Dentistry – (2) Dental Clinicians/Scientists (Assistant Professors)

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The University of Western Ontario (Western University) is an internationally renowned research-intensive university that is ranked among the top-ten in Canada and prides itself in the “student experience” of its educational programs. Included in these programs are medical (MD) and dental (DDS) students within the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry (the School), which accounts for the only other dental school in Ontario that is outside of Toronto. The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry has a long tradition of excellence, beginning with the founding of the medical school in 1881 and continuing with the formation of the dental school in 1964. It is one of Canada’s preeminent medical and dental schools and is known for being the birthplace of family medicine in Canada. For more than 130 years, the School has demonstrated a commitment to academic excellence and a passion for scientific discovery. Accordingly, the dental school draws on a highly qualified and talented pool of applicants that train in very rigorous and demanding professional programs. The didactic content is enriched by the medical sciences, and the clinical experience supported by local general and specialist practitioners and a large patient pool from across Southwestern Ontario. At Schulich Dentistry, we prepare graduates to provide outstanding dental care as well as generate knowledge through cutting-edge basic and clinical research. We also provide oral health care to the public through our on-site clinics and our community outreach programs, and have recently significantly upgraded our Simulation Clinic which provides a venue for practical training in undergraduate operative, fixed and removable prosthodontic, endodontic, and oral surgical technique.

Applications are invited from qualified individuals for 2 positions as Dental Clinician-Scientist at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry to begin on September 1, 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful candidate will be appointed in a Full-time Probationary (tenure-track) faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Exceptional applicants will be considered for an appointment at a higher rank. Qualified applicants will have a DDS/DMD degree (or equivalent) and PhD (or equivalent research training). Candidates must be eligible for full or academic registration (licensure) as a dentist within the Province of Ontario, as stipulated by the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (RCDSO).They will be expected to establish and maintain a vigorous, externally funded research program in dental, oral or craniofacial research. Applicants should have a record of achievement in research and publication appropriate for their stage of career. Preference will be given to applicants who can demonstrate their ability to lead research in a field complementary to one or more research strengths of the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and Western University. These include:

In addition to leading a new area of oral health research, the successful candidates will participate in the teaching and service activities of Schulich Dentistry. S/he will hold a primary appointment in Schulich Dentistry and be considered for cross-appointment in an appropriate basic science or clinical department within the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. Compensation will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Western is one of Canada’s leading research-intensive universities, and Schulich Medicine & Dentistry has a long history of excellence in basic biomedical, applied, and clinical research. Western has a full range of academic and professional programs for over 37,000 undergraduate and graduate students. For additional information, please see: Schulich Dentistry has full-time faculty members, cross and jointly appointed faculty members from basic and clinical departments and at the various research institutes in London, Ontario. Further information about Schulich Dentistry may be found at

Western university campus is in London, with a metropolitan population of approximately 530,000, located midway between Toronto and Detroit. With parks, tree-lined streets and bicycle trails, London is known as the “Forest City”. London boasts an international airport, galleries, theatre, music and sporting events and is located close to several lakes and facilities for outdoor activities. See to learn more. Western’s Recruitment and Retention Office is available to assist in the transition of successful applicants and their families to the university and city. For further information, please see:

Applicants must complete the “Application for Full-Time Faculty Position” form at ( and submit this form along with the following: (1) cover letter, (2) detailed curriculum vitae, (3) brief description of research accomplishments and future plans, 4) a one-page teaching statement that describes their teaching experience and philosophy, and (5) the names and contact information of three references to:

Dr. Bertha M. Garcia
Vice-Dean and Director (acting) Dentistry
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
Western University
1151 Richmond St., London, ON, N6A 5C1 Canada

Applications can also be emailed to Review of applications will begin after June 30, 2020. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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 Natalie Brown, or 519-661-2111 Ext. 86134.

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