Department of Political Studies

DEPARTMENT OF

Political Studies

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Employment Opportunities

Faculty Appointment(s)

The Department of Political Studies in the Faculty of Arts and Science at Queen’s University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor with a specialization in Comparative Politics and expertise on Asia, with a preferred starting date of July 1, 2018.

Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent degree completed at the start date of the appointment. The main criteria for selection are academic and teaching excellence. The successful candidate will provide evidence of high-quality scholarly output that demonstrates potential for independent research leading to peer-assessed publications and the securing of external research funding, as well as strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and an ongoing commitment to academic and pedagogical excellence in support of the department’s programs. The successful candidate will be required to make substantive contributions through service to the department, the Faculty, the University, and/or the broader community. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  This position is subject to final budgetary approval by the University. 

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);
  • a writing sample; and
  • three letters of reference to be sent directly to Dr. Zsuzsa Csergő, Department Head at polshead@queensu.ca.

The deadline for applications is November 15, 2017. Applicants are encouraged to send all documents in their application package electronically as PDFs to Barb Murphy at barb.murphy@queensu.ca, although hard copy applications may be submitted to:

Barbara Murphy
Administrative Assistant  
Department of Political Studies
Room C316, Mackintosh-Corry Hall
68 University Avenue
Queen’s University
Kingston, Ontario
CANADA K7L 3N6 

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 Barbara Murphy in the Department of Political Studies, at barb.murphy@queensu.ca, phone number 613-533-6226.

Academic staff at Queen’s University are governed by a Collective Agreement between the University and the Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA), which is posted at http://queensu.ca/facultyrelations/faculty-librarians-and-archivists/collective-agreement  and at http://www.qufa.ca.  

Post-Doctoral Fellowship Opportunities

Please direct inquiries to Zsuzsa Csergő at polshead@queensu.ca. Applications must include a current C.V. and a statement outlining the applicant’s program of post-doctoral research. Applicants must arrange for three referees to submit letters of reference on their behalf, either mailed to the address below or sent by email to barb.murphy@queensu.ca.  Please send applications to:

Barb Murphy,
Administrative Assistant
Department of Political Studies
Mackintosh-Corry Hall, Room C316,
68 University Avenue,
Kingston, ON
K7L 3N6
 

Download Application Information (PDF, 19KB)

SSHRC Post-Doctoral Fellowships

The Department welcomes inquiries from students who hold, or are applying for a Social Science and Humanities Research Council post-doctoral fellowship. Please e-mail the Head of the Department and the intended supervisor for further information.

Teaching Fellowships and Assistantships

None Available

Term Adjunct Position(s)

None Available