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Neurosurgery – Academic Surgeon

The Department of Surgery ( at Queen’s University invites applications for a full-time academic Neurosurgeon who has fellowship training in neurosurgery. In addition to expertise in tumour surgery, the candidate must also have special training in science, diagnosis and therapy for conditions in Neuro-oncology. The successful candidate will be a member of the Division of Neurosurgery which is part of the Department of Surgery. It is also expected that the applicant will work within the Neurosciences Program which encompasses Neurology and Neurosurgery at the Kingston Health Sciences Centre.  The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2020. The position will be equally divided between a clinical practice in General Neurosurgery and a basic science research effort. Protected time will be provided for the academic responsibilities in basic science.

There will be significant academic expectations and preference will be given to applicants who have recognized research training. Priority will be given to candidates with a PhD and demonstrated potential for independent and collaborative scholarly research, preferably in the field of Neuro-oncology.  

Qualified applicants will hold an MD degree (or equivalent), have completed postgraduate / fellowship qualifications prior to appointment, and be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario and sub-specialty certification from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. The successful applicant will hold a Full-Time appointment at Queen’s University at an academic rank commensurate with qualifications.

Queen’s University is recognized nationally for the quality of its undergraduate and graduate programs, which attract outstanding students.  Candidates must provide evidence of a current involvement and commitment to education through the submission of an education dossier. As a full time member of the Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, the successful applicant will also be expected to contribute to the teaching, supervision and mentorship of undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students. Applicants must demonstrate the potential to make outstanding educational contributions.

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 (

The review of applications will begin on August 12, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should forward a copy of their letter of interest/intent, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier and the names and addresses of three referees to Dr. John Rudan, Head, Department of Surgery, Queen's University, Victory 3, Kingston General Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, K7L 2V7, Fax: (613) 544-9174, Email:    

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, racialized/visible minorities, Indigenous/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 will be given priority. To comply with Federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information about 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.

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 email or fax number above.