Cultural Studies

Cultural Studies

Interdisciplinary Graduate Program

Cultural Studies

Interdisciplinary Graduate Program

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Cultural Studies Program, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON CAN K7L 3N6

The Graduate Program in Cultural Studies will offer 3 micro/focused courses in 2019-2020.  Each course has a weight of 1.0 unit (1/3 of a regular 1 term course).  The Program invites applications and proposals from suitably qualified regular and adjunct faculty candidates affiliated with the Cultural Studies Graduate Program interested in teaching the following micro/focused Graduate Course: 

CUST 815 (Spring 2020):  Methods in Practice.  This course will offer specialized in-depth instruction in topics related to Cultural Studies Methodology.  For example, the topic for 2018-19 was “Talking with People – Qualitative Research Interviews”.  Future topics might include Archive Fevers, Textualities, etc.

The following micro/focused graduate courses will also be offered in 2019-2020:

  • CUST 816, with Scott Rutherford (Fall 2019):  Theory in Society – Race and Politics (selected Thursdays in October/November)
  • CUST 817, with Asha Varharajandin (Winter 2020):  Signs of the Times – Bodies in Motion:  Refugees in Modern Times (selected Tuesdays in March)

These are on campus seminar courses with an expected enrolment of up to 15 students. It is expected that the candidates would have experience teaching and practicing in one of these topics.  This is a Spring term appointment for the period May 1, 2020 to August 31, 2020.  Micro courses can be scheduled as a series of weekend intensives or as a half-semester or spring term.  Scheduling will be negotiated between the instructor and the Program Director, with consideration of the overall balance of the curriculum.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals.  Queen’s University is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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: Cultural Studies, Dr. Susan Lord 613-533-6000 x75339.

The academic staff at Queen's University are governed by the Collective Agreement between the Queen's University Faculty Association (QUFA) and the University, which is posted at

Applications should include a complete and current curriculum vitae, with the names of two (2) referees, and any other relevant materials the candidate wishes to submit for consideration such as a letter of intent, teaching dossier, etc.

Please arrange to have applications and supporting letters sent directly to:

Susan Lord, Program Director
Cultural Studies Program
Mackintosh-Corry Hall, Suite B126 Queen’s University
Kingston Ontario Canada K7L 3N6
Email:  (preferred submission method)

Applications will be received until Monday July 15, 2019.  Review of applications will commence shortly thereafter.  Additional information about the Cultural Studies Program can be found at

The remuneration for each 1.0 unit course is paid as additional salary. However, if the instructor wishes to “bank” the payment, it is possible to arrange a buy‐out from teaching in the home unit over time. The overload stipend of a 1.0 unit course is currently $2,739.00, this is the same for both Faculty and Continuing Adjuncts.

Posted:  June 21, 2019