Academic Infectious Diseases Physician

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The Division of Infectious Diseases within the Department of Medicine at Queen’s University invites applications for the position of an Academic Infectious Diseases Physician. This is a Clinician Scholar role and the successful incumbent’s time will be focused on the provision of academic clinical service and education.

The Division of Infectious Diseases is a caring, collegial, and innovative group that seeks to advance scientific discovery, optimal clinical care and thought-provoking education in all aspects of human infectious disease. The Division offers a full-time tertiary consultation service for the Southeastern Ontario community through both inpatient and ambulatory care clinics at the Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC). These clinics include general & specialized infectious diseases, sexually-transmitted infections, chronic viral hepatitis treatment, the care and management of persons with HIV and providing HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis. The Infectious Diseases group has a variety of active research initiatives, with patient-based research in various clinical trials and quality improvement projects. The Division actively collaborates with other research groups at Queen's and is involved in multi-centre research groups such as the Ontario HIV Treatment Network and the Canadian Lyme Disease Research Network. The Division has a newly accredited Adult Infectious Diseases Fellowship program with active Fellows currently enrolled.

Applicants must demonstrate the ability to provide exemplary clinical service. In addition, the successful applicant would be expected to teach at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, engage in independent or collaborative research, and contribute to the administrative functions of the University and Hospitals. It is expected that candidates will exhibit a strong potential for innovative and scholarly research, as well as provide evidence of a robust academic portfolio with demonstrable teaching experience. Candidates must also demonstrate strong leadership skills, excellent communication skills, and the ability to work in a collaborative environment.

Qualified applicants will hold an MD degree (or equivalent). Applicants must be eligible for licensure in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.  Preference will be given to those who either hold or are eligible for certification in Infectious Diseases 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 (

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.
  • 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.