“Innovative Education and Research for a Healthier North”
This unique mandate, in spectacular Northern Ontario, represents the opportunity to continue to build an institution that has, in only thirteen years, become a world leader in distributed, community-engaged and socially accountable medical education.
Staying true to its mandate of improving the health of Northern Ontario’s people and communities, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) has already dramatically changed its region’s healthcare landscape, and has also significantly contributed to strengthening the North’s social and economic fabric.
NOSM serves as the Faculty of Medicine of Lakehead University in Thunder Bay and the Faculty of Medicine of Laurentian University in Sudbury. NOSM’s campus spans thousands of kilometres and includes Indigenous, Francophone, remote/rural communities, and urban centres. NOSM has a mandate to be socially accountable to the cultural diversity of the region it serves, including the needs of Indigenous and Francophone people and communities. Northern Ontario has a diverse range of Indigenous communities consisting of Nishnawbe Aski Nation, the Anishinabek Nation, Grand Council Treaty #3, and the Métis Nation of Ontario.
Across northern Ontario, learners gain relevant clinical experience under the guidance of health professionals in community hospitals, clinics, and family practices. The School brings together more than 1,400 faculty members and 200 employees to deliver Innovative education and research for a healthier North.
The Dean/CEO champions and delivers on a vision of social accountability and provides internal and external academic and administrative leadership to the School. An accomplished and learner-centric clinician, educator and researcher, the ideal candidate will demonstrate qualifications such as strategic foresight, inspirational leader, strong communications and advocacy skills, political acuity, senior administrative experience, familiarity with fundraising, financial and business acumen, and the ability and energy to manage a busy schedule with frequent travel.
In addition, the School seeks in its next leader personal traits such as a strong sense of community, humility, empathy, a commitment to students, a deep appreciation for the North, objectivity, an entrepreneurial and innovative spirit, approachability, maturity, and a highly professional and respectful manner. Desired assets include, for example, experience with Indigenous/Francophone communities, experience driving educational innovations within the Distributed Community Engaged Learning model, the ability to communicate in French/Indigenous languages, clinical experience in generalist medicine (preferably in a remote, northern context), and experience as a senior leader within a decanal office.
Applications will be accepted immediately, and will continue until the new Dean/CEO is appointed. The ideal start date for this position is July 1, 2019.
Please address applications or inquiries to Michael Naufal, Jessa Chupik and Andrew Dumont at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOSM offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities throughout its recruitment processes. If you require accommodation during the recruitment process, or require an accessible version this posting, please contact Human Resources via email at email@example.com.
The Northern Ontario School of Medicine invites applications from all qualified individuals. NOSM is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those under consideration for the role will be contacted.