Department of Global Development Studies


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Course Development to begin June 1, 2018
Term Adjunct appointment anticipated for Winter Term 2019

DEVS 220:  Introduction to Aboriginal Studies
Department of Global Development Studies
Queen’s University, Kingston, ON CAN K7L 3N6

The Department of Global Development Studies in the Faculty of Arts and Science at Queen’s University invites applications from suitably qualified candidates interested in jointly redeveloping and teaching Introduction to Aboriginal Studies.  This is an online undergraduate course with an expected enrolment of 95 students. The contract for course development will commence July 1, 2018, with the offering of the course anticipated to be in winter term, January 1, 2019 to April 30, 2019, with classes in session from January 7, 2019 to April 5, 2019.

Candidates should have a MA or PhD, and teaching experience at the University level in Global Development Studies and experience working within an online learning management platform (such as onQ). Candidates should also have experience in course design, development, and online delivery.

In addition to expertise in the relevant academic subject, as a Course Developer the candidate needs to:

  • Work in partnership with an instructional designer and Continuing and Distance Studies to take an active learning approach to the design of the course using best practices in online learning to meet the quality standards
  • be comfortable with technology, interested in how technology can enhance teaching and learning, and open to learning and using new technologies
  • be prepared to meet  project timelines that are determined collaboratively at the start of the project
  • be willing to teach the first offering of the course

As this course is being offered online, the successful candidate as the Course Instructor will also need to :

  • have regular access to high speed internet and a computer that meets current specifications
  • be willing to take an active role in delivering the course and communicating regularly with students
  • be open to learning how to use the new technologies in order to be effective in the virtual environment
  • be flexible in terms of availability, which may include offering online office hours via the web at times outside of the regular 9-5 work week
  • be willing to provide students with timely and constructive feedback
  • be comfortable with working in a partnership with Continuing and Distance Studies in the delivery of the course.

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, 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 this process, please contact: Department of Global Studies, Barbra Brousseau,, 613-533-6000 x77210.

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

To comply with Federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information about 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.

Applications should include a complete and current curriculum vitae, letters of reference from two referees, a course description/outline, 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:

Barbra Brousseau, Department Administrator
Department of Global Development Studies
Mackintosh-Corry Hall, B401, Queen’s University
68 University Avenue
Kingston Ontario Canada K7L 3N9
Email: (preferred method)

Applications will be received until May 18, 2018.  Review of applications will commence shortly thereafter, and the final appointment is subject to budgetary approval.  Additional information about the Department of Global Development Studies can be found at


Course Description

DEVS 220 Introduction to Aboriginal Studies
An introduction to Aboriginal world view and culture organized on an historical basis, from Creation to 1969, emphasizing Aboriginal culture and experience in Canada. Aboriginal perspectives will be introduced through traditional teaching methods and contributions from elders and other community members

POSTED:  May 1, 2018