Academic Gastroenterologist – Clinician Scientist

Academic Gastroenterologist – Clinician Scientist      

The Division of Gastroenterology within the Department of Medicine at Queen’s University invites applications for the position of an Academic Gastroenterologist. This is a Clinican Scientist role and the successful incumbent’s time will be heavily focused on research and scholarly activity.

The Division of Gastroenterology is a collegial and supportive group of 14 academic gastroenterologists who provide specialist clinical care to a large catchment area. Subspecialties include therapeutic and third space endoscopy, upper and lower motility expertise with a high quality manometry lab, hepatology, and inflammatory bowel disease. The Division’s Gastrointestinal Diseases Research Unit (GIDRU) is internationally recognized and conducts externally funded research in basic and translation science, investigator-driven clinical trials, and studies of population databases. Its’ state-of-the-art research facility houses multidisciplinary basic and clinician scientists.

It is expected candidates will exhibit a history of providing exemplary clinical service and a strong potential for innovative and scholarly research. Applicants must have evidence of advanced research training. Preference will be given to candidates who have an active research program and a successful track record of research publication. The successful candidate must also demonstrate strong potential for teaching at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The successful candidate must also demonstrate strong leadership skills, excellent communication skills, and the ability to work in a collaborative environment. The incumbent will be expected to make contributions through service to the Department, the Faculty, the University, and/or the broader community.

Candidates must be eligible for licensure in Gastroenterology by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. Preference will be given to those who either hold or are eligible for certification in Gastroenterology by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Members of the Department of Medicine enjoy a competitive compensation package. Academic rank will be commensurate with experience.

Faculty and their dependents are eligible for an extensive benefits package including prescription drug coverage, vision care, dental care, long term disability insurance, life insurance and access to the Employee and Family Assistance Program. Employees also participate in a pension plan. Tuition assistance is available for qualifying employees, their spouses and dependent children. Queen’s values families and is pleased to provide a ‘top up’ to government parental leave benefits for eligible employees on maternity/parental leave. In addition, Queen’s provides partial reimbursement for eligible daycare expenses for employees with dependent children in daycare. For more information on employee benefits, see Queen’s Human Resources.

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 (www.queensu.ca).

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 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. Applications from all qualified candidates will be considered in the applicant pool. In order to support your employment at Queen’s, we require you to indicate whether or not you will need a work permit.

Those interested in this position should submit a complete application package, including the following documents:

  • a cover letter, summarizing expertise, qualifications, and accomplishments relevant to the position. The cover letter should also indicate whether or not you will require a work permit and/or require support with an extension of your work permit in the future.
  • a Curriculum Vitae; and,
  • the names and full contact information of three referees.

Complete applications are to be directed to:

Dr. Christopher Smith, Professor and Head

Department of Medicine, Queen’s University

c/o Joel Gillis, Etherington Hall, 94 Stuart Street

Kingston, Ontario, K7L 3N6

Email: [email protected]

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

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 Mr. Joel Gillis above.