The Jason A. Hannah Endowed Chair in the History of Medicine

Faculty of Health Sciences and School of Medicine Queen’s University

Job Type: Faculty, Tenure Track

Application Deadline: October 15, 2016

The Faculty of Health Sciences and School of Medicine at Queen’s University invite applications for the Jason A. Hannah Chair in the History of Medicine. This faculty appointment will be a Tenure-track or Tenured position at a rank that is commensurate with the candidate’s academic qualifications. Endowed through the generosity of Associated Medical Services, the Hannah Chair has for more than twenty-five years been an integral component of undergraduate and graduate education in the health professions, especially medicine. In addition to fulfilling a key educational role that is focused on the medical program, the Chair seeks to advance the academic discipline of the History of Medicine through research, scholarship and advocacy.

Position Overview

Candidates must hold a PhD or MD/PhD (or equivalent). The PhD must be in History, or a cognate discipline, and the candidate must have a strong research record in the History of Medicine. The successful candidate will demonstrate the potential for outstanding teaching contributions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and will have a record of independent research of the highest quality. Candidates must provide evidence of an ability to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary and student-centred environment. The successful candidate will be required to make substantive contributions through service to the School, the Faculty, the University, and the broader community. Preference will be given to candidates who have educational experience in the health care professions, particularly medicine, and knowledge of the Canadian health care context.

Cross-appointments will be available in academic departments appropriate to the successful candidate’s particular qualifications and expertise. For candidates who are academic physicians, opportunities exist for concurrent clinical appointments in departments of the School of Medicine. This position is subject to final budgetary approval by the University.

Application Process

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 LGBTQ 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 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.

A complete application consists of:

  • a cover letter (including one of the two statements regarding Canadian citizenship / permanent resident status specified in the previous paragraph);
  • a current Curriculum Vitae (including a list of publications);
  • a statement of research interests;
  • a statement of teaching interests and experience (including teaching outlines and evaluations, if available); and,
  • the names and contact information of three individuals who, if requested, will provide letters of reference.

Please submit your application electronically to: Dr. Leslie Flynn, Vice-Dean, Education,

Faculty of Health Sciences (c/o Ms. Christine Mandy: Review of applications will begin October 15th, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. The appointment will commence July 1st, 2017.

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 Ms. Christine Mandy (

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Posted: September 26, 2016