Medicine & Dentistry - Chair in Stroke Research

Western University - Robarts Research Institute

Location: Ontario
Date posted: 2012-10-16

The Kathleen & Dr. Henry Barnett
Chair in Stroke Research

Robarts Research Institute
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
Western University

The Robarts Research Institute at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, seeks applicants for The Kathleen & Dr. Henry Barnett Chair in Stroke Research. Applications are invited for an appointment at the Associate Professor, or if qualifications and experience warrant, at the rank of Full Professor. The successful candidate will be appointed in the Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and will be a core scientist at the Robarts Research Institute. For the duration of this appointment, the candidate will also assume the role of Scientific Director of the Robarts Research Institute. Depending on qualification and discipline, there will be an opportunity for a cross-appointment to another department at Western University.

Applicants must hold an M.D. or equivalent. The successful candidate will also be certified as a member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, or equivalent, in the specialty of either neurology, neurosurgery, or neuroradiology.

The Kathleen & Dr. Henry Barnett Chair in Stroke Research will be an internationally recognized clinician researcher with a proven track record in the field of cerebrovascular disease. The successful candidate will take a lead role in the clinical cerebrovascular disease service and will either bring an established research program or develop said program with a primary research siting at the Robarts. The position of the Kathleen & Dr. Henry Barnett Chair in Stroke Research is for a five year term, renewable.

With full time enrollment of about 32,000, Western graduates students from a range of academic and professional programs. Further information about the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western and the Robarts Research Institute can be found at, and Western's Recruitment & Retention Office is available to assist in the transition of successful applications and their families.

Please send a detailed curriculum vitae, a brief description of current research program, accomplishments, and future plans, copies of representative publications, and the names of three referees to:

Dr. Michael Strong
Interim Scientific Director, Robarts Research Institute
Dean, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
Room 3701, Clinical Skills Building
Western University
London, Ontario CANADA N6A 5C1

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin after January 1, 2013.

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. The University of Western Ontario is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, aboriginal people and persons with disabilities.


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