Academic Palliative Care Medicine Physician

Queen’s University Department of Medicine, Division of Palliative Medicine, is seeking a qualified Palliative Consultant Physician to fulfill the role of Clinician-Scholar. The Division of Palliative Medicine at Queen’s University provides clinical care to a large catchment area with specialty clinics and has two active postgraduate training programs in palliative care, including the Royal College Subspecialty in Palliative Medicine (RCPSC-PM) and the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) Enhanced Skills Program in Palliative Care (CAC-PC).

In addition to a major focus of providing exemplary clinical service, the successful applicant must demonstrate strong potential for teaching at both the undergraduate and postgraduate level, engage in collaborative research and contribute to the administrative functions of the University and hospitals. The successful applicant must demonstrate strong leadership skills in an academic or hospital setting and would be expected to provide evidence of the ability to work in a collaborative environment, excellent communication skills and a strong academic portfolio. The successful applicant will work within an interdisciplinary team where duties include consultation and direct care of patients with complex palliative needs admitted to the Kingston Health Sciences Centre and outpatient palliative symptom management clinics for patients with both cancer and non-cancer illnesses. Experience in acute palliative care inpatient management and non-cancer palliative care symptom management is an asset. The applicant will participate in on-call services which include the follow-up and management of patients at KHSC, as well as patients in the community and admitted to the Palliative Care Unit at Providence Care Hospital. Protected research time would be considered for an appropriate candidate.

Candidates must be eligible for licensure by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario and be certified in consultant-level palliative medicine with an appropriate designation such as CAC-PC or Royal College Subspecialty. Preference will be given to those who either hold or are eligible for certification in Palliative Medicine by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

One of Canada’s leading universities, Queen’s has a reputation for academic excellence, research, and a diverse and vibrant learning environment. Kingston is situated in the heart of historic Southeastern Ontario on the shores of beautiful Lake Ontario, midpoint between Montreal and Toronto.

Members of the Department of Medicine enjoy a competitive compensation package, including a generous benefit plan.  Academic rank will be commensurate with experience. 

Applications are to include a letter summarizing expertise, qualifications and accomplishments relevant to the position together with a curriculum vitae and the names and full contact information of three referees. The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ 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 as to how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent residents of Canada.  Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship; however, all applications 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. Complete applications are to be directed to: Dr. S.L. Archer, Professor and Head, Department of Medicine, c/o Jennifer Andersen, Etherington Hall, 94 Stuart Street, Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6. 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: Mrs. Jennifer Andersen email:

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