Family Physician (Addiction Medicine)

Family Physician (Addiction Medicine) Opportunities

The Queen's University Department of Family Medicine (DFM) is recruiting family physicians with expertise in addiction medicine.

The responsibilities include a combination of clinical care with an inpatient addiction consultation service and outpatient rapid access addiction medicine clinic at the Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC); integration of addiction medicine within primary care; and clinical teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Depending on candidates’ interests, this opportunity can incorporate research. Successful candidates will collaborate with multidisciplinary teams including clinicians from psychiatry, internal medicine, emergency medicine, family medicine, nursing, and allied health. Together, these teams will work closely with community partners in improving care for patients with substance use disorders in the hospital and community.

Applicants must be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario before the appointment start date. All applicants must hold current, valid certification (or equivalent) in family medicine from the College of Family Physicians of Canada. Preference will be given to applicants holding a Certificate of Added Competence in Addiction Medicine from the College of Family Physicians of Canada. 

The Department of Family Medicine invites applications from all qualified individuals. We are committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcome applications from individuals from equity-seeking groups such as women, racialized/visible minorities, Indigenous/Aboriginal peoples, persons with a disability, persons who identify in the LGBTQ2S+ community, and others who reflect the diversity of Canadian society. 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. We will provide support in the application process to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility and accommodation needs during the interview process. If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact: Laura Kennedy, Department of Family Medicine, by email at

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.

Queen's University is in historic Kingston, on Lake Ontario's shores, a beautiful and historic city that offers a unique mix of year-round recreational, cultural, and academic opportunities and easy access to Montreal, Toronto, and Ottawa. Queen's is recognized nationally and internationally for the quality of its undergraduate and graduate programs, which attract outstanding students. It has a community spirit and amenities unmatched by any other Canadian university.

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Applicants are asked to send a curriculum vitae, the names and contact information of three (3) referees, and a letter outlining how current qualifications and experience match our requirements via email to:

Dr. Michael Green, Head

Department of Family Medicine, Queen’s University

220 Bagot Street, PO Bagot 8888

Kingston, Ontario K7L 5E9