Academic Geriatric Psychiatrist and Division Chair

Academic Geriatric Psychiatrist & Division Chair  

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

The Department of Psychiatry at Queen’s University is seeking an Academic Geriatric Psychiatrist to join its Division of Geriatric Psychiatry as a Division Chair, and help enhance its mission (education, research and clinical) in the treatment of older individuals with mental illness. Clinical work will be provided through the Seniors Mental Health Program at Providence Care, a program that offers inpatient, outpatient, and community outreach services for older adults in Southeastern Ontario. Providence Care has a new, state-of-the art hospital that supports Geriatric Psychiatry and other mental health and geriatric-related programs. The Division of Geriatric Psychiatry at Queen’s University has a Royal College Geriatric Psychiatry Residency Training program and clinical supervision of medical students, general psychiatry residents, geriatric psychiatry residents and international fellows. The Division is uniquely positioned to expand and excel in its research activities, working collaboratively with its partners/clinical departments at Providence Care, Department of Psychiatry at Queen’s and at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC), as well as the Centre for Neuroscience Studies (CNS), just to name a few. 

Applicants should have a mid-career to senior academic track record and experience in geriatric psychiatry as well as a proven interest and track record in research and/or education in this field. Applicants must demonstrate superior leadership experience/skills, as well as proven commitment to clinical service within an interdisciplinary, collaborative environment. Qualified applicants will hold an MD degree (or equivalent). Successful candidates must be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario and preference will be given to applicants who have specialty certification from the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) or the American Board of Specialties. Preference will also be given to individuals with current certification or eligibility for RCPCS subspecialty certification in Geriatric Psychiatry. 

Kingston is one of Canada’s most vibrant, beautiful, and historic cities, and was recently chosen as one of the top 3 small cities in the country. Housing prices compare favorably with the rest of Canada. Kingston is located only two and a half hours from the major Canadian cities of Toronto and Montreal, less than two hours from Ottawa (Canada’s capital) and a short ride from the American border.  

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen's is strongly committed to employment equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace and welcomes applications from Black, racialized/visible minority and Indigenous/Aboriginal people, women, persons with disabilities, and 2SLGBTQA+ persons. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation to attend applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact: Krista Robertson, Administrative Assistant, Department of Psychiatry, Queen’s University. 613-544-4900 ext. 53335. 

Applications are to include a letter of intent summarizing qualifications and experience, full curriculum vitae as well as the names and full contact information of three references. 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 considered incomplete. 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 or other information, please contact Dr. Soares directly. 

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