Dean, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry

Toronto (Region), Ontario (CA)
04 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
04 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Western University
Dean, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry

Western University invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. Building on a strong foundation of success, the recruitment of a collaborative and inspirational leader will support the School in raising its profile and impact on the world stage. 

As one of Canada’s top universities and a founding member of the U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities, Western is recognized for pushing the boundaries of pedagogical and scholarly excellence. Approximately 38,000 students are enrolled in Western’s 12 Faculties and Schools and three affiliated University Colleges, and about 4,000 faculty and staff work in partnership to deliver 400+ specializations, majors and minors, and innovative modular degree programs. Western’s diverse campus community—which includes students hailing from 121 countries—unites around the shared vision to become a destination of choice for the world’s brightest minds seeking the best learning experience at a leading Canadian research university. For more information about the University, visit  

The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry was named in 2004 in tribute to a generous benefaction made by Seymour Schulich to support student scholarships and increase access to medical and dental education. Over 2,400 full- and part-time faculty can be found in clinical and basic medical sciences, dentistry, and the internationally renowned Robarts Research Institute; the staff complement is comprised of 1,200 individuals; and, each year, approximately 3,000+ students pursue programs that enable them to become socially responsible contributors to the advancement of human health. Research at Schulich continues to flourish, with faculty attracting about $153M in research funds annually. Schulich has a wide array of external partners—including St. Joseph’s Health Care, London Health Sciences Centre, and Lawson Health Research Institute—and, through its clinical training, research, and outreach services, has a significant footprint in both rural and regional communities.

The School is truly a leading centre for education and research, and is home to an accomplished cadre of faculty, staff, students, and community partners proactively shaping the future of healthcare. For more information, visit

The Dean is the chief academic officer of the School and a member of the University’s academic leadership team. Reporting to the Provost & Vice-President (Academic), the Dean is accountable for the School’s strategic vision, for ensuring the academic quality and integrity of its programs and operations, for championing fundraising efforts and strengthening relationships with the greater community, and for enhancing the School’s research profile nationally and worldwide. The successful candidate is an excellent scholar appointable to the rank of Full Professor, possesses an MD and/or PhD or equivalent, and has extensive administrative experience gained in a medical-doctoral university and/or an academic health sciences environment. The new Dean brings high emotional intelligence, an innovative, strategic, and collaborative leadership style, and a successful track record of change management and mentoring teams. 

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 with any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process by contacting Odgers Berndtson (see below). In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents will be given priority. 

Consideration of candidates will begin late June 2019. Nominations and/or applications should be submitted, in confidence, to Gerri Woodford, Penny Mirams, or Jason Murray at