Academic Forensic Psychiatrist

Academic Forensic Psychiatrist

Department of Psychiatry, Queen’s University Kingston, Ontario, Canada

The Department of Psychiatry at Queen’s University is seeking an academic psychiatrist to join the Division of Forensic Psychiatry. The position is based at our new facility in Providence Care Hospital, with clinical responsibilities of review board patients (inpatient/outpatient) and court ordered assessments. Our forensic program is relatively small and the caseload is shared with one other forensic psychiatrist.

Applicants must display a commitment to providing exemplary clinical service within an interdisciplinary and collaborative environment. Applicants must demonstrate outstanding teaching contributions and strong interest in education of trainees and medical students is expected, as the successful candidate will participate in clinical supervision of medical students, psychiatry residents, and forensic psychiatry international fellows. Candidate will exhibit strong potential for innovative and scholarly research.

Applicants are expected to have a strong a senior academic track record and experience in forensic psychiatry.

Successful candidates must be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario and preference will be given to applicants who are eligible for or have specialty certification from the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada or the American Board of Specialties. 

Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact: Krista Robertson, Administrative Assistant, Department of Psychiatry, Queen’s University at 613-544-4900 ext.53335.

To comply with Federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information about how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent residents of Canada. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada” OR “I am not a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada.” Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.

If you have questions about the position contact Dr. Tariq Hassan, Chair of the Division of Forensic Psychiatry

Applications are to include a letter summarizing qualifications and experience, a full curriculum vitae as well as the names and full contact information of three references. Complete applications are to be directed to Dr. Claudio Soares, Professor and Head, Department of Psychiatry, Providence Care Hospital, 752 King Street West, Kingston, ON, Canada, K7L 4X3. Phone: (613) 544-4900 ext 53335; Fax: (613) 548-5580; Email: For further inquiries and detailed information regarding remuneration, please contact Dr. Soares.

Review of applications is ongoing and will continue until the position is filled.