The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at The University of Western Ontario, one of Canada’s leading research intensive universities, seeks applicants for the endowed Hannah Chair in the History of Medicine. Applications are invited for a tenure-track appointment at the Associate Professor, or if qualifications and experience warrant, a higher rank. The appointment will be made into the appropriate academic department in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, with an opportunity for a cross-appointment to the Department of History or other department at The University of Western Ontario, depending on qualification and discipline.

Qualified applicants will hold a PhD/MD or equivalent.

The successful applicant will be a scholar in one or more of the disciplines in the History of Medicine. The fundamental objective of the Hannah Chair will be to contribute significantly through teaching and research to the body of scholarship in the History of Medicine, with specific focus on teaching of undergraduate and graduate students, including undergraduate medical students.

An extensive rare book collection and a large catalogued artifact collection, combined with an active group of scholars who span disciplines across the campus, will enable the success of the Hannah Chair. An interdisciplinary Centre for the History of Medicine, housed within the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry will be developed to expand collaboration and scholarship. The successful candidate will be expected to be actively involved in the development and operation of the Centre.

With full-time enrollment of about 32,000, The University of Western Ontario graduates students from a full range of academic and professional programs. The university campus is located in London, a city of 250,000, 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, art museums, theatre, music and sport related recreational activities expected of a larger centre.


Western’s Recruitment and Retention Office is available to assist in the transition of successful applicants and their families.

Applications will be reviewed beginning April 1, 2008 until the position is filled. Interested candidates should send a detailed curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, a writing sample, and the names of three references to:

Dean Carol P. Herbert Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry The University of Western Ontario, Room CSB 3701-A London, Ontario N6A 5C1

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.