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Applications are invited for the position of Head, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in the Faculty of Health Sciences, Queen’s University, and its affiliated teaching hospitals. The ideal candidate will be an innovative and visionary thinker who has experience in interdisciplinary environments, demonstrated excellence in teaching and a well-established and independent research program that has made internationally recognized contributions to scholarship. The preferred candidate will also bring a track record of success in academic leadership with the ability to manage teams that will foster excellence in teaching, patient care and research within the Department.  

Qualified applicants will hold an MD degree (or equivalent) and be eligible for licensure in Ontario and must have an FRCPC or equivalent. The successful applicant will hold a Geographically Full-Time academic appointment at Queen’s University. Preference will be given to applicants with at least 10 years’ experience, proven leadership abilities and research success. However, all applicants with a desire to join a cohesive and growing academic department are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will participate in shared Physiatry consultation service and management for the MSK/Amputee/General Rehabilitation and/or Stroke Rehabilitation. Outpatient clinical opportunities also exist in physical medicine, electrodiagnosis, all neurorehabilitation populations and amputee rehabilitation, depending on the candidate’s clinical interests.  

The Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation is located at Providence Care Hospital and provides local and regional clinical rehabilitation services (outpatient and inpatient), undergraduate health sciences training, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons accredited postgraduate training and relevant clinically based research.  The Department is responsible for consultation support for 60 rehabilitation beds. The Division of Hospital Medicine, and 2 nurse practitioners provide primary care for all of the inpatient rehabilitation services.    

Queen’s University is recognized nationally for the quality of its undergraduate and graduate programs, which attract 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 ( 

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/Aboriginal 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. To comply with Federal Laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information about how many applicants from each job vacancy are Canadian citizens/permanent residents of Canada, Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship, however, all applicants 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 review of applications will begin on January 4, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. A complete application will include: curriculum vitae, letter of application and the names and addresses of three referees. Applications are to be directed to Dr. Jane Philpott, Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences c/o Katie Roberts, Senior Staffing Officer as indicated below. 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 Katie Roberts. 

Dr. Jane Philpott | Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences, Queen’s University 18 Barrie Street, Kingston ON, K7L 3J6 |