Human Resources

Human Resources

Human Resources

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Careers

Queen’s University is the Canadian research intensive university with a transformative student learning experience.  Here the employment experience is as diverse as it is interesting.  We have opportunities in multiple areas of globally recognized research, faculty administration, engineering & construction, athletics & recreation, power generation, corporate shared services, and many more. 

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 LGBTQ+ community and others who reflect the diversity of Canadian society.

Come work with us!


Staff and Research Positions

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Faculty and Academic-Related Positions

Executive Positions

​Student Positions

Other Opportunities

Accommodation in the Workplace
The University has policies in place to support its employees with disabilities, including an Accommodation in the Workplace Policy and a policy on the provision of job accommodations that take into account an employee's accessibility needs due to disability. 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 Human Resources Administration, hradmin@queensu.ca, 613-533-2070.
Working at Queen's

At Queen’s University the employment experience is as diverse as it is interesting.  We have opportunities in multiple areas of globally recognized research, faculty administration, engineering & construction, athletics & recreation, power generation, corporate shared services, and many more. 

Our environment mirrors the educational experience that we offer our students, in that it is collaborative, inclusive, and accessible. Employees are encouraged to get involved in a wide variety of interesting projects and initiatives that are both challenging and rewarding.  We are a community that works together to create an environment where everyone has a full and enriching Queen’s experience.

Unique Fields of Employment

Queen’s University Biological Station (QUBS)
Located just north of Kingston, QUBS is a unique facility that invites researchers from around the world to conduct a variety of research in an area rich in biodiversity.  

Award Winning Research
Queen’s University is a research-intensive institution with a wide variety of fields being studies, including internationally recognized research in Physics and Health Care.  

Cogeneration Power Plant
At Queen’s we use a cogeneration power plant that provides heat and most of the electricity used on campus by uniquely combining modern day technology and 100 year old infrastructure.

Internal Postal Services
At Queen’s University we have an internal postal service that is responsible for delivering mail/packages across the campus to help support research, classroom activities, and operational activities.

Additional Employment Highlights

Wellness & Accessibility Programs
At Queen’s we invest into the health and wellness of our employees by provided on campus services and events that keep both our bodies and minds healthy.   

Childcare Benefit
We have many unique benefits, but perhaps the Childcare Benefit best demonstrates our commitment to supporting working families by supplementing childcare costs for employees. 

Learning & Development Opportunities
Queen’s recognizes the need for employees to continue learning and developing themselves as they grow in their jobs, and therefore have a number of opportunities to attend internally offered courses.

Campus & Community
Our campus is located minutes from downtown Kingston, and the traditional limestone buildings situated on the shores of Lake Ontario create a beautiful setting.  Surrounded by historic waterways and rural space, with a thriving downtown filled with shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues, Kingston is consistently recognized as one of the best places to live in Canada.

Commitment to Human Rights
Queen’s is committed to ensuring the employment and educational experience is safe and enjoyable for all on campus. 

Commitment to Employment Equity
Queen’s is committed to ensuring fair and equitable employment processes as we work to diversify our workforce and bring new ideas to our institution.

Living in Kingston

Moving to a new city can be stressful and the more information you have can help you plan your move.  Here is some information about Queen’s Campus and the City of Kingston.

About Kingston

Situated on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and the Anishinabek, Kingston is approximately a two hour drive from Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa, where the St. Lawrence River meets Lake Ontario and the Rideau Canal. Kingston is a stunning, historic city that consistently ranks as one of the best places to live in Canada.

Kingston’s 120,000 community-minded citizens enjoy an outstanding quality-of-life enhanced by superb intellectual, recreational and creative opportunities, and supported by excellent health care facilities and municipal services, programs and facilities.

Frequently Asked Questions
  1. I am a redeployed candidate – how do I use the system?
    You can apply to positions following the instructions outlined in the Application Instructions for Queen's Employees. CareerQ will automatically identify you as a Redeployed Candidate.
     
  2. Do I have to apply using CareerQ?
    Yes. All applications to Queen’s University General Staff and Research Grant & Contract competitions must be submitted through CareerQ.
     
  3. I have a lot of skills. How do I highlight them so I stand out in a competition?
    Once you have signed into CareerQ, you will be able to pick from a list of skills that will be associated with your profile. You are able to update this list as you obtain new skills. As a best practice, we recommend that you also ensure they appear in your resume.
     
  4. Are there training sessions on how to use CareerQ to apply to a job?
    There are no formal training sessions for candidates. Queen’s employees are able to visit Human Resources to use a computer to apply to a position, the front desk staff will be able to assist you if you wish. Queen’s employees are also invited to attend drop-in sessions for familiarization with CareerQ, being offered for the month of June. 
     
  5. I’m not a current employee of The University. How do I apply for posted competitions at Queen’s University?
    We are glad to hear you are interesting in working at Queen’s University. Please follow the directions outlined in the Application Instructions for Non-Queen's Employees section of the Queen’s University Careers website.
     
  6. Can I apply directly to the Hiring Manager/Principal Investigator?
    No. All applications to Queen’s University General Staff and Research Grant & Contract competitions must be submitted through CareerQ.
     
  7. I’m having problems with logging in to the system. Who do I contact?
     
  8. Where are there public access computers?
    For Queen’s Employees, there are computers that can be used on campus within Human Resources. As CareerQ is internet-based, any internet-enabled device will work. A For external candidates, computers can often be found at libraries and community centres. As CareerQ is internet-based, any internet-enabled device will work.
     
  9. What happens if I do not wish to answer the pre-screen questions?
    You are not able to complete your application if you do not answer the required pre-screen questions.
     
  10. What happens to my application when I don’t have the top skills identified? If I don’t have the preferred skills, am I eliminated?
    Skills and Pre-screen questions are a tool Queen’s University uses as part of the selection process. The system does not automatically eliminate candidates from consideration.
     
  11. If I have accessibility questions using the system, where do I go?
    CareerQ is AODA compliant, but if you continue to have accessibility issues, please contact Human Resources by emailing, hradmin@queensu.ca.