Academic Surgeon

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Cardiac Surgery – Academic Surgeon

Queen’s University Department of Surgery ( invites applications for a full-time academic Cardiac Surgeon. The successful candidate will become a member of the Division of Cardiac Surgery, within the Department of Surgery. The Division is an integral part of the Cardiac Program at Kingston Health Sciences Centre, which encompasses all aspects of cardiac care in a catchment of 600,000. 

There will be significant scholarly expectations, and although not required, those applicants in possession of a PhD will be given preference. Strong potential for establishing and sustaining a research program will be considered an important asset.  As a full time member of the Division of Cardiac Surgery, the successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to the teaching, supervision and mentorship of undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as Cardiac Surgery Fellows. An established track record of outstanding educational contributions will be favorably considered.

Qualified applicants will hold an MD degree (or equivalent) and have completed an accredited Cardiac Surgery residency. Preference will be given to candidates who have sub-specialty Fellowship training. Advanced training in endovascular techniques and minimally invasive structural heart procedures will be considered an asset.  Eligibility for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario is mandatory. The successful applicant will hold a Geographically Full-Time appointment at Queen’s University at an academic rank commensurate with qualifications.

Queen’s University is recognized nationally for the quality of its undergraduate and graduate programs, which attracts outstanding students.  Queen’s University is an integral part of the vibrant Kingston community in the heart of the Thousand Islands region of southeastern Ontario.  It has a community spirit and amenities unmatched by any other Canadian university.  The University and the region offer an outstanding academic and community environment (

Prior to May 1, 2022, the University required all students, faculty, staff, and visitors (including contractors) to declare their COVID-19 vaccination status and provide proof that they were fully vaccinated or had an approved accommodation to engage in in-person University activities. These requirements were suspended May 1, 2022. However, they remain in effect for students, staff, and faculty in workplaces, including hospitals, where patient care is provided and/or where the work duties or educational requirements of the position involve or support patient care.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals.  Queen's is strongly committed to employment equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace and encourages 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. To comply with Federal Laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information about how many applicants from each job vacancy are Canadian citizens/permanent residents of Canada, applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship, however, all applicants 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.

The review of applications is on-going and will continue until the position is filled. Applications are to include a letter summarizing expertise, qualifications, and accomplishments relevant to the position, a CV, and the names and full contact information of three referees. Complete applications are to be directed to: 


Dr. Ross Walker, Head, Department of Surgery,

Queen's University, Victory 3,

Kingston General Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, K7L 2V7,

Fax: (613) 544-9174, Email:

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 the Department of Surgery at the email listed above.