Faculty of Arts and Science hiring seven positions in support of Black Studies at Queen’s

Four new Queen’s National Scholar positions have been announced within the Faculty of Arts and Science bringing the QNS total to five following the earlier announcement of a QNS Chair in Black Studies within FAS, a first for Queen’s University.

Additionally, in response to the importance of appointments in the area of QNS interest this year, the Faculty of Arts and Science is approving an additional two Expressions of Interest to proceed to the advertisement stage for appointment in July 2021.

“Individually and collectively, this year’s submissions to the QNS competition illustrate that the Faculty of Arts and Science is invested in strategic collaborative teaching and research initiatives that draw on resources across departments, programs and faculties,” says Dean Barbara Crow, Faculty of Arts and Science. “Importantly, these EOIs articulate congruency with the goals in the Principal’s Conversation (2020), and to our commitments in our Strategic Plan (2019-2024) to equity, diversity, and inclusion including anti-racism, decolonization and Indigenous resurgence.”

The faculty is currently advertising the following tenure/tenure-track positions in Black Studies:

  • Radical Black Ecologies, Department of Geography and Planning – May 15 deadline
  • Black Religions, School of Religion – May 15 deadline
  • Black Health and Social Change, School of Kinesiology and Heath Studies – April 30 deadline
  • Artificial Intelligence, Medicine, and Data Justice, Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences and School of Computing – May 31 deadline
  • Black Creative Writing and Cultural Production, Departments of English and Gender Studies – May 15 deadline
  • Black Political Thought, Departments of Political Studies and Philosophy – May 15 deadline

Advertising for the seventh position is now closed:

  • Queen's National Scholar - Chair in Black Studies

“The students, faculty and staff involved in the development of the Black Studies minor are really excited about the new appointments,” says Katherine McKittrick (Gender Studies), one of the key players in its development. “These scholars will strengthen the minor by adding a wonderful interdisciplinary energy and depth to our course offerings while also supporting students who are committed to making connections between research, activism, and social change.”

To learn more about the exciting initiative to introduce a Black Studies Minor to FAS read the story here.

FAS also recently celebrated Black History Month with a feature on the past, present, and future at Queen’s University.