Orthopaedic Spine Surgery– Academic Surgeon

The Department of Surgery (www.surgery.queensu.ca) at Queen’s University is seeking an Academic Orthopaedic Surgeon specializing in spine surgery for a geographically full-time position. The candidate will have completed a minimum of one year of clinical spine fellowship training at the commencement of their appointment. Additional fellowship training or an advanced degree would also be advantageous.  The successful candidate will be expected to have clinical expertise in the operative and non-operative management of a broad spectrum of spinal disorders. The preferred candidate must have an excellent record of success working in a multi-disciplinary clinical environment.  They must demonstrate strong potential for outstanding educational contributions and significant academic and scholarly research in line with the mission of the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery. Evidence of current involvement and commitment to research through the submission of a research dossier outlining an academic plan and career goals is requested. Applicants will also be involved in undergraduate and post-graduate medical education. Submission of an educational dossier is encouraged.

Qualified applicants will hold an MD degree (or equivalent), have completed postgraduate / fellowship qualifications prior to appointment, and have or be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario and certification from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Preference will be given to candidates with an advanced degree.

The successful candidate will be a full-time member of the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and participate in the orthopaedic surgery on-call schedule at Kingston Health Sciences Centre. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to the teaching, supervision, and mentorship of undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate students and fellows.

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/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: [email protected]

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 (613) 533-2660 or the email listed above.