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Director, School of Health Studies, Faculty of Health Sciences, Western University

London, Ontario
Deadline March 17, 2015

Applications or nominations are invited for the role of Director, School of Health Studies in the Faculty of Health Sciences.  We seek a strong, visionary leader who will lead, mentor, and inspire a dynamic interdisciplinary group of colleagues engaged in high quality programs of teaching, research and leadership. The program attracts some of the best students in the academy. The successful candidate will seize this outstanding opportunity and exercise creative and innovative leadership that helps advance the teaching, research and leadership activities in the School and Faculty. The ideal candidate will have a track record as a dynamic and experienced academic leader, advocate, communicator and mentor, who significantly contributes to leading the School and Faculty as part of the Faculty of Health Sciences’ Leadership Team.  

The selected candidate will be appointed to a tenured academic position at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor, as determined by both experience and qualifications.  He/she must have a Ph.D. or equivalent with outstanding credentials as a university educator, researcher and academic leader to fulfill the teaching and research requirements of the position.

Western University ( is one of Canada’s leading research-intensive universities. It is located in London Ontario, known as the “Forest City” with a population of 385,000. London is also a major academic health sciences centre given the focus of the University and the Faculty’s links to the affiliated teaching hospitals and research institutes and outreach programs. Western is known as one of Canada's premier centers for research in health, health promotion, rehabilitation sciences and healthy aging.

The School of Health Studies began as an interdisciplinary undergraduate program in 1997. In 2009, and in recognition of its growth and prosperity in the teaching, research and service areas, it became the School of Health Studies. It attracts over 1200 applications annually for one of 325 positions in the program. Our professors also attract and supervise graduate students in the Faculty’s multi-field, interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (MSc and PhD).

We have dynamic and award-winning faculty members dedicated to delivering the highest quality education for our students and to the development and dissemination of knowledge in the health sciences. The School and the Faculty are committed to developing partnerships with the local community, with interdisciplinary colleagues, and with international partners. More information about the Faculty of Health Sciences and the School of Health Studies is available on our website:

The term of the Director appointment is five years (renewable), and will afford the successful candidate both the time and the flexibility required to demonstrate his/her talents as an academic leader.  The effective date of the appointment is   July 1, 2015 or as negotiated.  Interested applicants should submit a covering letter and a curriculum vitae to:

Dr. W. James Weese, Professor and Dean
Faculty of Health Sciences, Western University
200J - Arthur & Sonia Labatt Health Sciences Building
London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5B9

Applicants are also required to complete the form available at: as part of your application submission.

The deadline for receipt of applications is March 17, 2015.
Please quote number HS 140 on all correspondence.

Positions are subject to budget approval.  Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.   Western University is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, aboriginal people and persons with disabilities.