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Tenure-Track, Cluster of Research Excellence in Musculoskeletal Health Economics

London, Ontario, Canada
Deadline: August 01, 2015  11:59:00 pm

Western University


is seeking outstanding candidates for a

Western University is investing $12.5M in a Cluster of Research Excellence in Musculoskeletal Health, including recruitment of early-career investigators and Western Research Chairs to build on significant research strengths in the area of bone and joint health ( We presently invite applications from exceptional early-career investigators for a tenure-track (probationary) position in Musculoskeletal Health Economics.

Qualified applicants must have a PhD or equivalent, with training in the discipline of Health Economics and a focus on health services research and economic evaluation of musculoskeletal health interventions. Applicants should also have a record of achievement in research and publication appropriate for their stage of career. The selected appointee will be expected to establish and maintain a vigorous externally funded research program focused on the economic impact of bone and joint conditions, and the value and cost-effectiveness of intervention strategies. Studies should support decision-making and inform policy. The selected appointee will also be expected to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and to supervise graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and clinician-scientists in the Collaborative Training Program in Musculoskeletal Health Research ( The appointment will be in the School of Health Studies, Faculty of Health Sciences at the rank of Assistant Professor (with potential cross appointments).  The position will commence as soon as September 1, 2015 or as negotiated.

The successful candidate will become a member of the Bone and Joint Institute ( that emphasizes transdisciplinary, clinically applied research. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to conduct research in musculoskeletal health economics within internationally renowned clinical facilities at the London Health Sciences Centre, St. Joseph’s Health Care and Lawson Health Research Institute. Links with The Roth | McFarlane Hand and Upper Limb Centre; The Arthritis Institute; The Fowler Kennedy Sport Medicine Clinic; The Rorabeck-Bourne Joint Replacement Clinic; The Aging, Rehabilitation & Geriatric Care Research Centre; and The Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging provide exceptional opportunities for economic evaluation research on a wide variety of preventative, rehabilitative, medical and surgical intervention strategies for bone and joint conditions. Western University is also a satellite site of the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences and has recently launched an Interfaculty Program in Public Health.

With a full-time enrolment of 32,000, Western University is leading research-intensive university with a full-range of academic and professional programs. General information about Western can be found at  The university campus is in London, a thriving city of 530,000 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 ( Western’s Office of Faculty Recruitment and Retention is available to assist in the transition of successful applicants and their families.

Applicants are invited to submit a letter of interest, a Curriculum Vitae, a brief statement of research accomplishments and future plans, the names and contact information of three references, and a completed Application for Full-Time Position at in confidence to:

Dr. John P. Capone
Vice President, Research
Western University
1151 Richmond St, StvH 2107 C
London ON N6A 5B8 CANADA

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin August 1, 2015.

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, Canadian and permanent residents will be given priority.  Western University is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including women, members of visible minorities, aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.

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