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and statement of academic qualifications, curriculum vitae, the names and addresses of three references, and also complete, sign and include the form at the following link: to:

Kenneth Leslie, MD, FRCSC
Chair/Chief, Division of General Surgery
LHSC/Victoria Hospital, Room E2-122
800 Commissioners Rd E.
London, ON, Canada, N6A 5W9
Phone: 519.667.6778 Fax: 519.667.6764
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