Vice Dean & Director, Schulich Dentistry

Toronto (Region), Ontario (CA)
14 May 2018
End of advertisement period
13 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Vice Dean & Director, Schulich Dentistry

The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry is one of Canada’s preeminent medical and dental schools.  Established in 1881, it was one of the founding schools of Western University and is known as the birthplace of family medicine in Canada.  For more than 130 years, the School has demonstrated a commitment to academic excellence, the highest quality of patient care, and a passion for scientific discovery.   Schulich Dentistry is one of two dental schools in Ontario and one of ten in Canada.   The next five years will be a time of enormous opportunity for the School, as it responds to recruitment challenges, the requirement for innovative learning and research models, and an increasingly competitive landscape.  The role of Vice Dean & Director of Schulich Dentistry represents a transformative leadership opportunity for an accomplished clinician/clinician scientist to make their mark on an already great school, with significant potential yet to be realized.

Reporting to the Dean of the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry and as a member of the Schulich Vice-Decanal leadership team, the new Vice Dean & Director, Schulich Dentistry (Vice Dean) will champion educational, clinical and research excellence across all Dentistry programs.  The successful candidate will be a visionary, a builder, and a passionate advocate for the School, driving appropriate resource allocation and ensuring that the School realizes its ambitious recruitment and growth mandates.   A consultative and collegial leadership style, a natural service orientation, excellent communication skills, and an approach that earns trust and respect are essential.   She/he will have demonstrated their systems thinking and commitment throughout their career. In addition, the candidate we seek will have a track record of publication in the highest quality academic outlets and will be a recognized expert in their discipline.  One of the most important qualifications for this career defining role will be the desire to make a bold vision come alive.

A DDS, PhD/DDS or equivalent, the Vice Dean will be eligible for full or academic licensure within the Province of Ontario.   The successful candidate will hold an academic appointment at the rank of Professor (preferred) or Associate Professor with tenure, and will be appointed to the Vice Dean & Director role for a five year term, with the possibility of renewal for one additional term.  

Western University is located in the city of London, Ontario, with a metropolitan census of 530,000. As Canada’s 11th largest city, London boasts an extensive educational and health care community.  With full time enrollment of 32,000, Western graduates students from a range of academic and professional programs. Further information about the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and Western University can be found at Details about Schulich Dentistry can be found at  Inquiries and/or applications, in confidence, should be directed to Laura Brannan at

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.  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 phone 519-661-2111 ext. 82698.  In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.