Applications are invited for the position of Director, School of Health Studies in the Faculty of Health Sciences. The School of Health Studies was established in 2009, a natural evolution from its roots in an undergraduate Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHSc) program that started in 1997. The School is seeking a visionary Director who will lead a dynamic group of interdisciplinary researchers and inspired teachers, and who will contribute meaningfully to the highly collaborative Leadership Team of the Faculty of Health Sciences. Along with demonstrated expertise in research, teaching, and leadership, the ideal candidate will have a track record as an excellent communicator, advocate, and mentor.

The selected candidate will be appointed to a tenured academic position at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor, as determined by both experience and qualifications.  The successful applicant will have a Ph.D., or equivalent, and bring a demonstrated track record of success within multidisciplinary and collaborative environments and show evidence of accomplished research and teaching.  The successful applicant will also have a demonstrated capacity to contribute substantively to an inclusive and diverse academic community. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The School of Health Studies has three primary research priorities: health promotion, systems analysis and policy, and knowledge mobilization, using diverse theoretical paradigms and methodological approaches. The School also maintains active involvement with two of the four Research Centres in the Faculty, including the Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging and the Centre for Research in Health Equity and Social Inclusion. Our professors primarily teach in the undergraduate BHSc program and have opportunities to teach and supervise thesis-based graduate students in the Health Promotion, Health & Aging, and Measurement & Methods fields in the Faculty’s Health and Rehabilitation Sciences graduate program and the Health Information Sciences graduate program jointly offered with the Faculty of Information and Media Studies. The successful candidate will have both experience and a passion to cultivate research and teaching excellence and build relationships within the School, Faculty, University, and external communities.

Western University is one of Canada’s leading research-intensive universities. Western challenges the best and brightest faculty, staff and students to commit to the highest global standards. Our research excellence expands knowledge and drives discovery with real-world application. Western attracts individuals with a broad worldview, seeking to study, influence and lead in the international community. Since 1878, The Western Experience has combined academic excellence with life-long opportunities for intellectual, social and cultural growth in order to better serve our communities. The park-like campus includes a world-renowned teaching hospital with excellent transportation links and cutting-edge research and teaching facilities. London is a thriving city of 385,000 people, located midway between Toronto and Detroit. With parks, river valleys, tree-lined streets, and bicycle paths, London is known as the “Forest City” and boasts an international airport, galleries, theatre, music and sporting events (see 

The term of the Director appointment is five years (renewable).  The anticipated start date of the appointment is July 1, 2021, or as negotiated.  Applicants are required to submit: (1) the Application for Full-Time Faculty Position form available at, (2) a cover letter that outlines their interest and qualifications for the role, and a statement on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in relation to their teaching and research, (3) a detailed curriculum vitae, and (4) the names and complete contact information of three references as a single pdf file to: 

Dr. S Jayne Garland, Professor and Dean

Faculty of Health Sciences, Western University

200J – Arthur & Sonia Labatt Health Sciences Building

London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5B9

The deadline for receipt of applications is February 8, 2021.

Please quote number HS 218 on all correspondence.

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, Indigenous peoples/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 Wanda Chebott, Executive Assistant to the Dean of Health Sciences at 519-661-4239.