Welcome to the Department of Psychiatry at Queen's University
We are proud to offer a diverse, innovative and vibrant environment to help our faculty succeed in their clinical, research, and educational deliverables and achieve their full potential . Our vision is to be a transformative force and help shape the way mental wellness is promoted, and how mental illness is diagnosed, treated or even prevented.
Why Work With Us
Psychiatry is one of the largest clinical departments at Queen’s School of Medicine; yet, it is comprised by a cohesive group of clinicians, educators and researchers – all committed to provide outstanding mental health services, deliver excellence in education, and generate innovative research.
We are uniquely positioned as the only academic centre in the region, which has allowed us to foster fruitful partnerships with teaching-affiliated hospitals, University-based institutions and centres such as the Centre for Neurosciences Studies.
Experience Life in Kingston
Nicknamed the Limestone City because of the captivating heritage buildings constructed from local limestone, Kingston is both “quaint” and “eclectic”. The city is large enough to provide all the conveniences of modern life, and small enough to feel instantly comfortable. Located along the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, the city has an active downtown core offering a variety of events and entertainment, independent shops and superb restaurants. Learn more about Kingston!
Geographically Full-Time (GFT) positions, for physicians already licensed or eligible for licensing in the Province of Ontario who could contribute their clinical and academic effort to advancing the purposes of the School of Medicine and its affiliated teaching hospitals and community clinics.
Academic Psychiatrist - Adult
1. Consultation Liaison Psychiatry
2. Inpatient Acute Care
Academic Child and Youth Psychiatrist
Academic Forensic Psychiatrist
Academic Geriatric Psychiarist
Academic Intellectual Disability/Development Disabilities Psychiatrist
Tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor in Neurobiology of Aging and Dementia
If you are interested in applying for one of the department’s open positions, please email Dr. Claudio Soares the following documentation:
- Full Curriculum Vitae
- Letter of interest (2-page maximum), highlighting your potential contributions to our Department
- Three References (including name and full contact information)
If you would like us to keep you in mind for future employment opportunities, please email Dr. Claudio Soares with the following:
- A brief overview of the position you are interested in
- Full Curriculum Vitae
The Department of Psychiatry Residency Program will be recruiting 7 residents ( 5 Canadian and 2 international medical graduates) through the Canadian Matching System - CaRMS and the Centre for the Evaluation of Health Professionals Educated Abroad (CEHPEA). The focus of residency training at Queens is to achieve clinical and academic excellence in an inter-professional collaborative care setting. For the first two years of their residency, residents gain core competencies. As senior residents, they are able to take elective time and sub-specialize in their preferred area.
The small size of our residency program provides supervision from some of the best clinicians and/or academic psychiatrists in Canada. You get to know a wide range of mental health professionals and gain exposure to all the relevant areas of clinical and academic psychiatry. At the end of your residency you will have had more hands on patient time and teacher interaction than residents receive at most other Canadian institutions.
Find more information on our Postgraduate page.
The Department works in a fully transparent manner with regards to employment status, and policies on promotions, access to research facilities, and assistance for new faculty spouses and families.
The Faculty Recruitment and Support Office provides prospective faculty members with information on life at Queen's and in the Kingston community, and assists new faculty members and their families with the relocation process. Services are confidential.
Regulations Governing Appointment, Renewal of Appointment, Tenure and Termination for Academic Staff
Statement on Adjunct Academic Staff and Academic Assistants
Statement on Promotion Policy
If you have any questions regarding these policies please feel free to contact Krista Robertson