Inaugural Head DBMS

Inaugural Head, Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences
School of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Applications and nominations are invited for the position of Head of the Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. For this tenured position, we are searching for an outstanding academic with proven leadership and administrative skills. The ideal candidate will be an innovative and visionary thinker who has experience in inter-disciplinary environments, demonstrated excellence in teaching and curriculum development, and a well established and independent research program that has made internationally recognized contributions to scholarship. A PhD, MD or equivalent is required and proven fundraising success is considered to be an asset. As Head, the successful candidate will draw on strong interpersonal and organizational skills to develop and manage newly merged teams in their efforts to foster excellence in research and teaching at all levels of undergraduate and graduate education within the Department.

The Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences is a single academic unit that was recently formed through the amalgamation of the five basic science departments of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology, Pharmacology and Toxicology, and Physiology. Further information may be obtained by visiting the Department’s web site at

Applications and nominations are to be directed to: Dr. R.K. Reznick, Chair of the Search Committee, c/o Mrs. Gail Knutson, Faculty of Health Sciences, Macklem House, Queen’s University, 18 Barrie Street, Kingston, Ontario, K7L 3N6. Electronic submissions can be forwarded to Interested applicants are to include a cover letter summarizing their leadership and administrative experience and vision for the future of the Department, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three referees. Nominations are to include a brief rationale for suggesting the individual. Review of submissions will commence in mid-January 2012 and will continue until the position is filled.

At Queen’s, located in the historic City of Kingston, midpoint between Montreal and Toronto, and a pleasant drive from the nation’s capital, the pursuit of excellence is aimed at making the world a better place. Queen’s University is consistently ranked as a leader in Canadian post-secondary education and research, and, attracting the very best students and faculty, we aspire to become a global leader in these areas. We educate our students to become citizens for a global society, we foster an academic environment of discovery, and we provide opportunities for innovative, meaningful careers.

Kingston is located on the shores of Lake Ontario in the Thousand Islands region of southeastern Ontario. As the freshwater sailing capital of North America, the city, which combines the charms of smaller city living with the cultural advantages made available by the presence of two universities, a community college and a number of public service institutions, is a highly desirable place to live.

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 persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. The academic staff at Queen’s are governed by a collective agreement between the Queen’s University Faculty Association and the University which is posted at and at