ACADEMIC COMPREHENSVIVE OPHTHALMOLOGIST

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The Department of Ophthalmology at Queen’s University invites applications for the position of Academic Comprehensive Ophthalmology. This role and the successful incumbent’s time will be heavily focused on clinical and surgical service in the field of Comprehensive Ophthalmology at the Kingston Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences Centre (KOVSC), a non-profit clinic that is on the west end of Kingston.

The Department has an excellent residency program in Ophthalmology (with 12-13 residents). The Department enjoys an excellent reputation for employing innovative and enthusiastic teachers for learners at all levels. Preference will be given to applicants who have a strong track record or exhibit strong potential for clinical, surgical, and didactic teaching.

Opening in 2020, the clinic is well-equipped with the latest in diagnostic equipment (IOL Master, Pentacam AXL, OCT) and YAG laser, and the practice will have access Hotel Dieu Hospital operating rooms, consistent with all other faculty.  The Department is highly-innovative and is involved in new models of eye care delivery (including e-Consults, tele-ophthalmology, and remote real-time diagnostics). The Department has a strong research culture that is supported by an in-house research team. Preference will be given to applicants who have a track record or exhibit potential for innovative and scholarly research.

The successful incumbent will hold an MD degree. Candidates must be eligible for licensure by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. The incumbent will be expected to have a busy comprehensive practice, and perform cataract surgery.  The position requires the successful candidate to share comprehensive ophthalmology city-wide on-call service with the remainder of the Department (approximately 4-6 weeks per year).  Participation in the urgent “red eye” clinic is also expected. All members of the department participate in teaching (medical school and post-graduate level), administrative work, and research commiserate with their job description defined annually with the department head.

This position will be funded on a fee-for-service basis. 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 University 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 may 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, including any qualified individuals who have a legal work status in Canada. Please indicate in your application if you have a valid legal work status in Canada. Applications from all qualified candidates will be considered in the applicant pool.

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

  • 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.
  • Curriculum Vitae; and,
  • Names and full contact information of three referees.

Complete applications are to be directed to:

Amanda McIntosh

Faculty Support Coordinator/ Departmental and Financial Administrator

Kingston Health Sciences Centre/Queen’s University Department of Ophthalmology

166 Brock Street,

Kingston, ON K7L 5G2

[email protected]

phone: 613-533-2559

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 Amanda McIntosh as listed above.